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What are Venric Mark's options post-Northwestern?

Venric Mark is no longer a Northwestern Wildcat. So what's next? We know how Pat Fitzgerald's team plans to move on. They'll rely on the same running back depth that played in Mark's injury-caused absence last season. But what about Mark? He announced he'd be transferring, but where will he be transferring? Well, national writers seem to have learned that Mark...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern football: has the window now closed?

In my segment yesterday on 1620 The ZONE “Game Time with Nick Bahe“ we talked about the  Venric Mark scandal, the Christian Jones injury, and moving forward for Northwestern Football moves forward now in the wake of all this. Bahe posed the question to me, has the window really closed for Northwestern football for the time being? I say yes. If you have a purple heart right...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern's Offense Suffers Setback With Transfer of RB Venric Mark

Northwestern’s offense suffered a major setback on Wednesday, as running back Venric Mark decided he would transfer from the program, and...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark this down: Northwestern will be fine

On Twitter @TheCoachBart Breaking: Sources have told The Student Section that in the wake of running back Venric Mark’s decision to transfer, Northwestern has still decided to play football games this year. If you’re ever looking for a “shooting a mosquito with an assault rifle” reaction about things, Twitter is normally the place for it. In last night’s big news wake of...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark this down: Northwestern will be fine

On Twitter @TheCoachBart Breaking: Sources have told The Student Section that in the wake of running back Venric Mark’s decision to transfer, Northwestern has still decided to play football games this year. If you’re ever looking for a “shooting a mosquito with an assault rifle” reaction about things, Twitter is normally the place for it. In last night’s big news wake of...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspended RB Venric Mark Transferring From Northwestern

It was bad enough when star RB Venric Mark got suspended for the first two games of the season for Northwestern. Things got worse yesterday when it was announced that Venric would be transferring from Northwestern for “personal reasons” “Northwestern has been an indescribable experience for me,” said Mark, who missed most of last season with a broken ankle and was awarded...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern running back Venric Mark to transfer

In a shocking announcement Wednesday night, Northwestern announced star running back Venric Mark will transfer from the program. The school's press release says he decided to leave the program, where he's spent the past four seasons, due to personal reasons and to play closer to his family. He's from Texas. “Northwestern has been an indescribable experience for me...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Mark transferring from Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern running back Venric Mark, who was recently suspended for the first two games of the season, will transfer and wide receiver Christian Jones will miss the season with a knee injury. Northwestern says Mark wants to play closer to his family. Mark, who is from Tomball, Texas, missed most of last season with a broken ankle and was granted another year...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern is losing two of its biggest weapons on offense

Last week it was announced that Northwestern's Venric Mark had been suspended for the first two games of the season, meaning that the Wildcats would be without their most dynamic playmaker to start 2014. Now they'll be without him all year, as the school announced Wednesday evening that Mark was transferring. The school says Mark is transferring for personal reasons, as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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...
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11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Forum: The Impact of Mark's Suspension

Debating the loss of Venric Mark for the first two games, and what it might mean to Northwestern moving forward.
Via northwestern.scout.com
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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 The Big Ten OT
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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