Mia Zanzucchi
The 2016-17 basketball season is underway. NBN has all you need to know right here.

Sports

will fischer
is it? really?
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.
Charlotte Hu
there's always next year
It was a tough season. But with a new coach and a tough schedule, maybe that was to be expected.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
chomp chomp
After losing to DePaul, the 'Cats upset No. 16 Florida and also beat Evansville last week.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
bmac is back
After struggling for a few games, the junior guard put the team on his back on Monday night, picking up a big win.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
going bowling
In a weird game emblematic of NU's weird season, NU clinched bowl eligibility.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
man...again, huh?
NU was so close to putting away its second signature win on the season, but a lack of execution down the stretch spelled their doom.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
saw 'em off
Northwestern shocked the college basketball world last night. Read that sentence again. And again. And again.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
great run
NU goes the farthest it's gone since 1998, but falls in the Sweet 16 round to Duke.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
one more chance
NU fell short in its first attempt at clinching bowl eligibility, and will need to beat Illinois next week at Ryan Field to extend its season.
Daniel Hersh
here's johnnie
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.
So Close...
The Wildcats had a chance to claim a season-defining victory, but came up just short against the Butler Bulldogs
putting in the work
Northwestern’s offense has been breaking records left and right this season, and Saturday’s 45-17 win over Purdue was no different.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
laying down the law
Law and NU are both off to hot starts this season.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
one more year
The 'Cats are carried by Nia Coffey, Ashley Deary and Christen Inman.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
going dancing?
Will Northwestern women’s basketball return to the NCAA Tournament this year? We present both sides of the argument.

On The Blogs

Halfway to Saturday
“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.”
Halfway to Saturday
Marcus McShepard stepped up and made an impact on Saturday, and his journey this season is characteristic of his whole team's.
Halfway to Saturday
The Wildcats' star power can overshadow the reason why NU is scoring more points - the drastic improvement of the offensive line.
Halfway to Saturday
Northwestern is the most unpredictable team in college football. We explore the possible reasons why.
Halfway to Saturday
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?
Halfway to Saturday
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.
Halfway to Saturday
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?
Halfway to Saturday
NU's vaunted defense struggled mightily on Saturday. Our new sports blog seeks to offer some explanation and/or reassurance.