The Rundown Podcast - PM Show Tile
Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news. WBEZ Chicago
The Rundown Podcast - PM Show Tile
Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news. WBEZ Chicago

A months-long investigation found strong evidence of hazing on Northwestern University’s football team. The particulars of the investigation were enough for university president Michael Schill to place the team’s head coach Pat Fitzgerald on a two-week suspension. Then, student reporters got involved. 

The Daily Northwestern published detailed accounts of sexual abuse from an anonymous former player, and subsequent allegations of racism on the team dating back to the mid-2000s. Just two days later, Schill fired Coach Fitzgerald. In this episode, we unpack the fallout and look at the “intense culture” of college athletics with WBEZ’s higher education reporter Lisa Philip.

The Rundown Podcast - PM Show Tile
Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news. WBEZ Chicago
The Rundown Podcast - PM Show Tile
Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news. WBEZ Chicago

A months-long investigation found strong evidence of hazing on Northwestern University’s football team. The particulars of the investigation were enough for university president Michael Schill to place the team’s head coach Pat Fitzgerald on a two-week suspension. Then, student reporters got involved. 

The Daily Northwestern published detailed accounts of sexual abuse from an anonymous former player, and subsequent allegations of racism on the team dating back to the mid-2000s. Just two days later, Schill fired Coach Fitzgerald. In this episode, we unpack the fallout and look at the “intense culture” of college athletics with WBEZ’s higher education reporter Lisa Philip.