Know Your Opponent
Our Know Your Opponent series rolled on; we previewed six 2016 Northwestern opponents this week:
- Nebraska Cornhuskers
- Iowa Hawkeyes
- Michigan State Spartans
- Indiana Hoosiers
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Wisconsin Badgers
Keys to the season
Pound the Talk
Two very special guests joined Pound the Talk this week: Henry Bushnell made his grand return to discuss the statistical anomaly (or was it?) that was Northwestern’s 2015 season and, later in the week, THE BALLCARRIER himself Justin Jackson graced the program to talk everything from touchdown celebrations to NBA free agency.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s... Anthony Walker?
That’s right. This week, Evanston finally found the hero they deserve, as Northwestern kicked off a promotional campaign that dubbed Anthony Walker “The Franchise”. Martin Oppegaard takes a dive into an unorthodox, but unquestionably entertaining move by Northwestern here... Oh yeah, and there was this:
A few Northwestern basketball alumni took part in NBA Summer League this month; we recapped their performances here. Shortly after the conclusion of Summer League, Tre Demps also made an important decision regarding his basketball future. Alex Olah then joined him. Buy Belgium Basketball On Demand as soon as you can!
Lift for Life
On Thursday, Northwestern players came together to host an event called Lift for Life at Ryan Field to raise money and awareness in the fight against rare diseases. If you’re wondering the results from the event:
Top five from this morning's Lift for Life (bench press reps of 225)— Inside NU (@insidenu) July 21, 2016
Lancaster - 32
Odenigbo - 27
Mahoney - 27
Thompson - 25
Siemian to start?
Probably not, but Touchdown Trev is back and making headlines after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Siemian “has a legitimate chance” to seize the reigns to the Bronco’s offense this season. It’s worth noting that Siemian does have more Super Bowl rings (1) than his competitors for the position Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch have combined (0).
This week, ESPN compiled All-Century Teams (since 2000) for every Big Ten school. Check out Northwestern’s lineup here.
Former Northwestern football head coach Dennis Green passed away Thursday. We remember his legacy and the impact he had not just on Northwestern athletics, but on the game of football as a whole.
Sam Brief delves into the complex and ultimately unknowable entity that is Clayton Thorson and how his legs could key a rejuvenation of Northwestern’s offense this season.