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Tim is a Medill junior studying journalism and legal studies. In the past, he was opinion editor at The Daily. The Massachusetts native has also written for thecatchandshoot.com. You can reach Tim via Twitter or email.

Tim Balk, Managing Editor

Feb 25, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Rapid Recap: Illinois 66, Northwestern 50 (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Weinberg junior Peter Kotecki named The Daily’s next editor in chief (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
Men’s Basketball: In uneven win over lowly Rutgers, Welsh-Ryan Arena still electric (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Rapid Recap: No. 23 Maryland 74, Northwestern 64 (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Ashley Deary named finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern home attendance on rise (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Without Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern’s offense flounders at Purdue (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Nebraska for fifth-straight victory (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Men’s Basketball: As hype grows, Northwestern attempts to stay grounded entering pair of key home games (Story)
Jan 15, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern erupts in blowout win over Iowa (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
Balk: Dererk Pardon will be key for Wildcats in remaining conference slate (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Balk: This looks like the year for Northwestern (Story)
Jan 08, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 74, Nebraska 66 (Story)
Dec 30, 2016
Football: Anthony Walker announces he will enter NFL Draft (Story)
Dec 28, 2016
Football: Fourth-down conversions pave way to Wildcats’ Pinstripe Bowl win (Story)
Dec 27, 2016
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 87, Penn State 77 (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
The Daily Northwestern presents: Holiday Guide 2016 (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Late surge pushes Northwestern past Wake Forest (Story)
Nov 26, 2016
Football: Northwestern uses run-heavy attack to race past Illinois (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
Football: For Northwestern, rivalry game with Illinois becomes one-game playoff (Story)
Nov 19, 2016
Football: Slow start, offensive struggles doom Wildcats in 29-12 loss to Minnesota (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Balk: Appreciate Clayton Thorson, already one of Northwestern’s best quarterbacks ever (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Turnovers sink Northwestern in loss to Butler (Story)
Nov 12, 2016
Football: Wildcats roll past Purdue 45-17 for bounce-back win (Story)
Nov 06, 2016
Balk: Northwestern will take step back this year (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Thorson, Carr forge bond, light up Big Ten secondaries (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Balk: Wildcats may not be better this year, but they will be more fun to watch (Story)
Oct 30, 2016
Football: In historically one-sided series, NU starting to keep up with Ohio State (Story)
Oct 22, 2016
Football: Another ‘thanks,’ another interception for Wildcats’ secondary (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Football: Ball-hawking, fun-loving Godwin Igwebuike shines in leadership role for young defensive secondary (Story)
Oct 15, 2016
Football: Northwestern silences Michigan State homecoming crowd in 54-40 win (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Football: Wildcats look to take road mojo to Michigan State (Story)
Oct 01, 2016
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 38, Iowa 31 (Story)
Sep 25, 2016
Football: Wildcats defense has no answers for Nebraska (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
Balk: After dismal start, Big Ten opener pivotal for Wildcats (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
Football: Northwestern shakes off poor start, defeats Duke for first win (Story)
Sep 10, 2016
Football: Wildcats’ offense forced to go pass-happy against Illinois State (Story)
Sep 03, 2016
Football: Late fumble by Clayton Thorson dooms Wildcats in season-opening loss to Western Michigan (Story)
May 17, 2016
Balk: Northwestern misfires on its ‘AND is in our DNA’ advertisement slogan (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
Balk: Let politics into our schools (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
Balk: In defense of indecision in declaring majors (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
Balk: A defense of flip-floppery (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Balk: Do the right thing, whatever that means (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
Balk: Northwestern deserves a better Main Library (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Balk: Northwestern should bring Norris to life at night (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Balk: Why college needs to be home (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Balk: Northwestern’s search for who we are (Story)
Jan 14, 2016
Balk: Schedule recommended by task force is flawed (Story)
Jan 13, 2016
Balk: Voting is an insufficient form of political participation (Story)
Jan 07, 2016
Balk: A Northwestern student’s guide to Winter Quarter apathy (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Balk: ‘Tis the season for the best 25 holiday songs (Story)
Nov 22, 2015
Balk: The real war on Christmas (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Balk: The power of the modern student-athlete (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Balk: Maybe, just maybe, Northwestern football has its second-best team ever (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Balk: Health and diet underemphasized at Northwestern (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
Balk: Don’t worry freshmen, you’ll settle in (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
Balk: Let’s retire the ‘state school’ chant (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Balk: Is anything really a waste of time? (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Balk: Football success energizes campus, brings national attention (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Balk: Cell phone etiquette in the age of the smartphone (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Balk: The benefit of Trump (Story)
Sep 12, 2015
Northwestern rolls past Eastern Illinois for 41-0 blowout victory (Story)
May 18, 2015
Baseball: Undaunted by a final loss, Paul Stevens leaves Northwestern with purple pride (Story)
May 13, 2015
Baseball: Northwestern welcomes Maryland for the season’s final series (Story)
May 10, 2015
Baseball: Wildcats steal one of three against Wolverines (Story)
May 04, 2015
Baseball: Wildcats drop two of three in weekend series (Story)
May 01, 2015
Baseball: Wildcats enter weekend looking to make Big Ten Tournament push (Story)
Apr 26, 2015
Baseball: Wildcats swept by streaking Buckeyes (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Baseball: Wildcats open new Rocky Miller Park with a win (Story)
Apr 05, 2015
Baseball: Fighting Illini blow out Wildcats to complete weekend sweep (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Baseball: After up-and-down Spring Break, Wildcats take on Chicago State (Story)
Mar 01, 2015
Balk: Politics should not trump personal relationships (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Balk: Fewer locks would make dorms more welcoming (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Balk: We don’t need to have all the answers (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Balk: Like other cheating scandals, Patriots story overblown (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Balk: Academia should find a place for Wikipedia (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
Men’s Basketball: Cobb leads Northwestern past Brown (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats open regular season this weekend (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Men’s Basketball: After many ups and downs, matured JerShon Cobb ready to lead (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats return home to face Penn State (Story)
Oct 26, 2014
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats draw against defense-focused Spartans (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Balk: Common excuses don’t explain basketball futility (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Men’s Soccer: After loss to Notre Dame, Wildcats hope to start new winning streak (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats defeat Huskies on the road to extend unbeaten streak to 6 (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Men’s Basketball: Freshmen bring excitement to upcoming season (Story)