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SVAD: Live from Quarantine

SportsVoice After Dark is back! Kept away from the station’s Evanston headquarters, new hosts Eli Finkelstein and Drew Miller join you from their Orlando homes to bring you an update on life in quarantine and the biggest tournaments in sports right now. Which mystery guest will win the first Lightning Round of Season 12?

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An Update on WNUR Sports

Dear WNUR Sports listeners, readers and friends, In these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out and give you some certainty about our station. Of course, with all games canceled for the remainder of the winter and spring seasons, WNUR Sports programming will look a little different this spring. Our hearts go out to all the athletes who had their

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Reflecting on the Big Ten Tournament That Never Was

Boos rained down from the crowd midway through Northwestern’s first-round contest against Minnesota as the PA announced that the remaining Big Ten tournament action would be closed off to everyone other than essential personnel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was just the tip of the iceberg. On the tournament’s second day, my broadcast partner and I had joked with

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On the road at Ohio State, Northwestern WBB Up to the Task Yet Again

With the postseason looming, the Northwestern Women’s Basketball team traveled to Columbus, OH looking to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes and tie a program record in the process. Joe McKeown’s squad came into this Big Ten matchup with a 24-3 record, one win away from tying the 1978-1979 Wildcats’ record win total of 25 wins. Facing off against a young

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LAX: Wildcats fall at home against #7 Notre Dame

After a strong opening weekend, Northwestern (2-1) came up short Friday night in a 17-15 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0). Avenging last season’s NCAA Tournament quarterfinal defeat, the Irish snapped a four-game losing streak to the Wildcats in front of a packed crowd at Ryan Fieldhouse.   Unlike the past few matchups, Northwestern was without its all-time

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