Episode 290: Pinstripe Preview and Coaching Carousel

Start spreading the news! Northwestern is going to the Big Apple to take on Pitt at Yankee Stadium in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl. This week we take an early look at the matchup and jump on this season’s coaching carousel. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes, Stitcher Radio or directly from here.

It’s Bowl Season and we are back with the West Lot Pirates Bowl Challenge.  We’re back with ESPN this season and you can join the group by clicking here.  The password this season is “pinstripe”.

We are playing a little game throughout the season. Each of us chose 5 teams who had a combined record last year of no more than 40. We’ll track our teams all season and see which squad ends up with the most wins. John and Erik allowed a retcon and Sam has been given Colorado in place of Texas. He’ll have an asterisk, but the race is now much closer going into bowl season. Here are the updated standings with current wins in parentheses.

Erik: 46 Florida State (9), LSU (7), Boise State (10), Penn State (11), Troy (9)

John: 45 Alabama (13), Florida State (9), San Diego State (9), Georgia Tech (8), UCF (6)

Sam: 45* Clemson (12), LSU (7), Boise State (10), Colorado (10), Boston College (6)

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Episode 289: Northwestern 42-Illinois 21

The LOLHat stays where it belongs as Northwestern finished out the regular season with a workmanlike effort over Illinois. With that comes bowl eligibility and we can look ahead to some holiday Wildcat action. We also look ahead to Championship week and start to guess how the Playoff will come together. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes, Stitcher Radio or directly from here.

We are playing a little game throughout the season. Each of us chose 5 teams who had a combined record last year of no more than 40. We’ll track our teams all season and see which squad ends up with the most wins. Here are the updated standings with current wins in parentheses.

Erik: 45 Florida State (9), LSU (7), Boise State (10), Penn State (10), Troy (9)

John: 44 Alabama (12), Florida State (9), San Diego State (9), Georgia Tech (8), UCF (6)

Sam: 39 Clemson (11), LSU (7), Boise State (10), Texas (5), Boston College (6)

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Episode 288: Minnesota 29-Northwestern 12

Well, it all comes down to one last game that will determine if Northwestern is going Bowling this year. A rough game in Minnesota leads into this weekend’s defense of the LOLHat against Illinois. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes, Stitcher Radio or directly from here.

We are playing a little game throughout the season. Each of us chose 5 teams who had a combined record last year of no more than 40. We’ll track our teams all season and see which squad ends up with the most wins. Here are the updated standings with current wins in parentheses.

Erik: 41 Florida State (8), LSU (6), Boise State (10), Penn State (9), Troy (8)

John: 41 Alabama (11), Florida State (8), San Diego State (9), Georgia Tech (7), UCF (6)

Sam: 36 Clemson (10), LSU (6), Boise State (10), Texas (5), Boston College (5)

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Episode 287: Northwestern 45-Purdue 17

Northwestern comes off a solid win against Purdue and prepares to head up to Minneapolis to take on the Gophers. Sam and Erik talk about the game and look back at the beautiful chaos of week 11. We also look at the playoff picture as it currently stands and discuss the NU Basketball team as they tip off the season. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes, Stitcher Radio or directly from here.

We are playing a little game throughout the season. Each of us chose 5 teams who had a combined record last year of no more than 40. We’ll track our teams all season and see which squad ends up with the most wins. Here are the updated standings with current wins in parentheses.

Erik: 38 Florida State (7), LSU (6), Boise State (9), Penn State (8), Troy (8)

John: 38 Alabama (10), Florida State (7), San Diego State (9), Georgia Tech (6), UCF (6)

Sam: 23 Clemson (9), LSU (6), Boise State (9), Texas (5), Boston College (4)

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Episode 286: Wisconsin 21-Northwestern 7

Wisconsin made the trek to Ryan Field and gave Northwestern the what for last weekend. We break down the game and look ahead to this weekend’s trip to West Lafayette to take on Purdue.We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes, Stitcher Radio or directly from here.

We are playing a little game throughout the season. Each of us chose 5 teams who had a combined record last year of no more than 40. We’ll track our teams all season and see which squad ends up with the most wins. Here are the updated standings with current wins in parentheses.

Erik: 33 Florida State (6), LSU (5), Boise State (8), Penn State (7), Troy (7)

John: 33 Alabama (9), Florida State (6), San Diego State (8), Georgia Tech (5), UCF (5)

Sam: 31 Clemson (9), LSU (5), Boise State (8), Texas (5), Boston College (4)

Be sure to check out our Facebook page! Head over to Facebook and “Like” us there for all the latest updates. You can also follow us on Twitter and join the conversation!

We really want to hear from our listeners on what you would like to hear from us. Please email us, tweet at us, hit us up on Facebook, comment on the blog or call our voicemail line at 847-231-2287 (CATS) and let us know what you’d like to hear from us.  All of our contact info is in the sidebar.

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