Stories by Andy Brown
From #MeToo to Fiona the Hippo to Cardi B, 2017 is a year we certainly won't forget.
NU and Purdue traded blows for 40 minutes, but the Boilers landed just a few more than the 'Cats did, handing NU its third loss in its last five games.
NU dominates Illinois to pick up its ninth win, while Justin Jackson continues to add his name to the record books.
We know everything there is to know about NU football already, and there's a totally legit rumor that Mick McCall will take the Florida State job.
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Andy and Austin's apathy has been turned on its head, and both are convinced NU will win the Big Ten West. Or just like, win a few more games.
Andy and Austin are talking NU football, and also baseball and also the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.
Austin and Andy discuss NU's best case scenarios for the second half of the season. Er, best ~realistic~ case scenarios.
Why should you watch NU football for the rest of this season? Andy and Austin don't have all the answers, and in fact, don't have many at all.
Andy and Austin ask some Fair Questions about NU football and then, as usual, get a little too existential.
Andy and Austin conclude that nobody really knows anything about NU football and that death comes for us all.
Austin and Andy try their darnedest to stay positive. Like, their absolute darnedest. We are doing our best here, folks.
Andy and Austin discuss NU's largely unsatisfying win, break down Duke and make an important discovery about one of NC Central's wide receivers.
The brash insiders Andy and Austin are back to talk a little NU football, a thing nobody in the Dishonest Biased Mainstream Media can predict.
Here's a look at some of the highlights from a very colorful afternoon on Deering Meadow.
If you haven't been inside Kellogg's new 415,000 square foot Global Hub yet, here's a look at some spaces you can explore.
Learn about the many resources Northwestern has to offer.
Both are big news, but Collins’s extension and subsequent raise sends a much louder message that NU is here to stay.
NU baseball did what it hasn't done much of in the recent past – win a series.
In the end, NU fell just short, but that should take nothing away from what was a season that will be remembered in Evanston forever.
NU won in typical Cardiac 'Cat fashion, setting up a matchup with top-seeded Gonzaga.
Northwestern is two wins from a Big Ten Championship. What a world we live in.
If you're in the mood for five more fast facts about some more celebrities you're vaguely familiar with, you've come to the right place.
At the very beginning of Block 5, the dancers at DM were greeted in video form from the owner of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts.
Special guest Andy Brown joins Hayden on This is the year to talk NU hoops, and if ... this is the year.
Outside of about seven minutes of game time, NU outscored Indiana 62-33. But in those seven minutes, Indiana outscored NU 30-0.
On Thursday night, the NU women's basketball team played its third road game in the span of six days, and, well, it showed.
Nia Coffey casually put up a 33-10 double double, but the rest of her team couldn't get much going in a loss to Minnesota.
Purdue blitzed NU from the jump, winning by 21 in a game that was never really that close.
It wasn't pretty at all, but NU grinded out another tough road win.
Reminisce on a year you'll definitely never forget.
On the two year anniversary of Michigan-Northwestern 2014, we look back on a game you'll probably never forget.
NU gave the Buckeyes all they could handle, but fell just short.
NU beat Michigan, dropping yet another 20-spot on Wolverines women's lacrosse. Sort of makes up for football?
It's a dark time for NU baseball, which has fallen to 10-30 and still hasn't won a conference game at home.
Northwestern is still searching for its first home conference win after a sweep at the hands of Penn State.
The grand opening of Rocky and Berenice Miller Park was this weekend, but baseball couldn't get a win to celebrate.
A 35-point fourth quarter almost salvaged NU's season.
With NU's leading goal-scorer out, Wessels scored four goals in a 17-11 win.
Throughout Dance Marathon, our intrepid NBN reporters posed an important question to scores of tired, sweaty dancers: in this moment, ...
As Block 10 arrives, the sex drive amongst the guys has waned, while that of the girls has all but ...
Northwestern led 17-4 at one point, but was outscored by 22 the remainder of the game.
After a competitive first quarter, NU couldn't hang with Penn State and fell by 19 at home.
NU won the final three quarters 65-54. But they were outscored 25-5 in the first quarter.
Women's basketball fails to execute in crunch time, falls 61-59 on lay-up in waning seconds of the game.
Northwestern basketball isn't looking too great. Austin Siegel and Andy Brown discuss how the rest of season might shape up.
No. 20 women's basketball shot 50 percent and Nia Coffey dropped 27, but it wasn't enough against Minnesota.
Penn State beats men's basketball comfortably at home on bad shooting night for NU.
Andy and Austin break down all "#purplevandy" must do to beat the Tennessee Volunteers tomorrow and capture their program record ...
Both NU basketball teams plowed through the competition Sunday.
The Northwestern QB asks Northwestern students about how he performed this season, who their favorite player is and more.
The 'Cats had a successful Thanksgiving week in Kansas City and Evanston.
In a win emblematic of the Wildcats' play this season, Northwestern beat Illinois 24-14 to wrap up with ten wins in the regular season.
The 'Cats put up a fight in Kansas City, but the Tar Heels proved too much.
Freshmen and sophomores will now be required to live on campus. Here's how much that might cost.
On Friday night, over 80 students protested outside a Board of Trustees meeting, but were met mostly with deaf ears.
It was close, but the 'Cats pulled it off at the last second.
Andy and Austin break down the football team's upcoming game against Wisconsin this weekend.
The 'Cats took down the Idaho State Bengals en route to their second straight victory.
After an impressive freshman year, can Bryant McIntosh keep his momentum going?
Check out our podcast preview of the men's and women's basketball seasons.
The 'Cats won against U Mass-Lowell in the men's basketball season opener.
Jack Mitchell missed two field goals and an extra point last week. But when the game was on the line, he delivered.
