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Northwestern adds Nevada, Bowling Green to 2017 schedule

The Northwestern Wildcats are looking to make a move at possibly being a top contender in the Big Ten over the next few years and they have a shot at doing just that this year. However, it looks like they are already looking forward to their 2017 schedule as they finalized it on Wednesday. The team announced that they would open the 2017 season against the Nevada Wolf Pack and then...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 37 Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats 2015 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten (lost to Tennessee 45-6 in the Outback Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Northwestern sustain the success from last season? A campaign ago, Northwestern finally proved its ability to contend in the Big Ten, winning 10 regular season games for the first time in 22 years. Now, the Wildcats must attempt to at least repeat their...
Via The Student Section
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern basketball coach accuses mid-majors of trying to prevent grad transfers

Grad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball offseason. Many of the top mid-major players now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players...
Via College Spun
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern playing at Wrigley Field in 2017?

The Northwestern Wildcats last played a game at Wrigley Field in 2010 and despite the stadium agreeing to host five games in 2013, no more have been scheduled. It certainly looks like the Wildcats want to get back to the Chicago Cubs’ home field in the near future. In November of next year, the Wildcats play two home games against Purdue and Minnesota while also facing off against...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

J.R. Pace commits to Northwestern with amazing video

Watch out, college football recruits, J.R. Pace may have just given us the best commitment video of the year. The three-star safety from Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia announced his commitment with a high-quality production that even included a cameo from fellow Atlanta boy Cam Newton. While Pace had offers from schools like Duke, Maryland, Boston College and Vanderbilt, he...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Buccaneers have interest in FB Dan Vitale

It is not very often that you see a fullback get drafted or make a big impact in the NFL anymore, but there is at least one that seems worthy of having his name called next week. That player is former Northwestern fullback Dan Vitale and he is doing a fine job of drawing in some big interest from around the league. One team that seems to be pretty interested in him is the Tampa Bay...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Northwestern DE Dean Lowry

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Northwestern DE Dean Lowry appeared first on Steelers Depot by Luc Polglaze. Go...
Via Steelers Depot
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Northwestern FB Dan Vitale

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Northwestern FB Dan Vitale appeared first on Steelers Depot by Luc Polglaze. Go...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern Coach Complains About Call In Michigan Game

Michigan pulled out a 72-70 overtime win over Northwestern during Big Ten Tournament play on Thursday. Chris Collins, Northwestern’s head coach, voiced his frustrations with the refs following the game. “It’s a tough loss because I thought we deserved to win the game,” Collins rasped. “But sometimes other things come into play. And you have to live with it when you try...
Via Diehardsport
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball escapes with win over Northwestern

Michigan still has some work to do in order to partake in the March Madness festivities later this month, but the Wolverines got a taste of the madness in today’s 72-70 overtime victory against Northwestern. Michigan was on the bubble coming into today, and although today’s game wasn’t a dominant performance, the Wolverines managed to win a must-win game and keep their...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan keeps tourney hopes alive with OT victory over Northwestern

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Zak Irvin scored 19 points, including the game-winner from the right wing with 3.3 seconds remaining, lifting No. 8 seed Michigan to a 72-70 overtime victory against No. 9 seed Northwestern on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament.The Wolverines (21-11) trailed 70-67, but Duncan Robinson's 3-pointer with 46.5 seconds remaining tied it at 70. Northwestern (20-12...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan trips Northwestern 72-70 in OT in Big Ten tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Zak Irvin, who grew up in an Indianapolis suburb, sank a jump shot from the right wing with 3.3 seconds remaining, lifting No. 8 seed Michigan to a 72-70 overtime victory against No. 9 seed Northwestern on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. The Wolverines (21-11) trailed 70-67, but Duncan Robinson's 3-pointer with 46.5 seconds remaining tied it at 70. Northwestern...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Northwestern Senior Alex Olah Hits Buzzer Beater To Take Michigan To Overtime

Northwestern probably needs to win the Big Ten Championship to head to its first NCAA Tournament in program history, but senior center Alex Olah kept that dream alive at the buzzer against Michigan. After an impressive comeback, Northwestern had the ball for the final shot, down two. Tre Demps missed a jumper, but the seven-foot Olah corralled the offensive rebound and hit a fadeaway...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots’ Nick Caserio Met With Dan Vitale At Northwestern Pro Day

