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Tim is a Medill senior studying journalism and legal studies. In the past, he was opinion editor and a managing editor at The Daily. A proud native of Massachusetts, he has written for, the Albany Times Union and You can reach Tim via Twitter or email.

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

Dec 03, 2017
Rapid Recap: Purdue 74, Northwestern 69 (Story)
Dec 02, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Scottie Lindsey powers Wildcats over Illinois in overtime (Story)
Nov 25, 2017
Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 42, Illinois 7 (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Strong defense carries Northwestern to win over Santa Clara (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Football: Hall named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Balk: Appreciate your time at NU, and all the people who make it special (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Football: Igwebuike, Queiro lead Wildcats secondary to season’s finish line (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
‘Last Nevin’s’ roars with heavy crowds, ends with students pilfering property (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
Men’s Basketball: No. 20 Northwestern railroaded by Texas Tech (Story)
Nov 18, 2017
Football: Justin Jackson stars on Senior Day as Wildcats crush Minnesota (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern heads to Connecticut for Hall of Fame Tip-Off (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Football: Ben Skowronek steps up for Wildcats in win over Purdue (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Balk: Don’t sleep on Purdue (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Football Roundtable: Writers talk Wildcats, Big Ten as season’s end approaches (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
Balk: Big Ten changes will take away from Northwestern’s season (Story)
Nov 04, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24 (OT) (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Controversial political scientist Charles Murray talks Trump, criticizes identity politics (Story)
Oct 28, 2017
Football: Northwestern stuns No. 16 Michigan State 39-31 in triple OT (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Football: After years of barren bleachers, fans gradually return to Ryan Field (Story)
Oct 21, 2017
Football: Northwestern’s defense shines again, smothers Iowa (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Men’s Basketball: McIntosh, Lindsey named to preseason All-Big Ten team (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Football: Northwestern’s receivers look to build on Maryland performance (Story)
Oct 14, 2017
Football: Northwestern shakes off slow conference start with 37-21 win at Maryland (Story)
Oct 07, 2017
Football: Homecoming loss leaves Northwestern’s offense seeking answers (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Football: Tough-running, soft-spoken Justin Jackson approaches program rushing record (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Football: Looking back at ‘Thanks for the INT’ as homecoming approaches (Story)
Sep 30, 2017
Football: Long passing plays break Northwestern’s back at Wisconsin (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Balk: Wildcats locking arms is a non-story (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Football: Wildcats program valued at more than $163 million (Story)
Sep 16, 2017
Football: Northwestern throttles Bowling Green 49-7 in non-conference finale (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Football: Northwestern’s passing attack finds traction without Carr (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Nevada 20 (Story)
Mar 18, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s season ends in 79-73 loss to Gonzaga (Story)
Mar 18, 2017
Balk: Northwestern needs a big-time performance from Law to shock Gonzaga (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh shines in Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament debut (Story)
Mar 12, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Rejuvenated Scottie Lindsey pushes Wildcats into March (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern blows past No. 25 Maryland and into Big Ten Tournament semifinals (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Rapid Recap: No. 16 Purdue 69, Northwestern 65 (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Athletic director Jim Phillips appointed to Division I Men’s Basketball Committee (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats top Michigan as Welsh-Ryan Arena goes berserk (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Irish consul general discusses implications of Brexit for Ireland in Kellogg talk (Story)
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
Football: 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)