The NBA legend, author, and filmmaker discussed his Muslim identity in the post 9/11 world in a keynote address Friday night.
Can Northwestern keep up its winning streak from two weeks ago?
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks spoke to NU students Wednesday night on the nature and causes of religious violence.
NU women beat Wisconsin and clinched home field advantage for B1G playoffs on Wednesday, while the men fell to Loyola.
Northwestern's campus hosted 13 speakers as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival Saturday afternoon, including discussions on film depictions of slavery and "effective altruism."
Can Northwestern football be a thing again? Please?
Other NU sports teams took wins and losses in equal measure over the weekend.
Our sports editors give their impressions of the 38-0 loss to Michigan and their predictions for the upcoming Iowa game this weekend.
NUFB unveiled throwback uniforms for Friday, and they're pretty sweet.
Northwestern faced its first loss of the season in an away game against Michigan.
In the newest episode of the Get Home Safe podcast, the NBN Sports editors disagree over what awaits NU in Michigan.
In a hard-fought afternoon, the women's and men's soccer games both ended with a score of 1-0 on Sunday.
The 'Cats stayed ahead of Ball State (just barely) to finish out non-conference play undefeated.
NBN Sports editors analyze the football team's victory over Duke and the upcoming game against Ball State in the newest episode of Get Home Safe.
Northwestern's win against Duke impressed beyond the scoreboard.
Freshman QB Clayton Thorson and junior cornerback Matthew Harris led NU to its second win of the season.
The NBN Sports team breaks down NU's win last week and looks ahead to tomorrow's matchup.
One of our sports editors on NU's victory, redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson and what it all could mean for this season and beyond.
Once again, we bring you the world through the eyes of a campus athlete. Well, through a vantage point on top of their head, at least.
For the first time in ten seasons, Northwestern women's lacrosse was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament before the Final Four on Sunday.
Michigan asserted itself in the B1G Tournament semifinals, dispatching Northwestern by a score of 9-0.
The 'Cats defeated the Purdue Boilermakers in women's softball.
Northwestern lost both games of its series with Kansas, has now lost four of its last five
After hanging on against Michigan in the first round of the women's lacrosse Big Ten Tournament, the 'Cats fell to Penn State.
After a shaky start, NU women's lacrosse triumphed over the Michigan Wolverines.
Against their Chicagoland foes, Northwestern's baseball and softball teams dominated Wednesday, coming away with wins over Chicago State and Depaul.
Women's lacrosse finished off their season strong, beating Ohio State 16-6 at home.
The 'Cats took an early win in softball, then fell to the Fighting Illini.
Northwestern baseball started things off at the newly-renovated Rocky Miller Park right with two victories this week.
For the first time in 18 games, Penn State women's lacrosse beat Northwestern.
Neck-and-neck for most the match, NU was able to pull out a win ahead of the Irish.
Both teams will hit the road this weekend after tough battles with non-conference opponents.
Women's lacrosse crushed Rutgers 18-6 in New Brunswick, but fell to an excellent Stony Brook team, 11-9.
The Fighting Illini baseball team continued the school's domination of NU men's sports this past weekend.
It wasn't pretty, but Northwestern lax scored a tough win over 11th-ranked Penn.
The 'Cats beat Michigan 17-8 in a match up Thursday night.
After a bleak open to the season, the men's baseball team at least has a winning record in conference play. Take that, Gophers.
The 'Cats finished up the season with a loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament.
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We lost the Maryland Terrapins for the second time in five days in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday night.
Northwestern slid to 1-9 overall this year after a weekend trip to Louisiana.
NU men's basketball lost to the Illinois Fighting Illini 86-60 Saturday.
The 'Cats notched their first victory this weekend, ending a six-game skid to start the season.
The ‘Cats beat the Penn State Nittany Lions in their third straight win following a 10-game losing streak.
Men's basketball got another win against the Minnesota gophers Wednesday night.
On the bright side, atleast they got some sunshine?
Rebuilding a team doesn't happen overnight.
Northwestern only managed to score 14 points in the first half in a 68-44 loss Michigan State at home.
More and more lacrosse recruits are coming from Texas. Why?
Despite solid shooting and improved defense, Northwestern couldn't outscore the Badgers' top-notch offense.
Did they sign with a purple pen? This is the rundown on all of NU football's committed recruits.
Northwestern got behind quickly against Nebraska and never recovered, losing 76-60.
The WIldcats and Hawkeyes broke records and shocked fans, but Northwestern ultimately fell short.
Northwestern came close to upsetting OSU, but missed calls and missed opportunities proved too much for the 'Cats to handle.
A PSA to all Northwestern basketball fans: show some enthusiasm!
There may come a day when Michigan sports teams face karmic retribution for the nature of their wins over Northwestern during this academic year, but today was not that day.
The women's basketball team lost to Iowa 83-70 Wednesday night.
The 'Cats lost a close game to Michigan State this weekend.
We're one win away from bowl eligibility, something that would have sounded outlandish two weeks ago.
Coach Collins needed the ball to be in Tre Demps' hands.
Men's basketball kicks off the season with a hard-earned victory.
NBN gets inside the head of 'Cats coach Collins before the season begins.
Hindsight is 20-20, but the two-point conversion was the wrong decision.
The 'Cats will face the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday in the first round of the conference tournament at Lakeside Field.
The Wildcats tied with the Michigan State Spartans 1-1 after double overtime.
The ‘Cats put on a good show at the open scrimmage on Saturday.
For the first time in seven years, Notre Dame bested Northwestern, 1-0.
Northwestern fans rushed the field Saturday. When will we be confident enough to not get excited about victories like that?
The 'Cats had their first conference win this weekend playing the Big Ten newbie.
The life of a die-hard sports fan at NU.