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Northwestern athletics weekend roundup

A bunch of things going on this weekend.

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There was no NU football this weekend, but plenty going on nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know:

Maceo Austin takes official visit to Northwestern

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Hermitage, PA took his official visit to Northwestern this past weekend for his first official.

Northwestern is in Austin’s top four, along with Penn State, Duquesne and VCU. Head coach Chris Collins got his first commit of the 2019 class in combo guard Daniel Buie, so Austin would be a nice complementary piece in the backcourt.

Freshmen arrive for Wildcat Welcome

Well, Northwestern has finally started school (sort of). Classes officially start Thursday, but freshmen (and transfers) are now on campus for welcome week, including Northwestern basketball’s first-years.

Maybe now there’ll be some more students at football games!

Women’s soccer falls to Ohio State

After getting back on track with a 1-0 win over No. 20 Penn State, Northwestern dropped an overtime match 1-0 to Ohio State. The Buckeyes scored a free kick with no time remaining in the first overtime period, pushing NU’s record to 7-2-2 on the season and 1-2-1 in the Big Ten. Here’s a look at the game-winner:

Michigan favored by 13 against Northwestern

Jim Harbaugh & Co. dismantled Nebraska, and now the Wolverines are heavy favorites heading into a road matchup at Ryan Field. The line opened at Michigan -11, and has since moved to Michigan -13. After covering the spread in Week 1, Northwestern has failed to do so in its past two games.

Anthony Walker Jr., Sherrick McManis collect INTs

The Franchise got the best of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in the Philly signal-caller’s return from a torn ACL, intercepting a pass and returning it 11 yards to set up a scoring drive for the Colts. Walker has started and played pretty well for Indianapolis this season.

Bears cornerback Sherrick McManis, also a Northwestern alum, had a nice day for Chicago, intercepting a pass and coming up with a sack and a big play on special teams.