Former Athlete Helping Others Find Their Identity

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports High school athletes who don’t play sports in college all go through a transitional period of what life is like without a practice schedule. Chloe Barnes went through that same transition and her experience, like that of thousands other athletes, wasn’t a smooth one. So she created Elle Grace Consulting […]

Technology Training and Operations Manager by Day Head Basketball Coach by Night

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Northwestern’s very own Rafie Fields works in the Medill Chicago Newsroom as the Technology Training and Operations Manager. Little do the students there know, his mind for basketball is one of a kind. The graduate of George Westinghouse College Prep High School is the Head Basketball Coach of his alma […]

Northwestern prepares for third season, with hopes of a historic fourth

By Katy Winge When head coach Chris Collins took over the Northwestern program in 2013, he recruited players by trying to convince them his dream could be a reality. “You’re selling what you’d like to do,” Collins said. “But there’s not a lot of tangible stuff you can put out there…it’s just please share my […]

Northwestern’s dance with basketball history

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By Mark Singer Standing in the same arena of his final high school game some 25 years ago,  Chris Collins can’t help but smile when he considers the success of his current team. The rollicking atmosphere at Welsh-Ryan Arena these days, unthinkable until a few months ago, brings the Northwestern coach back to 1992 when […]

Northwestern football keeps eye on the future at signing day

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By Eric Burgher As Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sat down to greet the media Wednesday at the team’s national signing day event, he knew he’d be introducing one of the best classes of his tenure. The Wildcats’ 2017 class is ranked No. 46 in the country and No. 10 in the Big Ten, according […]

Surging Northwestern breaks into AP Top 25

By Eric Burgher Northwestern is in uncharted territory. The Wildcats placed 25th in the Associated Press rankings Monday, the first time they have ever been ranked this late in the season. The Wildcats have only been ranked four other times in the school’s history and have not been in the AP poll this late in […]

Big Ten Network enriches students with launch of e-sports tournament

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By Yifan Wu The next Northwestern Wildcat starring on Big Ten Network might not be Justin Jackson or Scottie Lindsey, but someone playing “League of Legends,” the most popular computer game in the world. Big Ten Network and Riot Games, the creator and developer of “League of Legends,” announced last week that 12 of 14 […]

Former football player wrestles his way through more than just his opponents

By Caley Chelios Former Northwestern football player Jack Schwaba, is on the road to wrestling superstardom. He’s traveling around the country performing at various venues including Northwestern’s own Wrestlepocalypse. Schwaba is a maniac in the ring, tearing down his opponents under his stage alias, Jack Sheridan- a country-club rich-kid with no regrets. But his early […]

Want to store more gasoline in your tank? Startup hopes to help

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By Kaitlin Schuler What if there was a way to make vehicles’ gas tanks more efficient and safer for the environment? A way to make portable oxygen tanks more practical and manageable for those who need them? NuMat Technologies Inc., a startup in Skokie, is engineering a way to make both a reality. The company aims […]

With strong tournament showing, Wildcats ‘bring some life’ back to team

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Text by Michelle R. Martinelli Video by Hannah Gebresilassie The Northwestern women’s basketball team’s performance  in the Big Ten tournament left an obvious question: Where has that team been all season? Despite a disappointing 4-14 finish in the Big Ten regular season, the Wildcats (18-15) played like they had finally found their chemistry and became the lowest-seeded […]