After a rough second-half, Alex Olah and his game face brought the Wildcats close, but they couldn't overtake Georgia Tech. Photo credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP.

Men’s Basketball Week 3 Recap

WNUR’s Zach Pereles (@zach_pereles), Sam Rudnick (@luhtammer) and Ian McCafferty (@itmccaf52) look back at the week that was in Northwestern Men’s Basketball. Northwestern now sits at 5-3 on the year after losing both games this week, falling to Georgia Tech and Butler. Game 1: Georgia Tech Northwestern got off to a rough start against Georgia […]

WNUR's Ben Goren and Jason Dorow discuss basketball in their latest podcast, including why Dave Sobolewski got so many minutes against Butler. Photo credit: Jim Prisching, AP

Goren and Dorow podcast volume 5

WNUR’s Ben Goren (@BenG412) and Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) are back, and better than ever, with the fifth edition of their podcast. This time, they’re looking back at NU’s performances against Georgia Tech and Butler and previewing the Wildcats’ upcoming action. Listen on our soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/goren-and-dorow-volume-5

Justin Jackson took the football to the house frequently this season, and he took home two WNUR football awards as a result. Photo credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP.

2014 WNUR Northwestern and Big Ten Football Awards

It’s awards season, and the WNUR Sports staff is getting in on the act. 19 staffers voted for Northwestern’s offensive, defensive, and breakout players of the year, as well as Big Ten player and coach of the year. Results are below, along with comments from voters defending their selections. Offensive player of the year: Justin […]

Pat Fitzgerald is thinking of his NU football Mount Rushmore, and so are Ben Goren and Jason Dorow on a football edition of the Goren/Dorow podcast. Photo Credit: Jeff Haynes, AP.

Goren and Dorow Podcast, Volume 4

WNUR’s Ben Goren (@beng412) and Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) are back, and this time they’re talking football. The dynamic duo recaps Northwestern’s loss to Illinois and looks ahead to the Northwestern football Mount Rushmore vote on BTN and the college football playoff. Check the podcast out at our soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/goren-dorow-vol-4

Will Northwestern use Johnnie Vassar more off the bench this week? Photo Credit: Daniel Hersh, 247 Sports

Northwestern Men’s Basketball Podcast: Episode 4

WNUR’s Justin Nam and Michael Stern are back, breaking down Northwestern’s 1-1 record in Cancun and looking ahead to the Wildcats’ games against Georgia Tech and Butler. Check it out at our soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/mens-basketball-preview-december-2

Zack Oliver's first career start resulted in five turnovers and a season-ending loss to Illinois. Photo credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP

NUmbers Guy: NU’s Loss to Illinois

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down Northwestern’s season-ending loss to rival Illinois. A disappointing end to a disappointing season. Northwestern needed a win to gain bowl eligibility Saturday, but against in-state rival Illinois, the ‘Cats got thrashed 47-33. After an up and down season, with wins over ranked Notre Dame and Wisconsin, but losses to […]

Gavin Skelly saw some minutes last week for the Wildcats, who beat Elon and Miami (Ohio) before losing to Northern Iowa.

Northwestern Basketball Week in Review: Week 2

WNUR’s Ian McCafferty (@Itmccaf52) looks back at the week that was in Northwestern Men’s Basketball. As week two of the season comes to an end, Northwestern sits at 5-1, winning games against Elon and University of Miami (Ohio), but losing to University of Northern Iowa in the Cancun Challenge championship game. Game 1: Elon Northwestern […]

Last year, the Wildcats retained the Land of Lincoln hat by knocking off Illinois in Champaign. Can the 'Cats make it three straight years with the hat? Photo credit: nusports.com.

LISTEN NOW: Northwestern vs Illinois

Northwestern looks for its 6th win of the season against in-state rival Illinois.  Eric Klaus, Ben Goren and Tralon Williams have the call LIVE from Ryan Field.  Click the link below to listen to our coverage. http://www.wnur.org/

Last year, the Wildcats retained the Land of Lincoln hat by knocking off Illinois in Champaign. Can the 'Cats make it three straight years with the hat? Photo credit: nusports.com.

