Posted November 20, 2012 on
The season is still young, but we have learned plenty to this point. PurpleWildcats offers a look at what's working and what hasn't for the Northwestern Wildcats.

Colter, Mark expected to play for Northwestern

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says he expects quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark to play this week against Illinois. Mark sat out the second half of Saturday's 23-20 victory at Michigan State with what was announced as an upper extremity injury, while Colter was shaken up in the second half. The two are a big reason why Illinois ranks third in the Big Ten...

Jared Swopshire Fitting In Nicely With Northwestern

Former Cardinal Jared Swopshire is fitting nicely with his new team.  The Northwestern Wildcats are off to a 3-0 start for the first time in over a decade. This is obviously the Swop effect, no? In three games this season, Swop is averaging 11.7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. He had a career high performance last week’s 81-68 win against Mississippi Valley State, finishing...

Sobolewski's steady hand guides Wildcats

When Northwestern needed an answer in its 69-50 victory over Delaware State, it turned to sophomore point guard Dave Sobolewski. He paced the Wildcats with a steady hand, an early trend to the season.

DiNardo: The grand finale awaits

The regular season comes to a close on Saturday when the Wildcats host rival Illinois at Ryan Field. It provides the chance for Northwestern to finish its season the right way. Former standout Jack DiNardo offers a look at the team.
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