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Northwestern looks to stay sharp heading into ALC, NCAA tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

April 30, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats women’s lacrosse team begins postseason play in May, and after playing the toughest schedule in the league, the Wildcats are ready for whatever comes their way.When Northwestern enters the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament May 3,it will have already faced 12 ranked teams. As of press time, the Wildcats are 10-1 against ranked opponents. The team’s only loss came April 21 again...

Illini win Big Ten, individual awards

By Lindsey Woods

April 16, 2012

The scores were close, and everyone knew it. After two-and-a-half hours of intense competition, the Big Ten title came down to the last event: the floor routine. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign freshman C.J. Maestas had just finished a near-perfect routine, and now the competition was up to redshirt senior Paul Ruggeri.Ruggeri had fallen twice on the high bar earlier in the day, an uncharacteristic mistake considering he ...

Title IX: Equally funded but not equally respected

By Nader Ihmoud

February 27, 2012

In light of Title IX’s 40th anniversary, an examination of women’s increased stature in sports seems more than appropriate. Title IX was passed in 1972, giving equal funding to both women and men in any educational program or activity that receives federal money.A majority of Americans believe it is only for sports, but the truth of the matter is that athletics is only one of 10 programs the act addresses.According to ...

Blue Demons win important conference game

By Nader Ihmoud

February 13, 2012

With less than one minute remaining in the game, the crowd began celebrating the No. 22-ranked DePaul University Blue Demons’ (18-7) victory by singing “Happy Birthday” to junior guard Anna Martin Feb. 8 at McGrath-Phillips Arena, 1313 N. Sheffield Ave.Together Martin and forward Katherine Harry scored 48 of their team’s points in the 79-73 victory over the Villanova University Wildcats. Blue Demons Head Coach Doug ...

DePaul drops ball against ranked Georgetown

By Lindsey Woods

January 23, 2012

DePaul University dropped its fourth straight Big East matchup, falling to 10th-ranked Georgetown University, 83-75, on Jan. 17 at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road.The Blue Demons fought from behind for the majority of the game, going into the second half down 37–31 after a last-minute 3-pointer by guard Brandon Young, who had 16 points by the end of the night.Coming out of halftime, the Demons pressured the Hoyas def...

DePaul victorious in Big East thriller against Pittsburgh

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

With 17.2 seconds left, it didn’t look good for the DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball team. They were still down 77-81 after a second-half come back against reigning Big East champions, the Pittsburgh Panthers.Then came Brandon Young.In those 17.2 seconds, he turned the game around with a 7-point streak for the Blue Demon’s first ever Big East win over the Panthers.“Brandon’s our hero,” said teammate Cleveland...

Golden Gophers get the best of the Lady Wildcats

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

Northwester University forward Kendall Hackney and guard Morgan Jones led the charge in the second half for the Wildcats, but it was not enough to keep the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from achieving their first road victory of the season Jan. 5, 68-60.The Wildcats cut the lead down to three with less than a minute remaining in regulation in their conference home opener followed by Golden Gophers guard Rachel Banham exe...

NCAA football scandals reveal flawed system

By Lindsey Woods

September 12, 2011

When scandal after scandal rocked college football this summer, I was highly disappointed, but I can’t say I was surprised.I’m from Columbus, Ohio, so when The Ohio State University lost Coach Jim Tressel and several star players in a scandal involving free tattoos and improper benefits, it hit close to home. It was shocking to some, but anyone who has ever heard Terrelle Pryor defend Michael Vick shouldn’t be surpris...

Journey to Big Ten championship game begins early

By Etheria Modacure

April 18, 2011

The road to the first annual Big Ten Conference Championship game on Dec. 3 hasn’t started yet, but programs have already begun implementing new offensive and defensive schemes and working to sustain cohesion throughout the summer.Without the sound of roaring fans and a marching band, all 12 Big Ten teams are practicing in the milder weather to get acclimated to the new season in September.The conference will welcome the ...

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