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Northwestern Star Football Player Transferring

It is a less than stellar day for the Northwestern Wildcats football fan-base. Star running back Venric Mark is leaving Northwestern University. Mark, who was an All-American in 2012, is planning to depart from the school for what he noted as “personal” reasons. Early indications show that Mark wants to transfer somewhere closer to family; Mark is from Texas. Had Mark not made...
Via Sports Mockery
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Northwestern WR Christian Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice. And RB Venric Mark is transferring. Tough day for NU. — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 13, 2014 First the Wildcats lost their 2013 leader in receiving yardage, Christian Jones, to a season ending knee injury. Jones finished 2013 with 54 receptions for 668 yards and 4 TDs. With the Wildcats...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Northwestern WR Christian Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice. And RB Venric Mark is transferring. Tough day for NU. — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 13, 2014 First the Wildcats lost their 2013 leader in receiving yardage, Christian Jones, to a season ending knee injury. Jones finished 2013 with 54 receptions for 668 yards and 4 TDs. With the Wildcats...
Via The Student Section
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Northwestern All-American Venric Mark To Transfer

In a Chicago Tribune article from Tuesday, Northwestern star running back Venric Mark said that he would “embrace” the two game suspension that he was slated to serve for a violation of team rules. Now, it appears that he will not suit up in any games for the Wildcats. In fairly shocking news, Mark is reportedly transferring out of Northwestern. #Northwestern announces Venric...
Via College Spun
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern turns focus to wins, not union

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) No college football program spent more time in the spotlight in the offseason than Northwestern. Now, the team hopes the headlines center on victories. The Wildcats are ready to move on after a disappointing season and an offseason at the center of the debate over unionization. Northwestern's former quarterback Kain Colter led the push to form the first union...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Pat Fitzgerald be The Great Catsby at Northwestern?

For Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern football “action is character.” Like all football coaches you hear the one-play-away-from-winning rhetoric, but you are what your record is. And the Wildcats look to make a bowl again after missing out for the first time since 2007 last season. They’ll attempt to do it without their best player, Venric Mark who is suspended for the first...
Via The Sports Bank
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Breakdown: Northwestern Wildcats Full Preview

In 2012, Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern went 10-3. That was its first double-digit win season since 1995, and second double-digit win season in the program's history. Moreover, as Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reported, the Cats were 5:03 away from a 12-0 record.With 14 returning starters in 2013, Northwestern was a darkhorse to win the Big Ten. Then the bottom fell...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Alabama, Steve Spurrier, Paul Finebaum, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.Hero of the day.Seth Gruen profiles 32 year-old Navy SEAL Tom Hruby, who is trying to become a member of the Northwestern football team as a walk-on defensive end. (The Chicago Sun-Times)If it ain't raining, it ain't training.Michael Casagrande runs down the first rain-soaked scrimmage game of Alabama's fall camp inside Bryant-Denny...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Navy SEAL walk-on defensive end at Northwestern

SEa, Air, Land…..turf. Navy SEALs are trained to fight anywhere and everywhere apparently. 32 year-old active-duty special forces soldier, family father of three and student at Northwestern, Tom Hruby, has taken on quite a workload already. It’s not enough though, Hruby is a walk-on at Northwestern’s football program as a defensive end. Impressive credentials despite his age...
Via Sports Mockery
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends senior RB for first two games

Northwestern running back Venric Mark only played in three games last season and missed the final six games. The Wildcats are going to be without their talented running back for just a little bit longer. According to a release from the school, Mark has been suspended for the first two games of the upcoming season due to a violation of team policy. “I made a mistake and am prepared...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats suspend RB Venric Mark for 2 games

Northwestern football thought it caught a break when running back Venric Mark was granted an extra year of eligibility, however it appears that the star running back and return man will have to wait to get on the field. On Friday night, the program announced that Mark will be suspended for the first two games of the season for a violation of team policies. It means Mark will miss...
Via Talking 10
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Star RB Venric Mark Suspended For 2 Games

The Friday night news dump is in full effect tonight. Northwestern has announced that they have suspended star RB Venric Mark for the first two games of the season: “I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that,” the senior said in a statement released by the school. “There’s no one that holds me to a higher standard than the one I hold myself to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends running back Mark for first 2 games

