Northwestern quiets 'The Shrieker,' the loud student fan at basketball games - Chicago Tribune
Chicagotribune.com - Fri 11 Jan 00:47 GMT

Northwestern quiets 'The Shrieker,' the loud student fan at basketball games - Chicago Tribune

After receiving complaints from both fans in the arena and television and radio partners after Sunday’s game against Illinois, Northwestern officials asked shrieking student fan Emily Harriott to tone it down. Or more specifically, to turn it off.

  After receiving complaints from both fans in the arena and television and radio partners after Sunday’s game against Illinois, NU officials asked her to tone it down.

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

  “She’s an amazing student and an incredible fan of Northwestern athletics,” said Mike Polisky, NU senior associate athletic director.

  Harriott is a 3.9 student who attends dozens of NU athletic contests every year.

  Harriott might have helped Sunday as Northwestern pulled out a 68-66 win over Illinois.