Support The Cats

“When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

Jacob Riis

These words serve as the foundation of our program and reflect the mentality and approach of everyone within it. Every day, we push ourselves to live by these words in pursuit of our larger goals. I invite you to join me and become a member of PTR (Pound the Rock). Supporting our current student-athletes is vital to build and succeed as a program.

-Chris Collins, Sullivan-Ubben Head Men’s Basketball Coach


Your gift has a significant impact on our success. Over the last several years, PTR funds has been used to:

  • Fuel student-athlete nutrition
  • Provide additional recruiting support to ensure that Northwestern adds the best and brightest young men to campus
  • Equip the basketball staff with the latest technology for recruiting and game strategy





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Monthly newsletter from Coach Chris Collins
Invitation for two to preseason tip-off event and practice
Invitation for two to Chalk Talks with NU assistant coaches
A "Pound The Rock" Under Armour Item
Opportunity to invite four friends to a practice
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Opportunity to attend BBQ at Coach Chris Collins' house