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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of April 14-21, 2015

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    Registration Now Open for Run For Walk

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    Notable: Northwestern Athletics has announced that registration is now open for the fourth annual Run For Walk, a 4.1 mile run and 5K family walk, which will be held Sunday, August 9 to honor former head football coach Randy Walker. The race has been named by the Chicago Area Runner's Association as a CARA Runners' Choice Circuit event for 2015. Fans are encouraged to register online or visit NUsports.com/RunForWalk for more event details. Questions should be directed to runforwalk@northwestern.edu or by calling 847-491-7723.


    Baseball

    Wednesday, April 15 ·  6 p.m. CT · at UIC · Chicago, Ill.
    Live Stats: GameTracker | 
Watch: ESPN3 | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Friday, April 17 · 6:05 p.m. CT · at Iowa · Iowa City, Iowa
    
Live Stats: GameTracker | Watch: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | Listen: HawkeyeSports.com | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Saturday, April 18 · 2 p.m. CT · at Iowa · Iowa City, Iowa
    Live Stats: GameTracker | Watch: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | Listen: HawkeyeSports.com | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SpotsLIVE

    Sunday, April 19 · 1 p.m. CT · at Iowa · Iowa City, Iowa
    Live Stats: GameTracker | Watch: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | Listen: HawkeyeSports.com | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SpotsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern (9-24, 3-6 B1G) opened league play with a 2-1 series win over Minnesota before dropping series against Illinois (0-3) and Michigan State (1-2). Kyle Ruchim currently leads the squad with a .352 batting average to rank sixth in the Big Ten. He has reached base in 20-consecutive games and sits second in the league in slugging percentage (.600) and total bases (75). As a team, the Wildcats are hitting .278 to rank sixth in the conference. NU opens the week with a midweek game at UIC before heading to Iowa City for a three-game set against Iowa.


    Women's Cross Country

    Saturday, April 18 · All Day · Illinois Twilight · Champaign, Ill. (Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium)

    Notable: The Wildcats continue their outdoor track schedule on Saturday, April 18 at the Illinois Twilight hosted by Illinois in Champaign. The cross country team will send a full squad to Illinois and will compete to duplicate if not surpass the team's recent performance at the Stanford Invitational, San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Ted Haydon Invitational where eight student-athletes logged their personal best marks.


    Men's Golf

    Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 · All Day · The Boilermaker · West Lafayette, Ind. (Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex)
    Live Scoring

    Notable: Northwestern's final tune-up before the 2015 Big Ten Championships occurs Saturday and Sunday at The Boilermaker hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. The Wildcats are coming off another Big Ten hosted event at Ohio State on its famed and difficult Scarlet Course, and the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is no walk in the park, either. The entire field will be tested in preparation for the postseason.


    Women's Golf

    Monday and Tuesday, April 13-14 · All Day · Silverado Showdown · Napa, Calif. (Silverado Golf Course)
    Live Scoring

    Notable: Northwestern's final tournament before the 2015 Big Ten Championships takes place on Monday and Tuesday, April 13-14 at the Silverado Showdown hosted by Oregon State at Silverado Golf Course in Napa, California. NU--again one of the top-15 teams in the nation this year--finished third in this tournament one year ago.


    Women's Lacrosse

    Thursday, April 16 · 6 p.m. CT · at No. 10 Notre Dame · South Bend, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
    
WatchGameTracker  | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The seventh-ranked Wildcats will play their ninth top-10 opponent of the season on Thursday when it travels to No. 10 Notre Dame. The `Cats went 1-1 last week with an 18-6 win over Rutgers and an 11-9 loss to No. 9 Stony Brook. They lead the all-time series against the Irish 14-3, having won 14-straight before suffering a 9-8 loss last season. The last time the two teams met in Notre Dame was on April 24, 2013 when the `Cats came out in front, 10-8.

    Sunday, April 19 · Noon CT · vs. No. 12 Penn State · Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
    GameTracker | Live Stream: BTN Plus on BTN2GO | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The Wildcats return home to Lakeside Field on Sunday to continue Big Ten play against No. 12 Penn State. The `Cats are currently 2-1 in conference play, while the Nittany Lions have yet to drop a conference affair and post a perfect 3-0 record. Northwestern is 19-4 all-time against Penn State, winning each of the last 18 meetings dating back to 2004.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Join the `Cats after the game on the field for a meet-and-greet. Bring your lacrosse stick and play catch on Lakeside Field. All participants must have a game ticket -- to RSVP, email wildcatmarketing@northwestern.edu. For tickets, visit NUsports.com or call 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775). 


    Softball

    Wednesday, April 15 · 5 p.m. CT/6 p.m. ET · at Notre Dame · South Bend, Ind.
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    Friday, April 17 · 5:30 p.m. CT · at Nebraska · Lincoln, Neb.
    Live Stats | Live Stream: BTN Plus on BTN2GO

    Saturday, April 18 · 1 p.m. CT ·  at Nebraska · Lincoln, Neb.
    Live Stats | Live Stream: BTN Plus on BTN2GO

    Sunday, April 19 · 3 p.m. CT ·  at Nebraska · Lincoln, Neb.
    LIVE ON BTN |  Live Stats

    Notable: After a midweek visit to fellow top-30 RPI squad Notre Dame, Northwestern travels to another Big Ten powerhouse in Nebraska. The first two games of the series will be streamed live on BTN Plus on BTN2GO while Sunday's finale will air live on BTN at 3 p.m. CT.


    Women's Tennis

    Saturday, April 18 · 11 a.m. CT · Iowa · Evanston, Ill. (Vandy Christie Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring  |  In-Game Updates: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, April 19 · 11 a.m. CT · Nebraska · Evanston, Ill. (Vandy Christie Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring  |  InGame Update: @NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: No. 26 Northwestern (14-6, 7-2 B1G) closes out its regular season with a pair of home matches this weekend. The Wildcats host Iowa on Saturday before taking Nebraska for Senior Day on Sunday. Lok Sze Leung will be recognized during the latter match. NU ran its Big Ten winning streak to five with two road wins last weekend, defeating Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday before topping Wisconsin 6-1 on Sunday.

    Promotion: It's Senior Day for the Wildcats in their final home regular season match of the season. Cheer them on as they take on the Huskers and stick around during the break to recognize Lok Sze Leung for her contributions to the program the last four years. T-shirt giveaway to attending fans!


    Men's Tennis

    Friday, April 17 · 6 p.m. CT · at Wisconsin · Madison, Wis.
    In-Game Updates: @badgermtennis

    Sunday, April 19 · Noon CT · at Minnesota · Minneapolis, Minn.
    Live Scoring  

    Notable: No. 24 Northwestern (18-7, 7-2 B1G) hits the road this weekend for its final two matches of the regular season. The Wildcats head to Wisconsin on Friday before traveling to Minnesota on Sunday. The `Cats closed out the home portion of their regular season with two home wins as they stretched their winning streak to six in a row. NU knocked off Nebraska 4-0 on Saturday prior to notching a 6-1 victory over Iowa on Sunday.


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