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Northwestern Football Preview: Quarterback

With only eight weeks until the start of the Northwestern Wildcats’ 2015-16 football season, there are far more questions than there are answers about the roster going into this year. The offensive side of the ball saw graduating seniors Trevor Siemian, Kyle Prater and Brandon Vitabile go and there are no sure fire answers as to who is going to take those vital starting positions...
Via In The Neutral Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern climbing up recruiting rankings with recent commitments

If we’re measuring offseason production versus expectations, there are few programs that can match what the Northwestern Wildcats are doing on the recruiting trail. After a somewhat slow build up to the beginning of the 2016 class, things have heated up just like the weather in Evanston. No one commitment demonstrates that better than three-star outside linebacker Jango Glacklin...
Via Talking 10
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern gets commitment from 3-star DL Alex Miller

The Northwestern Wildcats football program hopes the 2015 campaign will be a bit easier on the eyes for their fans, and it all begins with winning the recruiting battles outside of the trenches. The Wildcats hot streak continued Wednesday when they added three-star defensive lineman Alex Miller, who held offers from Boise State, Houston, Kansas, SMU, Texas Tech and Utah, among others...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

As we’ve looked over the 2015 Northwestern Wildcats football team, one theme has been a constant — health. Whether that’s staying healthy at key positions or getting healthy players back, Northwestern simply needs the injury bug to disappear from its picturesque Evanston, Ill. campus. Should that happen, the question than could become whether or not the Wildcats are a bowl...
Via Talking 10
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Northwestern Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Northwestern Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in Evanston. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Wildcat fans in 2015...
Via Talking 10
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats 2015 Preview and Prediction

Pat Fitzgerald is the father of Northwestern football but his Wildcats have missed the postseason two seasons in a row after five straight bowl...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Preview: 2015 hinges on defense being up to task

Yesterday we began looking forward for the 2015 Northwestern Wildcats football season, checking in on what the offense brings to the table. Today it is the other side under the microscope, as we look at what should be the strength of any Pat Fitzgerald-coached team — the defense. After all, the guy was one of the best linebackers in the Big Ten during the middle of he 1990’s...
Via Talking 10
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Preview: 2015 Offense full of question marks

Everything appeared set for success and a chance to compete in the new Big Ten West division before the 2014 season started. Then transfers and injuries struck the Northwestern offense, and a once promising side of the football turned in to a virtual nightmare. The slate is nearly clean in 2015 though, with a new quarterback coming in to replace two-year starter Trevor Siemian and...
Via Talking 10
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Had Quite The Celebration After Its Double-OT Win Over Michigan

While most of the college basketball world was focused on Kentucky vs. Georgia Tuesday night, there was actually a much better game over in the Big Ten. Northwestern and Michigan played two overtimes, which were both forced by Wildcats junior Tre Demps. With 2.4 seconds left in regulation, Demps his a 3-pointer to tie the game. With 3.2 seconds left in the first overtime, Demps again...
Via College Spun
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Owns the LOL College Football Moment of the Week

From time to time there are things that happen either on or off the football field that we can't help but laugh at. It could be a play, a mistake, a fan--anything. This week the best of those moments belongs to the Northwestern Wildcats.More specifically, the guy who is having a hard time figuring out how to drink his Gatorade.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Northwestern WR Mike McHugh May Have Just Made The Catch Of The Year

Northwestern is currently getting blown out by Iowa, 38-7. Not much has gone right for the Wildcats, but one of their players just made arguably the best catch that you’ll see this season. Sophomore WR Mike McHugh went up, somehow hauled in this pass from QB Trevor Siemian with one hand and managed to get a foot in before falling out of bounds. Check it out: If this isn’t the...
Via College Spun
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Debuts Gothic-Style Uniforms For Homecoming (Photos)

The Northwestern University Wildcats will sport a unique look for the football team’s homecoming game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Oct. 18. The school released photos of the black, gothic-style Under Armour uniforms on Monday, and one word that comes to mind when look at them is “academic.” The unis feature a black-purple-and-gold color scheme, a nod to the school...
Via NESN.com
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Legend Joins Northwestern Board of Trustees

ESPN legend and Chicago native Michael Wilbon was elected to Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees. Wilbon, who has been on ESPN television (primarily on “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser) since 2001, graduated from Northwestern in 1980. Wilbon has always supported the Wildcats despite his move to national prominence. The South Side native delivered Northwestern’s...
Via Sports Mockery
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark this down: Northwestern will be fine

On Twitter @TheCoachBart Breaking: Sources have told The Student Section that in the wake of running back Venric Mark’s decision to transfer, Northwestern has still decided to play football games this year. If you’re ever looking for a “shooting a mosquito with an assault rifle” reaction about things, Twitter is normally the place for it. In last night’s big news wake of...
Via The Student Section
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Navy SEAL walk-on defensive end at Northwestern

SEa, Air, Land…..turf. Navy SEALs are trained to fight anywhere and everywhere apparently. 32 year-old active-duty special forces soldier, family father of three and student at Northwestern, Tom Hruby, has taken on quite a workload already. It’s not enough though, Hruby is a walk-on at Northwestern’s football program as a defensive end. Impressive credentials despite his age...
Via Sports Mockery
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Northwestern Unveils New Football Gloves For 2014 Season

The Northwestern Wildcats, like many other college football teams across the nation, kicked off fall practice Monday afternoon. While Wildcats fans are hoping for a much different product on the field in 2014, we learned today that at least one part of the team’s wardrobe is getting an upgrade. The official Northwestern Twitter account tweeted out a photo of the new gloves that...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Previews, Pt. 5: Northwestern Wildcats

College football, probably more than any other sport, is a game of momentum. Entire games can swing on a single play, entire seasons (and entire coaching careers) can hinge on the result of a single game. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern alum and linebacker on the 1995 team that went to the Rose Bowl, has [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Big Ten Previews...
Via No Coast Bias
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Letter outlines Pac-12's new initiative for intercollegiate athletics

Two months after a federal labor official ruled that football players at Northwestern University could create the nation's first union of college athletes -- and as other states' unions such as North Carolina's have welcomed scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees -- the Pac-12 conference appears to be taking proactive steps to brace for the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Ruling Of Student-Athletes As Employees One Step Down A Long Road

“The players are one giant step closer to justice”, said Ramogi Huma following the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board yesterday that the student-athletes of Northwestern University are in fact employees of the school. If that’s the case, then the road to athletes actually being paid a salary for their employment—which tends the be […] Northwestern Ruling Of Student...
Via Steelers Depot
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Is About to Get A Sick Upgrade

Northwestern Football — The Northwestern Wildcats football program is about to get a sick upgrade. Reports say that the school has received the go-ahead to build a multi-sport athletic facility along Lake Michigan. While this beachfront building will hold several Northwestern activities, the main purpose will be for the football team, something coach Pat Fitzgerald has envisioned...
Via Sports Mockery
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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