James Franklin's first Big Ten conference game is also Rutger's first game in the league? Which conference rookie does Tralon Williams think starts off 1-0? Photo Credit: Luke Fong, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Around the Big Ten: Week 3

Week 2 for the Big Ten was about as bad as anyone could have imagined. There were some huge games on the slate and somehow, the conference managed to drop nearly every single one of them. I had a lot of confidence in the Big Ten going into the weekend, so that resulted in my […]

DE Corey Wootton had an impress

Northwestern NFL Recap: Week 1

WNUR’s Ari Ross details how Northwestern’s alumni did in the NFL during opening week. Northwestern has six football alumni currently on NFL active rosters. Here’s how they did this week in the NFL: Offensive Players Zach Strief, Offensive Tackle, New Orleans Saints (Northwestern Class of 2006) Started at offensive tackle in the Saints 37-34 overtime […]


WNUR Predictions: NIU vs Northwestern

WNUR’s staff predict’s Saturday’s game, but only Greg Mroz was correct in predicting a Cal win. Will everyone else get their first win as NU is looking for theirs? Greg Mroz (1-0) (@wizard_of_mroz):Northwestern 27, Northern Illinois 20. NIU’s run game is the best unit on the field, but their inability to throw downfield will allow NU’s defense […]


Around the Big Ten: Week 2

Week 1 was not the best week for the Big Ten. Yes the conference was 12-2 on the week but many wins were not very convincing and the two losses were tough to swallow. My predictions last week had me go 12-1, the only blunder being Rutgers who was able to down Washington State in […]

Tommylee Lewis and Northern Illinois left Iowa in the dust last season. How can the Wildcats avoid becoming NIU's latest Big Ten victim? Photo credit: Mike DiNovo, USA Today

Game Preview: Northwestern vs. Northern Illinois

Northwestern’s second try for win number one comes Saturday against Northern Illinois, a dangerous Mid-American Conference team who beat down on Presbyterian last week. WNUR’s Greg Mroz breaks down the game. Northwestern Football Weekly Preview Game 2: Northern Illinois at Northwestern  No team not from a power conference has gotten more attention over the past […]

Many of NU's play calls Saturday left Wildcat fans scratching their chins, and their heads. Photo Credit: Jef Haynes, AP.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Week One

In the season’s first “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” WNUR’s Nick Scoliard gives freshman playmakers Justin Jackson and Solomon Vault high marks, but calls for improvement at the line of scrimmage and in the huddle.       After taking 24 hours to think about Northwestern’s season-opening loss to Cal, I feel worse […]

Northwestern v California

Recap: Cal 31 Northwestern 24

WNUR’s Nick Scoliard (@NickScols) recaps Northwestern’s loss to Cal, and what positives can be taken from the game. It’s easy to look at a game like this, and think the season will be terrible. Heck, people were clamoring that the season was lost 14 minutes into the game, or calling the first half the worst […]

Northwestern University Football against University California August 31, 2013 in Berkeley, CA

WNUR’s Predictions: Northwestern vs. Cal

Greg Mroz (@wizard_of_mroz): California 49, Northwestern 42. The last team to score in this game will win, and Cal has the type of offense and the type of quarterback who can run an efficient two minute drill. Jared Goff burned the Cats for 450 yards in the air last year, and he comes back stronger and smarter. […]


Around the Big Ten

WNUR’s Tralon Williams (@itsyaboytray) starts his brand new column rounding up the slate of Big Ten games as we head into the first week of college football. The 2013 season was as competitive as many expected it to be. Lots of competition inside the league, a championship game that saw two of the nation’s best […]

Green's role looks to increase with the departure of Venric Mark

Game Preview: Northwestern vs. Cal

WNUR’s Greg Mroz (@wizard_of_mroz) continues our opening week coverage, previewing the matchups to watch in Northwestern’s season opener against the Golden Bears. The 2013 Northwestern Wildcats and the 2013 California Golden Bears left much to be desired (Northwestern 5-7, Cal 1-11), but maybe the most exciting win for Northwestern (and competitive loss for Cal) came in […]

Goff returns after an impressive freshman campaign to lead the Bears out of the Pac-12 basement