  Northwestern has suspended running back Venric Mark for the first two games for violating a team policy. The school said Friday that Mark will miss home games against California on Aug. 30 and Northern Illinois on Sept. 6. Mark was granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and allowed to return for a fifth year after missing most of last season with a broken ankle. He was...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends RB Venric Mark first two games of the season

Northwestern suspends Senior RB Venric Mark for the first two games of the 2014 season. In a statement released by the school, Mark was suspended for the first two games against the Pac-12′s Cal and Mid-American’s Northern Illinois due to a violation of team policy. Venric Mark shared, “I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that.  There’s no one...
Via NCAA Football Zone
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends Mark for first 2 games

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern has suspended running back Venric Mark for the first two games for violating a team policy. The school said Friday that Mark will miss home games against California on Aug. 30 and Northern Illinois on Sept. 6. Mark was granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and allowed to return for a fifth year after missing most of last season with a...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends Venric Mark for two games

Northwestern suspended their star tailback Venric Mark for the first two games of the season. No actual reason was given, only the college football standard boilerplate “violation of team rules.” Venric Mark will sit out the Aug. 30 opener against California at Ryan Field and the matchup with Northern Illinois on Sept. 6 in Evanston. In a prepared statement, sent out by the...
Via The Sports Bank
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian Claims He Ran A 4.38 40, Which He Didn’t

Attn opposing D Coordinators: Trevor Siemian announces to the assembled media that his official 40 time is 4.38. #B1GCats #SiemianFast — Northwestern Sports (@NU_Sports) August 7, 2014 There is a zero percent chance that Trevor Siemian ran a 4.38 40. I give him credit for having a sense of humor with the media though. This […] The post Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian Claims He...
Via Diehardsport
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern football player “pissed off” they didn’t go to a bowl game

Northwestern DT Sean McEvilly said the team “was pissed off” that NU didn’t go to a bowl game last year during today’s Northwestern football media day.  Now I know that kind of language may seem coarse, crude or unprofessional to my older and more socially conservative readers, but I welcomed it. It was an actual expression of humanity and true emotion. Something you just...
Via The Sports Bank
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Northwestern Unveils New Football Gloves For 2014 Season

The Northwestern Wildcats, like many other college football teams across the nation, kicked off fall practice Monday afternoon. While Wildcats fans are hoping for a much different product on the field in 2014, we learned today that at least one part of the team’s wardrobe is getting an upgrade. The official Northwestern Twitter account tweeted out a photo of the new gloves that...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Previews, Pt. 5: Northwestern Wildcats

College football, probably more than any other sport, is a game of momentum. Entire games can swing on a single play, entire seasons (and entire coaching careers) can hinge on the result of a single game. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern alum and linebacker on the 1995 team that went to the Rose Bowl, has [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Big Ten Previews...
Via No Coast Bias
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: This guy is very high on Trevor Siemian, Northwestern

Before he suffered his “lower body injury,” Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian was one of the best pure passers in the Big Ten. Then in midseason, his production slipped, and his ankle/foot etc slowed him down. His accuracy and efficiency declined. Siemian made a couple critical mistakes of staring down his primary receiver when near his own South end zone. And that was critical...
Via The Sports Bank
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Northwestern football get back to a bowl game?

It’s time to stop to talking about Northwestern football being good by Northwestern standards. You know, standard cliches about what Pat Fitzgerald has done, despite the limitations. This discussion needs to end. No need for qualifying statements anymore. No more “given the…” It’s now just Big 10 standards; now plain and simple. This past year should have taught you that...
Via The Sports Bank
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Prestigious Northwestern School of Journalism Includes Spelling Error on Diplomas

Northwestern University pumps out more media professionals than any institution and has a world-renowned journalism program through their unnecessarily long  Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communicatons. Unfortunately the elite minds running the joint missed grade school spelling, evident by a now-nationally known “Itegrated” blunder on 30 diplomas...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Northwestern Running Back Malin Jones Will Transfer To Louisville

Jose M. Osorio | Chicago Tribune It appears that Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program has landed another player via transfer. Chris Emma of 670 The Score in Chicago, IL., is reporting that former Northwestern running back Malin Jones will transfer to Louisville. Jones spent two seasons at Northwestern, but only played in 2013 after redshirting as a true freshman...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

How Northwestern is going out of its way to help allergic fans

The Northwestern Wildcats will hold three 'peanut-free' football games in 2014 to help fans with severe peanut allergies and raise awareness for the potentially fatal medical condition.
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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