Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr. did not reach the end zone on this run, but running back Ameer Abdullah punched it in on the next play as Nebraska dominated the second half against Northwestern. Photo credit: David Banks, USA Today.

Breaking Down Northwestern’s Loss to Nebraska

WNUR’s Max Gelman analyzes the Wildcats’ homecoming night loss to Nebraska. Aww, Shucks!: Northwestern was outplayed in every way by those Huskers of Corn. The Wildcats were outgained on the ground at a 2:1 ratio, rushing for 117 yards against Nebraska’s 234. In the passing game, the Cornhuskers threw for 237 yards compared to 173 […]

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WNUR Predictions: Northwestern vs. Nebraska

The WNUR staff predicts how Northwestern will fair in their homecoming game against Nebraska. Cameron Songer (1- 2) (@CameronSonger): Nebraska 28, Northwestern 27. These two teams don’t know how to play a game against each other that isn’t close. It’s tempting to say that fate owes the Wildcats one after last year’s Hail Mary, but coaches […]

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4th Annual Sportsathon Set for October 31-November 1

WNUR Sports is proud to announce that the fourth annual WNUR Sportsathon will be taking place October 31st-November 1st. Sportsathon is the lone fundraiser for Northwestern’s student-run radio station to try to raise money to upgrade equipment, go on road trips and market the products WNUR Sports has to offer. WNUR Sports will be taking […]

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NUmbers Guy: Northwestern at Minnesota

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50)  breaks down some stats from Northwestern’s game against Minnesota. What goes up must come down. After three straight wins, the Northwestern Wildcats fell back down to earth, losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers 24-17. The Wildcats trudged into TCF Bank Stadium full of hope, but left with a loss after Jalen Myrick’s 100 […]

Jaylen Myrick returned a kickoff 100 yards and broke Northwestern's heart. Photo Credit: John Autey, St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Breaking Down Northwestern’s Loss at Minnesota

WNUR’s Max Gelman details Northwestern’s close defeat in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Northwestern (3-3, 2-1) fell to Big Ten rival Minnesota (5-1, 2-0) by a score of 24-17 on Saturday. Here’s an in-depth look at how the game played out: Not-so-Special Teams: Largely considered a strength because of their performances in past games, Northwestern’s […]

Kyle Prater caught this pass in front of Minnesota's Damarius Travis, but Prater had a key drop on fourth down and Travis intercepted a late Hail Mary as the Gophers beat Northwestern. Photo credit: Ann Heisenfelt, AP

Myrick Returns Kick, Minnesota Holds Off Northwestern

WNUR’s Erik Bremer (@Erik_Bremer) recaps Northwestern’s loss at Minnesota. MINNEAPOLIS — A late kickoff return from Jalen Myrick helped the Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat the Northwestern Wildcats 24-17 Saturday, handing Northwestern their first Big Ten loss of the season. Minnesota (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) beat Northwestern (3-3, 2-1 Big Ten) for the second straight year […]

Freshman Justin Jackson led Northwestern through 17th-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday. Max Gelman breaks the game down. Photo Credit: Nam Huh. AP

WNUR Predictions: Northwestern at Minnesota

Cameron Songer (1 – 1) (@CameronSonger): Northwestern 24, Minnesota 7. The Wildcats’ defense is the real deal, and Minnesota doesn’t have a weapon like Melvin Gordon. On the other side, Northwestern’s offense has improved a ton in the past two or three weeks. The difference between this one being a comfortable win and a close win will […]

Northwestern's Addie Steiner scored twice Sunday against Illinois, giving her eight goals on the season. Photo credit: Stephen J. Carrera/submitted to the Kansas City Star.

Northwestern Athletics Roundup: October 9

Football gets all the hype, but some other Wildcat teams are playing pretty well, too. Field hockey boasts a top-ten ranking, while volleyball and women’s soccer pulled off upset victories last weekend. WNUR’s Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) fills you in.  Field Hockey: The ‘Cats are off to a fast start in Big Ten play, beating ranked […]

Idgwebuike's three INTs made him the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

NUmbers Guy: Wisconsin Analysis

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) writes about some statistics from the Northwestern/Wisconsin game.   Another week and another stunning upset! Shout it from the mountaintops! Northwestern upset No. 17 Wisconsin at Ryan Field Saturday. In another outstanding performance, the defense stepped up, the offense played well and Northwestern toppled a ranked team at home for the first time […]

Freshman Justin Jackson led Northwestern through 17th-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday. Max Gelman breaks the game down. Photo Credit: Nam Huh. AP

Breaking Down Northwestern’s Victory Over Wisconsin

WNUR’s Max Gelman explains how Northwestern upset 17th-ranked Wisconsin Saturday at Ryan Field.  One Nation, Under Godwin: Arguably the biggest reason why Northwestern emerged victorious was its ability to shut down Wisconsin’s passing game. Led by redshirt freshman Godwin Igwebuike, who had three interceptions on the day (two coming in the endzone, with his third […]

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Highlights: Northwestern 20, #16 Wisconsin 14

Click on the player below to hear highlights from Northwestern’s home victory against Wisconsin. Eric Klaus (@EKlaus1) had the call for WNUR Sports.    

