The Daily Northwestern

Pope: A stronger football culture isn’t attainable for Northwestern, and that’s OK

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

August 24, 2018

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

It’s the year 2048. A grizzled, white-haired, Bill Snyder-lookalike Pat Fitzgerald roams the Wildcats’ sidelines. Quarterback Clayton Thorson Jr. will earn a $1.5 million bonus if he completes 25 touchdown passes, and some...

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...

Pope: If Thorson misses time, expect Andrew Marty to be Wildcats’ quarterback

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Andrew Marty said he first met the man he may replace this fall over the cheesy aromas of a Lou Malnati’s pizza. Marty, now a redshirt freshman quarterback, was then a junior in high school. Clayton Thorson...