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Michigan Football 2015 opponent reconnaissance: Northwestern

In this eight-part series (Utah, Maryland, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State), we’ll freshen up on the Wolverine’s eight most noteworthy opponents of the upcoming season. Note: These are not game previews. The sole purpose here is to get familiar with who, and what, to expect from these teams in 2015.  After a dismal five-win outing in...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Preview: Quarterback

With only eight weeks until the start of the Northwestern Wildcats’ 2015-16 football season, there are far more questions than there are answers about the roster going into this year. The offensive side of the ball saw graduating seniors Trevor Siemian, Kyle Prater and Brandon Vitabile go and there are no sure fire answers as to who is going to take those vital starting positions...
Via In The Neutral Zone
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern drops hype video to kickoff ticket sales

The days are long gone when a team just sends out an email to season ticket holders or put up a simple post on their website to let fans know tickets are on sale.That is ok if teams are going to keep releasing cool hype videos to get ready for the upcoming season. On Wednesday, the Northwestern Wildcats did just that so fans can get ready to buy tickets for the upcoming season....
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Northwestern's road slate keep them from returning to a bowl?

The Northwestern Wildcats are trying to return to a bowl game in 2015 after missing post-season play each of the last two seasons. Pat Fitzgerald has stated that they want to get back to playing "Wildcats football" which is tough, physical, and in your face. That may prove to be a difficult task though with the difficult road slate they will play this season. Athlon Sports has Northwestern...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern climbing up recruiting rankings with recent commitments

If we’re measuring offseason production versus expectations, there are few programs that can match what the Northwestern Wildcats are doing on the recruiting trail. After a somewhat slow build up to the beginning of the 2016 class, things have heated up just like the weather in Evanston. No one commitment demonstrates that better than three-star outside linebacker Jango Glacklin...
Via Talking 10
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern gets commitment from 3-star DL Alex Miller

The Northwestern Wildcats football program hopes the 2015 campaign will be a bit easier on the eyes for their fans, and it all begins with winning the recruiting battles outside of the trenches. The Wildcats hot streak continued Wednesday when they added three-star defensive lineman Alex Miller, who held offers from Boise State, Houston, Kansas, SMU, Texas Tech and Utah, among others...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

As we’ve looked over the 2015 Northwestern Wildcats football team, one theme has been a constant — health. Whether that’s staying healthy at key positions or getting healthy players back, Northwestern simply needs the injury bug to disappear from its picturesque Evanston, Ill. campus. Should that happen, the question than could become whether or not the Wildcats are a bowl...
Via Talking 10
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Northwestern Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Northwestern Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in Evanston. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Wildcat fans in 2015...
Via Talking 10
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats 2015 Preview and Prediction

Pat Fitzgerald is the father of Northwestern football but his Wildcats have missed the postseason two seasons in a row after five straight bowl...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Preview: 2015 hinges on defense being up to task

Yesterday we began looking forward for the 2015 Northwestern Wildcats football season, checking in on what the offense brings to the table. Today it is the other side under the microscope, as we look at what should be the strength of any Pat Fitzgerald-coached team — the defense. After all, the guy was one of the best linebackers in the Big Ten during the middle of he 1990’s...
Via Talking 10
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Preview: 2015 Offense full of question marks

Everything appeared set for success and a chance to compete in the new Big Ten West division before the 2014 season started. Then transfers and injuries struck the Northwestern offense, and a once promising side of the football turned in to a virtual nightmare. The slate is nearly clean in 2015 though, with a new quarterback coming in to replace two-year starter Trevor Siemian and...
Via Talking 10
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats football preview: Injuries derail best laid plans again in 2014

If it weren’t for bad luck, it seems as if the Northwestern Wildcats football program wouldn’t have any luck. A year after seeing the injury bug decimate his team, head coach Pat Fitzgerald once again saw more of the same in 2014. That led to another season to forget, just two years after snapping a more than 70-year bowl losing streak. However, as we head in to the 2015 season...
Via Talking 10
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns select Nortwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell with No. 115 pick

The Browns continue upgrade their defense, now with the selection of safety Ibraheim Campbell from Northwestern. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Campbell had 54 tackles, one tackle for loss, three interceptions, three pass break-ups, six passes defended and four forced fumbles in his senior season last year. He gives the Browns another safety to add depth in the back of the secondary...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ibraheim Campbell Interview | Safety, Northwestern

