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The 2016-17 basketball season is underway. NBN has all you need to know right here.


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NBN Sports has you covered with every angle of the year so far and what’s to come.
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in her back pocket
"We’re getting better every game, every practice. The defense has been playing really well, the offense is starting to mesh."
checking in
Northwestern has done a phenomenal job so far integrating their first-years and finding their offensive rhythm.
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our crystal ball
Northwestern womens lacrosse will continue to have their eyes fixed on a goal that has eluded them since 2012: a national championship.
Morgan Lee
“She’s an explosive athlete.”
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worse than 5.5 classes
Like last year, the ‘Cats play one of the toughest schedules in the country: The Big Ten schedule alone includes No. 4 Maryland, No. 15 Penn State and No. 19 Johns Hopkins.
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That's a wrap
Northwestern ended the year in all-too-familiar fashion: by giving up 13 unanswered points with five minutes left.
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I'm out of sports puns
We know Northwestern students are busy, so NBN Sports has compiled our list of must-watch games, maximizing your entertainment and giving you a taste of each team.
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B1G Pains
The team finished ninth out of 10 teams in overall points, their second straight ninth-place result.
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Love, but not the good kind
Northwestern Men’s Tennis (4-8) is entering a two-week hiatus prior to conference play on a low note, reeling after two consecutive 3-4 losses to Vanderbilt (9-2) and Harvard (12-2) during its third weekend double-header in a row
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Tears were had
“'If we’re gonna go out, we’re gonna go out swinging.'”
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Reclaiming Black History Month
"This February bore witness to an astonishing level of ignorant political discourse concerning African Americans, especially with regards to sports."
playing by faith
"When basketball was taken away, I was just a Muslim. ... Basketball was my test of faith."
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where do we go from here?
What can Chris Collins and company learn from this year to avoid a repeat of this season and get the fan base excited again about Northwestern basketball?
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Not a bad loss.
In their first down-to-the-wire contest of the season, the Wildcats were unable to pull through.

On The Blogs

Halfway to Saturday
Yes, it was Bowling Green. But the strategy of sharing the ball in the backfield clearly paid off and should be considered in the future.
Halfway to Saturday
NU's win over Nevada leaves us with cause for concern. The play in the trenches, on both the offensive and defensive side, left much to be desired.
Halfway to Saturday
“This year he just has so much more control of the game, personally, that it’s starting to spread throughout the entire offense and everyone else is calming down.”
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.