Clearly, the most important NU-related news last winter was alumna Megan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry. In honor of the announcement, Tristan Jung ranked the English/British monarchs by basketball ability. There’s going to be royalty on the basketball team at some point. Consider this a scouting report.
It was a disappointing finale for Northwestern’s 2018 men’s basketball seniors, to say the least. Here’s our story from their final home game, a loss to Wisconsin.
So. You lost to Rutgers. Here’s how to carry on.
Weird stuff happens on this website between March and August. Sometimes, it’s valuable, like this countdown of the top 10 remixes of NU’s fight song.
As spring ball wrapped up, Talia Hendel described the tight-knit relationship between Bennett Skowronek and TJ Green, who are teammates and cousins.
“Quit bitchin’, quit belly-achin’, become part of the solution and let’s go.” The words that rang in the opening of Ryan Fieldhouse, and perhaps, the arrival of Northwestern football as a true Big Ten contender. Caleb Friedman wrote about Pat Fitzgerald’s explosive comments and where Fitz felt the Wildcats needed to go.
They practice three times a week and lift twice more. Their captains design plans for workouts and communicate via Slack. They’re a club team, but they compete at the highest level in their sport. Back in May, Davis Rich took a look at the Northwestern men’s ultimate frisbee team as it prepared for the Ultimate National Tournament.
On the eve of the NCAA Tournament, Noah Coffman wrote about Maddie Lipp, Alex Chatt, and Erin Larner, the trio of exemplary seniors that led NU women’s tennis back to the edge of greatness.
Inside NU broke the news that NU revoked 2018 men’s basketball recruit Jordan Lathon’s admission to the school.
The biggest NU-related news of the first half of 2018 may have been Hunter Johnson’s announcement of his intention to transfer to Northwestern from Clemson. The former five-star recruit redshirted in 2018, and figures to be the favorite to take over Clayton Thorson’s role in 2019. Caleb Friedman wrote about the importance of Johnson’s arrival in Evanston.
An Inside NU legend says goodbye. Former EIC Zach Pereles penned one final column as a student before graduating from Northwestern.
Paddy Fisher enjoyed a breakout 2017 when he was named Big Ten Defensive Freshman of the Year. This is the story of how Katy, Texas, the football-crazed town Fisher calls home, shaped NU’s next great middle linebacker. It’s also the story of how tragedy created brotherhood between Fisher and safety Travis Whillock.
On the eve of the 2018 season opener, we published two features on a couple of NU’s most important players — one on Clayton Thorson and one on Nate Hall. Both were recovering from ACL injuries, with their abilities still unclear for the Purdue game. For Thorson, 2018 would be his last chance to get to Indianapolis. For Hall, 2018 represented a challenge: to regain the confidence he played with at the end of the the previous season.
After NU got pantsed by Duke thanks to a bevy of RPOs, Fitz called the play “the purest form of communism.” We had some fun with that.
Northwestern lost to Akron, and the incomparable Tristan Jung mused on the game, running, and the Broadway musical “Hamilton”, concluding that if NU couldn’t escape its cycle of stagnation, it will never be good enough. After a Big Ten West title, it’s hard to say NU is stagnating, but this story is worth a read.
A human interest story in the middle of a long season: learn about Gunnar Vogel, a reserve offensive lineman who starred as a giant man of clay in a NU student director’s film.
The other half of the Katy-NU duo, Whillock did not play during his first two seasons in Evanston. This story details his recovery from injury as he returned to the field midseason. He played in nine games in 2018, totaling 50 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
On a cold night in Iowa City, NU finally became a champion. Caleb Friedman recounted the gravity of the Big Ten West clincher.
As NU prepared to host No. 3 Notre Dame, Joe Weinberg talked to members of the 2014 Northwestern team, which beat the Fighting Irish in South Bend. Here’s the retrospective on a remarkable night in northern Indiana.
Our story from the re-opening of the renovated, unrecognizable Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Isaiah Bowser cam out of nowhere to rejuvenate NU’s rush attack. He overcame a whole lot more to simply get to Northwestern. This is the story of how strength in the face of trauma got Bowser to where he is today.
The senior offensive lineman often goes overlooked on the field. He’s also one of NU’s best representatives off the field, regularly volunteering and annually showing up at Dance Marathon in a Captain America suit. Avery Zimmerman wrote about a student-athlete who attacks every aspect of his life with vigor.
Northwestern may have lost the Big Ten Championship, but the Wildcats did not go quietly. Neither did the vocal purple contingency, including thousands of students bussed from Evanston to Indianapolis. It was awesome.