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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of Sept. 16-23, 2014

    Northwestern Composite Schedule

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

    'Cats Give Back

    Thursday, Sept. 18 • 5 p.m. • 'Kits, 'Cats & Kids Block Party • Sherman Ave. • Evanston, Ill.

    Featuring six food trucks, specials at World of Beer and activities for the entire family, Evanston and Northwestern's 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5-7:45 p.m. in downtown Evanston. Sherman Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Church and Davis Streets to allow children, teens and adults to participate in games, activities and crafts, while listening to live music and a DJ. The Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School Marching Bands will perform at about 5:45 p.m. There will be a limited supply of free hotdogs.

    The Block Party is sponsored by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Downtown Evanston, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Township High School and Evanston/Skokie School District 65. For more information, please visit, or call or text 847-448-4311.


    Saturday, Sept. 20 • 11 a.m. CT • vs. Western Illinois • Evanston, Ill. (Ryan Field)
    TV: ESPNEWS | Radio: 87.7 FM The Game 
    In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE | Gametracker

    Notable: With one week remaining before Northwestern’s start of Big Ten play, the Wildcats return to Ryan Field today to entertain FCS opponent Western Illinois. The ‘Cats are aiming for a victory in their first-ever matchup with the Leathernecks, looking to steer clear of their first 0-3 start to a campaign since 1992. The game will air live on ESPNEWS with Eamon McAnaney and Dan Hawkins on the call, and can also be found on 87.7 The Game FM with Dave Eanet—now in his 25th year as the radio voice of the Wildcats—joined by Ted Albrecht and Jordan Bernfield.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Show your football ticket from the game versus Western Illinois to receive $3 tickets to the Men’s Soccer game on Sunday when Head Coach Tim Lenahan’s team take on Michigan at 4 p.m. in Lakeside Field.

    Kids' Club Day - All Willie's Kids' Club members are invited to be on the field for postgame fun! Members of Willie's Kids' Club, along with friends and family, are invited to take the field to play catch on the same gridiron that the Wildcats roam. For more information about Willie's Kids' Club, or to become a member, click here.

    Father/Daughter Day - Northwestern Football would like to invite all area Fathers and Daughters to experience Northwestern Football at Ryan Field with family and friends. All Fathers/Daughters that purchase through this special offer will have the opportunity to take the field following the game for post-game catch, and photo opportunities. 
Click Here for more information.

    Girl Scout Day - Northwestern Football invites all Girl Scouts and their families to experience Ryan Field. All scouts who purchase through this offer receive a limited edition picture frame, post-game catch, and photo opportunities. Click Here for more information.

    Women's Cross Country

    Saturday, Sept. 20 • 8 a.m. • Big Ten Preview Meet • Iowa City, Iowa

    Notable: After a successful start to the season two weeks ago, Northwestern joins its fellow conference members at the 2014 Big Ten Preview Meet in Iowa City, site of the 2014 Big Ten Championships in November. The 5K race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. CT, with results available on and at the conclusion of the meet.

    Women's Golf

    Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 15-16 • Dick McGuire Invitational • UNM Championship Course • Albuquerque, N.M.
    Live Scoring (courtesy of BirdieFire)

    Notable: Northwestern opens the 2014-15 season Sept. 15-16 at the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The Wildcats return three of their four All-Big Ten performers from a year ago including senior All-American Hana Lee. NU finished fourth among the 16-team field at the Dick McGuire Invitational last year en route to the Wildcats second-consecutive 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Joining NU’s deep and veteran lineup are talented newcomers Sarah Cho and Hannah Kim, both of whom were ranked in the top 10 of their recruiting class by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

    Men's Golf

    Sunday-Monday, Sept. 21-22 • Windon Memorial Classic • Evanston Golf Club (Skokie, Ill.)
    (Tournament Home available soon)

    Notable: Northwestern will host the 18th edition of the Windon Memorial Classic on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 21-22, at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Ill. The tournament will kick off the Wildcats’ 2014-15 season and features a return to Evanston GC for the first time since 2011. NU is the defending Windon champion after taking the title at Knollwood Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., one year ago. This year’s field features 15 teams. ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL SPECTATORS!

