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Woooooo!So, there's a reason for the flags. This summer, starting tomorrow, three of our boys in purple will be representing the red, white, and blue: football pre-froshes John Plasencia and Brian...

USA! USA! (basketball this time)

Update: video of John Shurna's high school slam dunk competition now at the bottom of this post. Just cuz.Woooooo!Today, we're going to discuss John Shurna, who's representing the good ol' US of A...

Nationalism Week rolls on!

A short post for a day on which I'm one of about 30 people in the United States working, we'll catch up on our nation-representing athletes.First off, something I hadn't mentioned yet: some of our...

Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy your holiday, and if you're around E-Town, go split some uprights at Ryan Field. Supposedly, it's a "marketing promotion", but let's be real: Amado Villarreal ain't gonna replace himself. So...

T&T! T&T!

Wooooooo!If you're as good as the Flags of the World sporcle quiz as I am - unlikely, punks - or you're up on your NUsports.com press releases, you probably already guessed that this is the...

Friday International B-Ball Update

John Shurna and his USA U-19 Basketball team are the only undefeated team in the World Championships at 6-0, and will play in the quarterfinals today against Canada. What's more, Shurna has been a...

New Zealand Time Differentials confuse me

Remember the post of less than a half hour ago wherein I said that John Shurna would play Croatia in the semi-finals today?Well, turns out it already happened. There's something like a 16 hour time...

John Shurna: World Champ

John Shurna kinda gets to hold the U19 World Championship trophyWith an 88-80 victory over Greece, the US U19 team won the World Championships, going 9=0, winning each game by an average margin of...

John Shurna is having a block party...

AND CANADA IS INVITED! Yesterday, Johnny and the USA national team advanced to the semifinals with a 93-73 victory over our neighbors to the north. Shurna continued his good play with an amazing...

Summer Nationalism Wrap-Up

So the international basketball/football season is officially over at Northwestern with John Shurna's New Zealand trip ending with gold, so, let's analyze what all this flag-bearing means for NU,...

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