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Northwestern Superbacks Preview

Northwestern Superbacks Preview

WNUR’s Axel Boada (@axelboada) previews the superbacks for the 2014 Northwestern football season. Northwestern is known for utilizing the superback position, a tight end/fullback hybrid that mixes a player’s athleticism and versatility into a role that barely fits within a title. Essentially, a superback is an “Everyman,” and it is no secret Northwestern values the […]

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Big Ten Team Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

Big Ten Team Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

WNUR’s Jacob Murphey (@jacobmurphey22) previews the Illinois Fighting Illini, and predicts whether they can improve on last season’s 4-8 disappoitment. WNUR’s own prediction doesn’t look good for Northwestern’s neighbor. WNUR’s Prediction: Illinois will finish 6th in the Big Ten West, just ahead of Purdue, with a 5-7 record, 2-6 in conference. The 2011 campaign that saw the Illini […]

Big Ten Team Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Big Ten Team Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

WNUR’s Jesse Kirsch (@JesseRKirsch) previews his hometown Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and why New Jersyans will have to wait to see Big Ten success. WNUR’s staff poll seemed to agree with Jesse; Rutgers’ introduction to the Big Ten will be turbulent at first. WNUR’s Prediction: Rutgers will finish last in the Big Ten East, with a 4-8 […]

Northwestern Linebackers Preview

Northwestern Linebackers Preview

WNUR’s Jason Dorow (@jasondorow) previews the linebackers for the 2014 Northwestern football season. The Northwestern linebacking crew will continue to be the anchor of the Wildcat defense in 2014. NU’s three starting linebackers led the team in tackles last season with senior captain Damien Proby topping that list at 112 total tackles, 65 of which […]

Northwestern Wide Receiver Preview

Northwestern Wide Receiver Preview

WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down the returning WRs for the upcoming Northwestern football season. Northwestern’s offense hasn’t been known for it’s passing in years past as the ‘Cats passing offense was ranked No. 9 in the Big Ten in 2012. But with the transition to a more pass-heavy offense this past year with Kain […]

Northwestern D-Line Preview

Northwestern D-Line Preview

WNUR’s Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) breaks down the defensive lineman for this year, and who will be stepping up to replace the holes left by Tyler Scott and Will Hampton. Northwestern’s defensive line play mirrored the rest of the team’s last season. The front four started off strong, holding opponents under 150 yards in each of […]

Big Ten Team Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

Big Ten Team Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

WNUR Sports Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) begins our team-by-team Big Ten preview with the Purdue Boilermakers. It can’t get any worse, right? For Purdue fans and second-year head coach Darrell Hazell, that’s the thought going into 2014. Leaving behind a historically bad 1-11 (0-8 B1G) campaign from a year ago, the stark reality is that […]

Northwestern Quarterback Preview

Northwestern Quarterback Preview

WNUR’s Ben Goren (@BenG412) previews the quarterbacks for the 2014 Northwestern football season, and says who will be the starter by the end of the season (hint: it might not be Siemian). Spark plug. Game changer.  Versatile.  Leader.  Backstabber.  Brilliant.  Inconsistent.  All are words that have been used to describe one Kain Colter, the two-time captain, two-time […]

Big Ten NFL Draft Recap

Big Ten NFL Draft Recap

WNUR’s Ryan Fish (@RyanMFish) shows us where the Big Ten alumni ended up in last weekend’s NFL Draft. Unfortunately, no Wildcats ended up on the list, but Kain Colter, Tyler Scott, Jeff Budzien and Rashard Lawrence all signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Thirty players from Big Ten schools were selected in this year’s […]

Joe’s Corner: Player Unionization and Northwestern’s Image Problem

Joe’s Corner: Player Unionization and Northwestern’s Image Problem

In this week’s edition of Joe’s Corner, WNUR co-Sports Director Joe Misulonas examines the push by Northwestern players for union recognition and how it may negatively impact Northwestern football. When Kain Colter and other Northwestern football players initially petitioned for union recognition, I was skeptical. On one hand, I believed the intentions of the players […]

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