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    NUsports All Access Now Available on iOS Devices

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    Exciting news for Wildcat fans who use iOS devices - the NUsports All Access player is now available on iPhone and iPad!

     

    Our website partners at CBS Interactive recently unveiled the first iteration of a HTML5 video player for our website, which allows for increased compatibility with iOS devices. The HTML5 functionality is currently limited to on-demand video content, but CBS plans to increase the functionality to include live streaming and embedded video players down the road.

     

    You won't have to change the way you use NUsports.com to view video content on iOS devices, either. Auto-detect scripting is in place that determines if you are accessing our website on an iOS device and automatically switches you over to the HTML5 video player.

     

    We're very excited about the latest enhancement for our video offerings, and hope you enjoy the new ability to watch our All Access content on your mobile device. We'd love to hear your feedback on the HTML5 player - tweet it @NU_Sports!

    BTN'S "School Days" Highlights Northwestern Today

    Big Ten Network will devote 24 hours to Northwestern programming today (July 9), as part of its summer "School Days" series.  Programming highlights include several thrilling Northwestern football victories, including the 'Hail Mary' victory at Minnesota in 2007 and a 54-51 win over Michigan that electrified Ryan Field during the 2000 season.

    The "School Days" series will also feature Northwestern-only programming on July 31. A full programming lineup for Thursday is listed below, and the most up-to-date information for Northwestern coverage across TV, internet and radio can always be found at NUsports.com/OnTheAir.

    Big Ten Network - July 9 (All times CT)
    5 AM -
    Football - Northwestern 28, Nebraska 25 (11/5/11)
    7 AM - Men's Soccer - Northwestern 1, Indiana 1 (NU advances on PKs; 11/11/11)
    9 AM - Men's Soccer - Northwestern 2, Penn State 1 (11/13/11; Big Ten Championship)
    11 AM - Football - Northwestern 51, Wisconsin 48 (10/8/05)
    1 PM - University Showcase - News @ Northwestern
    1:30 PM - Football - Northwestern 24, Wisconsin 17 (11/1/08)
    3:30 PM - Football - Northwestern 49, Minnesota 48 (10/23/07)
    5:30 PM - Big Ten Icons - Otto Graham
    6 PM - Men's Basketball - Northwestern 75, Iowa 74 (1/26/05)
    8 PM - Football - Northwestern 54, Michigan 51 (11/4/00)
    10 AM - Football - Northwestern 28, Nebraska 25 (11/5/11
    12 AM - Men's Soccer - Northwestern 2, Penn State 1 (11/13/11; Big Ten Championship)
    2 AM - Men's Soccer - Northwestern 1, Indiana 1 (NU advances on PKs; 11/11/11)
    4 AM - Football - Northwestern 51, Wisconsin 48 (10/8/05)
    Big Ten Network will devote 24 hours to Northwestern programming Thursday (June 14), as part of its summer "School Days" series.  Programming highlights include three episodes of Big Ten's Greatest Games, including a 2009 men's basketball victory over Ohio State. John Shurna -- who will receive his NU diploma during commencement activities on Friday -- won the game by hitting a three-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining.

    The "School Days" series will also feature Northwestern-only programming on July 9 and July 31. A full programming lineup for Thursday is listed below, and the most up-to-date information for Northwestern coverage across TV, internet and radio can always be found at NUsports.com/OnTheAir.

    Big Ten Network - June 14 (All times CT)
    6:30 AM -
    Football - Northwestern 28, Nebraska 25 (11/5/11)
    8:30 AM - Women's Tennis - 2010 Big Ten Tournament
    10:30 AM - Men's Basketball - Northwestern 72, Ohio State 69 (2/18/09)
    12:30 PM - Big Ten Icons: Otto Graham
    1 PM - Men's Soccer - Northwestern 2, Penn State 1 (11/13/11; Big Ten Championship)
    3 PM - Men's Basketball - Northwestern 81, Michigan State 74 (1/14/12)
    5 PM - Football - Northwestern 28, Nebraska 25 (11/5/11)
    7 PM - Football - Northwestern 47, Wisconsin 44 (9/23/00)
    9 PM - Football - Northwestern 27, Michigan State 26 (9/29/01)
    11 PM - Men's Basketball - Northwestern 72, Ohio State 69 (2/18/09)
    1 AM - Men's Soccer - Northwestern 2, Penn State 1 (11/13/11; Big Ten Championship)
    3 AM - Football - Northwestern 28, Nebraska 25 (11/5/11)
    While taking a week off from competition to prepare for THE PLAYERS Championship May 10-13, World No. 1 Luke Donald took part in a short game competition Thursday with the Northwestern men's golf team at The Luke Donald Short Game Facility at the Glen Club in Glenview, Ill.

