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Northwestern rallies, downs Houston Baptist 65-58

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Center Alex Olah scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half on Friday night, and Northwestern shook off a sluggish start to post a 65-58 victory over Houston Baptist in the season opener for both teams. Heavily favored Northwestern trailed 31-28 at halftime before the 7-foot Olah took over and allowed it to pull away. The Wildcats took a 43-42 lead on Olah...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Northwestern Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the Northwestern Wildcats as they try to rebound from a loss to Arizona State a week ago. No. 18 Notre Dame (7-2) will have to get past their effort from a week ago and focus on Northwestern (3-6) in this one. Coverage of the game between Notre Dame and Northwestern will air on NBC beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Notre Dame Stadium...
Via Tireball.com
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Northwestern Season Preview

The Catch and Shoot won’t be having any Northwestern-specific content posted directly on the website this season as editor-in-chief Jesse Kramer is covering the Wildcats for The Daily Northwestern. But here are links to The Daily Northwestern’s preview for the Wildcats that Jesse and his coworkers put together: —Freshmen point guards McIntosh, Vassar to speed up Northwestern...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Comprehensive 2015 Northwestern basketball season preview

 With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Northwestern basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But...
Via The Sports Bank
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Comprehensive 2014-15 Northwestern basketball season preview

 With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Northwestern basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But...
Via The Sports Bank
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan 10 Northwestern 9

In what will eternally be remembered as the #M00N game (see image above), Michigan and Northwestern's comedy of errors (or tragedy?) ended, mercifully, when Pat Fitzgerald decided to go for two...unsuccessfully...after scoring the game tying touchdown with 3 seconds left .As per usual, Devin Gardner struggled...only adding to the frustration that has been mounting for weeks with...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan holds on at Northwestern, 10-9

EVANSTON, Ill. -- De'Veon Smith ran for a career-high 121 yards and a touchdown, and Michigan beat Northwestern 10-9 Saturday after the Wildcats' Trevor Siemian slipped attempting a two-point conversion at the end of the game. Siemian had just connected with Tony Jones in the left corner of the end zone on a 3-yard pass to make it a one-point game with three seconds left. Rather...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UGLIEST. GAME. EVER. Michigan Wolverines 10, NU Wildcats 9

The Michigan Wolverines and Northwestern Wildcats truly deserve each other. Rod Flanders once said on The Simpsons “lies made baby Jesus cry.” So does looking at the box score from this abomination. So I’ll spare you the numbers and statistics. Trust me, they’re hideous and you really don’t want to see them. Trust me- you don’t. Of course, the facts and figures and numbers...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian Falls On Potential Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion

Northwestern scored a touchdown that would allow them to tie the game against Michigan and instead opted for the win. Unfortunately, when they rolled Trevor Siemian out, he fell flat on his back. It really was the perfect way to end this game that was essentially a comedy of errors. [@gifdsports] The post Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian Falls On Potential Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion...
Via Diehardsport
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern basketball: this year’s five biggest questions (answered)

 With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Northwestern basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan can't afford letdown against Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Their bowl hopes hanging by a thread and their seasons slipping away, Michigan and Northwestern have little room left for error. That margin is just about gone. The Wolverines and the Wildcats simply can't afford a letdown when they meet Saturday if they want to make something of their seasons. Michigan got at least a little bit of a reprieve with 34-10 win over...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan, Northwestern trying to hang on

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Their bowl hopes hanging by a thread and their seasons slipping away, Michigan and Northwestern have little room left for error. That margin is just about gone. The Wolverines and the Wildcats simply can't afford a letdown when they meet Saturday if they want to make something of their seasons. Michigan got at least a little bit of a reprieve with 34-10 win over...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines at Northwestern Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images Two Big Ten schools who have had forgettable seasons will face off against one another when the Michigan Wolverines play against the Northwestern Wildcats. Michigan (4-5) and Northwestern (3-5) will each be looking to earn the win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN2 beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Ryan Field in Evanston, IL. The Odds:...
Via Tireball.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Basketball Opponent Preview: Northwestern

