While Northwestern boasts plenty of talented football and basketball players, NBN took a look at some lesser known student-athletes.

Sports

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straight shot to the top
Halfway through his college career, Cooper Wetherbee made a leap from club baseball to the varsity team. How did he do it?
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all the highlights
It may have been a low year for Northwestern sports. But in these shining moments, we truly felt anything at all was possible.
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well, it's over now
NU didn't quite go out with a whimper, but skidded to a program record 39 losses.
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valiant in defeat
The 'Cats battled, but were ultimately unable to advance out of the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Time to move on?
Two NBN sports writers debate the future of women's lacrosse after their recent disappointment in the NCAA tournament.
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no rematch please
California smacked the 'Cats around, outscoring NU 59-5 over a four-game weekend series.
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the unluckiest of charms
Despite defeating Notre Dame earlier in the season, the 'Cats were eliminated at the hands of the Irish on Sunday.
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let's dance
NU's NCAA Tournament hopes briefly hung in the balance after losing to Minnesota, but the 'Cats still snagged a bid.
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NU loses, but still finds Love
No. 27 Stanford upset the No. 13 'Cats, but Northwestern will bring back a star-studded cast of seniors.
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Boom
Northwestern lowered the boom on Louisville, will face Notre Dame in the next round of the NCAA Tournament.
Let's Dance
NU women's lacrosse will begin their NCAA tournament journey on Friday.
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Going the distance
What was happening at Northwestern nine years ago, the last time NU baseball swept a series since this weekend?
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rough weekend for purdue, eh?
NU finished the regular season on a 15-5 tear, and enters the conference tournament in a favorable position.
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well, that's different
In three straight wins over cellar-dwelling Purdue, the struggling 'Cats did something they hadn't done since 2007.
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a valiant effort
Maryland, true to its undefeated record, proved to be too dominant for the 'Cats in the second half.

On The Blogs

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Other than Baseball, a decent week for the 'Cats.
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Men's basketball has won three games in a row, and other sports had impressive showings.
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Men's Tennis and Women's Basketball have outstanding weeks while Baseball and Softball stumble.
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Other than men's basketball, Northwestern fared pretty well this week.
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NU Basketball has a heartbreaking weekend. Check out the Wildcat news from the weekend.
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The 'Cats were dominant in all sports that don't involve nets.
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A decent week all around for the 'Cats.
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Catch up on men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling.