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  1. espnW -- Marisa Bast's legacy at Northwestern extends beyond the ...

    Graham Hays

    Northwestern's Marisa Bast will be swinging away at the plate at the NCAA tournament, but she's already connected with countless kids through her anti-bullying program.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  2. NCAA women's soccer -- Child of immigrants, Natalie Lagunas fulfi...

    Graham Hays

    As a child of immigrants, Natalie Lagunas is fulfilling her parents' dream at Northwestern. As a women's soccer player, she underscores a relative underrepresentation of Hispanic-American women playing at the college level.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  3. Wildcats inspired by Michala Batts

    Graham Hays

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- If ever there was a time for the Northwestern softball team to feel collectively sorry for itself, this was it. Coming off a disappointing 2010 spring season in which the Wildcats failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  4. College softball: Northwestern Wildcats' Michelle Batts finds ins...

    Graham Hays

    Michala Batts doesn't pick up a bat or pitch for Northwestern. But as an 11-year-old who has Down syndrome, she's a huge inspiration to her big sister Michelle -- and the Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  5. Amy Jaeschke helps turn around Northwestern Wildcats

    Graham Hays

    It's too soon to tell if Northwestern will reach its first NCAA tournament in 14 years. But regardless, senior center Amy Jaeschke already has achieved her goal: turning around the Wildcats program.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2011
  6. Coach Joe McKeown and his family find right fit with Northwestern...

    Graham Hays

    Coaches leave jobs for bigger and better positions all the time. But when Joe McKeown left George Washington for Northwestern in 2008, the move was more about finding the best fit for his autistic son, Joey.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2011
  7. College softball: Can freshmen spark the Northwestern Wildcats?

    Graham Hays

    Editor's note: Graham Hays is counting down to the start of the 2011 college softball season with a look at each of the teams in his top 20. Check back daily for updates. No. 17 Northwestern Last season: 25-23, missed NCAA tournament Who return...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  8. Women's college basketball: Early observations from opening weeke...

    Graham Hays

    How much of a difference is there between reloading and rebuilding? Judging by the events at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday afternoon, there's at least 57 points' worth of difference. A meeting of two programs facing very similar ch...

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2010
  9. Graham Hays discusses the Big Ten's recipe for softball success

    Graham Hays

    The Big Ten turned in a surprisingly strong run in the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Compared less than favorably to the Mountain West by some (all right, me), the conference sent three teams to the Sweet 16 and watched Purdue come within a few...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  10. Northwestern, Williams happy to be home

    Graham Hays

    Five and a half weeks after they played their first game of the season, the Northwestern Wildcats finally got to practice outside in Evanston, Ill., on Tuesday. Cast as softball vagabonds, Northwestern spends essentially the first month and a half of...

    Blog | March 19, 2009
  11. Graham Hays writes that Northwestern, slugger Tammy Williams happ...

    Graham Hays

    Five and a half weeks after they played their first game of the season, the Northwestern Wildcats finally got to practice outside in Evanston, Ill., on Tuesday. Cast as softball vagabonds, Northwestern spends essentially the first month and a half ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  12. Solid weekend from Georgia softball adds depth to a loaded SEC

    Graham Hays

    What happens when a game of chess breaks out at a softball tournament? Witness the Easton Challenge in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where No. 1 Washington and No. 3 Alabama split a pair of games with identical 6-0 scores that resolved little in the race to the ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2009
  13. Softball preseason No. 5: Northwestern

    Graham Hays

    And then there were five in the preseason top 20, like the number of rings in the Olympic symbol (spoiler alert: foreshadowing). 5. Northwestern Last season: 40-16 (Lost to Arizona State in the Tempe Super Regional) Preseason talking point: There...

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2009
  14. Breaking down the super regional teams

    Graham Hays

    Sixteen teams are aiming for a shot at the Women's College World Series. Graham Hays breaks down these super regional teams.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  15. Wildcats' offense warms up at Kajikawa Classic

    Graham Hays

    Northwestern is no stranger to postseason success. But a cold-weather school dominating in the first tournament of the season? The Wildcats are proving their offense doesn't need time to warm up in order to compete.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2008
  16. Notebook: Sleeping off the losses

    Graham Hays

    Not losing any sleep over defeats is a winning formula in losers' bracket, Graham Hays writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2007