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B1G 2018: Northwestern Mailbag Call!

You’ve got Northwestern questions, we’ve got unfunny answers. Let’s hop to it!

Henry Gards and brother William check the mail box
Did you know that in New Zealand, it snows in June?! What a country. What a world.
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Northwestern used to have a bear mascot named Furpaw.

A picture of Furpaw, courtesy of Hail to Purple, who probably got it from the Northwestern Archives.

This is Evan Eschmeyer. He remains probably Northwestern’s best basketball player in the semi-modern era, and here he is wearing tube socks and knee pads.

Evan Eschmeyer #42

I’m just posting the entire Getty-provided caption for this next one:

500 ‘New’ Vintage Chevrolets To Be Sold At Nebraska Auction
PIERCE, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: A Northwestern University sticker is attached to the bumper of a 1973 Nova that will be auctioned with other classic cars and trucks at the Lambrecht family farm on September 28, 2013 in Pierce, Nebraska. The cars, more than 500 total, from the Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership will be sold at auction this weekend. When Ray Lambrecht, who ran the dealership with his wife Mildred for 50 years, would get in a new model year car he would put any unsold cars from the previous model year into storage along with any used car trade-ins that remained at the dealership for too long. Many were stored outdoors on the farm. These leftover cars along with dealership tools, parts and memorabilia will be sold at the auction. Many of the cars being offered at the auction have never been titled and have less than 20 miles on them. An estimated 10 to 12 thousand car enthusiasts from around the world are expected in Pierce, a town with a population of 1,700, for the auction. Bidders from about a dozen countries have already stared the bidding online at
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