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Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald was so hard on himself following last year's loss to in-state rival Illinois that he's vowed to have his team better prepared. As the Fighting Illini look to become bowl eligible, the 17th-ranked Wildcats will try to take a step toward becoming the winningest team in school history Saturday in Chicago. Northwestern has won eight of the past 12...
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Northwestern Wildcats Continue to Defy the Odds

The Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks may have Chicago’s heart, but just 14 miles up North Shore Drive in Evanston, the Northwestern Wildcats are the heartbeat to the city of approximately 75,000 people — mostly college students and former alumni. Northwestern’s campus holds one of the more iconic settings in the Big Ten, sitting off of Lake Michigan. Since 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks...
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Northwestern Football ranked in first CFP Rankings

Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald and quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) celebrate a win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Northwestern defeated Nebraska 30-28. Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Despite tumbling out of the AP Top 25 Poll in Week 8, Northwestern football is ranked No. 21 in this year’s first College Football Playoff Rankings...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern football practicing in costumes make for the best Halloween treat

Northwestern have a bye this week, giving the Wildcats extra time to prep for Penn State on Nov. 7 ... and get fully into the Halloween spirit.And boy they sure did, as coach Pat Fitzgerald and the team showed up to Friday's practice in full-on costumes to surprise the assistant coaches.We are so festive.
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern-Nebraska shows two teams trending in opposite directions

When Northwestern lost at Michigan, it was easier to say that the Wildcats simply ran into a better team. When Northwestern got blown out at home by Iowa, the people of Evanston, Illinois, had to wonder if this season would spiral out of control. On Saturday afternoon, head coach Pat Fitzgerald’s team moved in the right direction. Northwestern escaped Lincoln with a 30-28 win over...
Via The Student Section
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Pat Fitzgerald heard cursing at one of his players

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is one of the most outspoken coaches in the Big Ten. Right now, he has a lot of reason to be angry as his Wildcats have lost two straight since opening the season 5-0. His team is leading the Nebraska Cornhuskers 30-28 late in the fourth quarter, but it has been a back-and-forth game for the Wildcats. Late in the third quarter, Fitzgerald was...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Northwestern Debuting New White Helmet vs. Duke Tomorrow

Northwestern’s football program will be sporting a new helmet against Duke tomorrow.  Pat Fitzgerald’s team will wear a white helmet featuring a big wildcat with an all-white uniform against the Blue Devils.  Here it is.  New helmets for Northwestern for tomorrow’s game vs Duke — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 18, 2015 Tomorrow...
Via College Spun
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald Calls Nebraska “A Boring State”, Jokes About Blocking Husker Fans From Ryan Field

If Pat Fitzgerald has his eyes on any players out of Nebraska, he probably isn’t making any new friends there. After playing in a golf tournament with the other NU coaches and dozens of Wildcat supporters, Fitzgerald asked fans to fill Ryan Field, especially for the October 18 Homecoming game against Nebraska, a fanbase that is notorious for travelling well. He also threw a jab...
Via College Spun
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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