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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of March 24-31, 2015

    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.


    Baseball

    Tuesday, March 24 • 5 p.m. CT • at St. Mary's • Moraga, Calif. (Louis Guisto Field)
    
Live Stats: SMCGaels.com | Video: SMCGaels.com | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Wednesday, March 25 • 5 p.m. CT • at St. Mary's • Moraga, Calif. (Louis Guisto Field)
    
Live Stats: SMCGaels.com | Video: SMCGaels.com | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Friday, March 27 • 3:05 p.m. CT • at Minnesota • Minneapolis, Minn. (Siebert Field)
    Live Stats: GopherSports.com | Broadcast: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SpotsLIVE

    Saturday, March 28 • 3:05 p.m. CT at Minnesota • Minneapolis, Minn. (Siebert Field)
    Live Stats: GopherSports.com | Broadcast: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, March 29 • 1:05 p.m. CT • at Minnesota • Minneapolis, Minn. (Siebert Field)
    
Live Stats: GopherSports.com | Broadcast: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern (5-16, 0-0 B1G) continues its road trip in the Golden State with a pair of midweek games at St. Mary's on March 24 and 25 before opening Big Ten play with a three-game set in Minnesota, March 27-29. It will be NU's first trip to the Twin Cities since the 2012 campaign.

    Men's Golf

    Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28 • All Day • The Goodwin • Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford Golf Course)
    Live Scoring

    Notable: Following a Spring Break trip playing some of America's greatest courses up and down the California coast, Northwestern settles in to compete at Stanford's The Goodwin, named after former Cardinal and Northwestern head coach Wally Goodwin. This year's event will be a massive, 24-team tournament with morning and afternoon waves on each of the three days of play.


    Women's Golf

    Friday-Sunday, March 27-29 • All Day • Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic • Athens, Ga. (UGA Golf Course)
    Live Scoring

    Notable: Northwestern concludes its 2015 Spring Break with a return trip to the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, which features an incredible field of the nation's top teams and is formatted to mirror the NCAA Championships. Programs will compete in a qualifying round of stroke play Friday to earn seeds for two days of match play to follow. Last year, NU set a tournament and program record with an 11-under 277 as a team led by then-junior Hana Lee's 66 to win the stroke play portion of the tourney.


    Women's Lacrosse

    Thursday, March 26 • 6 p.m. CT • vs. No. 1 Maryland • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
    
TV: Big Ten Network | GameTracker | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern will host No. 1 Maryland in the first-ever Big Ten Lacrosse game Thursday when the two teams meet under the lights at Lakeside Field. The Wildcats are coming off an 11-10 win over No. 5 Syracuse Sunday that included a career-high five goals by senior Kara Mupo and senior Bridget Bianco's third-straight double-digit save performance. The defending national champion Terrapins are a perfect 9-0 this season and were picked as the preseason favorite to claim the inaugural Big Ten title. The game will air on the Big Ten Network.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Join us for the first Big Ten Lacrosse game - commemorative B1G print giveaway to first 500 fans in attendance, so be sure to arrive early! Season tickets start at just $39 and are still on sale and include a NU pom hat. To order season tickets for the 2015 Northwestern Lacrosse season, please visit the NUsports.com online ticket sales center or contact the Ticket Office at 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775).

    Sunday, March 29 • Noon CT • vs. No. 10 Louisville • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
    
TV: Big Ten Network | GameTracker | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern will close its four-game homestand on Sunday when it plays host to No. 10 Louisville at noon. The Wildcats are 2-0 all time vs. the ACC foe, including an 11-8 victory in the NCAA Tournament last season to advance to the quarterfinals. The Cardinals enter the week with a 7-2 record with their only losses coming to No. 2 Boston College and No. 3 Duke. The game will air on the Big Ten Network.

    Promotion: Halftime intermission will feature a youth lacrosse scrimmage. Postgame autographs with the Lacrosse team (weather-permitting).


