Jim Sannes

Northwestern’s Union Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough

Northwestern’s Union Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough

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 shocked yesterday to hear that members of the Northwestern football team were filing to become part of a labor union. In case […]

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The NUmbers Guy: Which Season was the Fluke?

The NUmbers Guy: Which Season was the Fluke?

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 back to January 1st of this year. Northwestern had just defeated Mississippi State, 34-20, to take the program’s first bowl victory since […]

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s Red Zone Offensive Woes

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern’s Red Zone Offensive Woes

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 here far too often: I love Jeff Budzien. He’s a good man, he does his job, he’s intelligent, and he gave one […]

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern Basketball off to Mixed Start

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern Basketball off to Mixed Start

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 the sweet baby Jesus we can take a brief reprieve from talking about football. One can only cry so many tears. Now, […]

Strength Through Smiles: Terri Taylor’s Triumph Over Injuries

Strength Through Smiles: Terri Taylor’s Triumph Over Injuries

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 during Big Ten play, Taylor enters her senior year as a captain of the team looking to break out in Northwestern’s backcourt. […]

The NUmbers Guy: Behind the Broadcast

The NUmbers Guy: Behind the Broadcast

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. My mouth involuntarily hung slightly agape. I just stared at the field in total disbelief. After Nebraska’s game-winning Hail Mary, the next […]

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Iowa Analysis

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Iowa Analysis

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 morning. A mysterious man in a trench coat walks up to you and hands you the box score of the upcoming game […]

The NUmbers Guy: The Venric Effect

The NUmbers Guy: The Venric Effect

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 dabble in hypotheticals and counterfactuals. However, when Northwestern is 0-3 in the Big Ten after a mind-boggling loss to Minnesota, reality blows […]

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

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

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, built the bus, drove it and burned it down to the ground in 60 minutes of football. BUT, in the greatest repetitive […]

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Ohio State Analysis

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Ohio State Analysis

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, a show I have lost countless hours of sleep to listen to over the last nine years, was absurdly awesome. Then, seeing […]

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