School: Northwestern University Location: Evanston, IL Undergrad Enrollment: 8,688 2013-14 record: (14-19, 6-12 B1G) Top returning players: JerShon Cobb (12.2 pts, 4.8 rebounds); Tre Demps (11.0 pts, 73 assists); Alex Olah (9.1 pts, 5.2 rebounds). Who’d win in a mascot fight?: Could there be any more boring mascot than the Wildcat? Seriously, generic as hell. Give me Bucky...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Fitzgerald mum on Northwestern starting quarterback

IOWA CITY — After his team’s abysmal offensive performance Saturday in the 48-7 loss to Iowa, ­Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was non-committal about his starting ­quarterback. Starter Trevor Siemian was pulled after three quarters in favor of Zach Oliver. But Oliver’s play didn’t suggest he would be a better option, and redshirt freshman Matt...
Via Chicago Sun-TImes.com - College Sports
November 01, 2014

WATCH: Northwestern WR Mike McHugh Makes Early Candidate for Catch of the Day

Most people are aware of the Northwestern Wildcats more because of their attempt to unionize than their actual ability to play football. Well, to be honest--with a 3-5 record it is pretty easy to see why, but that does not mean that these guys are not capable of playing some quality football. They just might need a break or two--and a whole lot of luck--along the way.Mike McHugh...
Via FatManWriting
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern WR Mike McHugh Makes Catch of the Year

Northwestern is getting demolished by Iowa but at least the Wildcats will depart Iowa City with an absurd highlight. Watch as sophomore wide receiver Mike McHugh snags a pass, one that should never be caught by a human being, from Trevor Siemian. Are you kidding me? [SB Nation] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 01, 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

Fun Facts: Northwestern-Iowa

What’s more fun than Halloween? Facts about Saturday’s Northwestern-Iowa football game, of course.But you knew that.1. Counting this one, five of the last seven games matching the Wildcats and Hawkeyes will have been played in Iowa City.2. Iowa’s Marshall Koehn is second in percentages of kickoffs being touchbacks, with 77.14 percent. Only Nick Rose of Texas (77.78) is better...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 31, 2014

Northwestern Wildcats at Iowa Hawkeyes: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images Two Big Ten schools will face off against one another when the North Western Wildcats travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes. Northwestern (3-4) and Iowa (5-2) each will be looking for a win in this game that will air on the Big Ten Network beginning at 12:00 pm ET at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA. The Odds: The Northwestern Wildcats are 4 point underdogs against the...
Via Tireball.com
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NU DE Ifeadi Odenigbo looks up to Man City D Vincent Kompany

For Ifeadi Odenigbo, there are two huge games this weekend. In the first one on Saturday morning, he’ll have a tremendous influence on the result. Northwestern visits Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes at 11 A.M. (Miss Iowa, and Miss America finalist, Aly Olson will perform before kickoff) Sunday morning at 7:30 A.M, Odenigbo will be a distant but passionate observer for the Manchester...
Via The Sports Bank
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes will squeak by the Northwestern Wildcats

 The Northwestern Wildcats, (3-4, 2-2 Big Ten) have given the Iowa Hawkeyes, (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten), fits in recent years.The Wildcats are 6-3 against Iowa over the last nine games. Iowa needed overtime last season, at home, for one of those three victories.Over the last four games the teams are 2-2, the home team winning each of those games.Both teams are coming off a bye and a loss...
Via Football Nation
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

With 1 kidney, Northwestern's White stops playing

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern cornerback Dwight White has decided to stop playing football. White tells the Chicago Tribune he found out in June after experiencing abdominal pain that he was born with one kidney. He decided to keep playing. But after suffering a kidney contusion in practice in the final days before the season opener, he ultimately opted to stop. White appeared...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern lets opportunities get away in loss to Nebraska

There’s a saying about opportunity and what happens when it knocks. But what about when it hits you in the hands? It would have been good Saturday for Northwestern to catch it. The Wildcats lost 38-17 to No. 19 Nebraska at Ryan Field, but it wasn’t because they made a lot of glaring mistakes. Their lone turnover came when quarterback Trevor Siemian...
Via Chicago Sun-TImes.com - College Sports
October 19, 2014

Huskers, Northwestern brace for another tight game

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) The last time Nebraska played at Northwestern two years ago, so many Cornhuskers fans packed the stadium that the home team had to go to a silent count on offense. Coach Bo Pelini wouldn't be shocked if a similar scenario unfolds again. No. 19 Nebraska visits Northwestern in a game that matches two teams that played absolute thrillers the previous three years...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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