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Big Ten Team Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

Danny Etling, Purdue QB

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 this season doesn’t look much

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Feed the Post: 8 Reasons why Being a Northwestern fan Isn’t So Bad Right Now

WNUR Sports Online Content Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) explains why Northwestern fans have reason to be happy and hopeful. Normally, this is a basketball column. However, the Northwestern men’s team has lost five in a row and the women have lost six in a row. The last time either team won was February 1st, when the men’s team beat Minnesota.

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Feed the Post: Multi-Sport Athletes

WNUR Sports Online Content Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) explains which Northwestern basketball players would excel in Winter Olympic sports. I was so productive last week. Two midterms forced me to buckle down and study. With the men’s basketball team not playing a weekday game last week, there was one less thing to distract me. This week, the ‘Cats play a

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Feed the Post: Turn Back the Clock

WNUR Sports Online Content Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) looks at the world in 1960, the last time Northwestern won three straight Big Ten road games. You could say Northwestern’s men’s basketball team has been playing well recently. Historically well, in fact. Their recent success on the road marks the first time since the 1959-1960 season the Wildcats have won three

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Feed the Post: How Northwestern Basketball Inspired the Grammys

WNUR Sports Online Content Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) explains how most important pop songs of 2013 were actually about Northwestern basketball. Get Lucky: The Record of the Year at this year’s Grammys is about a universal desire: winning basketball games. That’s definitely what it’s about, right? Anyone who stuck through both overtimes of Northwestern’s win against Purdue stayed up late,

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Feed the Post: Northwestern Basketball Goes to the Dogs

WNUR Sports Online Content Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) picks a dog breed that looks like each member of Northwestern’s basketball team. This season was supposed to be a lost one for Northwestern men’s basketball. After starting conference play 0-3, it looked clear that Chris Collins’s squad was in a year of transition. To cheer me up, I started wondering which

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