Mia Zanzucchi
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win some, lose some
Northwestern came into the weekend as the No. 33 team in the country and one of two Big Ten teams to secure a berth.
Mia Zanzucchi
Caps on, tissues out
NBN Sports takes a look back at which departing seniors will be missed the most next year.
Tim Cowie
Goodbye golf
On Tuesday, Northwestern’s season ended after a close 3-2 loss to Stanford in the NCAA quarterfinals, leaving them with a top-10 finish nationally.
Selah Holland
selena lasota, though
They finished their season with a final record of 15-6, their highest win total since 2013. The Wildcats return five starters next season including Lasota.
NU Softball Team
Bulldogs Chasing 'Cats
The Wildcats went 2-2 in a rollercoaster finish to their season at the Athens Regional in Georgia.
Photo courtesy of Northwestern Athletics
crushed
The ‘Cats will enter an uncertain offseason, with departures weighing heavily on a program that dramatically improved from last season.
Andy Brown
out of the cellar
The series win leaves Northwestern as the winner (loser?) in the battle for the cellar, which is a good thing; Penn State has secured last place in the conference.
Tom Lynn / Northwestern Softball
season isn't over?
In the highest-scoring championship game in Big Ten Tournament history, No. 4 seed Northwestern (36-17) fell to No. 2 seed Minnesota (39-15) 9-6 on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin.
Northwestern Softball
Saturdays are for the 'Cats
The team will face off against the #2 seed Golden Gophers in the tournament’s finale, a team they went 2-1 against in a three-game March series.
Selah Holland
goal-setting
The win advances the Wildcats to the second round of NCAA tournament for the 14th-straight season, where they will take on regional host Towson (16-4).
Mia Zanzucchi
extra, extra
Wildcats lead 5-3 going into the ninth, game over, right? Wrong.
Northwestern Softball
Playing hardball
NU softball's success this season has come in no small part thanks to Weinberg first-year phenom Rachel Lewis, who was recently named a unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten First Team.
Photo by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
softballin'
From Friday to Sunday, Northwestern (34-16, 14-8 Big Ten) lost two of three games (by scores of 1-7, 4-2, 3-4) to the Badgers (27-20, 11-9 Big Ten) in the final regular season series before the conference tournament.
keeping you in the loop
We're talking football on the inaugural episode of our new sports podcast.
Mia Zanzucchi
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!
With a final score of 1-0 the Northwestern women's soccer team cruised past Milwaukee, ending the spring season on a high.

On The Blogs

Halfway to Saturday
Yes, it was Bowling Green. But the strategy of sharing the ball in the backfield clearly paid off and should be considered in the future.
Halfway to Saturday
NU's win over Nevada leaves us with cause for concern. The play in the trenches, on both the offensive and defensive side, left much to be desired.
Halfway to Saturday
“This year he just has so much more control of the game, personally, that it’s starting to spread throughout the entire offense and everyone else is calming down.”
Halfway to Saturday
Marcus McShepard stepped up and made an impact on Saturday, and his journey this season is characteristic of his whole team's.
Halfway to Saturday
The Wildcats' star power can overshadow the reason why NU is scoring more points - the drastic improvement of the offensive line.
Halfway to Saturday
Northwestern is the most unpredictable team in college football. We explore the possible reasons why.
Halfway to Saturday
Off to their worst start since 2004, the 'Cats will have to improve on the fly this season. Could that mean shaking things up at kicker?
Halfway to Saturday
With opponents stuffing the box against NU's stout running game, the 'Cats will need to find answers through the air to have success in B1G play.