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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 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.


    Men's Basketball

    Saturday, Jan. 31 • 5 p.m CT • vs. Purdue • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
    TV: ESPNU | GameTracker | Radio: 720 WGN | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Tuesday, Feb. 3 • 6:30 p.m. CT  • at Nebraska • Lincoln, Neb.
    TV: BTN | Radio: ESPN 1000 | Live Stats | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SpotsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern (10-10, 1-6 B1G) returns home to Welsh-Ryan Arena this Saturday as the Wildcats square off against Purdue. The Wildcats continue to play very well but suffered a pair of losses by a total of three points last week, falling 69-67 to Ohio State and 68-67 to No. 13/8 Maryland. Alex Olah scored a team-high 16 points against the Buckeyes while freshman Bryant McIntosh had 21 against the Terrapins.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Join the Wildcats on Saturday, Jan. 31 as they host the Purdue Boilermakers. Halftime will feature a youth dance team as well as Chicagoland Mascots! Limited tickets remain. To purchase tickets, please visit NUsports.com or call 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775). Wisconsin Road Trip Experience presented by the Grossinger Auto Group: Fans can enter for a chance to win 2 FREE men’s basketball tickets to see the ‪#‎B1GCats‬‬ vs. the Badgers in Madison on Feb. 7th! Prize includes a hotel stay and transportation! Enter here: http://bit.ly/Grossinger_Giveaway. Fans can enter through Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m.


    Women's Basketball

    Thursday, Jan. 29 • 7 p.m. CT • vs. Iowa • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
    Watch: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | Stats: GameTracker | Listen: WNUR 89.3 FM | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, Feb. 1 • 2 p.m. CT • vs. Minnesota • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
    Watch: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | Stats: GameTracker  |Listen: WNUR 89.3 FM | In-Game Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern (14-5, 4-4 B1G) returns home this week to host Iowa and Minnesota in the first of two two-game home stands in Big Ten play. It is the second matchup of the season against the Hawkeyes, and the only time in the regular season that the ’Cats will meet the Golden Gophers. While the Wildcats were gone, junior Maggie Lyon joined the 1,000-point club. The Wilmette, Ill., native needs only three points to hit that mark heading into Northwestern’s game at Penn State on January 25 and she hit the mark with a 3-pointer just 71 seconds into the game. Lyon finished the contest with a game-high 20 points and she now owns 1,017 in 77 career games.

    Ticket Information: Join us for two exciting Big Ten matchups this week. On Thursday, the ‘Cats are celebrating National Puzzle Day by giving away 500 exclusive Northwestern Basketball puzzles when they take on Iowa at 7 p.m. The Wildcats continue their homestand on Sunday when they host Minnesota for Scout Day. Girl Scouts are invited to join us for a pregame clinic and meal before cheering on the ‘Cats. CLICK HERE to register your troop! Tickets are available at NUsports.com or by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775). 


    Women's Fencing

    Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 • All Day • NU Duals • Evanston, Ill. (Henry Crown Sports Pavilion)
    Twitter Updates: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The Wildcats welcome 15 teams from around the country to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion this weekend for the two-day NU Duals. Northwestern, currently ranked No. 9 in the CollegeFencing360.com coaches poll, welcome a total of five additional top-10 squads to the event. Of that group, NU fences No. 3 Princeton, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Penn and No. 10 Temple. Northwestern defeated the Buckeyes, 14-13, at the NYU Invitational on Sunday, while it fell to both Penn and Temple at the Philadelphia Invitational by identical 14-13 scores.

    Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

    Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31 • 5 p.m. CT Friday, Noon Saturday• at Minnesota, vs. Purdue • Minneapolis, Minn. (University Aquatic Center)
    Live Results

    Notable: Northwestern men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs compete in their final dual meet action before the 2015 Big Ten Championships in a two-day double-dual meet against Minnesota and Purdue at the Gophers’ University Aquatic Center. The meet begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, before concluding with the second half at noon Saturday, Jan. 31. The Minnesota women currently are ranked 11th in the country while the men are 23rd. Purdue is unranked, but is receiving votes in the women’s poll.


    Men's Tennis

    Friday, Jan. 30 •  4:30 p.m. CT •  at Notre Dame • South Bend, Ind.
    Live Scoring

    Sunday, Feb. 1 •  11 a.m. CT •  vs. Duke • Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring | In-Match Tweets: @NU_SportsLive

    Sunday, Feb. 1 •  6 p.m. CT •  vs. UIC • Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring | In-Match Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 28 Northwestern (1-1) has a busy week of action ahead, opening with a road matchup at No. 14 Notre Dame on Friday. The Wildcats then open up the home portion of the season with a doubleheader on Sunday, facing No. 12 Duke at 11 a.m. before squaring off with UIC at 6 p.m. NU had a solid showing at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Norman, Okla., defeating No. 59 Arkansas 4-1 before putting up a strong fight in a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Oklahoma.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Kickoff the men’s tennis home season on Feb. 1 when they take on Duke and enter for your chance to win a Coach Fitzgerald autographed football. Fans will enjoy free pizza and snacks while cheering on the ‘Cats. Be sure to return to Combe Tennis Center at 6 p.m. for the second half of a Wildcats doubleheader when the ‘Cats take on UIC.

    Women's Tennis

    Sunday, Feb. 1 • 10 a.m. • at Duke • Durham, N.C.
    Live Video  | In-Match Tweets: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 17 Northwestern (1-1) faces a challenging road matchup on Sunday as it travels to No. 4 Duke. The Wildcats split their two matches while hosting a home group at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. NU dropped its season-opener by a tight 4-3 score to No. 32 Arizona State on Saturday before bouncing back to defeat No. 21 Rice 6-1 on Sunday.


    Wrestling

    Friday, Jan. 30  •  7 p.m. CT •  vs. Nebraska  • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
    Live Stream: BTN Plus on BTN2GO  | Twitter Updates: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The Wildcats remain at home this week, taking on No. 12 Nebraska at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. Defending national champion Jason Tsirtsis continues his winning ways with a 4-2 decision over Illinois’ Kyle Langenderfer and ranked Wildcats Pierce Harger (165), and Alex Polizzi (197) picked up victories this Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena as No. 22 Northwestern fell to No. 10 Illinois 31-9.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Join the 'Cats as they celebrate Family Night and Father/Son Night at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday, Jan. 30. Ticket packages of 2 for $20 or 4 for $40 will be available for a ticket to the match and a hotdog + soda or pizza + soda. To purchase tickets, please visit NUsports.com or call 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775). 


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