Team Preview: Cal Golden Bears

WNUR’s Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) previews Northwestern’s next opponent, the California Golden Bears. Last season, the Cal Bears welcomed Northwestern to Berkley to open the Sonny Dykes era. Unfortunately for the Bears, the Dykes era started the way the Jeff Tedford era ended, with lots and lots of losing. Cal lost to the Wildcats on opening […]


Big Ten Team Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

WNUR’s Eric Klaus (@eklaus1) previews the Ohio State Buckeyes and how they will improve on their successful 2013 campaign. The WNUR staff seems to think that the Buckeyes will be finishing higher than Eric thinks, mainly due to the result of the Spartans-Buckeyes game. The staff predicts the Buckeyes will finish first in the Big […]

Matt Harris has been added as a dependable starter alongside VanHoose and Campbell

Northwestern Defensive Back Preview

WNUR’s Greg Mroz (@wizard_of_mroz) breaks down the Northwestern secondary, and who can replace the dependable starts at their positions. One thing that has always seemed to trouble Northwestern is the lack of depth in the secondary. Coming into 2014, Northwestern looked to be deeper than they had been in a while with the return of […]


The Week That Was in Northwestern Baseball

The Week That Was in Northwestern Baseball

WNUR’s Nick Scoliard (@NickScols) breaks down the Wildcats impressive week, and looks ahead to what they face this weekend. It’s hard to call this team anything but hot. After earning a 2-9 record in their past 11 games, the Wildcats bounced back with a 6-1 week, sweeping Chicago State, winning the Nebraska series, and earned […]


Northwestern Running Back Preview

Northwestern Running Back Preview

WNUR’s Nick Scoliard (@NickScols) previews the running back position for NU, and who to expect lining up behind Siemian. Last month, Northwestern’s running back situation looked great. Venric Mark was returning after barely playing last season due to injury. Backups Treyvon Green and Stephen Buckley all had significant carries last season, and looked to improve […]

Men's Basketball

Big Ten Basketball Season Recap

Big Ten Basketball Season Recap

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) looks through the stats of the Big Ten alumni in the NBA, and how they fared through the season, while also looking into how Northwestern alumni fared in their respective leagues. While Northwestern has no basketball alums currently playing in the NBA, the Big Ten Conference has 30 alums playing for […]

Other Sports

Feed the Post: Big Ten Mascot Power Rankings

Feed the Post: Big Ten Mascot Power Rankings

WNUR Sports Online Content Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) tackles one of the big questions of life: which of the mascots of the Big Ten is the best? With Northwestern men’s basketball in the middle of a three-game losing streak and the women’s team on a four-game slide, I decided to take a break this week […]


Softball: Seattle Regional Preview

Softball: Seattle Regional Preview

WNUR’s Ben Goren (@BenG412) and Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) have the Seattle Regional covered from all angles. First, Ben takes a look at the current state of Northwestern’s softball team:  The Week That Was Northwestern learned clearly that six innings of softball isn’t enough to win games.  In the Wildcats’ 1-1 showing in the Big Ten […]


Big Ten Team Preview: Indiana Hoosiers

Big Ten Team Preview: Indiana Hoosiers

WNUR’s Ryan Fish (@RyanMFish) previews the upcoming football season for the Hoosiers. We polled our staff to predict the standings and record of all the Big Ten teams, and Indiana wasn’t considered very highly: WNUR’s prediction: Indiana goes 3-9 overall, only 1-7 in conference, good for 2nd to last place in the Big Ten East. There’s a […]

Women's Basketball

Three Phases- The Next Phase

Three Phases- The Next Phase

WNUR’s Ben Goren (@BenG412) recaps the season for Northwestern women’s basketball and looks ahead to next year. Where did it all go so wrong? As February started, Northwestern was 14-7, fresh off a home win over an 18th ranked Nebraska and a road win over Indiana. Then the wheels fell off. 2 tough losses against […]

Women's Lacrosse

Season Preview: Women’s Lacrosse

Season Preview: Women’s Lacrosse

WNUR Sports Director Joe Misulonas (@jmisulonas) explains how the story of the 2014 Northwestern lacrosse team won’t be defined by the players it lost in recent years. It’s hard to believe that a season that ends with a Final Four appearance for a Northwestern athletic program would be considered a disappointment. But for Northwestern women’s […]


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