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The Hidden Gem of NU Athletics

by Travis Cottle Over the past weekend, Northwestern students had a lot on their plate. Over 1,000 students took part in Dance Marathon which kept them unaware of the sporting events that took place this past weekend. For those who weren’t at DM their eyes were glued to the various college basketball games that happened this weekend. On Thursday morning

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Kis This

In this week’s edition of Kis This, Zack Kisfalusi tries to find the reasons behind Northwestern’s continued offensive struggles. Rock Bottom This Northwestern team has reached a new low after getting beat down on Sunday by the Purdue Boilermakers. With no one scoring in double digits, the offensive struggles continued for the entire team as even Reggie Hearn started forcing

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The NUmbers Guy: Breaking down the Mississippi State Bulldogs

WNUR Sports Director Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) takes a look at Northwestern’s opponent in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, the Mississippi State Bulldogs by analyzing the numbers behind their 2012 regular season. In Coach Pat Fitzgerald’s office sits the mangled head of a stuffed monkey given to him during his playing days after a victory over Iowa. Fitz will be looking to

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The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern vs. Illinois Analysis

WNUR Sports Director Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) analyzes Northwestern’s 50-14 drubbing of Illinois Saturday by the numbers and questions the motivational strategy of Illinois coach Tim Beckman. To say I was nervous when Illinois took a 7-0 lead seven minutes into Saturday’s game would be a gross understatement. The Illini had just capped off an 11-play, 78-yard drive with a Donovonn

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Illinois Preview: Interview with Pat Fitzgerald

Earlier this week, Northwestern Wildcats head football coach Pat Fitzgerald sat down with WNUR Sports Directors Jim Sannes and Zach Kisfalusi to preview the ‘Cats’ match-up with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Coach Fitz talks about Northwestern’s victory over Michigan State, the 2012 class of seniors in their last home game, Big Ten expansion and the intensification of Northwestern’s rivalry with

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WNUR’s Predictions of Northwestern football vs. Illinois

The WNUR Sports staffers offer their picks for this Saturday’s match-up by previewing their predictions of the victor, the final score and a player to watch as the Northwestern University Wildcats take on the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Jim Sannes (@JimSannes): Northwestern 31, Illinois 13. If Northwestern doesn’t win this game by 15+ points, I will be incredibly sad.

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Don’t Hate the Player: NCAA ’13 Simulation of Northwestern vs. Illinois

WNUR Sports Social Media Director Cameron Songer (@CameronSonger) previews this Saturday’s game between the Northwestern University Wildcats and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini with the assistance of NCAA Football ’13. This is it: the final game of Northwestern’s simulated regular season. It’s also, then, the last regular column in this series. I wish I could offer some insightful commentary

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The NUmbers Guy: Northwestern vs. Michigan State Analysis

WNUR Sports Director Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) explains why Northwestern’s win Saturday was their best game of the season by looking at the statistics behind the game. This stupid No-Shave November thing is finally showing that it does have a positive side. During Northwestern’s 23-20 victory over Michigan State on Saturday, I nervously stroked the sparse peach fuzz on my upper

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