WNUR’s Predictions: Northwestern vs. Illinois

The Wildcats and Illini battle for the Land of Lincoln hat and a bowl berth Saturday at Ryan Field. Who does the WNUR staff think will come away with the hat and the post-season game? Illinois Fighting Illini (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) at Northwestern Wildcats (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten) Game time is 11 AM central, […]

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Goren/Dorow Podcast: Volume 3, Turkey Day Edition

WNUR’s Ben Goren (@beng412) and Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) are back with a Thanksgiving edition of their basketball podcast. The dynamic duo looks back at NU’s early non-conference games, and hands out some grades.  Listen on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/goren-and-dorow-volume-3-turkey-day-edition

After struggling with drops and muffs the past couple of weeks, Tony Jones dropped Purdue defenders with a spin move and returned a punt for a touchdown Saturday. Photo credit: Nathan Richards, the Daily Northwestern.

NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s Win Over Purdue

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down the Wildcats’ second straight win, Saturday’s 38-14 blowout victory over Purdue. Northwestern went into West Lafayette on Saturday and walked out with a relatively easy victory. Offensively and defensively, Northwestern pretty much dominated a far inferior team, even after Trevor Siemian went down with a torn ACL. Northwestern didn’t […]

While Northwestern students suffer through a snowstorm, the Wildcat men's basketball team spends Thanksgiving week in Cancun. Photo courtesy of resort-cancun.com.

Northwestern Men’s Basketball Preview Podcast: November 25

WNUR’s Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) and special guest Jesse Kramer of thecatchandshoot.com and the Daily Northwestern (@jesse_kramer) preview the Cancun Challenge and look back at Tre Demps’ heroics in the week 3 men’s basketball preview podcast, available at this link: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/norhtwestern-preview-podcast-november-24

After a rough first couple games, Tre Demps came through late Thursday as the 'Cats rallied past North Florida. Was it enough to earn him player of the game honors from our staff? Photo credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP.

Northwestern Basketball Week in Review: Week 1

WNUR’s Zach Pereles (@zach_pereles), Ian McCafferty (@Itmccaf52) and Sam Rudnick (@luhtammer) look back at the week that was in Northwestern Men’s Basketball. This is the first installment of a yearlong week-by-week recap of the action on the hardwood. The Northwestern men’s basketball team has concluded its first week of play, and the Wildcats sit at […]

Last time Northwestern met Purdue, Jeremy Ebert was still a Wildcat.  Photo credit: Dan Kopp, sportspagemagazine.com.

WNUR Predicitions: Northwestern at Purdue

Fresh off a stunning upset in South Bend, Northwestern needs wins in their last two games to become bowl eligible, starting Saturday at Purdue. Does WNUR’s staff think the ‘Cats can stay in the bowl hunt and win in West Lafayette? Northwestern Wildcats (4-6, 2-4 in Big Ten) at Purdue Boilermakers (3-7, 1-5 Big Ten) […]

Northwestern's Jershon Cobb did not shoot well against Houston Baptist, but rebounded with a solid performance at Brown. What can Wildcat fans expect from the team's senior leader this week? Photo credit: USA Today Sports.

Northwestern Basketball Podcast: Week 2

It’s week two of the Northwestern Men’s Basketball season, and Justin Nam and Michael Stern have you covered. The pair looks back at the Wildcats’ opening-week wins over Houston Baptist and Brown, and previews this week’s games against North Florida and Elon. Access the podcast with this link: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/mbb-preview-podcast-november-18

Tre Demps rebounded from his one point effort against Houston Baptist, dropping double-digits as Northwestern won at Brown. Photo credit: David Banks, USA Today Sports.

