The Columbia Chronicle

Wildcats Boost Bowl Resume, Win Land of Lincoln Rivalry

By Nader Ihmoud

November 24, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats (9-3, Big Ten 5-3) now control the Land of Lincoln Trophy after their 50-14 thumping of their rival, the University of Illinois Illini [2-10 (0-8)], on Nov. 24.After allowing the Illini to score a touchdown on the 11th play of the 78-yard opening drive, the Wildcats defense only allowed Illinois to score one more time and net only 164 yards the rest of the game.Wildcats Head Coach Pat Fitzg...

Wildcats escape Devils, improve to 2-0

By Nader Ihmoud

November 15, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats men's basketball team needed 35 minutes to finally take control of the game and ultimately win against the Mississippi Valley State Devils on Nov. 15.Although Drew Crawford scored as many points as he had fouls (4), a few of the senior forward's teammates produced enough to lead the Wildcats to a 81-68 victory. Senior guard Reggie Hearn and forward Jared Swopshire, a graduate student, c...

Wildcats cruise past Tigers

By Nader Ihmoud

November 13, 2012

A dominant first half performance by the Northwestern University Wildcats allowed them to cruise to a 79-49 victory against the Texas Southern University Tigers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 13.On opening night, Wildcats' senior forward Drew Crawford, scored a game high 20 of the team's 43 points and single handily out scored the Tigers in the first half. The Wildcats built a 29 point lead headed into the second half, 43-14....

Four more years

By James Foster

November 12, 2012

President Barack Obama was re-elected Nov. 6 to a second term, and although the crowd of approximately 10,000 at McCormick Place was smaller than the Grant park gathering four years ago, the air was electric with enthusiasm.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/election_night_2012%20/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Prentice slated for demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 12, 2012

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has sealed the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital, 333 E. Superior St., despite opposition from preservationists.The decision to demolish the hospital and allow Northwestern University to move forward with its plan to construct a new medical research facility in its place was announced Nov. 1 during the commission’s meeting.The Commission voted June 1 to suspend its decision re...

Wildcats prepare for Big House

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats are in a heated race to get to this season’s Big Ten championship game.The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the University of Michigan Wolverines are each a game ahead of the Wildcats in the Legends Division and Northwestern has a chance to make up ground against the Wolverines at the Big House in Ann Arbor on Nov. 10.The Wildcats prepared for their road game against the Wolverin...

Old team, new blood

By Nader Ihmoud

November 5, 2012

The No. 25-ranked DePaul University Blue Demons women’s basketball team begins its season Nov. 9 with the annual Maggie Dixon Classic at McGrath-Phillips Arena, 2335 N. Sheffield Ave.Head Coach Doug Bruno is in his 27th season at the helm of the fast-paced Blue Demons. Even though six players of last year’s “magnificent seven” have returned, Bruno is not pleased with the team’s development following its blow-out victory...

Day Of the Dead Celebrations

By James Foster

November 5, 2012

Chicago celebrated the Day of Dead in a variety of ways on Friday. Residents of Pilsen staged their annual procession. At Columbia students and faculty took to the streets in costumes that culminated in a fashion show.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://@columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/DOD_publish_to_web/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Curbed enthusiasm for food truck ordinance

By Kaley Fowler

November 5, 2012

After months of pushing for an increased citywide presence, local food truck operators were met Oct. 31 with a list of 21 City Council-approved parking spaces. But the designated locations are not quite what many owners had in mind.Under the new ordinance, food trucks will be restricted to parking in sanctioned spaces for a maximum of two hours, which city officials believe is in the best interest of existing eateries, truck o...

Wildcats run through Hawkeyes

By Nader Ihmoud

October 27, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats executed their game plan and this time held on to the lead in the fourth quarter to improve to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play.The Wildcats 28-17 victory against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes was driven behind their running game and their great defensive play on Oct. 27 at Ryan Field.“We had a difficult time trying to stop [the Wildcats’ ground game] and the score shows that,” said Haw...

Patrick Ward finalist for National Football Foundation scholarship

By Nader Ihmoud

October 24, 2012

Northwestern Wildcats’ senior offensive lineman Patrick Ward has been chosen as a finalist for the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Award. It was announced by the foundation Oct. 24.Ward and the other 14 finalists will be honored at the NFF’s Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4 in New York City, receive an $18,000 post-graduation scholarship and the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy will be ...

Wildcats host Hawkeyes for homecoming

By Nader Ihmoud

October 24, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats are in the midst of preparing for another crucial Big Ten conference opponent this weekend when they welcome the University of Iowa Hawkeyes for homecoming at Ryan Field on Oct. 24.The Hawkeyes and the Wildcats are both still in the hunt for a regular season conference championship despite both losing to divisional opponents last weekend. Iowa is 2-1 in conference play, while Northwestern ...

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