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Ben is a Medill junior studying journalism and history. He has covered numerous Northwestern sports teams and formerly served as assistant sports editor. The Raleigh, N.C., native has also contributed to the News & Observer, Bleacher Report and Fanrag Sports. Ben can be reached via Twitter or email.

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

Sep 20, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern ends losing streak with dramatic win over UIC (Story)
Sep 16, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 49, Bowling Green 7 (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Disastrous start dooms Northwestern in loss to Wisconsin (Story)
Sep 09, 2017
Football: Northwestern overwhelmed in 41-17 loss to Duke as defense unravels (Story)
Aug 29, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Lovera, Kennel bright spots on up-and-down road trip (Story)
Aug 29, 2017
Blotter: Man charged in connection with consumption of alcohol by a minor (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Joy Yee Noodle reopens after temporary Health Department-mandated closure (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
Woman previously freed by Medill Justice Project investigation to sue alleged conspirators (Story)
Aug 24, 2017
Suspect in Chicago Avenue homicide arrested, held in custody (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Evanston to develop new Climate Action and Resilience Plan (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats seek offensive revival as 2017 season begins (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Construction completed on 560 Lincoln, Northwestern’s newest residential hall (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with domestic battery (Story)
Aug 20, 2017
Evanston police undergoing internal investigation following arrest of black 12-year-old cyclist (Story)
Aug 19, 2017
Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem returns to Chicago; meth found in stabbing victim’s autopsy (Story)
Aug 18, 2017
Former director at Feinberg named new dean of The Graduate School (Story)
Aug 17, 2017
Joy Yee Noodle temporarily closed by Evanston Health Department for live cockroaches (Story)
Aug 15, 2017
Family, friends gather for funeral of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, who was found dead in former Northwestern professor’s apartment (Story)
Aug 15, 2017
Stabbing suspect Wyndham Lathem, former Feinberg researcher, to be extradited to Chicago by end of week (Story)
Aug 14, 2017
Man killed in Chicago Avenue shooting, suspect still at large (Story)
Aug 13, 2017
Mulukutla joins student body presidents in denouncing Charlottesville violence (Story)
Aug 12, 2017
Football: Graduate transfers Jalen Brown, Trey Klock settle into Northwestern camp (Story)
Aug 11, 2017
University Police commander Shaun Johnson dies at age 57 (Story)
Aug 10, 2017
Nevin’s, Prairie Moon owners voice support for proposed apartment tower on their footprint (Story)
Aug 07, 2017
Northwestern students flock to Lollapalooza for four-day music festival (Story)
Aug 07, 2017
Former Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem waives right to California arraignment, will be extradited to Chicago (Story)
Aug 07, 2017
Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem fired by Northwestern (Story)
Aug 04, 2017
New ramen restaurant Furious Spoon opens in downtown Evanston (Story)
Aug 04, 2017
Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem, wanted in connection with fatal stabbing, sent apologetic video to family, friends (Story)
Aug 02, 2017
Sherman Avenue apartment tower plans advance to next stage of review process (Story)
Aug 02, 2017
Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with battery after fight at Jewel-Osco (Story)
Aug 02, 2017
Professor wanted by Chicago police in connection with murder (Story)
Aug 02, 2017
Football: Former coach Ara Parseghian dies at age 94 (Story)
Aug 01, 2017
Football: Former Northwestern lineman Dean Lowry finding niche in Packers’ defensive front (Story)
Aug 01, 2017
Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravating fleeing, 11 traffic citations in brief chase (Story)
Jul 31, 2017
Blotter: Man arrested twice Sunday in connection with air rifle possession, public nudity (Story)
Jul 31, 2017
Sheridan Road closed, Scott Hall evacuated due to gas main breach (Story)
Jul 28, 2017
University refuses to bargain with non-tenured faculty union due to contested ballots (Story)
Jul 27, 2017
Football: Rediscovering Ara Parseghian’s forgotten legacy of innovation at Northwestern (Story)
Jul 26, 2017
Detailed plans presented for proposed apartment tower on Sherman Avenue (Story)
Jul 26, 2017
Football: Dickerson could be elixir for experience-lacking receiving corps (Story)
Jul 26, 2017
University to seek proposals for new dining provider, could move on from Sodexo (Story)
Jul 24, 2017
EPD gives tutorial, touts success of new body camera program (Story)
Jul 21, 2017
Paul Ang, CARE coordinator for men’s engagement, set to leave Northwestern (Story)
Jul 21, 2017
New animal hospital hopes to fill veterinarian void in south Evanston (Story)
Jul 17, 2017
Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with DUIs in separate weekend incidents (Story)
Jul 17, 2017
Drawing from family roots, new alderman Cicely Fleming seeks to change Evanston’s path (Story)
Jul 14, 2017
Sheridan Road construction to begin Wednesday after budget impasse delay (Story)
Jul 14, 2017
Former Title IX coordinator Joan Slavin no longer at Northwestern (Story)
Jul 12, 2017
