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Ella is a Medill senior from New Jersey studying journalism and international studies. She’s previously served as The Daily's sports editor and copy chief, and has covered football, men's basketball, lacrosse and most things in between. She's also the president of the Northwestern chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media. You can find Ella talking about about uniform combinations and the Royal Family on Twitter, or at email.

Ella Brockway, Reporter

Jan 01, 2021
Football: No. 14 Northwestern beats Auburn in Citrus Bowl for 4th straight bowl victory (Story)
Jan 01, 2021
Football: Nearly 10 years into its Under Armour deal, a deep dive into Northwestern’s uniforms (Story)
Dec 31, 2020
Football: 7 questions with Auburn beat writer Nathan King ahead of Citrus Bowl (Story)
Dec 19, 2020
Football: Even in loss, Northwestern defense manages to slow Justin Fields and OSU passing game (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Football: Ahead of Ohio State, a deep dive into Northwestern’s defensive kryptonite: the quarterback run (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
Football: 14 Wildcats earn Big Ten end-of-year honors (Story)
Dec 16, 2020
After more than 40 years, Evanston Burger King closes doors permanently (Story)
Dec 12, 2020
Football: Porter, Hull power Northwestern run game back to action in win over Illinois (Story)
Nov 21, 2020
Football: Ramsey’s flawless second-quarter drive seals win for Northwestern (Story)
Nov 20, 2020
Football: From Florida Atlantic to the Big Ten, how John Raine became Northwestern’s top tight end (Story)
Nov 14, 2020
Football: No. 23 Northwestern improves to 4-0 with road win over Purdue (Story)
Nov 13, 2020
Football: Where Northwestern stands amidst the hectic, uncertain Big Ten season (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Football: Wildcats looks to gain edge in Big Ten West race against Nebraska (Story)
Oct 31, 2020
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 21, Iowa 20 (Story)
Oct 30, 2020
Football: Wildcats talk Halloween memories ahead of road trip to Iowa (Story)
Oct 24, 2020
Football: Peyton Ramsey, revamped offense shine in win over Maryland (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
Football: Senior JR Pace urges fans to hear voices of Black athletes as team prepares for season opener (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
Football: A year after beating Northwestern, Ramsey steps into starting quarterback job in purple (Story)
Oct 18, 2020
White coats and purple helmets: Wildcats prepare for football season and medical careers (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
Football Notebook: Bajakian, Hankwitz talk training camp takeaways ahead of 2020 season (Story)
Sep 19, 2020
Football: Big Ten unveils updated 2020 schedule (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
Football: Big Ten reverses decision, votes to return to play in late October (Story)
Aug 11, 2020
Big Ten announces postponement of all fall sports, aims to resume play in the spring (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
Football: Big Ten releases revised 2020 schedule; players call for more robust health plans (Story)
Aug 03, 2020
Football: Northwestern pauses workouts after positive COVID-19 test result (Story)
Apr 26, 2020
Football: Joe Gaziano signs with NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers as undrafted free agent (Story)
Apr 12, 2020
Captured: Inside the day Northwestern won a Big Ten title (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Football: Former Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey to join Northwestern as grad transfer (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
‘Not done yet’: After historic Big Ten regular-season title win, the Wildcats turn toward the postseason hungry for more (Story)
Feb 29, 2020
Rapid Recap: No. 14 Northwestern 75, Illinois 58 (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Rapid Recap: No. 14 Northwestern 69, Ohio State 55 (Story)
Feb 23, 2020
Women’s Basketball: No. 18 Northwestern picks up seventh win in a row versus Wisconsin (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Softball, lacrosse teams set to debut new Under Armour Gothic uniforms this weekend (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
Rapid Recap: Rutgers 77, Northwestern 73 (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Lacrosse: Wildcats add Hall of Famer Casey Powell as volunteer assistant (Story)
Feb 02, 2020
Women’s Basketball: Explosive third quarter leads No. 23 Northwestern over Penn State (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Women’s Basketball: An oral history of how Northwestern went viral on TikTok (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern finally enters AP Poll at No. 22 (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern readies for face-off against No. 15 Indiana (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Football: Quarterback TJ Green granted sixth year of eligibility, will return in 2020 (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Lacrosse: Amonte Hiller named Tewaaraton Legends Award recipient (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
Northwestern alumna Meghan Markle, husband to “step back” as senior members of British royal family (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
Northwestern basketball in France and Italy: What you need to know (Story)
Aug 18, 2019
Football Q&A: Garrett Dickerson talks Northwestern, New York Giants and NFL career (Story)
Aug 13, 2019
Football: Still no alcohol sales at Ryan Field for 2019 season, school confirms (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Big Ten names NFL exec as next commissioner, Phillips to remain in Evanston (Story)
May 30, 2019
Football: NU to play at Wrigley Field in 2022, 2024 and 2026, Fitzgerald says on podcast (Story)
