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Joe’s Corner: Northwestern Recruiting Takes a Huge Step Forward

WNUR Sports Director Joe Misulonas (@jmisulonas) looks at Northwestern football’s recruiting class of 2014 and how the Wildcats have drastically improved their recruiting success. In my column from February 8th, I expressed my disappointment with the Northwestern Recruiting Class of 2013. The Wildcats recruiting class ranked 51st in the nation this year, even though the team finished 17th in the

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Joe’s Corner: Northwestern Lacrosse, Floyd Mayweather and the Topic of Dominance

WNUR Sports Director Joe Misulonas (@jmisulonas) compares Northwestern lacrosse to another athlete who has dominated his sport: Floyd Mayweather. Last weekend, two champions put their reputations on the line and won significant victories. Saturday night, Floyd “Money” Mayweather demolished Robert Guerrero in a 12-round bout which never felt close. He improved his career record to 44-0. Sunday afternoon, the Northwestern

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Joe’s Corner: Northwestern Not “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” Yet

WNUR Sports Director Joe Misulonas (@jmisulonas) lays out his argument for why Northwestern is not yet Chicago’s Big Ten Team, but does have the potential to be. Yesterday, Jim Sannes wrote in his NUmbers Guy column that Northwestern has finally become “Chicago’s Big Ten Team.” This was in response to the recent success of the Northwestern baseball game at Wrigley

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Joe’s Corner: Game of Thrones: Women’s Lacrosse Edition

WNUR Sports Director Joe Misulonas (@jmisulonas) matches contenders for the women’s lacrosse title to contenders for the Iron Throne in HBO’s Game of Thrones. (Some spoilers ahead!) Spring has arrived here in Evanston. It is a magical time at Northwestern. Students can take off their parkas and finally enjoy the dreary misery of April showers on campus, as the sidewalks

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Joe’s Corner: I believe in Chris Collins

WNUR Sports Director Joe Misulonas (@jmisulonas) writes why he believes Chris Collins is the Batman that Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball needs. In his introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Northwestern Men’s basketball team, Chris Collins said all the right things. He said that Northwestern had more to offer than academics. He said that Chicago’s the best

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Joe’s Corner: The Stevens-Smart Theorem

In this week’s edition of Joe’s Corner, Joe Misulonas explains why Northwestern will have a much harder time matching the successes of other small basketball programs like Butler and VCU. As the men’s basketball season comes to a close, the speculation about Bill Carmody’s future with the team will begin. Will Northwestern give him another year with Drew Crawford and

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Joe’s Corner

In this week’s edition of Joe’s Corner, Joe Misulonas looks at the nearly unprecedented career of Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller as she nears her 200th career win. The Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse team is heading on a two-game road trip this weekend. Tonight, they play the North Carolina Tar Heels and Sunday afternoon they will play the Vanderbilt

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Joe’s Corner: A Rough Year for Bill Carmody

In this week’s edition of Joe’s Corner, Joe Misulonas takes a look at the many challenges Northwestern basketball coach Bill Carmody has faced this season. With 1:30 left in the Northwestern-Ohio State game last night, the Wildcats trailed by only two points. This is incredible, considering the team was without both freshman center Alex Olah, a seven-footer who had come

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Joe’s Corner

In this week’s edition of Joe’s Corner, Joe Misulonas discusses Northwestern’s partnership with the Cubs, as well as the football team’s newest recruiting class. The Strange Dichotomy of Northwestern Football There were two big stories in Northwestern football this week. First, Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced a five-year partnership that will include five future football games at Wrigley Field.

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Joe’s Corner

In this week’s edition of Joe’s Corner, Joe Misulonas looks at the important roles point guards Dave Sobolewski and Karly Roser will need to play for the Northwestern basketball programs to have success both this year and in the years to come. Joe’s Corner: There’s Something About the Point Guards Physicist Niels Bohr once said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially

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