Preliminary review for Howard Street dinner theater receives positive recommendation (Story)
Jul 11, 2017
Blotter: Indiana man arrested in connection with DUI, 3 hit-and-run incidents (Story)
Jul 10, 2017
Football: Jackson, Thorson, Igwebuike named to preseason Player of the Year watchlists (Story)
Jul 05, 2017
Blotter: Man arrested in connection with February shots fired incident (Story)
Jul 05, 2017
Sheridan Road construction waiting on Illinois House of Representatives budget vote (Story)
Jun 30, 2017
Minimum wage increase to take effect Saturday after City Council non-vote (Story)
Jun 30, 2017
University ‘looking into’ student connected to racial slur sent via Tinder message (Story)
Jun 29, 2017
“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus (Story)
Jun 26, 2017
Evanston to replace 7 of 13 shut-off water fountains after lead testing (Story)
Jun 26, 2017
Blotter: Chicago man charged in connection with attempted murder (Story)
Jun 22, 2017
Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2017 schedule (Story)
Jun 21, 2017
Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house (Story)
Jun 21, 2017
Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival (Story)
Jun 20, 2017
Former Hagerty Consulting executive confirmed by U.S. Senate as new FEMA head (Story)
Jun 19, 2017
Blotter: Evanston man shot in thigh on Darrow Avenue on Sunday night (Story)
Jun 16, 2017
Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech (Story)
Jun 15, 2017
Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer (Story)
Jun 14, 2017
University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer (Story)
Jun 13, 2017
Northwestern Board of Trustees elects J. Landis Martin as new chairman (Story)
Jun 13, 2017
D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses (Story)
Jun 12, 2017
Evanston publishing climate change information on website (Story)
Jun 01, 2017
Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall (Story)
May 26, 2017
YMCA, Childcare Network of Evanston partner to bring Head Start program to 5th Ward (Story)
May 25, 2017
Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues (Story)
May 23, 2017
Curtain Call: Despite underwhelming numbers, Lumpkin’s Northwestern legacy transcends statistics (Story)
May 11, 2017
Lacrosse: Northwestern prepares return to New York for NCAA Tournament (Story)
May 10, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern to play in Hall of Fame Tournament in November (Story)
May 08, 2017
Lacrosse Roundtable: Writers ruminate on Northwestern, NCAA Tournament (Story)
May 04, 2017
Lacrosse: Northwestern seeks revenge against Penn State in Big Ten Tournament (Story)
May 02, 2017
Football: Pinstripe Bowl propels Northwestern to unprecedented recruiting surge (Story)
May 01, 2017
Football player Xavier Washington suspended from team after being charged with possession of a controlled substance (Story)
Apr 27, 2017
Lacrosse: Northwestern hammered by Maryland in regular season finale (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Football: With extension, Fitzgerald remains driver of Northwestern football’s rise (Story)
Apr 23, 2017
Lacrosse: Esposito scores 5 goals as Northwestern routs Rutgers (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Football: With Carr gone, Wildcats finding new receiver leaders (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Football: Long brings new perspective to undermanned linebacker group (Story)
Apr 16, 2017
Lacrosse: Second-half surge gives Northwestern crucial win over Duke (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Lacrosse: Northwestern squanders early lead, loses thriller to Penn State (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
Lacrosse: Sophomores find rhythm as Northwestern prepares for Ohio State (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Lacrosse: Northwestern stuns Johns Hopkins after controversial buzzer beater (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Women’s Lacrosse: Offensive surge to be tested against Johns Hopkins (Story)
Mar 19, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Purple faithful boost Northwestern in Salt Lake City (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern faces daunting matchup against Gonzaga (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 68, Vanderbilt 66 (Story)
Mar 13, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Through doubt and heartbreak, Northwestern fulfills its belief (Story)
Mar 11, 2017
Men’s Basketball: No. 24 Wisconsin ends Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament run in blowout (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 83, Rutgers 61 (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Men’s Basketball: After tears, Sanjay Lumpkin shines in Senior Day send-off (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Block 6: Playhouse Disney (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Pressure grows as Vic Law, Northwestern prepare for Michigan (Story)
Feb 26, 2017
