Stories by Will Fischer
Welsh-Ryan went out with a bang when the 'Cats fell just short of beating No. 16 Purdue in a sold out nail-biter on Sunday.
It was NU's patented late self-destruction, which this team thought it had shook.
On Jan. 31, NU and the NCAA finally responded, both filing separate motions to dismiss Johnnie Vassar's complaint. Here's what that means.
Men's basketball beats Iowa by its widest margin ever – 35 points – in a dominating performance at Welsh-Ryan.
Pat Baldwin takes players overseas to sharpen their skills, and it pays huge dividends.
NU is having a great year in spite of a struggling Bryant McIntosh, but they'll need him to improve if they want to achieve their goals.
NU upset the 23rd-ranked Panthers on the back of a career day from star runningback Justin Jackson.
NU will be taking on Pitt in the Bronx in a few days. Here's everything you need to know about that matchup.
NU has had six different leading scorers in its first 12 games. That's ... not something we're used to seeing.
NU had to hold on for dear life, but escaped with a monumental victory over a tough non-conference opponent.
After an impressive first eight games for NU basketball teams, Will and Hayden are back to talk it over. Is this the year? Listen to find out.
In a weird game emblematic of NU's weird season, NU clinched bowl eligibility.
If you haven’t heard by now, former NU basketball player Johnnie Vassar has filed a lawsuit against NU and the NCAA. Let's break that down.
Northwestern’s offense has been breaking records left and right this season, and Saturday’s 45-17 win over Purdue was no different.
Will Northwestern women’s basketball return to the NCAA Tournament this year? We present both sides of the argument.
It wasn't pretty, but NU's athleticism won out in a season-opening win.
Will and Hayden discuss the prospects of the 2016-17 season for both men's and women's basketball. Yes, this is the year.
The million dollar question for Northwestern men’s basketball: who's lining up where?
NU topped U of I-Springfield by 28, but there was plenty of room for improvement with the regular season around the corner.
“This year he just has so much more control of the game, personally, that it’s starting to spread throughout the entire offense and everyone else is calming down.”
For once, both women's and men's soccer had a fantastic weekend at the same time
Marcus McShepard stepped up and made an impact on Saturday, and his journey this season is characteristic of his whole team's.
The Wildcats' star power can overshadow the reason why NU is scoring more points - the drastic improvement of the offensive line.
In a shocking turn of events, Northwestern football is now a .500 team.
Nate Silver, the Editor-In-Chief of FiveThirtyEight and the author of this year’s One Book One Northwestern selection, spoke at Northwestern on Thursday night.
Northwestern is the most unpredictable team in college football. We explore the possible reasons why.
Off to their worst start since 2004, the 'Cats will have to improve on the fly this season. Could that mean shaking things up at kicker?
The announcement comes five days after A&O revealed Kehlani would open Blowout, and now the pair is set to energize Welsh-Ryan this Friday.
With opponents stuffing the box against NU's stout running game, the 'Cats will need to find answers through the air to have success in B1G play.
It wasn't the prettiest game, but NU will take it to get in the win column for the first time this year.
NU football is seemingly at rock bottom just two games removed from a 10-win season. But could a successful 2015 have masked some debilitating flaws within the program?
Illinois State is a stout FCS team, but one Northwestern expected to beat at home nonetheless. It just ... didn't happen.
NU's vaunted defense struggled mightily on Saturday. Our new sports blog seeks to offer some explanation and/or reassurance.
The Broncos dominated the 'Cats at the line of scrimmage, allowing them to pull off an upset in a sluggish performance by Northwestern.
NU's defense carried it to a 10-3 record last season. Can "The Franchise" and the "Sky Team" live up to lofty expectations this season?
Football season starts a week from today, so here's what to look out for from the 'Cats on the offensive side of the ball.
Halfway through his college career, Cooper Wetherbee made a leap from club baseball to the varsity team. How did he do it?
Two NBN sports writers debate the future of women's lacrosse after their recent disappointment in the NCAA tournament.
