This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of Nov. 18 - 25, 2014
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Saturday, Nov. 22 11 a.m CT at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. (Ross-Ade Stadium)
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Notable: Coming off an overtime win for the ages at No. 15/16 Notre Dame, Northwestern returns its focus to Big Ten play and its goal of becoming bowl-eligible this Saturday with a trip to Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium. The game marks NU's final road trip of the 2014 regular season and its first visit to West Lafayette since 2009. The game will be carried live to a national television audience on ESPNU and streamed on WatchESPN and can be found on your radio dial on WGN720 or 87.7 FM The Game in Chicago or TheGameChicago.com, with the veteran tandem of Dave Eanet and Ted Albrecht being joined once again by Jeff Budzien on the sideline.
Thursday, Nov. 20 7 p.m. CT vs. North Florida Welsh-Ryan Arena Evanston, Ill.
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Saturday, Nov. 22 3 p.m. CT vs. Elon Welsh-Ryan Arena Evanston, Ill.
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Notable: Northwestern returns to Welsh-Ryan Arena as it hosts two contests affiliated with the Cancun Challenge. The Wildcats host North Florida on Thursday before taking on Elon on Saturday afternoon. NU opened its season last Friday with a 65-58 victory over Houston Baptist. Alex Olah led the `Cats with 21 points and 10 rebounds while freshmen Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh added 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Ticket Information/Promotion: The 'Cats host the Ospreys on Thursday in the first game of the Cancun Challenge. Enjoy a dance team performance at halftime! On Saturday, join the 'Cats for the second game of the Cancun Challenge before they head off to Mexico. Don't miss the impressive and numerous young dancers from DancEd based in the Northwest suburbs at halftime. And, stick around after the game to watch the Wildcats volleyball team take on Iowa that evening. Use your basketball ticket stub to get in free for the volleyball game later that evening. Tickets can be purchased at NUsports.com or by calling 1-888-GO-PURPLE. Limited season tickets remain for men's basketball.
Friday, Nov. 21 7 p.m. CT vs. Kent State Welsh-Ryan Arena Evanston, Ill.
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Notable: With the Wildcats opening the season with a pair of wins, Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown now sits on 599 career victories including his stops at New Mexico State and George Washington. McKeown will take his first crack at career triumph No. 600 against Kent State, his alma mater, on Friday night.
Ticket Information/Promotion: Join us on Friday when the 'Cats take on Kent State at 7 p.m. In honor of Coach McKeown's pursuit of 600 wins, one lucky fan will have a chance to win a 60-inch TV! Tickets can be purchased at NUsports.com or by calling 1-888-GO-PURPLE.
Sunday, Nov. 23 8:30 a.m. USFA Illinois Junior Olympic Qualifier Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Evanston, Ill.
Notable: Northwestern wraps up its fall slate when several younger members of the squads compete for the chance to fence at the USFA Junior Olympics in February. This event brings together young fencers from across the state and is not strictly a collegiate competition.
Men's and Women's Swimming
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23 9 a.m./5 p.m. (3 p.m. Sunday) TYR Invitational Evanston, Ill. (Norris Aquatics Center)
Notable: Northwestern men's and women's swimming and diving programs conclude the fall collegiate season with their regular home invite, the TYR Invitational. The three day meet features morning preliminary sessions with afternoon finals; Friday and Saturday prelims begin at 9 a.m. with finals at 5 p.m. while Sunday's times are 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Five women's teams and four men's teams will converge on Evanston for the event: St. Louis, UIC, Truman State, Michigan State and Air Force (women only). Admission is free and open to the public!
Wednesday, Nov. 19 7 p.m. CT vs. Michigan State Welsh-Ryan Arena Evanston, Ill.
Saturday, Nov. 22 7 p.m. CT vs. Iowa Welsh-Ryan Arena Evanston, Ill.
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Notable: The Wildcats return home this week to begin the final homestand of the season at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern will host Michigan State (Wednesday) and Iowa (Saturday) as it looks to avenge tough losses on the road to those two programs earlier this season.
Ticket Information/Promotion: Fans will be treated to a free showing of Disney's summer hit movie, Frozen after the Volleyball match against Iowa on Saturday. Also, anyone who presents a ticket stub from the Men's Basketball game against Elon at 3 p.m. on Saturday will be granted free admission to the Volleyball game at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23 All Day at Keystone Classic Philadelphia, Pa. (The Palestra)
Notable: Northwestern improved to 4-0 in dual meet action over the weekend and now turns its attention to a tournament-style competition, traveling to Philadelphia for Sunday's Keystone Classic hosted by Penn. The event annually draws top competitors from up and down the East Coast and offers the 'Cats a chance to gain familiarity with a tournament setting before hosting next month's Ken Kraft Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30). NU placed third as a team at the Keystone Classic in 2013. Visit NUsports.com or PennAthletics.com in the coming days for tournament schedules and results.
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