Godwin Igwebuike intercepted three passes in his first career start, leading Northwestern to an upset victory over Wisconsin. Photo credit: David Banks, Getty Images.

Key Interceptions fuel Northwestern Upset over Wisconsin

WNUR’s Erik Bremer (@Erik_Bremer) recaps Northwestern’s second straight Big Ten victory, a home upset of Wisconsin. EVANSTON, Ill. — The Northwestern Wildcats overcame a 259 yard effort from Melvin Gordon to upset the No. 17 Wisconsin Badgers 20-14 Saturday afternoon and claim their third consecutive win. The Wildcats had four timely interceptions, including three from […]

Last season, the Badgers routed Northwestern in Madison. How will Trevor Siemian and company fare this season? Photo credit: Andy Manis, AP

WNUR Predictions: Northwestern vs. Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern Wildcats (2-2, 1-0 Big Ten). Last Season: Wisconsin defeated NU, 35-6, in Madison. Time: Kickoff is at 2:30 central on ESPN2, but you’ll be listening to our broadcast on 89.3 FM or online. Ben Goren and Jeff Eisenband correctly picked the Wildcats to pull the upset in […]

Anthony Walker gave the Wildcats points off a turnover Saturday with a pick-six against Penn State, and Ari Ross says the 'Cats need to get turnovers (and points off them) Saturday against Wisconsin. Photo Credit: Lake the Posts.

The NUmbers Guy: Penn State Analysis and a Look Ahead to Wisconsin

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) takes over as our NUmbers writer, looking back at last weekend’s Penn State game. Ari crunches the numbers to find out what the ‘Cats must improve on this weekend against Wisconsin. It’s been four days, but boy, was that win over Penn State awesome or what? Like much of the rest […]

Highlights: Northwestern 29, Penn State 6

Click on the player below to hear highlights from Northwestern’s road win against Penn State. Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) had the call for WNUR Sports.

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WNUR Predictions: Northwestern at Penn State

Greg Mroz (1-1) (@wizard_of_mroz): Penn State 35, Northwestern 14. People are talking about Penn State’s passing attack being the difference, but the Nittany Lions rush defense is allowing only 49.5 yards per game and 1.8 yards/carry. NU has to be able to throw in order to keep this game close. Player to watch: Trevor Siemian. Jeffrey Eisenband (0-0) […]

Game Preview: Northwestern at Penn State

WNUR’s Greg Mroz (@wizard_of_mroz) previews Northwestern’s first conference game against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Game Preview: Northwestern (1-2) at Penn State (4-0) The first win was not pretty, but Northwestern took care of business in the 2nd half against Western Illinois, and can now focus on their first conference opponent, which may be their toughest opponent […]

The Hoosiers defeated the defending SEC champions in their own stadium

Around the Big Ten: Week 5

To tell you the truth, I am surprised. The Big Ten finally showed up! Through the first 3 weeks of the season, the conference was 1-10 versus opponents from power 5 conferences. This week the conference had a reputation altering 4-1 record against Power 5 opponents. Lots to talk about this week with conference play […]

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WNUR Predictions: Western Illinois vs Northwestern

Cameron Songer (0-0) (@CameronSonger): Northwestern 28, Western Illinois 20. The ‘Cats are in need of a statement win, and this won’t be it. Still, Northwestern has more than enough talent to handle the visiting Leathernecks. I imagine the ‘Cats will get ahead in the first half and coast to a win. Player to watch: Treyvon Green. Northwestern’s […]

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Around the Big Ten: Week 4

After three weeks of the 2014 season, the Big Ten has done nearly everything in its power to take the entire conference out of consideration for the college football playoff. Many teams have had opportunities to notch high quality non-conference wins, yet the most impressive win for the conference, in my opinion, is Rutgers’ 41-38 […]

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Northwestern NFL Recap: Week 2

WNUR’s Ari Ross (aross50) lists Northwestern alumni’s performance in the second week of the NFL. 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 26-24 loss to […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Baseball

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 […]

Football

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

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 […]

Sports

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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