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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of Nov. 25 - Dec. 2, 2014

    Northwestern Composite Schedule

    For the latest TV, radio and web stream information: Northwestern Athletics Broadcast Schedule

    Follow @NU_SportsLIVE  and #B1GCats for live Twitter updates from select events throughout the week.


    Football

    Saturday, Nov. 29 • 11 a.m CT • vs. Illinois • Evanston, Ill. (Ryan Field)
    TV: ESPNU | Radio: 720 WGN & 87.7 FM The Game
     
    In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE GameTracker

    Notable: Northwestern and Illinois are set to stage their annual rivalry game Saturday at Ryan Field with plenty on the line, as both teams enter the game with matching 5-6 records and in need of a victory on the final day of the regular season to gain bowl eligibility. Northwestern, which is coming off a 38-14 thumping of Purdue, is 3-2 in the series since the teams began playing for the Land of Lincoln Trophy in 2009. The game will be carried live to a national television audience on ESPNU and streamed on WatchESPN, and can be found on your radio dial on WGN720 or 87.7 FM The Game in Chicago or TheGameChicago.com, with the veteran tandem of Dave Eanet and Ted Albrecht being joined by Jordan Bernfield on the sideline.

    Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at NUsports.com or by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775).

    Men's Basketball

    Tuesday, Nov. 25 • 8:30 p.m. CT • vs. Miami (Ohio) • Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya • Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
    TV: CBS Sports Network |  GameTracker | Radio: 720 WGN | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Wednesday, Nov. 26 • 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. CT • vs. Virginia Tech or Northern Iowa • Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya • Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
    TV: CBS Sports Network | GameTracker | Radio: 87.7 FM The Game | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern puts its 4-0 record on the line as it travels to Mexico to compete in the Cancun Challenge. The 'Cats open up against Miami (Ohio) at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday following the contest between Virginia Tech and Northern Iowa. The losers of Tuesday's game square off at 6 p.m. Wednesday while the winners play for the title at 8:30 p.m. NU heads to Mexico following a pair of tight home wins last week over North Florida and Elon as redshirt junior Tre Demps hit game-winning shots in both contests.


    Women's Basketball

    Wednesday, Nov. 26 • Noon CT • vs. UIC • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, Ill.
    GameTracker  |  BTN Plus on BTN2GO  |  In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Saturday, Nov. 29 • 7 p.m. CT • at DePaul • McGrath Phillips Arena • Chicago, Ill.
    GameTracker  | Watch Live  | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE 

    Notable: Northwestern finds itself near the top of the national leaderboard in several statistical categories this week. The Wildcats rank fifth in the country in scoring defense (46.0), field goal percentage (51.3) and three-point field goal percentage (46.0), while checking in at seventh in field goal percentage defense (29.6). Individually, sophomore Ashley Deary leads the NCAA with 6.0 steals per game and junior Maggie Lyon is 14th with 3.7 three-point field goals per game.

    Ticket Information: The Women’s Basketball team returns to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday, November 26th for a special Thanksgiving eve matchup versus UIC. The game begins at noon and tickets can be purchased at NUsports.com or by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775).


    Women's Volleyball

    Wednesday, Nov. 26 • 7 p.m. CT • vs. No. 4 Penn State • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, Ill.
    GameTracker  |  BTN Plus on BTN2GO  |  In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE 

    Saturday, Nov. 29 • 6 p.m. CT • at Maryland • Xfinity Center • College Park, Md.
    Live Stats  |  BTN Plus on BTN2GO  |  In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The Wildcats will play their final home game of the regular season Wednesday night and for five members of Northwestern's squad, it will be the final match of their careers in Evanston. Yewande Akanbi, Maggie Burnham, Katie Dutchman, Monica McGreal and Savannah Paffen will be honored in a ceremony following the match against the Nittany Lions. The 'Cats will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 29 with their first-ever trip to College Park, Md., to take on Big Ten newcomer Maryland.


    Wrestling

    Sunday, Nov. 30 •  1 p.m. • vs. Lehigh • Welsh-Ryan Arena  Evanston, Ill.

    Notable: The 2014 Wildcats make their home debut on Sunday when Northwestern hosts a talented Lehigh squad at 1 p.m. in Welsh-Ryan Arena. The ’Cats, who also will compete in their home arena on Saturday, Dec. 6 when they host the Windy City Duals, feature six ranked wrestlers in their dual lineup, including top-ranked Jason Tsirtsis at 149 pounds and the nation’s No. 1 heavyweight in Mike McMullan. Parking for the event is free and tickets may be purchased at the entrance to the arena.


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