June 21, 2024

West Lot Pirates

The West Lot Pirates


Sam Walter (executive producer, host and editor) John Lacombe – (executive producer, social media director), Erik Schousboe (executive producer, finance director)

Podcast Inauguration:

December, 2010


Your weekly Northwestern Sports podcast – bringing visceral and statistical analysis since 2010. We tailgate under the Red Pirate Flag because the West Lot Pirates give no quarter, especially the fourth. The West Lot Pirates are the premier Northwestern athletics podcast. We are three die-hard NU fans who have known each other and attended games together for more than 25 years. We primarily cover Northwestern Football but have a great love for all things NU and cover Mens & Womens Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, and other sports in-depth throughout the year.


New Podcast Episodes

  • Episode 578: Summer Vacation
    by West Lot Pirates on June 4, 2024 at 1:34 am

    As the Lacrosse team wraps up their incredible season with a heartbreaking loss to BC in the Title Game, we take a moment and reflect on the past 10 months of Northwestern Sports.

  • Episode 577: Championship Weekend
    by West Lot Pirates on May 23, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    Northwestern Lacrosse is back in the Final Four yet again and looks to defend their National Championship again this year. They will face off with a Florida squad which is white hot right now. The Gators got past North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland on their way to the Final Four. On the other side of the bracket looms either Boston College or Syracuse. We also look back at the Softball team’s journey through the Austin Regional. 

  • Episode 576: Tournament Time with Noah Coffman
    by West Lot Pirates on May 16, 2024 at 2:37 am

    We are deep into NCAA Tournament Time for both Softball and Lacrosse. Izzy Scane broke the all-time goals record in the massive Lax win over Denver. Now the Cats head to the Elite Eight on Thursday against Penn. Softball gets a tough draw as they head to Austin to take on St. Francis, Sienna and #1 overall seed Texas in the Regionals. To help us break it all down, we welcome back Noah Coffman to the show.

  • Episode 575: Championship Weekend
    by West Lot Pirates on May 8, 2024 at 2:02 am

    What a weekend it was! Softball captured it’s third consecutive regular season title and Lacrosse won the Big Ten Tournament and will go into the NCAA tournament as the #1 Seed. To tie it all together, we were so thrilled to be a part of a super successful tailgate in conjunction with the Women’s Non-Revenue Sports fan group.

  • Episode 574: Sydney Supple
    by West Lot Pirates on May 2, 2024 at 2:50 am

    As we come to the final weekend of the Softball regular season, the Cats are in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten regular season title. To talk all things Softball, we welcome Sydney Supple back to the show to catch us all up on her tremendous entrance into the Softball Media world.