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What's it like to be a Northwestern fan as a Northwestern student? Part 1

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Part 1 of a two-part Pound The Talk podcast discussion.

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Henry Bushnell, Jason Dorow, Ben Goren and Tristan Jung sit down for Part 1 of a two-part discussion on the experience of rooting for Northwestern's sports teams as a student at the university. We tell our personal stories, discuss how our fandom has spiked and waned over the years, address the common perception that Northwestern students don't care about sports, and try to figure out why that is. We also try to figure out the effect that this lack of a sports culture has had on our fandom and the fandom of others.

Part 2 of the podcast will feature three new unique stories and backgrounds, will discuss the relationship among an incoming Northwestern student, his or her new school's teams, and the teams he or she rooted for growing up. It will also get into the differences between the sports experience at Northwestern and the sports experience at other major schools, and will address the ways in which the athletic department markets sports games to students.

Listen to Part 1 below, or subscribe, download and listen on iTunes.

We would love to have listeners comment below to pick up on some points we missed, tell us about your own experiences in light of our discussion, and ask questions or bring up topics for Part 2.