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Hey, look, another new scoreboard!


From Teddy G.:

NU fans attending basketball games, volleyball matches and wrestling meets will notice a center-hung two-sided display board covering 300 square feet. Boards mounted on the east and west walls will cover 238 square feet.

For reference, the current video board at Ryan Field is 390 square feet (new one will be 1100).

Hey, look, a new scoreboard!

Northwestern Athletics announced today (Monday) significant upgrades to the in-stadium video display capabilities in Ryan Field, with plans to nearly triple the size of the existing videoboard and install new LED ribbon boards overlooking both the north and south end zones.

Now, we just need to see Fitz and a few players use the new video board to replicate this great bit from Conan O'Brien.

Northwestern's Forgotten NBA Star


In this season of basketball futility, a story to brighten our spirits: Forgotten among Northwestern's many alumni is the NBA* league MVP from 1994!

* Where NBA = Nepal Basketball Association

NU attendance: maybe not the worst in future?

Can Northwestern ever have not terrible attendance? EVER?!?! PLEAAASEEEEEE

Anyone else been noticing NU ticket ads on the internet? I've been getting them on all SBNation...


Anyone else been noticing NU ticket ads on the internet? I've been getting them on all SBNation sites and a handful of other websites across the internet, first noticing it on all-time favorite Tumblr Literally Unbelievable. Much of that may be a result of Google's spying on my internet interests rather than a broad campaign for everyone, but new marketing is always exciting. Love the stripes. So ready for the season to start.

This has way too much Ohio for my tastes, but it's still pretty fantastic.


This has way too much Ohio for my tastes, but it's still pretty fantastic.

Northwestern Lacrosse in National Championship Game... Again


Football's the main focus of OTE, but it seems worth mentioning when a Big Ten team is appearing in its 7th consecutive national championship game. The championship game against Maryland will appear live on the Big Ten Network today at 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central. For those not familiar with NU women's lacrosse, Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller (the female Pat Fitzgerald, except that she played at Maryland) took a club team to the varsity level in 2002 and proceeded to win national championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, and lost the championship game to Maryland in 2010. In the 2011 rematch today, the Terps are heavily favored, but KAH has almost certainly been building her team up to this game all year. Player to watch-- NU junior Shannon Smith, a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist (read: Heisman, winner announced in June), who could probably hold her own in a wrestling match with Dan Persa. Go 'Cats!

NIT free for students on Wednesday


So tweets NU_Sports Good news Northwestern students! Coach Carmody is picking up the tab for your tickets to the NIT game Wed.! Free w/ WildCARD @NorthwesternU

ESPN on Coach McKeown


Great article on the women's basketball coach. Anyone who's met him knows he's in the top five for nicest guy on earth, and he's done wonders for the program.

Until now, it has been reported that Michigan merely made a third-party inquiry to Fitzgerald. The...


Until now, it has been reported that Michigan merely made a third-party inquiry to Fitzgerald. The reality is that Michigan's interest in Fitzgerald was so sincere, representatives of the school laid out salary parameters, according to sources. [...] Fitzgerald, 36 with three kids and a $2.3 million home in Northfield, is not driven by money, those close to him say. He showed that by declining to interview with Michigan officials, who were willing to meet him in Texas or wherever he wished. Had negotiations ensued, Michigan likely would have offered around $3 million, according to sources.

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune on Michigan's offer to Pat Fitzgerald. I really didn't think the offer had been that serious. Incredible. The rest of the article is interesting, too, for NU fans.

(Big Version) I'm hoping that most Sippin' on Purple readers don't need the explanation of College...


(Big Version) I'm hoping that most Sippin' on Purple readers don't need the explanation of College GameDay, but the timing and transportation information is useful. Note that this is for current students only. It sounds like they expect this to fill up fast (it's in a pretty small parking lot, right?), so if you're a non-student, it might be worth getting there before 5:30am anyway to get any leftover spots. [ Bump. If you're an NU student and want to be on TV for Gameday, you've gotta email someone to reserve your spot, so read this thing closely. - L8 ]


Northwestern Goes 8-4 (4-4) in 2010?

Football is still 10 long days away. Rodger is out for the week, except for daily pre-packaged posts (presumably, with less nutritional value than the fresh ones). I've already read the latest post...


NU Women's Lacrosse in the NCAA Tournament

After winning their sixth-straight ALC title, the Northwestern Women's Lacrosse team (17-1, ranked #2) has an automatic bid into the 16-team NCAA tournament. Next goal: a sixth-straight NCAA title. ...

Final NU Lax Home Game vs. Florida - Sunday - 5/2 - 1pm


I haven't posted one of these since the North Carolina game-- not because I'm less excited about this team, but because I'm ridiculously busy this quarter and forgot that this was something I was doing. I also forgot to go to the game last night-- NU vs. Virginia. Click the link above for the recap. 'Cats win 11-8 in a thrilling overtime finish, with NU trailing going into a lightning delay, then scoring the game-tying goal with 50 seconds left. Cardiac 'Cats. And I wasn't there. Sunday: #2 Northwestern (14-1) vs. Florida (9-6). It's their last game going into the ALC championship in Columbus. 1pm. Go 'Cats!

NU Lax vs. North Carolina - Sunday, 4/18 - Noon - Lakeside Field


Northwestern (#1) vs. University of North Carolina (#2) Rematch of the 2009 National Championship game. UNC just beat previously-undefeated #3 Maryland. Expectations are high. And, as Rodger's new women's lacrosse jinx-o-meter reminds us, we're up to a 41-game winning streak (57-game at home). More about what's on the line here. And the title link is a must-read profile of Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller. If you aren't excited at this point, you're not a Northwestern fan.

NU Women's Lax vs. Notre Dame, 3/30, 6pm


The link above is for a discussion of the team and top players on the NU Rivals board. But mostly, this is a reminder-- our #1-ranked, 5-consecutive national champion, 7-0 women's lacrosse team will be playing Notre Dame on Tuesday, 3/30, at 6pm. As I have demonstrated, you don't need to know anything about lacrosse to enjoy and be excited by this team! Go 'Cats, beat the Irish!

Women's Lacrosse vs. Duquesne, 3/12 at 3pm


All eyes will be (and should be) on the basketball team tomorrow against Purdue at 6:30pm. But if you're not planning on being in Indianapolis for the game, you should head over to Lakeside Field for the second NU Women's Lacrosse home game, this time against Duquesne. 3pm. Plenty of time for you to cheer for the team, get a quick dinner, and find a TV or watch party for NU vs. Purdue.

NU Women's Lacrosse Home Opener 3/6 at 1pm


(ed note: I know nothing about lacrosse, but, 5 time national champs! if anybody knows about lax/consistently goes to games, we should talk.) Do people read these? Anyway, if you're in Evanston watching the Indiana game on TV, be sure to head over to Lakeside Field (by SPAC) for the NU Women's Lacrosse team's home opener against #5 Georgetown. 1pm. You should be there!

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