May 28, 2019
Lacrosse: Northwestern ends season with blowout Final Four loss to Maryland (Story)
May 24, 2019
Rapid Recap: No. 1 Maryland 25, No. 4 Northwestern 13 (Story)
May 23, 2019
Report: Northwestern received Big Ten payout of roughly $54 million for fiscal year 2018 (Story)
May 23, 2019
Lacrosse: Northwestern and Maryland to meet for third time this season in semifinal showdown (Story)
May 22, 2019
Lacrosse: Northwestern’s Amonte Hiller, Maryland’s Reese talk Final Four in teleconference (Story)
May 19, 2019
Women’s Golf: Wildcats sit in eighth place after second round of NCAA Championships (Story)
May 17, 2019
Lacrosse: No. 4 Northwestern readies for quarterfinal rematch with No. 5 Syracuse (Story)
May 13, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern adds William and Mary transfer Chase Audige (Story)
May 11, 2019
Lacrosse: As NCAA Tournament begins, Wildcats inspired by memory of beloved Texas high school coach (Story)
May 10, 2019
Lacrosse: Northwestern prepares for opening matchup of NCAA Tournament (Story)
May 08, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah to take part in Chicago Sky training camp (Story)
May 06, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Transfers announce destinations for 2019-20 season (Story)
May 06, 2019
Lacrosse: Scane, Lasota and Amonte Hiller earn end-of-year Big Ten awards (Story)
May 06, 2019
Brockway: In Big Ten Tournament win, Kelly Amonte Hiller climbs the mountain (Story)
May 06, 2019
A Royal Reveal: Wildcat Meghan Markle gives birth to a baby boy Archie (Story)
May 01, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Hand receives at-large bid to NCAA Singles Championships (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Wildcats fall in Big Ten semifinals, but earn spot in NCAA Tournament (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Football: Northwestern operations assistant follows NFL dreams at Women’s Careers in Football Forum (Story)
Apr 28, 2019
Football: Thorson drafted by Eagles, four other Wildcats sign with NFL teams (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
Football: Clayton Thorson picked 167th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in NFL Draft (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Wildcats finish regular season with two Big Ten matches (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Football: Witness in college basketball bribery trial testifies he paid football players, including from Northwestern (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
Lacrosse: No. 6 Wildcats pick up third top-10 win of the season against No. 8 Michigan (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Football: Kurt Anderson pleased with spring progress for NU’s offensive line (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Football: As spring practice ends, starting quarterback competition continues (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Wildcats fall to Minnesota, Wisconsin over weekend in historic losing streak (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats play Real Madrid, Liverpool youth teams on spring break (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Wildcats drop back-to-back matches to Michigan, Michigan State (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Lacrosse: Izzy Scane earns fourth-straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week award (Story)
Apr 06, 2019
Rapid Recap: Arizona 56, Northwestern 42 (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Cats win five straight matches, stay undefeated in Big Ten play (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Rapid Recap: Illinois 74, Northwestern 69 OT (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats continue tradition of player-designed jerseys for Saturday’s Senior Day (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats take advantage of Wesson-less Ohio State in first half en route to win (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Football Notebook: Cats open spring practice with heightened expectations (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Pardon and Law spark NU offense in loss to Wisconsin (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Losing streak extends to seven as Wildcats fall at Ohio State (Story)
Feb 16, 2019
Rapid Recap: Nebraska 59, Northwestern 50 (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
Men’s Basketball: In need of fresh confidence, Cats head to Iowa City looking for upset win (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins’ road to 100 wins (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 73, Indiana 66 (Story)
Jan 19, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Even without top-form Law, Cats find a way to win (Story)
Jan 13, 2019
Rapid Recap: No. 2 Michigan 80, Northwestern 60 (Story)
Jan 03, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern dominated by No. 8 Michigan State in 81-55 loss (Story)
Jan 01, 2019
Football: In final collegiate game, former lineman Trey Klock embraces moment in the spotlight (Story)
Dec 09, 2018
Football: Offensive line coach Adam Cushing to become head coach at Eastern Illinois (Story)
Dec 09, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats drop third-straight game in loss to No. 18 Marquette (Story)
Dec 02, 2018
Football: Haskins dominates depleted Northwestern secondary, shatters records in Ohio State win (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Football: Despite conference-worst tally, Thorson provides unique rushing option for Cats (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 24, Minnesota 14 (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Men’s Basketball: ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption to tape live show before NU-Binghampton game (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Football: Northwestern to offer free tickets, transportation to undergrads for Big Ten Championship Game (Story)
