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Northwestern defensive end suspended after drug charge

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University says it has indefinitely suspended defensive end Xavier Washington after a drug arrest. Evanston Police Commander Joe Dugan says officers called to a disturbance in Evanston on Sunday when they saw the 20-year-old at an intersection, stopped him, searched him and found he was carrying a half-gram of cocaine. The Chicago Sun-Times reports...
Via MyNorthwest.com
26 days ago

Vikings Draft Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo in 7th Round

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings added another young defensive end to their roster Saturday by selecting Northwestern’s Ifeadi Odenigbo in the seventh round (No. 220 overall pick) of the 2017 NFL...
Via Vikings.com
28 days ago

Vikings Select Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo

Overview Ifeadi Odenigbo (if-AH-dee o-DEN-uh-bo) came to Northwestern as one of the top recruits in the country, even though as the son of Nigerian immigrants he didn't participate in football unt...
Via Vikings.com
28 days ago

Northwestern University crew member dies during practice

Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern University crew member dies during practice

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Officials say a member of Northwestern University’s crew team has been found dead after falling overboard while practicing in suburban Chicago. The school says in a statement authorities recovered the body of 19-year-old Mohammed Ramzan on Monday from the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood. Officials say a coach in a separate boat and a fellow team member...
Via MyNorthwest.com
April 10, 2017

Big Ten backs off plan for Friday football games for Northwestern

The Big Ten has reportedly listened to complaints from Northwestern about scheduling football games on Friday nights and bumped the Wildcats’ two 2017 Friday contests back to Saturday. The conference still plans to play four other games on Friday nights.According to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald called the schedule change “great news.” Via the Trib...
Via Awful Announcing
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats measure up as they bow out of NCAA Tournament

The Northwestern Wildcats had plenty of emotions as they bowed out of their first NCAA Tournament. But the one that matters most? This is just a start. The emotions for the end of a breakthrough season were still raw as the players began filing toward the locker room following the 69-63 loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt...
Via Talking 10
March 19, 2017

Northwestern Wildcats measure up as they bow out of NCAA Tournament

The Northwestern Wildcats had plenty of emotions as they bowed out of their first NCAA Tournament. But the one that matters most? This is just a start. The emotions for the end of a breakthrough season were still raw as the players began filing toward the locker room following the 69-63 loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt...
Via Talking 10
March 19, 2017

Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Chris Collins was right. It was goal-tending all the way. The Northwestern coach was also wrong. At the worst time possible. After not getting the call, Collins stomped onto the court and drew a technical foul with 4:54 left in Saturday's game, sucking life out of a frenetic comeback that fell short in a 79-73 loss to top-seeded Gonzaga. What a strange, heartbreaking...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

NCAA admits to blown goaltending call during Northwestern-Gonzaga

The No. 8 seed Northwestern Wildcats were the darling of the NCAA Tournament, and they had an opportunity to keep on dancing with a win against No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday.The Wildcats came back from a 22-point deficit to cut the lead to five with under five minutes to play. With the momentum on their side, the Wildcats had the ball with a chance make it a one possession...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Untimely T ends Northwestern rally; Gonzaga wins 79-73

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Top-seeded Gonzaga fought off a wild Northwestern comeback for a 79-73 victory Saturday night with help from an untimely technical foul on Wildcats coach Chris Collins. Northwestern trimmed a 22-point deficit to five and had the ball when Gonzaga's Zach Collins reached up through the basket to reject Dererk Pardon's shot with 4:54 left. There was no call,...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Collins loses his mind on missed goaltending call, gets costly tech

Chris Collins lost his mind and got a costly tech with under five minutes to go in Northwestern’s loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday over a missed goaltending call.Northwestern center Dererk Pardon went up for a lay in late in the second half and had his shot attempt rejected by Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins. The referees missed that Collins...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Crying Northwestern fan is this year's viral tourney fan

A crying Northwestern fan went viral after being shown on TV by CBS during Saturday’s game against Gonzaga.The Wildcats were down 63-52 with just under eight minutes left, and they were called for an offensive foul. CBS then showed this young Northwestern fan losing it: That poor young boy is going to be featured in memes about Northwestern for years to come. He’ll be in college...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Zags won't put head in sand about possible conference shift

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Gonzaga got the credit it deserved this year - in the form of a No. 1 seed - for making its schedule as challenging as it could. Maybe it shouldn't be so hard, though. Preparing for Saturday's second-round game against Northwestern, coach Mark Few says ''we don't have our head in the sand'' when it comes to the conference realignment that has shaken up college...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats feel right at home in the NCAA Tournament

