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Congratulations to Northwest football on its Nov. 9 win over Fort Hays State in double overtime to keep the Bearcats’ playoff hopes alive. The win was pretty impressive, but it shouldn’t have come to the ’Cats scratching and clawing down the stretch to even have a chance at making the postseason. Read more


HAYS, Kan. — Before he could walk in front of a crowd of 6,100 people towards the left hash at Lewis Field Stadium in Hays, Kansas, Nov. 9, preparing for the biggest kick of his career, Parker Sampson had to calm down.

Less than three minutes into the second half of Northwest men’s basketball’s 60-52 Nov. 8 win over Minnesota-Crookston, sophomore guard Trevor Hudgins forced a turnover from the hands of Crookston forward Chase Johnson.

Two weeks removed from a runner-up finish at the MIAA Championships in Joplin, Missouri, Oct. 26, Northwest cross country will head back to Joplin for the NCAA Central Region Championships Nov. 9.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — In a beige and white cinder block room, sitting behind a table covered by a pair of white tablecloths and facing a group of reporters, Northwest men’s basketball coach Ben McCollum was prompted to recall a performance like the one he’d just seen.

On the first play from scrimmage in the second half of Northwest football’s matchup with Northeastern State Nov. 2, senior running back Justin Rankin took a handoff in the backfield from sophomore quarterback Braden Wright and did what he did all game long, what he’s done all season.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A year ago, in its first game of the 2018-19 season, Northwest men’s basketball went toe-to-toe with Northern State, a team fresh-off a title game appearance, and narrowly escaped the St. Joseph Civic Arena with a 72-70 win.