Nov 10, 2018
Football: Wildcats’ reserves come up big in win over No. 21 Iowa (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats ready for season opener against New Orleans (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
Wildcats’ defense falters as Book shines in second half of Notre Dame victory (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Football: With nothing to lose, Cats prepare for challenge in No. 4 Notre Dame (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Men’s Soccer: Former player of coach Tim Lenahan named interim manager at Real Madrid (Story)
Oct 27, 2018
Football: Defense tames Taylor, Wisconsin rushing attack in upset win (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Football: As Wildcats battle injuries, walk-ons and reserves step up (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
Football: Northwestern scores late, fends off Rutgers’ upset attempt to win (Story)
Oct 13, 2018
Football: Luckenbaugh steps up, hits game-winner to beat Nebraska (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Football: Five years after College GameDay, Northwestern continues upward climb into the national spotlight (Story)
Sep 29, 2018
Rapid Recap: Michigan 20, Northwestern 17 (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Football: Step-up in secondary could be key for Wildcats on Saturday (Story)
Aug 24, 2018
Men’s Soccer: After strong end to 2017, Cats primed for bounce-back season (Story)
May 30, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern lands commitment, reclassification from 3-star recruit (Story)
May 28, 2018
Curtain Call: Shelby Fredericks shines on the field and the stage (Story)
May 28, 2018
Curtain Call: Sheila Nesselbush takes unconventional path from unrecruited to the record books (Story)
May 23, 2018
Northwestern club rowing team bonds, succeeds at international regatta (Story)
May 17, 2018
Lacrosse: Wildcats prepare for quarterfinal rematch with North Carolina (Story)
May 15, 2018
Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation (Story)
May 13, 2018
Swimming: Jeremy Kipp hired by Northwestern, combining men’s and women’s program leadership (Story)
May 13, 2018
Lacrosse: Wildcats advance to NCAA quarterfinals with historic weekend wins (Story)
May 06, 2018
Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Penn State in Big Ten semifinals, miss out on hosting NCAA regional (Story)
May 01, 2018
Lacrosse: Writers ruminate about successful regular season, postseason hopes (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 7 Wildcats face No. 3 Maryland for Big Ten regular season title (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 7 Wildcats win 8th straight in Senior Day takedown of Rutgers (Story)
Apr 15, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 7 Wildcats pick up 7th straight win at Penn State (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
NU club rowing team heads to China for international regatta (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Lacrosse: Lasota earns second Big Ten weekly honor of season (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 9 Wildcats prepare to face Ohio State, Notre Dame at home (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 9 Wildcats win 4 straight after loss to North Carolina (Story)
Mar 17, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Isiah Brown opts to transfer from Northwestern (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Lacrosse: After near-upset, No. 12 Wildcats prepare to face Marquette (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Final four minutes doom Wildcats in Big Ten Tournament loss (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 13 Northwestern clinch upset win over No. 7 USC (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats lose fifth straight to Wisconsin on Senior Night (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Second-half struggles doom Cats again (Story)
Feb 17, 2018
Rapid Recap: No. 2 Michigan State 65, Northwestern 60 (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 9 Wildcats prepare to face first ranked opponents (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Cats’ shooting struggles continue in Maryland loss (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Lacrosse: No. 9 Wildcats look ahead to 2018 season (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats pick up first ranked win over Michigan (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Rapid Recap: Michigan 58, Northwestern 47 (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Second straight second-half comeback leads Wildcats over Minnesota (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats look for first conference road win at Minnesota (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats prepare for rematch with Penn State (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats end skid with dominant win over Minnesota (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
By coming out, men’s soccer player Robbie White makes history (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats put season on the line against Rutgers (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats fall to Penn State in regular season finale (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats close home season with overtime win (Story)
Oct 22, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats snap win streak in loss to Michigan State (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats look to extend win streak against Michigan State (Story)
Oct 15, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats claim first Big Ten win in shutout over Rutgers (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Men’s Soccer: After Notre Dame loss, Wildcats look to bounce back at home (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats drop overtime thriller to No. 9 Notre Dame (Story)