Road Warriors: Inside Northwestern baseball’s rigorous travel schedule

By Andre Toran and Ben Friedl
Medill Reports

The Northwestern University baseball team has traveled 3,500 miles over the first five weekends of the 2019 season. Now, add that to the pre-existing rigors of being a full-time student athlete on the collegiate level; the art of balancing competing priorities. What takes precedent?

Here’s an inside look at the Wildcats brutal out-of-conference travel schedule, and peek into the life of a collegiate athlete: the ups, the downs, the shortcomings, the triumph.

Let’s take a ride.


Photo at top: Northwestern Baseball prepares to face off against BYU in Arizona. From left to right: David Dunn (#7), Casey O’Laughlin (#33), Leo Kaplan (#27), Ben Dickey (#10). (Carolyn Katz Photography)