3 lessons of Nerdwestern football

3 lessons of Nerdwestern football

By Anthony Settipani It’s no secret that students here at Northwestern aren’t the biggest football fans. Of course, it’s also pretty hard to blame them for their lack of interest. For a student body on the fast track to grades, money and world domination, to be paired with a team that until only recently held […]

Women’s basketball looks to bounce back after below-average 2012-2013 season

Coming off a below-average finish of third-to-last place in the Big Ten, the women’s basketball team looks to rebound this year under the leadership of coach Joe McKeown. On August 15th, it was announced that McKeown would receive a contract extension through 2017 as the coach has shown relentless dedication to the team and the […]

The future of college athletics, according to Medill

As college sports eat away at school budgets and gather ever-increasing support from millions of alumni, fans and critics alike are asking: where will collegiate athletics be 10, 20, even 30 years from now? On Friday, a few acclaimed panelists from different sports backgrounds, all but one former Wildcats, discussed this huge uncertainty. The Medill-hosted […]

This isn’t the end of the world

I choose to look at things optimistically   Is there such a thing as a statement loss? Because I think we just had ours. Northwestern came up short against Ohio State, losing 30 – 40. How short? Somewhere around half a yard. If you watched the game, you know the moment I’m talking about. Northwestern […]

Northwestern Football is Back

Oh, that was two weeks ago. Punctuality is not a strong point of mine. The average Northwestern fan’s view of Saturday’s game. Photo by Andrea Schmitz I’d like to pose a question. If Northwestern beats Syracuse but nobody is on campus to hear it, does it make a sound? Normally I like the quarter system. […]

Western Promises

Photo by Dave Reid. Oh, how long it’s been since I’ve written about football. Too long. And there’s still a long summer in the way of me “covering” football next season. But hey, while the offseason is long and torturous, we still get some news from time to time. Take, for instance, the Big Ten’s […]

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 […]