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The latest on Northwestern practice, Kain Colter's status, a new-look four-man rush and surprise standouts in this PurpleWildcats.com Premium Update.
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You know…each season in the non-conference schedule there is a game that I should’ve gone with my inner football voice. It’s the voice that makes me stop looking at games how I should and it says to me ‘I have a feeling about this game, you may want to go with the underdog or against the heavy favorite’…most times, I tell that voice to quiet down or I explain to it...
What did former Northwestern starting quarterback Dan Persa have to think about the Wildcats' 44-30 victory over Cal last Saturday? Writing for HuddlePass, Persa shared his opinions on the team's performance.
Naturally, Persa had some thoughts about the performance of Northwestern QB's Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian.
"Most NU fans’ hearts sank when they...
Pat Fitzgerald has become the highest paid employee of Northwestern University. According to a report by USA Today, the Wildcats' head football coach was credited with a compensation package worth at least $2.2 million dollars in 2011. This marks the first time since 2005 that a Northwestern coach has been the private university's highest paid employee.
Last year, the Northwestern Wildcats wore a special stars & stripes helmet in their second contest of the season against Vanderbilt – a game which they won 23-13. This Saturday, they’re bringing the tradition back for another year against Syracuse. BTN’s Brent Yarina tweeted out the news this morning:
#Northwestern will wear this stars and stripes helmet vs. Syracuse....
The age-old argument about whether men should wear the jerseys of the teams they support reared its ugly head again at the Northwestern-Cal game, and in the ugliest way possible. Not only is the guy in the picture below wearing a Northwestern jersey, he went the extra mile and had it customized with his name on it.
The gentleman in question: ESPN's most unapologetic Northwestern...
The Northwestern Wildcats are poised for a big season in the Big Ten. The team moved up to 20th in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll this week after a solid win over a feisty California squad last weekend.
Now, the Chicagoland area is really starting to support the school, including one grocery store that decided to prominently display its fandom:
Love this soda display at the grocery...
Syracuse faces a tough road test against a ranked team when they travel to Evanston (Ill.) to take on the Northwestern Wildcats.
Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and it's influence over college football.
Come around to my way of thinking.
Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly changes his mind about whether Michigan-Notre Dame is a national rivalry rather than a regional one. Michigan HC Brady Hoke should probably thank Big Ten commisioner Jim Delany's secret coven of necromancers for...
It is with no disrespect to starter Kain Colter that Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald believes fellow quarterback Trevor Siemian is just as capable of leading the Wildcats' offense.
In fact, an injured Colter himself deferred to Siemian with the game on the line in last season's opener against Syracuse.
With Colter's status uncertain, Siemian could be under center...