Northwestern Officials To Shrieking Superfan: "How About We Not Do That Anymore?" - Deadspin
Deadspin.com - Fri 11 Jan 03:01 GMT

Northwestern Officials To Shrieking Superfan: "How About We Not Do That Anymore?" - Deadspin

You may not know the name Emily Harriott, but if you’ve managed to watch any Northwestern basketball over the last 3.5 years, you’ve definitely heard her voice. Nicknamed “The Shrieker,” Harriott is best known for her high-pitched screaming during opponents’ …

  You may not know the name Emily Harriott, but if you’ve managed to watch any Northwestern basketball over the last 3.5 years, you’ve definitely heard her voice.

  Nicknamed “The Shrieker,” Harriott is best known for her high-pitched screaming during opponents’ possessions at Wildcats home games.

  But it seems that Harriott’s shrieking days are over, as the Chicago Tribune reports that Northwestern officials spoke to the superfan and asked her to stop her yelling altogether, at the request of in-arena fans, those watching at home, and television and radio partners.

  Harriott is president of Northwestern Wildside, the official NU student section.

  It is curious that officials chose now over any other season to say something about this, though it could be because two Illinois sports blog accounts tweeted their irritation at Harriott: Illini Barstool and SB Nation’s The Champaign Room.