    Softball

    Tuesday, March 24 • 2 p.m. CT • at Hofstra • Hempstead, N.Y. (Hofstra Softball Stadium)
    GameTracker | Listen Live

    Tuesday, March 24 • 4 p.m. CT • vs. Fordham • Hempstead, N.Y. (Hofstra Softball Stadium)
    GameTracker | Listen Live

    Saturday, March 28 • Noon CT vs. Wisconsin • Evanston, Ill. (Sharon J. Drysdale Field)
    GameTracker | Listen Live

    Saturday, March 28 • 2 p.m. CT vs. Wisconsin • Evanston, Ill. (Sharon J. Drysdale Field)
    GameTracker | Listen Live

    Sunday, March 29 • Noon CT vs. Wisconsin • Evanston, Ill. (Sharon J. Drysdale Field)
    GameTracker | Listen Live

    Notable: Northwestern begins this week with a doubleheader at Hofstra against the Pride and Fordham Rams at Hofstra Softball Stadium in Hempstead as part of a spring break trip to New York. Then, the Wildcats return home to open their home Big Ten schedule against Wisconsin at Sharon J. Drysdale Field.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Tickets -- including brand new 10-game flex plans -- are available at NUsports.com. Get the season underway with the 'Cats. Pick up your 2015 schedule poster and get it signed by the players after the game. Also, sign up to win a Northwestern softball super pack including a sweatshirt, hat, and other NU sports goodies..


    Men's Swimming and Diving

    Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28 • NCAA Championships • Iowa City, Iowa • Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
    Official Championship Website | Live Results

    Notable: Junior Jordan Wilimovsky will represent Northwestern at the 2015 NCAA Championships in a pair of events: the 500 freestyle and the 1,650 freestyle. During the meet's opening day, Wilimovsky will compete as the No. 11 overall seed in the 500 free before his big event on Saturday. Wilimovsky is the nation's No. 1 seed in the mile on the meet's final day following his victory in school record time at the Big Ten Championships. He finished fourth in the nation in the event one year ago.


    Women's Tennis

    Tuesday, March 24 • 11 a.m. CT • at USF • Tampa, Fla.
    Live Scoring | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Saturday, March 28 • 11 a.m. CT • at Michigan • Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Live Scoring/Video | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, March 29 • 10 a.m. CT • at Michigan State • East Lansing, Mich.
    Live Scoring | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 26 Northwestern (6-4, 2-1 B1G) competes in a trio of road matches over spring break this week beginning with a nonconference tilt at USF. The Wildcats then venture to the state of Michigan for a pair of matches over the weekend, facing perennial rival Michigan on Saturday before heading to Michigan State on Sunday. NU rolled to a 6-1 home win over in-state foe Illinois last Friday, winning the doubles point as well as each of the first three singles matches to complete.


    Men's Tennis

    Wednesday, March 25 • 5 p.m. CT • at Rice • Houston, Texas
    Live Scoring

    Friday, March 27 • 5 p.m. CT • Ohio State • Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, March 29 • Noon CT • Penn State • Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, March 29 • 6:30 p.m. CT • IUPUI • Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: There won't be any lounging on a beach for No. 14 Northwestern (12-5, 2-1 B1G) over spring break as the Wildcats compete four times this week. NU gets this started on Wednesday with a road contest at Rice. The `Cats then return home on Friday for a Big Ten showdown against No. 11 Ohio State. The busy week continues Sunday with a doubleheader as they host Penn State at noon and IUPUI at 6:30 p.m. Northwestern's current national ranking is its best in Arvid Swan's eight seasons as head coach.

    Promotion: The No. 14 Wildcats are back in action at the Combe Tennis Center this weekend. The `Cats kick off the weekend Friday evening when they take on the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes at 5 p.m. Free pizza will be served. On Sunday, join us for a doubleheader when the `Cats take on Penn State and IUPUI. Sunday's action begins at Noon.


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