DraftSeason: Draft experts have you all ranked all over the board, where do you feel you stack up against some of the other top safeties in this years class?Ibraheim Campbell: I feel like I am one of the top safeties in this years draft class. Not that I’m someone who follows rankings or anything at all but after playing with a few of them and seeing some of them at the combine...
Via DraftSeason
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: The sights and sounds of spring practice

Northwestern has wrapped up spring practice but it looks like they had one more fun thing in store for the fans.The team produced this cool video set to the live version of "Let Me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool. Check out this look into Northwestern's Spring Showcase that was held last Saturday on the shores of Lake Michigan. The video features plenty of dancing and some behind the...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Northwestern’s Alex Olah Attempts To Take Charge Resulting In Scary Collision With IU’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea

Indiana is rolling past Northwestern in today’s Big Ten Tournament game, but the Hoosiers got a major scare from a collision under the basket involving forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea. In attempting to draw a charge call, Northwestern center Alex Olah fell into the knee Mosquera-Perea, who was attacking the basket.  Luckily, Mosquera-Perea was able to return to the floor after...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Had Quite The Celebration After Its Double-OT Win Over Michigan

While most of the college basketball world was focused on Kentucky vs. Georgia Tuesday night, there was actually a much better game over in the Big Ten. Northwestern and Michigan played two overtimes, which were both forced by Wildcats junior Tre Demps. With 2.4 seconds left in regulation, Demps his a 3-pointer to tie the game. With 3.2 seconds left in the first overtime, Demps again...
Via College Spun
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern tops Michigan in 2 OT after Tre Demps hits tying 3-pointers

  The way Northwestern was racking up losses not too long ago, it's not hard to see why coach Chris Collins was beaming after the latest victory. And what a wild one it was. Tre Demps hit tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and the first OT, Alex Olah scored 25 and Northwestern beat Michigan 82-78 in double overtime Tuesday night. The Wildcats (15-15, 6-11 Big Ten) wiped out...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Basketball: 3 keys to victory over Illinois

Northwestern Basketball plays Illinois on the road tonight in a must win for the Illini. Illinois is currently sitting just above the bubble as a double digit seed and with the tournament approaching every game is important. A loss at home against Northwestern could throw a wrench in their playoff plans. But the Wildcats have been on a roll recently and are looking to extend their...
Via isportsweb.com
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. – Indiana lost its sixth Big Ten road game on Wednesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena, falling to the Northwestern Wildcats, 72-65. The loss dropped the Hoosiers to 19-10 overall and 9-7 in conference play. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss: · Indiana played with a lack of urgency defensively for the first […] The post Five takeaways from Indiana...
Via Inside the Hall
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A ticket preview for Penn State vs Northwestern basketball

D.J. Newbill tried his best to take down the Big 10 leading Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday night. Newbill hit 13 of 21 shots, scoring 29 points with three assists and three rebounds, but the Nittany Lions couldn’t rally late and lost at home by eight points. Penn State (15-12, 3-11) finished a three game stretch of going against ranked opponents. On February 11th, Penn State fell...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Northwestern SS Ibraheim Campbell

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Back to evaluating safeties today. Northwestern strong safety […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Northwestern...
Via Steelers Depot
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Spring Preview 2015: Can Fitz’s crew get over injury bug?

(Over the next few weeks we’ll be digging in to each Big Ten team as spring football gets closer to a reality) It’s an interesting time to be around the Northwestern football program, not nearly as interesting as last spring was. After all, there is no ongoing player union vote or constant media attention on everything going on off the field. Previous Previews: Illinois | Michigan...
Via Talking 10
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Basketball: Four keys to victory over Iowa

On Sunday, the Northwestern Basketball will face the Iowa Hawkeyes at 3pm Eastern at home. With March rapidly approaching and the Hawkeyes desperate to make a late season push to make the NCAA tournament or at least guarantee them a spot in the NIT postseason tournament, they plan on walking out of Evanston with an easy win. For the Wildcats, this an opportunity to get a big win...
Via isportsweb.com
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois set to host Northwestern in 3-game series at Soldier Field

Three games to settle an age-old debate once and for all….Saturday, Saturday, Saturday…at Soldier Field in Chicago. Yep, the Illinois Fighting Illini will move its next three home games against the Northwestern Wildcats from Memorial Stadium in Champaign to the venerable stadium up in Chicago. Finally, we’ll get a three-game series to settle the debate. Is it “Chicago’s...
Via Talking 10
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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