    Earlier in the day, Donald and Northwestern head coach Pat Goss, who has served as Donald's swing coach since his days as a Wildcat from 1997-2001, practiced at Conway Farms where Donald is a member.

    Earlier this month, Northwestern inducted the class of 2011-12 into its Athletic Hall of Fame in an on-campus ceremony. As part of the festivities, the five inductees sat down to discuss the honor, reflect on their time at NU and share how being a Wildcat helped shape and prepare them for life after college.

    For more on the Northwestern Athletic Hall of Fame and its 2011-12 inductees, click here.

    NU Goes 'Beyond The Box Score'

    Northwestern athletics and Medill co-sponsored a panel on college sports and the media Wednesday in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum. Dubbed "Beyond the Box Score: Covering College Sports in 2012 and Beyond," the panel featured  journalists Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, Pete Thamel of The New York Times and Northwestern Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald. The panel was moderated by ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols.

    Click in the video player below to view excerpts of the discussion, or watch the entire event on the Medill website. More information on the event is available on NUsports.com.

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    VIDEO: Kafka Looks to Soar with Eagles

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    Former Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka had an outstanding performance for the Philadelphia Eagles last night in a NFL preseason game against Pittsburgh. Playing the fourth quarter, Kafka completed 14-of-19 passes for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns, earning a quarterback rating of 133.7 -- by far the highest of any Eagles quarterback in the game.

    Kate Allen and Caroline Dagley each found of the back of the net Friday night as women's soccer closed its exhibition schedule with a 2-0 win over DePaul at Lakeside Field.

    Allen, who led NU in 2010 with six goals scored, got things started in the first half off a pass from freshman Katie Landgrebe. Both players hail from Ohio and are expected to be major factors in Northwestern's attack this season. Landgrebe scored NU's lone goal in its first exhibition game on Monday.

    Another freshman -- Lake Forest, Ill., native Georgia Waddle -- picked up the assist on Dagley's goal in the second half.

    Anna Cassell and Sam Hatfield combined in goal to shutout the Blue Demons. 

    "I was very pleased with the effort we put forth tonight," Northwestern Head Coach Stephanie Foster said after the game. "We have made excellent progress from Monday to Friday in our first week of fall camp."

    The 'Cats open the regular season at Marquette on Aug. 21. Northwestern will host Cincinnati, Dayton and Loyola for the Lakeside Classic on Aug. 26-28 to open the home portion of the 2011 season.

    Women's Soccer Opens Exhibition Play

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    Northwestern women's soccer opened exhibition play Monday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to Milwaukee at Lakeside Field. The early first match came after just six training sessions for the 'Cats, who opened their fall camp last Friday.

    Despite the result on the field, head coach Stephanie Foster said she was pleased with the effort she saw from her team.

    "I saw lots of positive and promising things," Foster said. "We played a lot of people and even though we're missing a few key members of our lineup right now this was a good early first look. I'm feeling like good things are emerging and it's only the fourth day of camp."

    Katie Landgrebe, a freshman from the Cincinnati suburb of Madeira, Ohio, scored Northwestern's lone goal midway through the second half. Nicole Duller sent a long pass up the middle of the field that found Landgrebe at the top of the box, and the newcomer finished with a beautiful shot from there.

    Landgrebe was a 2010 NSCAA High School All-American and is a proven scorer -- she holds the Madeira High career record with 79 goals scored.

    She's one of 10 newcomers to the Northwestern roster this fall, the majority of whom saw action in Monday's exhibition. Foster also noted the effort of fellow freshmen Sami Schrakamp (Danville, Calif./Monte Vista) and Georgia Waddle (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) after the contest.

    Monday's exhibition is the first of two for Northwestern this fall. The Wildcats officially open the 2011 season at Marquette on Aug. 21 and will host the Lakeside Classic on Aug. 26 and 28.