No. 27 Stanford upset the No. 13 'Cats, but Northwestern will bring back a star-studded cast of seniors.
Northwestern lowered the boom on Louisville, will face Notre Dame in the next round of the NCAA Tournament.
NU women's lacrosse will begin their NCAA tournament journey on Friday.
Maryland, true to its undefeated record, proved to be too dominant for the 'Cats in the second half.
Two softball seniors reflect on their time on the team and their growth as friends and teammates over the past several years.
Northwestern's softball took their final home series by storm, sweeping visiting Michigan State in a slate of games during Senior Weekend.
Our sports editor and assistant sports editor argue about their optimism, or lack thereof, in regards to NU sports.
After a solid doubleheader in Champaign, the 'Cats came home and were promptly swept.
Women's lax can't continue recent success, falls to 6-7 on the year.
Men's tennis is having a historically great season, and it's lead by a trio of juniors.
No. 13 Northwestern slammed Michigan 20-4 on Thursday night, as the 'Cats look to salvage a rough season
It's been a mixed bag for Northwestern sports teams this spring, though men's tennis has been a bright spot.
Men's basketball won 20 games this season, but are they really any closer to that first NCAA Tournament bid?
It was a tight battle, but NU was eventually bounced by Michigan.
Baseball and softball combined for a rough weekend on the East and West Coasts, respectively.
A dancer sent in a haiku each block; we watched his ability to speak coherently deteriorate.
Sports editor Will Fischer gives us a first-person perspective on Block 1 of DM 2016. Video produced by Leo Ji
The women's basketball team kept their season alive, advancing for a date with Minnesota by winning a nail biter against Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Dave Eanet, who has called Northwestern sports on the radio since 1990, will continue to do so through at least 2020.
Almost two months after beating Nebraska by 23 at home, NU fell to the Huskers by nine on the road.
Northwestern men's basketball wiped the floor with Rutgers in a 98-59 blowout on Saturday afternoon
Thanks to a solid lineup, Northwestern's best sports team is on the hunt for another title.
Northwestern baseball opened a season 2-0 for the first time since 2008.
Women's basketball loses again, but they put up a fight.
With NU women's lacrosse set to start its season tomorrow, we sat down with seven-time national champion coach Kelly Amonte Hiller.
Northwestern looked overmatched on Thursday night, falling to Michigan State 76-45 at Welsh-Ryan Arena
Many thought women's basketball would cruise through their conference schedule, but is their recent slide cause for concern?
Men's basketball's identity as a "live and die by the three" team is on full display in Big Ten play thus far.
Northwestern's basketball teams went in different directions this weekend, with the men winning against Minnesota and the women losing to Michigan State.
The women's team bounces back from a stumble for a decisive win over Nebraska.
The men's team ran into familiar problems in Saturday's matchup with Maryland.
Olah is out, and Pardon is in.
NU's basketball team squeezed in two wins this week, just in time for finals.
Ashley Deary led the 'Cats to their third win of the season.
Maggie Lyon has helped transform the basketball program from an afterthought to a national contender.
Not all of these freshmen will make an immediate impact on the team, but all of them are talented and are the foundation for the future of Northwestern basketball.
NBN talks with NU's basketball head coach, Chris Collins, about the upcoming season.
Jack Mitchell missed two field goals and an extra point last week. But when the game was on the line, he delivered.
The 'Cats fell to Rutgers 2-0 in the first round of the B1G tournament, ending their season with a 7-9-2 record.
Men's soccer lost its last game of the regular season.
The women's soccer team got knocked out of the B1G tournament while the men's team kept their .500-or-above record dreams alive.
Northwestern pushes past Nebraska in fourth-quarter win.
Football players Dan Vitale, Clayton Thorson and Justin Jackson all grew up together. Can their friendship help put the 'Cats back on top?
NU soccer teams faced some stiff competition this weekend.
The women's soccer team snapped a two-game losing streak, while the field hockey team and men's soccer team both lost over the weekend.