Mia Zanzucchi
Northwestern student-athletes share what they wish they knew when they got here.


Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
ball, meet net
NU won a share of the regular season B1G title with a dominant defense. But if the 'Cats want to take the next step, they'll need to figure out how to score more.
It's Our Bar Fitzvah
Jack Mitchell and God have a rocky relationship.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
fun fun fun
Field hockey gets back in the win column at last, and volleyball finds the win column at last.
weird week
NU men's soccer pulls off the upset of the year and then loses, while women's soccer continues to put up zeroes.
Mia Zanzucchi
it's happening
NU's hot start allowed them to cruise to a 10-point win over the Hoosiers on Homecoming.
And Ohio State's Gonna Pay For Her
“She’ll be stern at times when she needs to be, and get things organized. There’s a lot of times where we’ll make a mistake and she’s a very calming influence.”
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
good for the #brand
Why stop at #BMac4TheDime? We were inspired, and decided to offer some of our own NU sports marketing campaigns.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
sports are fun
Field hockey, all of a sudden, is reeling. Volleyball, on the other hand, is just consistently reeling.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
can I kick it
Women's soccer, per usual, had a great week, but the men's team, very much not per usual, did, too.
Andy Brown / North by Northwestern
yeah, sure
In a shocking turn of events, Northwestern football is now a .500 team.
Flex On Em
“We won’t look past the next game,” head coach Tracey Fuchs said. “We’re only taking it one game at a time.”
Charlotte Hu
it's a long and winding road
It's NU's eighth straight loss of the season, and drops first year coach Shane Davis' record to 7-12.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
the nightmare continues
NU men's soccer can't catch a break this year, and fell to local rivals UIC at home on Tuesday night.
bump set spike
NU volleyball has had a rocky season, but new coach Shane Davis has a winning pedigree and seeks to take the program to new heights.
not the greatest week
Field hockey struggled uncharacteristically this week. Volleyball, characteristically, struggled.

On The Blogs

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.
Two miNUte drill
Other than Baseball, a decent week for the 'Cats.