Northwestern Bears Down, Beats Brown

WNUR’s Josh Burton (@Josh_Burton1) looks back at Northwestern’s first road win of the season, a 69-56 beat-down of Brown. After a less-than-convincing season-opening win on Friday night at home against Houston Baptist, the Northwestern Wildcats dominated—for almost 40 minutes—the Brown Bears on Monday night at Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, Rhode Island, winning by a […]

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NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s win against ND

WNUR’s Ari Ross breaks down Northwestern OT win against Notre Dame A shocker in South Bend! Down 11 midway through the fourth quarter, the ‘Cats rallied and came away with an overtime victory over the Fighting Irish. In a game nobody expected the ‘Cats to have a chance, especially after their performance against Michigan, Northwestern […]

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WNUR Predictions: Northwestern at Notre Dame

Cameron Songer (3-2) (@CameronSonger): Notre Dame 42, Northwestern 13. This Northwestern team can bring all the inspiration and fire they can muster to this one, but Notre Dame is a very good football team. Plus the Irish will be motivated after last week’s loss. Player to watch: Matt Harris. Harris had a pick and a forced fumble […]

Joe McKeown opens the 2014-2015 season three wins shy of 600 for his career. Ben Goren and Jason Dorow discuss that and all things NU women's basketball in their preveiw podcast. Photo credit: Charles Cherney, AP.

Podcast-Palooza

We’ve got a pair of podcasts for your listening pleasure today. Ben Goren (@beng412) and Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) are back, and this time they’re previewing the NU women’s basketball team: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/wnur-sports-womens-basketball-preview-podcast Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) and Justin Nam (@namjustin) give you a 10-minute run-down of NU men’s basketball’s first two opponents, Houston Baptist and Brown: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/mens-basketball-preview-week-of-november-13

Welsh-Ryan will be rocking on Friday night for the first men's basketball game of the season, then the Wildcat football team invades South Bend Saturday. Get ready for all the action on preview Thursday! Photo credit: Tommy Giglio, USA Today Sports.

Preview Thursday: Huge Northwestern Sports Weekend on the Horizon

WNUR Sports has you covered ahead of a big weekend in Northwestern athletics. Ben Goren and Jason Dorow preview Northwestern’s men’s basketball season in a podcast: http://wp.me/p2so7x-1gh. Austin Miller takes an in-depth look at each of Northwestern’s non-conference opponents this men’s basketball season: http://wp.me/p2so7x-1gk. Michael Stern previews Northwestern football’s nationally-televised game Saturday afternoon against Notre […]

Jack Mitchell and the Wildcats make their first  appearance in South Bend since 1995 on Saturday.Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller, Getty Images.

Northwestern at Notre Dame: Game Preview

WNUR’s Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) previews Northwestern football’s visit to Notre Dame Saturday. Northwestern takes on Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. The game will be the first meeting between the schools separated by 114 miles since September 2, 1995, when Pat Fitzgerald led the Wildcats to a 17-15 win in South Bend. Let’s take […]

Dave Sobolewski made it rain from downtown in the Big Ten tourney first round against Iowa last year. Can he keep it going in 2014-2015?

WNUR Sports Men’s Basketball Preview Podcast

Chris Collins and Northwestern’s Men’s Basketball team open play Friday night at a renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena against Houston Baptist. WNUR’s Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) and Ben Goren (@BenG412) break down Northwestern men’s hoops on a podcast, available at our Soundcloud site by following the link below: https://soundcloud.com/wnur-sports/wnur-sports-mens-basketball-preview-2014-2015

Which games on Northwestern's non-conference schedule will make Sanjay Lumpkin give himself a fist-bump in excitement? Photo Credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP.

NORTHWESTERN MENS BASKETBALL NON-CONFERENCE PREVIEW

WNUR’s Austin Miller (@Austin_james906) gives you the game-by-game rundown of Northwestern men’s basketball’s non-conference schedule for the 2014-2015 season. Which games can Wildcat fans mark down as wins, and which will be classic non-conference nail-biters? Austin breaks down every match-up, starting with Friday’s season opener against Houston Baptist.   In his first season as Northwestern […]

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NUmbers Guy: Northwestern vs. Michigan

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down Northwestern’s ugly game against Michigan Northwestern’s bowl chances are slipping away, just like Trevor Siemian slipped and fell on the 2-point conversion. After one of the worst and most brutal football games Northwestern’s played in a long time, the ‘Cats went for the win, and lost in the end. For […]