Men’s Basketball: On precipice of history, Northwestern finds heartbreak (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Men’s Basketball: With Lindsey back in lineup, Cats seek revenge against Illinois (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern rallies late to beat Rutgers at home (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Melo Trimble shreds Northwestern’s defense to the tune of 32 points (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Baseball: Northwestern hopes to translate changes into breakout year (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Win over Wisconsin transforms Northwestern’s tournament resume (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 66, No. 7 Wisconsin 59 (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Isiah Brown takes on Northwestern frontier (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers ugly loss to Illinois (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern home attendance on rise (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s winning streak crushed in loss to Purdue (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern ranked No. 25 in new AP Poll (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 68, Indiana 55 (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon dominates Cornhuskers in historic performance (Story)
Jan 22, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 74, Ohio State 72 (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern confident, carefree as Ohio State approaches (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Pope: Consistent success has redefined Northwestern sports (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Isiah Brown keeps Northwestern alive during first-half drought (Story)
Jan 08, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern rallies past Nebraska on the road (Story)
Jan 06, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern crumbles in second half of loss to Minnesota (Story)
Jan 04, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern, Minnesota to meet in pivotal matchup (Story)
Dec 28, 2016
Football: Pinstripe Bowl win gives exciting glimpse of Northwestern’s 2017 potential (Story)
Dec 24, 2016
Football: Advance scouting No. 23 Pittsburgh (Story)
Dec 23, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Barret Benson’s growth boosting Northwestern’s depth at center (Story)
Dec 20, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern cruises past IUPUI to extend winning streak (Story)
Dec 14, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern survives scare against Chicago State (Story)
Dec 04, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Early run gives Northwestern welcome lopsided win over DePaul (Story)
Nov 26, 2016
Football: Timely turnovers flip momentum in Northwestern’s favor against Illinois (Story)
Nov 26, 2016
Women’s Basketball: Coffey’s return helps Northwestern stun No. 16 Florida (Story)
Nov 25, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Gavin Skelly’s playmaking helps Northwestern shred Bryant’s zone defense (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern squanders late lead in loss to Notre Dame (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Football: Northwestern and Ryan Field’s near-ascendency into college football glory (Story)
Nov 19, 2016
Rapid Recap: Minnesota 29, Northwestern 12 (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Football: Undaunted by great predecessors, Moten’s speed creates his own niche (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern edges Eastern Washington behind Law’s career-high (Story)
Nov 12, 2016
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 45, Purdue 17 (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Pope: Exposure benefits will make Friday football worthwhile for Northwestern (Story)
Nov 06, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Vic Law’s return gives Northwestern lineup flexibility (Story)
Nov 05, 2016
Football: Three-play meltdown kills Northwestern’s comeback hopes (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Football: Offseason adjustments boost Niswander into punting elite (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Football: 3 years after ‘GameDay,’ Northwestern and Ohio State reconvene (Story)
Oct 22, 2016
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 24, Indiana 14 (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
Football: Joe Gaziano brings fresh spark to Northwestern’s defensive line (Story)
Oct 15, 2016
Football: Northwestern’s special teams find redemption in East Lansing (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
Football: Anthony Walker embracing ‘personal challenge’ against Iowa (Story)
Sep 25, 2016
Football: Nebraska drops Wildcats in Big Ten opener (Story)
Sep 17, 2016
Football: Offensive, defensive lines critical to Northwestern’s search for first win (Story)
May 23, 2016
Curtain Call: Zach Jones’ consistency, level-headedness prove beneficial for Northwestern (Story)
May 19, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern focusing on improving in final series (Story)
May 12, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern concludes home schedule against Cal (Story)
May 05, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern, Purdue battle to escape last place (Story)
May 04, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern seeking revenge against UIC (Story)
May 02, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern squanders leads in another series sweep (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern to begin series at Indiana with doubleheader (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
Curtain Call: Former Northwestern star Joey Calistri finding footing in MLS (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern still winless in home Big Ten games after Minnesota sweep (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern survives Chicago State comeback to complete sweep (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern welcomes Penn State in potential pitchers’ duel (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern trying to settle into winning rhythm vs. Bradley (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Football: Northwestern hoping to diversify rushing attack in 2016 (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Baseball: Lind helps Northwestern stay close with Nebraska (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
