Fans cheer Northwestern to comeback victory against Louisville

Forman serve

By Ross Shinberg Medill Reports The snowy weather and NFL playoff games provided reasonable excuses to stay home from a Wildcats tennis match on Jan. 23.  But for Dalton Thieneman, one fan who braved the weather, the match offered a perfect combination of a family and hometown bond. “I’ve got a little bias with my […]

Northwestern freshman Clarissa Hand ready for challenge of leading Wildcats


By Neel Madhavan Medill Reports When freshman Clarissa Hand arrived in Evanston in the fall, she didn’t quite know where she’d fit into Northwestern University’s tennis lineup. Fast forward to the winter/spring dual-match season, and Hand is leading the Wildcats at the No. 1 singles and doubles positions. “It’s a lot to ask of a […]

Chicago junior tennis rallies against decline in sportsmanship

By Erin Barney The world would have forgiven Novak Djokovic if he threw his racquet after losing to Sam Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon Sunday. Fans have understood when Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy Murray and countless other pros took anger out on their equipment, and would have given the No. 1 player […]

Gender wage gap: The pay disparity in athletics

By Nicole Sedivy A Medill Newsmakers Report This episode of Medill Newsmakers explores the gender wage gap in athletics present at the collegiate and professional level. [vimeo 169943305 w=474]