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Sportsathon

Donations for WNUR Sportsathon are now open! Click here to leave your contribution. Please ensure that your gift is being directed to WNUR. The screen should say “WNUR Gift Fund” above of “Continue to Step 2.” If this is not the case, please select “WNUR” under the drop-down beneath “Give to Other Northwestern Areas.”

Important: In the comments section of the donation box, please state which premium you would like to receive. The premium eligibility plateaus are as follows:

$25 – WNUR Sports USB Drive
$35 - WNUR Sports T-shirt (Please state the size of shirt you would like in the comments, as well)
$75 – WNUR Sports Fleece Pullover (Please state the size of shirt you would like in the comments, as well)

The Third Annual WNUR Sportsathon is set to kick off Friday, October 25th, at 5:00 pm and continue until Saturday, October 26th, at 5:00 pm. The event is 24 straight hours of sports programming on WNUR 89.3 FM and WNURSports.com. Click here to hear why WNUR Sports alumnus and lead studio host for the Big Ten Network Dave Revsine believes Sportsathon is so important.

The WNUR Sports broadcast crew at the 2013 Gator Bowl. Sportsathon helps ensure the station can travel throughout the country to bring you comprehensive coverage of Northwestern Wildcats athletics.

The WNUR Sports broadcast crew at the 2013 Gator Bowl. Sportsathon helps ensure the station can travel throughout the country to bring you comprehensive coverage of Northwestern Wildcats athletics.

Sportsathon is the lone fundraiser for WNUR Sports throughout the year. The funds raised are used to improve the station’s equipment, assist in travel for road trips throughout Big Ten country and the nation such as bowl games, the women’s lacrosse Final Four, and the men’s and women’s Big Ten Basketball Tournaments.

Programming Schedule for Third Annual Sportsathon

October 25th
5:00pm-7:00pm – The SportsVoice
7:00pm-9:00pm – Northwestern Women’s Soccer versus Michigan State
9:00pm-10:00pm – Roundtable debate with The Daily Northwestern’s Rohan Nadkarni, InsideNU’s Kevin Trahan, Scout.com’s Nick Medline, and North by Northwestern’s Sylvan Lane
10:00pm-10:30pm – Stats are for Losers
10:30pm-11:00pm – Wildtalk with Mroz and Eisenband
11:00pm-11:30pm – Northwestern Wrestling Preview
11:30pm-12:00am – Northwestern Soccer Season Perspectus

October 26th
12:00am-3:00am – 2013 Gator Bowl – WNUR Sports Classic Broadcast
3:00am-5:00am – WNUR Sports Classic Northwestern Basketball Broadcast
5:00am-7:00am – 2006 Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Game – WNUR Sports Classic Broadcast
7:00am-8:30am – CatTalk – Interviews with WNUR Sports and Northwestern alumni. A list of previous participants can be found at the bottom of this page.
8:30am-9:00am – Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Preview
9:00am-10:00am – National College Football Pre-Game Show
10:00am-11:00am – WNUR Sports Kick-Off Show
11:00am-2:30pm – Northwestern Football versus Iowa
2:30pm-3:00pm – WNUR Sports Post-Game Show
3:00pm-4:00pm – Northwestern Women’s Basketball Preview
4:00pm-5:00pm – Northwestern Men’s Basketball Preview

For additional updates on Sportsathon and other WNUR Sports functions, find WNUR Sports on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions about Sportsathon, feel free to send an email to WNURSports@gmail.com.

SPORTSATHON 2012 SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEWS:

J.A. Adande–Columnist and Around the Horn Panelist, ESPN
Eric Collins–Play-By-Play Broadcaster, BTN
Brian Davis–Play-By-Play, Oklahoma City Thunder
Evan Fitzgerald–Sideline Reporter, Big Ten Network; Reporter, CBS Milwaukee
Glenn Geffner–Play-By-Play, Miami Marlins
Mike Greenberg–Mike and Mike in the Morning, ESPN
Mitch Holthus–Play-By-Play, Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Lewin–Play-By-Play, SD Chargers, MLB on FOX, BTN; Analyst, NY Mets
Dave O’Brien–Play-By-Play, Boston Red Sox, MLB on ESPN, ESPN College Basketball
Dave Revsine–Lead Studio Host, BTN
Randy Scott–Anchor, ESPN
Willie Weinbaum–Producer, ESPN
Steve Weissman–SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN

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