Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald apologizes for ‘snubbing’ Illinois’ Lovie Smith

When Big Ten Media Days kicked off on Monday, Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald opened up his time at the podium by welcoming the new coaches to the conference. Fitzgerald specifically mentioned DJ Durkin and Tracy Claeys, but forgot to mention Lovie Smith, who is taking over the Illinois Fighting Illini. After realizing his little snafu, Fitzgerald took to social...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa loss stings Northwestern defender

CHICAGO — Iowa has beaten Northwestern in each of the last three seasons, including the last two by a combined score of 88-17.Last year the injury-depleted Hawkeyes rolled to a 40-10 win at Evanston, Ill., in a game between ranked foes. It was the Wildcats’ homecoming and the school honored the 20th anniversary of its Rose Bowl team, of which Coach Pat Fitzgerald was a member...

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald talks Michigan Football, Harbaugh

We take a look at Pat Fitzgerald's thoughts on the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh The first day of Big Ten Media Days featured lots of chatter about Michigan, from the media behind the scenes as well as the coaches. With that came questions posed to Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald about the Michigan program, and Jim Harbaugh as well. At the initial press conference, Fitzgerald...
Via Maize n Brew
4 days ago

Tennessee dominates Northwestern in Outback Bowl

Last season, the Tennessee Volunteers won a second-tier January bowl game in the state of Florida against an opponent from the Big Ten West. The Big Orange brigade blasted Iowa in the TaxSlayer (formerly Gator) Bowl to salvage their season. This season, the Vols would have preferred to play a Big Ten East team in the Sunshine State, because it would have meant they’d have won...
Via The Comeback
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Area to be Well Represented in This Year’s Bowl Games

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is looking to be the first coach in program history to win 11 games in a season (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)   CHICAGO- It doesn’t happen often in the greater Chicagoland area, but 2015 will be a big year for FBS college football in Chicago. Three of the four programs that either call Chicago home, or attach themselves to the Windy City...
Via The Sports Journal
December 07, 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...
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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

Northwestern coach testifies against unionization

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald testified for three hours Friday about a push by his players to form the nation's first union for college athletes, sometimes putting himself awkwardly at odds with his senior quarterback. Sporting a tie in team-color purple, Fitzgerald answered questions before the National Labor Relations Board, which must decide in coming weeks if the football...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern lands 15 players

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald sounded almost giddy as he looked toward the future and unveiled the latest recruiting class. The Wildcats officially added 15 players Wednesday on national signing day as they try to pick themselves up from a disappointing season, including quarterback Clayton Thorson and of suburban Wheaton, Ill., and running back Auston Anderson of Plano, Texas...
Via Associated Press
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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