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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - April 22-29

    Northwestern Composite Schedule

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


    Lacrosse

    Saturday, April 26 • No. 5 Northwestern vs. USC  • 7 p.m. CT • Wrigley Field; Chicago
    TV: Big Ten Network (Live) • Online Video: BTN2Go • Live Audio: WNUR Radio (89.3 FM) • Live Stats: Gametracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: One of the can’t-miss Chicago sporting events of the spring has arrived! On Saturday, April 26 (7 p.m.), Northwestern will stage the first-ever college lacrosse game at historic Wrigley Field when it hosts upstart Southern Cal. All tickets to this special event are general admission and are available for $10 per person by calling 888-GO-PURPLE or by ordering online. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network, but be there in person to witness history with the seven-time NCAA champions!

    Promotions for Saturday's Game: Thanks fo former NHL player Chris Chelios, Northwestern Student Tickets are FREE for Saturday's historic game at Wrigley Field. Contact the NU Wildside (wildside.exec@gmail.com) to reserve yours! There also will be a Pregame Northwestern Alumni Association Tailgate and more information can be found here.


    Women's Tennis

    Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27 • Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament • Vandy Christie Tennis Center
    Tournament Central • Twitter Updates: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern aims to earn a Big Ten championship for the 16th consecutive season as it hosts the Big Ten tournament this week at Vandy Christie Tennis Center. The Wildcats have won the Big Ten tourney 14 times over the last 15 seasons and enter this year’s event as the No. 2 seed behind only top-seeded Michigan. NU opens tournament play at 2 p.m. Friday against the winner of Thursday’s match between seventh-seeded Indiana and 10th-seeded Penn State. The ‘Cats (16-6, 10-1 B1G) closed out their regular season with matching 7-0 wins at both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Promotions: Join us for the semifinals of the Women’s Big Ten Tournament on Saturday, April 26th. Fans in the 8th grade and under are invited to participate in a free tennis clinic to work on improving their tennis skills. The clinic times are scheduled for 10 a.m. and Noon.


    Men's Tennis

    Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27 • Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament • East Lansing, Mich.
    Tournament Central

    Notable: Fifth-seeded Northwestern enters Big Ten tournament play at Michigan State this weekend on a high note, having won seven consecutive matches, including six against conference opponents. The Wildcats open tournament play at 9 a.m. Central time Thursday against 12th-seeded Iowa. The winner advances to Friday’s quarterfinal round vs. fourth-seeded Purdue. The ‘Cats had no problems in their regular-season finale last weekend, defeating both Wisconsin and No. 51 Minnesota by 7-0 scores.


    Women's Golf

    Friday, April 25-Sunday, April 27 • 2014 Big Ten Championships • The Pete Dye Course (French Lick, Ind.)
    Live Scoring • TV: Big Ten Network (Tape delay on May 7 at 6 p.m. CT)

    Notable: A year after winning the program’s first Big Ten title, Northwestern looks to repeat that same success in French Lick, Ind., at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. The annual conference tournament runs from Friday, April 25-Sunday, April 27 at The Pete Dye Course. Last year, Northwestern led for the entire tournament and ended up sharing the conference crown with Purdue as both teams set a tournament record, scoring a 20-over 884 on The Donald Ross Course. It was a complete team effort as all six Wildcats competing at the 2013 Big Ten Championships finished in the top 25 with three in the top 10. Playing in her first conference tournament, then-freshman Kaitlin Park led the way for NU, finishing in sixth, scoring a 6-over 222 and earned a spot on the All-Championship Team. Five of the six Wildcats that helped the team win the title in 2013 are back for this year’s edition of the tournament. Park, the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, currently leads the team in scoring average at 73.44 with seven top-20 finishes out of nine tournaments this year.


    Baseball

    Tuesday, April 22, 3:00 p.m. • vs. Wheaton College • Evanston, Ill. (Rocky Miller Park)
    Live Stats • Watch Live: BTDN on Wildcats All-Access • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. • vs. Chicago State • Evanston, Ill. (Rocky Miller Park)
    Live Stats • Watch Live: BTDN on Wildcats All-Access • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Friday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. CT • at Michigan State • East Lansing, Mich. (McLane Stadium at Kobs Field)
    Live Stats • Watch Live: BTDN on Wildcats All-Access • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Saturday, April 26, 11:05 a.m. CT • at Michigan State • East Lansing, Mich. (McLane Stadium at Kobs Field)
    Live Stats • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Sunday, April 27, 12:00 p.m. CT • at Michigan State • East Lansing, Mich. (McLane Stadium at Kobs Field)
    Live Stats • Watch Live: BTDN on Wildcats All-Access • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Notable:  After helping the Wildcats to crucial wins in the first two games of his team’s series at Nebraska, Northwestern relief pitcher Jack Quigley was named the Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday, April 21. On Friday, April 18, the senior allowed just one hit over 3.1 scoreless IP as he kept the ’Cats in the ballgame before they were able to prevail in the 12th inning. He earned his second win of the season in the series opener. Approximately 16 hours later, Quigley returned to the bump to throw another scoreless frame, earning his third save of the season. Over the two appearances in Lincoln, the Birmingham, Mich., native held Nebraska’s offense, the conference’s most prolific, to a batting average of .077 (1-for-13). He also fielded his position flawlessly with five assists and one putout.


    Softball

    Tuesday, April 22 • at Illinois (DH) • 4 p.m. CT • Champaign, Ill.
    TV: Big Ten Network (LIVE) • Live Stats Game 1Live Stats Game 2 • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Friday, April 25 • at Ohio State • 5 p.m. CT/6 p.m. ET • Columbus, Ohio
    Live Stats: Gametracker • Watch: Big Ten Digital Network ($) • Free Audio: NUsports.com • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Saturday, April 26 • at Ohio State • 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET • Columbus, Ohio
    Live Stats: Gametracker • Watch: Big Ten Digital Network ($) • Free Audio: NUsports.com • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, April 27 • at Ohio State • Noon CT/1 p.m. ET • Columbus, Ohio
    Live Stats: Gametracker • Watch: Big Ten Digital Network ($) • Free Audio: NUsports.com • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 25 Northwestern hits the home stretch of the Big Ten season with two series this week, beginning with a midweek doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Illinois that will be televised live on BTN. The Wildcats then travel to Columbus for their final B1G road series of the year April 25-27. Northwestern is coming off a 4-0 week last week that included a pair of shutouts and several historic performances. Most notably, Marisa Bast became just the sixth member of the Sharon J. Drysdale “Roof Club” when she parked the eighth home run in the 33-year history of Drysdale Field on top of McGaw Hall Friday in a win over Indiana. Senior Emily Allard stole two bases in that same game to reach 141 career steals, good for 25th place in the history of NCAA Division I softball. Sophomore pitcher Kristen Wood went 3-0 last week, throwing two shutouts including one no-hitter and striking out 33 in 18 innings in the circle.


    On The Horizon...


    Run For Walk

    Sunday, July 27 • 7:30 a.m. CT • Ryan Field
    Register Online

    Northwestern Athletics has announced the third annual Run For Walk, a 4.1 mile run and 5K family walk Sunday, July 27, to honor former head football coach Randy Walker. The race will finish on Ryan Field and has been named by the Chicago Area Runner's Association as a CARA Runners' Choice Circuit event for 2014. Fans are encouraged to register online or visit NUsports.com/RunForWalk for more event details.

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