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MNWildcat

  • joined Apr 01, 2010
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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It's been a long autumn.

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  • MLB Minnesota Twins
  • NBA Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAAF Northwestern Wildcats
  • NCAAB Northwestern Wildcats
  • NHL Minnesota Wild
  • Tennis Stanislas Wawrinka
  • EPL West Ham United
  • FIFA United States
User Blog

Big Ten Basketball Power-Poll: Drinking Games!

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Basketball season in the B1G brings out the best and drunkest in us as we take to the indoors to enjoy yet another exercise in futility. Wait, some teams actually make it to the NCAA tournament?...

2013: Post Week 12 Bowl Projections

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Off Tackle Empire's wildly inaccurate bowl projections for the Big Ten following week 12: now even more wildly inaccurate!

Spartans, Badgers Highlight B1G Basketball Week

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Looking ahead to #1 vs. #2 tonight, #11 vs. #20, a couple possibly competitive games...and a whole lot of cupcakes. Mmmmm. Cupcakes. What were we talking about?

Sunday Afternoon Coming Down: Better Late?

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Where Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, and Penn State are who we thought they were, Minnesota is actually good or something, Iowa is going bowling, Wisconsin won by double digits (GASP), and silly, silly...

OTE and BTP Call the Final Basketball Standings

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Had enough basketball coverage for the week? I didn’t think so. The good folks over at BTP joined with us OTE basketball writers to tell you, down to the decimal point, every team’s records, both...

OTE Staff Picks: Week 10

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We're talking #B1Grunning in IC and Lincoln, #B1Gscoring in Bloomington and [ERROR], and #B1Gmatchup in East Lansing! Oh, and Illinois-Penn State, too.

JMIII Receives Full Scholarship

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From the NUSports website, this link surfaced showing James Montgomery III being called up in front of the full team, being praised for his hard work and perimeter defense, then being rewarded with a full scholarship. Everyone's favorite (former) walk-on then called his mom and sister, who were predictably pretty damn happy. For what it's worth, JMIII averaged .7 ppg, .5 rpg, and .3 spg, appearing most often after injuries forced Drew Crawford to seek a medical redshirt. He reached a high of 15 minutes in a rout at Purdue (that I was at--ugh), and scored a season-high 4 points against Michigan in a 94-66 rout. Congrats, James! I embedded the Northwestern Sports tweets below:

ICYMI. RT @NUMensBball: MUST WATCH: @coach_collins surprises @MontytheThird by awarding him a scholarship. #B1GCats http://t.co/dhncSlYMWo

— Northwestern Sports (@NU_Sports) October 22, 2013

Northwestern fans might want to tune in to watch the #SCtop10 tonight. @SportsCenter @MontytheThird @NUMensBball

— Northwestern Sports (@NU_Sports) October 23, 2013

OTE Week 8 Staff Picks

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Now with 100% more pants parties!

The Mixed-Up Middle: #3-5

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In the most recent Power Poll, there was plenty of consternation among the voters over who went where after Wisconsin but before Minnesota. Now, we're talking the cream of the...crap? No, that...

The Mixed-Up Middle: #6-9

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Trying to make sense out of an unimpressive middle of the Big Ten.

Perspective.

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Written through the tears, you guys.

OTE B1G Game of the Week: Ohio State at NU

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Ohio State at Northwestern - OTE's Game of the Week

Oh Yeah, There Are Non-Conference Games This Week.

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Look, man, we're trying, OK?

What I Want in the Non-Con: Week 4

138

Ted never gets to do this again. I promise.

B1G Week 2: What I Want in the Non-Con

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10-2 in Week 1 wasn't awful. Let's see if we can do better in Week 2.

OTE's B1G Player of the Week/Beer of the Week

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Continuing a classic from last season: One player. One beer. ONE TRUTH.

We Didn't Screw It Up!

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Gophers win! Hoosiers win! ... Oh, it was against UNLV and Indiana State? Um... Oh, screw you. Gophers win! Hoosiers win!

B1G Week 1: What I Want in the Non-Con

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Summarizing what we need to see from the Big Ten in Week 1 and touching on the position of the Big Ten as a whole in college football.

Closing Argument: Northwestern's Here to Stay

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The 'Cats aren't just here; they're here to stay. Put on your smoking jacket, grab a glass of sherry from the butler, and step into the Northwestern lounge. Welcome to a world where everything's...

Indiana: Bowl Eligible in 2013

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Our B1G 2013 series rolls on with Closing Arguments for each team. Today, we stop by Bloomington to hear the Hoosiers plead their case for bowl eligibility, with a little (OK, a LOT of) help from a...

B1G Odds to Win (It All?)

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In which we help you find new and creative ways to lose all your money. But hey, Indiana's looking like a steal at 50/1 for the B1GCG...

B1G 2013: Northwestern's Smartest Guys in the Room

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There's a reason I picked this article to write. No coaching change, suckers! Guess who phoned it in this week?

B1G Bold Predictions

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Five OTE writers edge their way out onto the limb of June predictions for fall football, leaving no school's stone unturned in the quest to call the action in 2013 and beyond.

Get Your Tinfoil -- IT'S A CONSPIRACY!

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Or, a major tip of the cap to our community's own LincolnParkWildcat.

Indiana Week: Cocktail Party Preview

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We keep rolling right along with B1G 2013! This week: Indiana Week, and where better to start than with cocktails?

Geography Prevails! An East-West Split for the B1G

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Never mind remembering Legends and Leaders after 2013--with the additional of Maryland and Rutgers, the Big Ten will realign and adopt (gasp!) common-sense divisions.

Good Night, Sweet Keg.

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TKOE closed for good on Sunday. I, for one, never climbed over its fence to gain entrance, but I did (coughloseafakecough) always make sure to gain legal admittance. Pourin' a little out for The Keg tonight.

Calling Division: A Geographic Split?

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Indiana and Purdue are reportedly the only two schools left for the Big Ten to decide upon, but it looks like the Big Ten will be getting an East-West split in 2014. Is it a good idea?

College Football Bracketology?

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SBNation's doing a cool look at seeding the top 64 teams in college football--complete with auto-bids--into a March Madness-style tournament! Check it out for yourself, but NU garnered a #6 seed, facing Arkansas State in round 1, with a potential date with South Carolina waiting in round 2!

Carmody Out; What's Next for NU?

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After 13 years, 4 NIT appearances, and ultimately no NCAA tournament appearances, Northwestern finally parted ways with Bill Carmody on Saturday. Carmody departs with a 192-220 record overall and a...

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