Author Archives: Jim Sannes

The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Syracuse Analysis

WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) takes a look at the numbers behind Northwestern’s 48-27 victory over Syracuse Saturday with notes on Tony Jones, Jeff Budzien and Trevor Siemian. Before the season opener, we heard a lot about the “Bear Raid” offense under Sunny Dykes. Me thinks Northwestern was taking notes. Saturday, in their 48-27 victory over Syracuse, Trevor Siemian and Kain

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Pre-Game Blog: Things to Watch

WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) gives some things to keep an eye on during today’s contest between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Syracuse Orange. We’re at about two hours before game time, and I’ve already seen a man trying to hurdle a six-foot fence to get to a grungy port-a-potty, disregarding the open gate three feet to his right. At this

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The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern versus Cal analysis

WNUR Sports’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) takes a look at Saturday’s victory for the Northwestern Wildcats over the California Golden Bears, including some stats about Northwestern’s receivers, Dan Vitale’s performance, and the impact of losing Daniel Jones for the season. If I lost a dollar for every time Collin Ellis made me shout, “Ohhhh muh jeeebus!” during Saturday’s game, I’d be

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Freshman Spotlight: Godwin Igwebuike

WNUR’s Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) sat down with Northwestern Wildcats true freshman Godwin Igwebuike last week to talk about his decision to play safety instead of running back and his versatility both on and off the field. Click on the play button below to listen. This interview will also air during the WNUR Sports Kick-Off Show prior to Saturday’s season opener

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Northwestern Offensive Line Preview

Former WNUR Sports Director Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) previews the 2013 Northwestern Wildcats offensive line, a unit that will need to replace three starters after a productive 2012. There are a lot of units you can point to for helping Northwestern win ten games last year. Venric Mark and the running backs brought explosiveness to the offense, Kain Colter and Trevor

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