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WNUR Predictions: Northwestern vs. Michigan

WNUR’s staff predicts how Northwestern will fare when they host the Michigan Wolverines tomorrow at 2:30   Eric Klaus (0-0) (@Eklaus1): Northwestern 17, Michigan 13.  This is an incredibly tough game to pick as these two teams have been inconsistent all season.  However, I think Northwestern will show a little more focus and urgency this […]

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Game Preview: Northwestern vs. Michigan

WNUR Sports Director Greg Mroz (@wizard_of_mroz) previews the Wildcats matchup against the Michigan Wolverines It’s hard to get excited about a game featuring two teams that have both underachieved in 2014. Yet the last two matchups between the Wildcats and the Wolverines have gone down to the wire. Who can forget Roy Roundtree’s catch from Devin […]

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NUmbers Guy: Northwestern at Iowa

.WNUR’s Ari Ross takes a look at the stats from Northwestern’s trip to Iowa Just awful. There’s no other way to describe it. Northwestern’s performance was just awful, pathetic. There are so many adjectives that come to mind, but I’ll be kind and just share a few. Northwestern didn’t even show up to play at […]

Iowa's Ben Niemann falls on a punt in the end zone Saturday against Northwestern with no Wildcats in sight. Everything was pretty much this easy for the Hawkeyes, who rolled past Northwestern. Photo credit: Justin Hayworth, AP.

Breaking Down Northwestern’s Loss at Iowa

WNUR’s Max Gelman breaks down Northwestern’s third straight loss, a drubbing in Iowa City. Domesticated Cats: This loss was just flat out ugly. Northwestern 1) gave up 24 points in the first quarter, 2) managed only 180 total yards, 3) averaged less than three yards per play, 4) converted only four out of fifteen third […]

Last year's game in Iowa City ended with Kain Colter on the ground in overtime. Can the 'Cats get revenge Saturday, and snap a three-game losing streak in the process? Photo credit: Byron Houlgrave, Des Moines Register.

WNUR’s Predictions: Northwestern at Iowa

WNUR’s staff has been in a season-long losing streak. Do they pick the Wildcats to snap their three-game skid in Iowa City? Northwestern Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 Big Ten) at Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) Last year: The Hawkeyes held off Northwestern, 17-10 in overtime. Game time is 11 AM. You can watch on Big […]

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Sportsathon Testimonial: Jason Dorow

WNUR’s Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) discusses how WNUR Sports has helped shape his Northwestern experience. When I arrived for my freshman year at Northwestern, just over a year ago, there was plenty of uncertainty. I didn’t really know anyone at the school. I didn’t know what courses I would take. And I only had a matter […]

Current WNUR Sports Directors Greg Mroz and Cameron Songer at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana for a women's basketball broadcast in winter 2014.

Sportsathon Testimonial: Cameron Songer

WNUR Sports Director Cameron Songer talks about his experience as a broadcaster with WNUR Sports. “You get out what you put in.” As a journalist and broadcaster, you are frequently told to avoid clichés. Sometimes, cliché is just unavoidable. If there is a better example of “you get out what you put in” at Northwestern than […]

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NUmbers Guy: Northwestern at the Bye Week

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50)  breaks down Northwestern’s stats at the bye week:  Sitting at 3-4 on the bye week, it’s been a very inconsistent and up and down season for the Wildcats. Northwestern lost its first two at home, to California and Northern Illinois, two teams they probably should have beaten, and could have beaten, if […]

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NUmbers Guy: Northwestern vs. Nebraska

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down how the ‘Cats performed in their homecoming game against Nebraska. Northwestern played one great half of football, and one really bad half of football. On homecoming, Northwestern came out and took a 17-14 lead going into the half. They looked good, pumped up for the homecoming game in their gothic […]

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 […]

Justin Jackson took the football to the house frequently this season, and he took home two WNUR football awards as a result. Photo credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP.

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 […]

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

Around the Big Ten: Week 5

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 […]

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

Around the Big Ten: Week 3

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 […]

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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