Northwestern silences ‘The Shrieker,’ a regular fixture at basketball games

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Pocket

A Northwestern University student whose regular high-pitched wails at school basketball games earned her the nickname “The Shrieker,” retired the act this week after receiving complaints, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Emily Harriott is an NU student who regularly attends athletic contests, where she “screams out of pure joy,” as a way to rile up the team, the report said.

But some fans and television and radio partners had had enough of the shtick after Sunday’s game against Illinois and complained to school officials.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“THAT’S HER, OFFICER! THAT’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO RUINED MY SUNDAY,” read a tweet from The Champaign room, a page devoted to the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Heather Obering, the athletic department’s director of marketing, who regularly meets with Harriott, reportedly told her after the game on Sunday: “How about we not do (the shrieking) anymore?”

Harriot said the request caught her “a little by surprise,” but she ultimately complied. She was spotted – but not heard – on Wednesday at NU’s losing 73-63 game against Iowa. She told The Tribune she hopes her team’s loss wasn’t related to her muzzling.

Provided by Fox News

More to explorer

Maryland coast rattled by 4.7-magnitude earthquake: USGS

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Maryland Tuesday evening, officials said. (USGS)A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Maryland Tuesday evening, officials said.The episode was reported to have occurred roughly 136 miles east-southeast of Ocean City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING APP NOW AVAILABLE IN LOS ANGELESThere… …

Florida woman allegedly killed by son-in-law who ‘blamed’ her for marriage problems: authorities

A Florida woman, who was fatally shot on Monday, was “blamed” by her son-in-law for problems in his marriage, according to authorities. (Facebook)A Florida woman who was fatally shot on Monday was “blamed” by her son-in-law for problems in his marriage, according to authorities.Shortly before 5 p.m., authorities responded to a home where they found a… …

Super Bowl LIII planners in Atlanta: This shutdown means ‘uncharted territory’

Super Bowl LIII will play at the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik) The protracted partial government shutdown — now on its 25th day — represents “uncharted territory” as planning intensifies ahead of the nation’s biggest sporting event — Super Bowl LIII, set for Feb. 3 in Atlanta.The expected crush of travelers is significantly more… …

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top