Show Us Your Tats: Northwestern-Ohio State GameDay Sign Roundup

The nerds near Chicago are hosting Ohio State tonight and also ESPN's College Gameday this morning. Be sure to grab your dictionary and the, uh, the-other-one-with-the-different-words-that mean-the-same-thing-ary. You'll need them both to get most of these signs. » 10/05/13 10:09am 10/05/13 10:09am

Al Capone Once Got A Motorcade Escort Into The Northwestern-Nebraska…

Today Nebraska and Northwestern play their sixth game in a rivalry that began in 1902. As the Huskers are a recent refugee to the Big Ten, this will be the first trip for Nebraska to Evanston since October 1931. Among the spectators in that game, according to this delightful clipping the Northwestern University… » 10/20/12 5:00pm 10/20/12 5:00pm

Happy Valley Happy, NU Grads Less So, As Matt McGloin And The Nittany…

Penn State's football program may be on its way to the cathartic comeback predicted here and there at the beginning of the season. After starting the year with consecutive losses to a very good Ohio University team and a pretty bad UVA team, Bill O'Brien's squad has won four straight, including its two games against… » 10/06/12 6:25pm 10/06/12 6:25pm

Once Again Northwestern Wins Nth Women's Lacrosse Title in N+1 Years

The women's lacrosse team from Northwestern University out-lacrossed the women's lacrosse team from Syracuse University on Sunday to win the program's seventh national title in eight years, a laudable feat of consistent ass-kicking that becomes all the more impressive when you consider the key word "Northwestern." When I … » 5/28/12 11:33am 5/28/12 11:33am

The Northwestern Wildcats Will Not Be Going Dancing

What looked like a sure thing is now just a memory. The Northwestern Wildcats hoops team, despite its best efforts, will most assuredly miss qualifying for the NCAA Tournament after today's overtime loss to Minnesota in the Big 10 Tournament. The team was attempting to secure its first March Madness appearance in 73… » 3/08/12 8:55pm 3/08/12 8:55pm

Northwestern Steals Michigan Signs; Ball Boys to the Rescue

Way back in 1997, student managers brought it to Lloyd Carr's attention that those witty rascals at Northwestern were stealing signals from the Michigan offense. Well, okay, maybe not so much stealing signals as noticing what a single player was doing. Perhaps this explains the memorable Northwestern upsets of Michigan … » 7/09/08 10:45am 7/09/08 10:45am