Carmody Out After Ninth Straight Loss Comes at United Center

Like God, I watch from above and get annoyed by Iowans. Photo by Nathaniel Edwards. I was there when the season ended. In the United Center’s upper upper decks Thursday night, I sat sandwiched in between two flocks of Iowa late-20-somethings. The right one was led by a guy who wrote a book he didn’t […]

I’m Tired of Losing to the Worst State

Demps dances, Sobo squints, and a ref floats on air. PHOTO: Nathaniel Edwards Thursday night, a large visiting crowd of Ohio State Buckeyes fans settled in and sat quietly as the Wildcats held a knife to their team’s throat all game long, only to get talked out of it in the last three minutes. Narrow […]

Last Call for College Ball

Here are all of the items I have destroyed during or just after watching Northwestern basketball games this year: – 1 fork (bent then thrown) – 1 “All We Do Is WIN” t-shirt (cut to strips with scissors then discarded) – 2 “Shurna / #24 = #1” glossy signs (ripped) – 1 giant disembodied head […]

Hightower Officiating Through The Ages

On Thursday night, Northwestern shocked me, you, and everybody by overcoming their injuries and staying ahead of title contender Ohio State for 37 minutes. Unfortunately for Evanstonians, referee Ed Hightower gave Deshaun Thomas license to kill in those last three minutes, calling fifth fouls on the well-positioned and immobile Kale Abrahamson and Mike Turner as […]

NU Basketball Columnist Petitions to Transfer

The state of our Hoops is strong. We have crushed the Boilermakers. We have upset two ranked teams. We don’t have to play Michigan or Indiana again. If you ignore the Nebraska game (like me!) then the men’s basketball team is one more big upset away from serious national relevance. Reggie, Sobo, Olah, and Swopshire […]

Ten True Facts I Mostly Made Up That Explain NU’s Turnaround

Minnesota Assistant Coach Vince Taylor oddly NOT crying in this ESPN photo. How good was this week? While tears were running down the cheeks of ex-Dukie and current Golden Gophers assistant coach Vince Taylor Wednesday night (I guess he’s a dramatic guy?), WNUR tweeted that this game was Northwestern’s first victory over a ranked team […]

Let’s Play “Knockout”: 5 Tips To Fighting At Basketball Games

Their whole student section was wearing these hats. It’s been a discouraging week. What looked like an even contest at #9 Minnesota turned into a blowout, and the conference-winless Iowa Nobodies disemboweled the Wildcats in Evanston. NU’s only conference win thus far came against a Penn State team that scored approximately zero points outside the […]

Things Fall Apart; The Center Cannot Hold

Olah and I have the same unibrow, mediocre muscle tone, and Eastern European style of muted celebration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) A few weeks ago, I pressed ctrl+b in order to properly emphasize that “Reggie Hearn is every bit as good as Drew Crawford“, essentially saying that both seniors could be considered Northwestern’s best player. […]

My Thesis: Wildcats Terrible, Great, Mediocre

There are few things grimmer than being the sixth man in the waning minutes of an upset loss I’m a senior history student, so I have spent the past week studying and writing about a subject completely irrelevant to modern society, a series of events so terrible yet bland that the grief they caused will […]

Terps Rout ‘Cats, Season Basically Over, You Guys

This is much better than a picture from the actual game, trust us. Official Northwestern Chronicle Highlights Reel Click that link! Highlights: [0:00-0:24] A full student section settles in to watch an early defensive battle between two mediocre teams from two great conferences. [0:25-0:50] Freshman Wildcat Center Alex Olah’s face bloodied in a collision below […]