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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - April 15-22

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


    Lacrosse

    Saturday, April 19 • No. 5 Northwestern vs. No. 4 Florida  • 1 p.m. CT • Lakeside Field; Evanston 
    TV: Comcast SportsNet Chicago (Tape Delay: 7 p.m. CT) • Online Video: BTN2Go • Live Audio: WNUR Radio (89.3 FM) • Live Stats: Gametracker • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: With only two regular-season games remaining, the time has come to celebrate Senior Day for the 2014 Northwestern Lacrosse squad when they play their final home regular-season contest Saturday at Lakeside Field. The Wildcats will be playing host to ALC rival and conference unbeaten Florida, who stole a one-goal victory from NU the last time the Gators visited Lakeside in 2012. The game will air in its entirety on tape delay on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and is available live online on BTN2Go.com.

    Catch the ’Cats at Wrigley Field: One of the can’t-miss Chicago sporting events of the spring is right around the corner! On Saturday, April 26 (7 p.m.), Northwestern will stage the first-ever lacrosse game at historic Wrigley Field when it hosts upstart Southern Cal. All tickets to the game are general admission and are available for $10 per person by calling 888-GO-PURPLE or by ordering online.


    Softball

    Wednesday, April 16 • at Loyola (Chicago) • 4 p.m. CT • Chicago, Ill.
    Live Stats: GametrackerListen Live • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Friday, April 18 • vs. Indiana • 4 p.m. CT • Evanston, Ill.
    Live Stats: Gametracker • Live Audio: WNUR (89.3 FM) • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Saturday, April 19 • vs. Indiana • 1 p.m. CT • Evanston, Ill.
    Live Stats: Gametracker • Live Audio: WNUR (89.3 FM) • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE                       

    Sunday, April 20 • vs. Indiana • Noon CT • Evanston, Ill.
    Live Stats: Gametracker • Live Audio: WNUR (89.3 FM) • Watch Live: BTDN ($) • Live Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 25 Northwestern returns home to Sharon J. Drysdale Field this weekend for a three-game set against Indiana April 18-20. Join the NU softball players and coaches for a postgame clinic after the Saturday, April 19 game against the Hoosiers. Kids in grades 8 and under can sign up for a $10 registration fee that includes a game ticket, the postgame clinic, a purple softball t-shirt, hat and an opportunity to be part of the pregame tunnel. Friends and family members can get additional tickets for just $3. For more information or to sign up, call the NU marketing department at 847-467-6862. On Friday, the Wildcats will be hosting "Fraternity Friday" where NU fraternity and sorority members will be invited to tailgate before the game and will receive free plastic Northwestern color-changing steins. Sunday is a purple out presented by the Northwestern N-Club with the first 250 fans receiving a free purple NU softball t-shirt.  Also make sure to stop by the egg dyeing station to dye eggs for Easter. For tickets call 847-467-6862.


    Baseball

    Wednesday, April 16, 3:45 p.m. & 6 p.m. • at Chicago State • Chicago, Ill. (Chicago State Baseball Stadium)
    Live Stats • Watch Live: CSU-TV • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. • at Nebraska • Lincoln, Neb. (Haymarket Park)
    Live Stats • Watch: Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler & Danan Hughes) • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Saturday, April 19, 2:05 p.m. • at Nebraska • Lincoln, Neb. (Haymarket Park)
    Live Stats • Watch Live: BTDN on Wildcats All-Access • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Sunday, April 20, 1:05 p.m. • at Nebraska • Lincoln, Neb. (Haymarket Park)
    Live Stats • In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE@NUCatsBaseball

    Notable: Northwestern faced a 10-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning on Friday, April 11 against Iowa, but the Wildcats stormed all the way back to win the game, 14-13, on Zach Jones’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Luke Dauch and Joe Hoscheit both homered in the game and Dauch scored a career-high five times, the most for any Big Ten player in a game this season.


    Men's Tennis

    Friday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. • vs. Wisconsin • Vandy Christie Tennis Center
    Live Scoring • Twitter Updates: @NU_SportsLIVE 

    Sunday, April 20, Noon • vs. Minnesota • Vandy Christie Tennis Center
    Live Scoring • Twitter Updates: @NU_SportsLIVE 

    Notable: No. 37 Northwestern (17-9, 5-4) wraps up the home portion of its regular season this weekend as it hosts Wisconsin on Friday and Minnesota on Sunday at Vandy Christie Tennis Center. The Wildcats will recognize senior Raleigh Smith on Sunday during his final home match. NU won both of its matches on the road last weekend, taking down No. 62 Nebraska on Friday and Iowa on Sunday by 5-2 scores.

    Promotions: Don’t miss the last two chances to catch the men’s team in action in Evanston this season! The team will take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and free pizza will be served. On Sunday, the ‘Cats host Minnesota for senior day. Early arriving fans will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Northwestern Tennis. Sunday is also your final shot to win an Apple TV in our serving contest!


    Women's Tennis

    Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. • at Wisconsin • Madison, Wis.

    Sunday, April 20, Noon • at Minnesota • Minneapolis, Minn.
    Live Scoring/Video 

    Notable: No. 12 Northwestern (14-6, 7-1) winds its regular season to a close as it travels to Wisconsin on Saturday and Minnesota on Sunday. The Wildcats enter the final weekend of play one game behind undefeated Michigan in the Big Ten standings. NU closed out the home portion of its regular season last weekend by posting a 7-0 win over Nebraska and a 5-2 victory over Iowa.


    Men's Golf

    Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20 • at Boilermaker Invitational • West Lafayette, Ind.
    Golfstat Live Results 

    Notable: In its final tournament before the 2014 Big Ten Championships, Northwestern and six other conference schools will highlight the 15-team field at the Boilermaker Invitational hosted by Purdue at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. Northwestern is coming off an eighth-place finish at Ohio State’s Kepler Intercollegiate last weekend in which sophomore Andrew Whalen challenged for the lead through 36 holes.


    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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