The Northwestern Wildcats took over Salt Lake City and made themselves right at home in their first NCAA Tournament game. Northwestern’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament is not about what happened on the court — not completely. The Wildcats were more than game, taking as much as a 15-point lead in the second half. They were the dominant team, controlling the the game seemingly...
Via Talking 10
March 17, 2017

Northwestern Wildcats feel right at home in the NCAA Tournament

The Northwestern Wildcats took over Salt Lake City and made themselves right at home in their first NCAA Tournament game. Northwestern’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament is not about what happened on the court — not completely. The Wildcats were more than game, taking as much as a 15-point lead in the second half. They were the dominant team, controlling the the game seemingly...
Via Talking 10
March 17, 2017

8 biggest takeaways from Day 1 of NCAA Tournament

As far as March Madness goes, Thursday may have seemed tame. There weren’t any successful buzzer-beaters, and the biggest upset was predicted before it even happened.It can seem easy to sulk and wish for better, but the 16 games we witnessed across the nation were all interesting in their own way, and together were a tapestry of excitement and intrigue. Some storylines stood out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Wacky mistake in crunch time allows Northwestern’s historic season to continue

SALT LAKE CITY — At first, Bryant McIntosh was confused. Maybe Northwestern wasn’t actually trailing by a point. Why else would Vanderbilt guard Matthew Fisher-Davis had fouled him intentionally in the backcourt with 14.6 seconds left? “I thought maybe I made a mistake,” McIntosh said. But then a glance at the scoreboard confirmed what McIntosh had originally thought when...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 16, 2017

Bryce Drew sticks up for Matthew Fisher-Davis after loss

Matthew Fisher-Davis may be the goat in Vanderbilt’s first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament against Northwestern, but his head coach isn’t about to throw him under the bus.In a postgame interview with Jamie Erdahl, Drew stuck up for Fisher-Davis.“First, we’re not even in that position without him,” Drew said of Fisher-Davis. “We’ve talked our whole year with our team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

“Brain-freeze” foul in final minute ends up as difference in Vanderbilt’s loss to Northwestern

Northwestern’s first NCAA tournament appearance in history has already been one to remember, with their 68-66 first-round win over Vanderbilt Thursday coming thanks to one of the more bizarre fouls you’ll ever see. The Wildcats did well early on, leading 34-27 at the half and 49-34 with less than 14 minutes to go, but the Commodores mounted a ferocious comeback led by Matthew...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Big mistake from Vanderbilt helps Northwestern win first ever tourney game

As you've probably heard by now, Northwestern played in their first NCAA tournament in school history on Thursday afternoon. But how they notched their first-ever NCAA tournament win is all that anyone will remember, as the Wildcats won one of the wildest games in recent memory with most of the most bizarre endings ever. After trailing for virtually the entire game, the Commodores...
Via FOX Sports
March 16, 2017

Vanderbilt commits costly intentional foul in loss to Northwestern

Vanderbilt’s Matthew Fisher-Davis made an extremely questionable play at the end of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament loss to Northwestern that cost the Commodores the lead in their first-round game.Vandy had just gone up 66-65 on a layup with 17.8 seconds left. That gave Northwestern the ball with some pressure to score to go ahead. But Vanderbilt did them a favor by intentionally...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern alum Trevor Siemian hopeful Wildcats can make a splash

On Thursday afternoon, the Northwestern Wildcats will take on the take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. A proud alum, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has a bold prediction as to how far his college will go. “All the way,” Siemian told DenverBroncos.com, “of course.” It’s Northwestern’s first trip to the dance. In fact...
Via Mile High Sports
March 16, 2017

A quick look at Vandy-Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) No. 8 seed Northwestern (23-11) vs. No. 9 seed Vanderbilt (19-15) First round, West region; Salt Lake City; 4:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: After more than 100 years of basketball, Northwestern finally made it. Led by Vic Law and a group of believers in coach Chris Collins' vision, the Wildcats are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance. BENCH SCORING:...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Learning experience: Northwestern, Vandy in NCAA Brain Bowl

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) At Northwestern, they're celebrating a first-of-its-kind accomplishment - embarking on a trip to the NCAA Tournament that has eluded a school known for books, not basketball. At Vanderbilt, they're shrugging their shoulders - proving once again that smart guys can play hoops, too. Welcome to the Brain Game - the NCAA's plausibly deniable attempt at humor in...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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