Baseball: Friday doubleheader highlights Northwestern series against Michigan (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern to play in Legends Classic next season (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
Baseball: Northwestern ready to debut new Rocky and Berenice Miller Park (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Men’s Basketball: In career-ending loss, Alex Olah creates signature moment (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Attendance continues upward trend in 2015-16 (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Men’s Basketball Roundtable: Writers preview Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament run (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern closes regular season with win over Nebraska (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats handle Nittany Lions in season’s final road game (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Spike Lee stirs opinions, emotions at ‘Chi-Raq’ screening and discussion (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Football: New receivers continue to work on transitioning to position (Story)
Feb 27, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern coasts to dominant 98-59 win over Rutgers (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Seniors lead Northwestern into home stretch (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Free-throw inefficiency continues to plague Northwestern (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia speaks at Northwestern about Chicago politics (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Black student athletes discuss identity conflicts, share personal experiences at panel (Story)
Feb 16, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern fades late in physical contest at No. 17 Purdue (Story)
Feb 13, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern escapes with win against Illinois in low-scoring affair (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern falls to Rutgers in wild finish (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Pardon to get second start as Wildcats head to Ohio State (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Rejuvenated Demps seeks to revive Wildcats’ season (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats shredded by Denzel Valentine in loss to Spartans (Story)
Jan 27, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern finds defensive leader in Sanjay Lumpkin (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Defense critical to Northwestern’s chance to upset Indiana (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern falls short at Maryland in overtime (Story)
Jan 14, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern looking for rhythm following two record-setting performances (Story)
Jan 12, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern outlasts Wisconsin, 70-65, for first Big Ten home win (Story)
Jan 09, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Secondary scorers deliver for undermanned Northwestern, lead Wildcats to biggest conference road win since 1944 (Story)
Jan 06, 2016
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern crumbles in final minutes in loss to Ohio State (Story)
Dec 30, 2015
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats rally to overcome Nebraska in Big Ten opener (Story)
Dec 22, 2015
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats get their mojo back entering Big Ten play (Story)
Dec 19, 2015
Men’s Basketball: Aaron Falzon comes alive when Wildcats need him most (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
Men’s Basketball: North Carolina uses second half to pull away from the Wildcats (Story)
Nov 20, 2015
Women’s Basketball: Defense stifling as Wildcats smother Idaho State (Story)
Nov 20, 2015
Football: Is a lack of national TV coverage hurting Northwestern’s recruiting? (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Men’s Basketball: Olah keeps Wildcats steady through up-and-down game (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Northwestern breaks ground on athletic facility in ceremony disrupted by protest (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats’ season on the line against Rutgers (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats finish regular season on low note with loss to Wisconsin (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Another stunning rally lifts Wildcats past Penn State (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern looks to bounce back in game against Penn State (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats stun Michigan State with Roberge’s late goal (Story)
Oct 11, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Sluggish first half dooms Northwestern in loss to SIU-E (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats ride defensive momentum to DePaul (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Jeffrey Hopson’s heroics help Wildcats upset Terrapins (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats unable to break through Indiana defense (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats seek better start against UIC (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats bounce back from slow start (Story)