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Northwestern, Williams happy to be home

Updated: March 19, 2009, 3:38 PM ET
By 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 every season shuttling to and from Chicago O'Hare International Airport every weekend. For All-America shortstop Tammy Williams this season, that works out to 33 hits, 20 games, five states and a bunch of flight attendant "buh-byes" before ...

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