The Daily Northwestern

Schuman: Northwestern fans, beware the college sports-industrial complex

Max Schuman, Reporter

June 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern has spent a ton of money on athletics over the course of my four years at this school. It sunk $265 million into the palatial practice facilities of Ryan Fieldhouse, another $110 million into an update of Welsh-Ryan Arena, and millions more into long-term contract...

Gelman: Northwestern has a messaging problem

Max Gelman, Reporter

June 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Early in my junior year, I acquired the nickname “Framps.” It’s a fairly innocuous nickname with a fairly innocuous origin. In the first few weeks of that Fall Quarter, I had repeatedly fallen asleep on the loveseat in...

Golden: Northwestern football players should be actively encouraged to participate in anthem protests

Andrew Golden, Reporter

May 24, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On Sept. 30, Northwestern football players locked arms as a form of protest before their game against Wisconsin. While I was happy to see that the Wildcats were using their platforms to speak out for what they believe in, I felt the gesture was inadequ...

Rollins: Never ‘stick to sports’

Khadrice Rollins, Reporter

May 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

I hate the phrase “stick to sports.” It’s a way for people to project their own limitations on others because they either hate the idea of someone involved in sports also having valid opinions on larger societal issues,...

Pillote: Keeping faith in college athletics

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

May 24, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

I first visited Northwestern on Sept. 29, 2012. The Wildcats hosted the Indiana Hoosiers in football that day, and the excitement on campus was palpable. Students walked up and down Sheridan Road clad in their purple regalia....

Schwartz: Northwestern should not penalize students for earning outside scholarships

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

January 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Back in May, I was ecstatic to learn I had received a $5,000 merit-based scholarship through a company my mom works for. Though $5,000 is less than 15 percent of the average yearly cost of Northwestern, I thought the money would...

Pillote: Bowl projections for Northwestern, explained

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Gameday Editor

November 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Football Sitting at 4-5 with three winnable games left on its schedule against Purdue, Minnesota and Illinois, Northwestern looks poised to make a bowl game for the second season in a row. Minnesota (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) is...