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Northwestern’s Union Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) says that while Northwestern football’s attempts at becoming a part of a union are a positive step, they do not go far enough. Like most of you, I was… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Which Season was the Fluke?

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) examines Northwestern football’s last two seasons to try to determine which of the two was more likely to be a fluke. Time machine time, kiddos. Let’s take a ride… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s Red Zone Offensive Woes

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) takes an in-depth look at Northwestern football’s red zone offense and argues that the struggles have cost the team three-to-five victories this year. I feel like I say this… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern Basketball off to Mixed Start

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) analyzes the first week of the regular season for the Northwestern Wildcats men’s and women’s basketball teams and breaks it down with his three up and three down. Thank… Continue reading

Strength Through Smiles: Terri Taylor’s Triumph Over Injuries

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Halfway through her junior year, Northwestern Wildcats women’s basketball guard Terri Taylor had yet to see her court due to numerous injuries to her feet and ankles. After making her debut last year… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Behind the Broadcast

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) takes you behind the scenes of WNUR Sports’ broadcast in Lincoln, Neb., this weekend, showing the travel schedule, broadcast set-up, and faces behind the microphones. My legs were numb.… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Iowa Analysis

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) looks at the numbers from Northwestern’s 17-10 overtime loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes and gives the “three up” and “three down” from the game. Let’s rewind back to Saturday… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: The Venric Effect

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) looks at the injury to Venric Mark and tries to quantify how much the loss has affected the Northwestern Wildcats. Generally, people of authority will tell you not to… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s Shot at Legends Division Lives On

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) explains how Northwestern can still win the Legends Division and why the fans shouldn’t give up on the team yet. Saturday re-defined the term “struggle-bussing.” Northwestern manufactured the parts,… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Ohio State Analysis

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) gives his “three up” and “three down” from Northwestern’s 40-30 loss to Ohio State on Saturday. So, this weekend was awesome. First, seeing Mike & Mike in the Morning,… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern vs. Ohio State Preview

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) previews Saturday’s football game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes by looking at the numbers that will decide that outcome. How do you prepare for possibly… Continue reading

The NUmbers Guy: Non-Conference Grades for Northwestern Football

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WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) takes a look back on Northwestern football’s non-conference slate of games and grades the team in four separate categories. What was the worst case scenario prior to the 2013… Continue reading