If there’s one 2016 NFL Draft prospect who best fits the New England Patriots’ mold, it’s Northwestern’s Dan Vitale. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise then that Patriots director of player personnel met with Vitale on Tuesday after Northwestern’s pro day, The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reported. Vitale, who measured in at 6-foot-1, 239 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards, March 7

Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area. Here are the winners for the 16th week of the season (Feb. 29-March 6):   Photo: David Banks / USA Today Sports Player of the Week Tre Demps, Northwestern Demps averaged 20 points last week as Northwestern...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Demps' 23 points lead Northwestern over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) As Chris Collins and Patrick Chambers watched their players during Thursday's shootaround, both coaches knew they'd soon be playing for a measure of respect each hoped his team would have already earned by this point of the season. It would have to come at the other's expense, as Northwestern and Penn State, hopeful this would be the year each could turn...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Demps' 23 points lead Northwestern over Penn State 71-61

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Tre Demps scored 23 points to lead Northwestern to a 71-61 win over Penn State on Thursday. Bryant McIntosh added 17 points to help the Wildcats (19-11, 7-10 Big Ten) to their second straight win and third in their last five. Brandon Taylor scored 17 points for the Nittany Lions, who lost their second straight. Shep Garner added 13 points and Josh Reaves...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 29

Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area. Here are the winners for the 15th week of the season (Feb. 22-Feb. 28): AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh Player of the Week Eli Cain, DePaul Cain averaged 19 points in DePaul’s two games last week while shooting a...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Demps scores 24 points in 98-59 rout of Rutgers

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) In most Big Ten games, the scoring doesn't come easy, but that hasn't been the case against Rutgers this season. Tre Demps scored 24 points, 17 in the first half, and Alex Olah added 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading Northwestern to a 98-59 win over Rutgers on Saturday. Northwestern came into the game loser of eight of its last nine games so hapless Rutgers...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Demps scores 24 points in 98-58 rout of Rutgers

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Tre Demps scored 24 points, 17 in the first half, and Alex Olah added 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading Northwestern to a 98-59 win over Rutgers on Saturday. Northwestern was 17 of 28 from 3-point range. Jonathan Laurent scored 17 for Rutgers, which lost its 31st consecutive Big Ten game and 16th straight game overall. Northwestern (18-11, 6-10 Big Ten) is...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan overcomes slow start to top Northwestern, 72-63

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman scored 19 points and Aubrey Dawkins broke Michigan out of its long-distance shooting slump in time to salvage a 72-63 win over Northwestern on Wednesday night.A Dawkins 3-pointer put the Wolverines (20-9, 10-6 Big Ten) ahead for good, 57-54, with 4:18 left to keep Michigan's NCAA Tournament hopes alive. The sophomore also hit a...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan rallies to beat Northwestern, 72-63

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman scored 19 points and Aubrey Dawkins broke Michigan out of its long-distance shooting slump in time to salvage a 72-63 win over Northwestern on Wednesday night. A Dawkins 3-pointer put the Wolverines (20-9, 10-6 Big Ten) ahead for good, 57-54, with 4:18 left to keep Michigan's NCAA Tournament hopes alive. The sophomore also hit a...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball gets critical win over Northwestern

Despite trailing for most of the game, the Wolverines knew they had to have this one in the W column. It took a strong performance from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and some timely shooting from Aubrey Dawkins for Michigan to shrug off the feisty Wildcats and notch their 20th win of the season, a 72-63 hard fought victory over Northwestern. The Wolverines started ice cold. They missed...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Late long-distance shooting saves Michigan in 72-63 win

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman scored 19 points and Aubrey Dawkins broke Michigan out of its long-distance shooting slump in time to salvage a 72-63 win over Northwestern on Wednesday night. A Dawkins 3-pointer put the Wolverines (20-9, 10-6 Big Ten) ahead for good, 57-54, with 4:18 left. The sophomore also hit a pair of 3s over an 80-second stretch midway through...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Three questions facing Northwestern football this spring

Northwestern was the first team in the Big Ten to return to the practice field in 2016. With the Wildcats kicking off spring football this week, we take a look at what went well and what didn't last year then ahead at what types of things coach Pat Fitzgerald's team will likely be trying to improve. 2015 rewind: After back-to-back 5-7 seasons, the Wildcats bounced back with a 10...
Via FOX Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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