Author Archives: Sam Brief

Highlights: Pulliam drops 29, Northwestern falls at No. 25 Syracuse

Playing in the Carrier Dome for the first time in program history, Northwestern women’s basketball fell to No. 25 Syracuse, 81-74. Lindsey Pulliam caught fire early for the Wildcats, scoring 19 of her career-high 29 points in the first half, but the high-octane Orange closed strong and walked away with a seven-point win. Will Greer and Sam Brief were on

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ICYMI: Northwestern upsets No. 16 Michigan State on game-sealing INT

Nam Y. Huh / AP

Last night was complete madness at Ryan Field — a seesaw, triple-overtime game featuring almost 1,000 yards of offense ended with Nate Hall’s game-sealing interception of Brian Lewerke. Don’t miss our call of the final play:  Wow. Just wow.@sambrief and @henriquedamour on the call ⬇️ — WNUR Sports (@WNURSports) October 29, 2017  

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WNUR Football Focus: Riley Lees and Jeremy Larkin

By Sam Brief and Matt McHugh After redshirting in 2016, Riley Lees (8 catches, 122 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Jeremy Larkin (23 carries, 102 yards, 1 touchdown) have both broken out in their first playing seasons. The two roommates discuss their rise, alongside their fellow 2016 redshirts, in this week’s WNUR Football Focus: Northwestern takes on Penn State at 11am

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HIGHLIGHTS: Northwestern falls just short of No. 10 Wisconsin

After leading 10-7 at halftime, Northwestern surrendered 24 unanswered points to the tenth-ranked Badgers and trailed 31-10 at the 9:54 mark of the fourth quarter. Then, Clayton Thorson engineered two touchdown drives to make it a one possession ballgame before Wisconsin sealed their nine-point victory with a safety. Here are the WNUR Sports highlights, with Sam Brief and Henrique DaMour

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Football highlights: Northwestern storms back to beat Nevada in season opener

Trailing 17-7 at halftime, Northwestern outscored Nevada 24-3 in the second half to start the 2017 season 1-0. Austin Miller and Sam Brief were on the call for WNUR Sports and here are Saturday’s season-opening highlights: Next up for the Wildcats: Duke. We’ll have that on our Mixlr page at 11am CT with Will Greer, Tim Hackett and Amit Mallik on

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