    Field Hockey

    Saturday, Sept. 20 • 11 a.m. • Maryland • Lakeside Field
    GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, Sept. 21 • 11:30 a.m. • Ball State • Lakeside Field
    GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 15 Northwestern (4-3) returns home to Lakeside Field this weekend for a pair of matches, including a contest Saturday against conference newcomer and second-ranked Maryland. The Wildcats conclude their weekend with a matchup against Ball State on Sunday. NU split a pair of matches on the road, dropped a tough 1-0 decision to 10th-ranked Wake Forest on Thursday before bouncing back to beat previously undefeated and 20th-ranked James Madison on Sunday. Caroline Troncelliti scored both goals for the ‘Cats against the Dukes, including the game-winner 56 seconds into overtime.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: All fans who purchase their tickets at the booth on the day of the game will receive $3 tickets. Don’t forget to come back to Lakeside Field on Sunday when the ‘Cats wrap up their weekend versus Ball State at 11:30 a.m. Bring out the family and get some postgame autographs from the team. Tickets are available for purchase at the gates at Lakeside Field or call 888-GO-PURPLE for more information.

    Men's Soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 17 • 9:30 p.m. • vs. Valparaiso • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)\
    BTN Plus on BTN2GO • GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, Sept.  21, • 4 p.m. • vs. Michigan • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
    BTN Plus on BTN2GO • GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The Wildcats will host a special late-night matchup with the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday at Lakeside Field due to Wildcat Welcome Week. The contest will kick off at 9:30 p.m. under the lights. Northwestern’s first home game of the Big Ten Conference slate comes on Sunday when they welcome the Michigan Wolverines to Evanston, an opponent they are 3-1-0 against over their last four meetings.

    Promotions: Early arriving fans will receive a special green Northwestern Soccer T-shirt. All new freshmen students are encouraged to attend and participate in a pregame fest as well as enter for their chance to compete in a special halftime promotion. The ‘Cats wrap up the weekend on Sunday when they take on Michigan at 4 p.m. Show your football ticket from the game versus Western Illinois to receive $3 tickets.

    Women's Soccer

    Friday, Sept. 19 • 7 p.m. • vs. Purdue • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
    BTN Plus on BTN2GO • GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, Sept.  21 • Noon • vs. Indiana • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)

    BTN Plus on BTN2GO • GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: After opening the Big Ten schedule on the road this weekend with a hard-fought tie at defending Conference champion Nebraska and a visit to Iowa City, the Wildcats return home for a pair of games at Lakeside Field. The program will be celebrating 20th Anniversary Weekend, where it will honor the inaugural 1994 women’s soccer team.

    Promotion: The ‘Cats are set to host their first home Big Ten matchup when they welcome Purdue to Lakeside Field on Friday. All girl scouts and Northwestern Women’s Soccer campers are invited to participate in a pregame clinic and receive $3 tickets. RSVP by emailing On Sunday, the ‘Cats host Indiana for the first game of a soccer doubleheader. Your ticket is good for the ‘Cats game at noon and for the men’s game at 4 p.m.


    Thursday, Sept. 18 • 7 p.m. • vs. Ohio • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
    BTN Plus on BTN2GO • GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, Sept.  21, • 1 p.m. • vs. Green Bay • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)

    BTN Plus on BTN2GO • GameTracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern began its 2014 home slate by winning three matches last weekend to capture the 33rd Wildcat Classic championship. The ‘Cats dropped only one set throughout the tournament. Redshirt junior Caroline Niedospial was named the Wildcat Classic MVP after averaging 6.7 digs per set during the tournament. Niedospial tallied 26 digs in a three-set victory over Virginia on Saturday, which was the second-highest total in such a contest in program history.


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