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Required Game Week Reading: Northwestern

It's game week, and not a moment too soon. 

New season, new BC Interruption feature (with an assist from the V5 guys). We know that you can't get all of your information for each opponent from us. So because we like you, we'll help you guys out by giving you a good breakdown of where to go when you want to read up on the Northwestern Wildcats.

SB Nation:

One of our new favorite SB Nation communities is Sippin On' Purple, who we've caught up with in the past to preview this past season's BC vs. Northwestern NIT game as well as this coming Saturday's BC-NU football game. In addition, we've worked with Rodger Sherman and SOP on the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft, where NU was an absolute steal with the 72nd pick. Seriously though, this love-hate relationship with SOP has got to stop


Northwestern suffers from many of the same problems that BC faces with respect to local media coverage. Lots of times the 'Cats are lost in the Chicago sports mix behind the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Notre Dame and frankly, the rest of the Big Ten. For a good conference-wide take, check out ESPN's Big Ten Blog where Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg do a quality job of covering all things B1G. You can also check out the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, but NU coverage is hit or miss. For a school that has produced some fine sports journalists such as J.A. Adande, Kevin Blackistone, Rich Eisen, Mike Greenberg, Brent Musberger, Adam Schefter and Michael Wilbon, the school gets little love in its own hometown papers.

For a student perspective, check out The Daily Northwestern, considered by many to be the best college newspaper in the country.

Other Blogs:

Other than SOP, there are two other Northwestern blogs that should be bookmarked for this week. The first is Lake The Posts, which covers NU football like no other. We recently worked with LTP over the summer on an early preview of BC vs. NU so check it out.  The second is Bring Your Champions, They're Our Meat which, if nothing else, has one hell of a blog name.

Message Boards:

If you want to visit message boards to talk with Northwestern fans, you can visit the Rivals ( and Scout ( sites.

Official Site:

You can find the Northwestern Wildcats official site here, where you can learn all about the 'Cats National Championship ... women's lacrosse team. Also check out PersaStrong, NU's official website for Dan Persa's 2011 Heisman campaign. 

Any other Northwestern sites that we missed out on or overlooked? Let us know in the comments.