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Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Cal’s Sonny Dykes bury the hatchet

Given what happened last year, one might have expected a somewhat tense, maybe a bit uneasy post game exchange between California Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald today. When NU beat Cal 44-30 in the 2013 season opener, Dykes accused NU of faking injuries, in order to stall time and slow down the fast paced Bear Raid offense. Fitz, responded to those comments...
Via The Sports Bank
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cal Gets Big Win over Northwestern in Opener

It didn’t come easy, but Cal Football equaled their win total from last year, as they defeated Northwestern 31-24 in the season opener. Cal dropped their season opener against Northwestern last year in Berkley, and the two teams re-matched in Evanston, Ill. to open this season. Last year’s opener for Cal was a 44-30 loss, which led to a disastrous 1-11 season. Cal also suffered...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2 Legit 2 Quit Cal Golden Bears drop Hammer on Northwestern

Here comes the Hammer down on Northwestern Wildcats football, courtesy of the Cal Golden Bears. The boys from Berkley looked 2 Legit 2 Quit as they hit NU with a dose of Oaktown power “and charge you by the hour” as they were “shakin like a quake,” right from kickoff. “California, California..knows how to pass. Knows how to pass,” as QB Jared Goff was 12-18 for 186 yards...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Runs Double-Pass Trick Play, Scores TD

The Northwestern Wildcats were getting whooped by Cal 31-14 so they decided to open up the playbook. Trevor Siemian threw a pass to Jayme Taylor, who then threw back across the field to Siemian who made a few nice moves to get to the end zone. At least they’re making it interesting. [@SBNationGIF] The post Northwestern Runs Double-Pass Trick Play, Scores TD appeared first on Diehardsport.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cal still accusing Northwestern Wildcats of faking injuries last season

There are sour grapes, and then there is losing and refusing to ever accept defeat. As Cal and Northwestern meet to start the 2014 season on Saturday, Cal apparently falls in the latter category. See, after last season’s 44-30 loss to the Wildcats, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes apparently took exception to the number of “injuries” that were happening to Northwestern’s defense...
Via The Big Ten OT
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern, Illini football 2014 season prospectus

Lots of rapid fire and hot seat type of stuff as we enter week one for both the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats. You have questions, I have answers. You can catch me talking Illini and NU every Tuesday morning at 10:40 AM CST. Here’s my segment from this morning on KOZN 1620 The Zone, NBC Sports Radio Omaha.  The questions today: better player Venric Mark...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards. Wall-to-wall music blasted by a guest DJ in between. If this is the most uptight team in major college football - as the Wildcats...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern loses DL Sean McEvilly for season to injury

The blows keep coming for Northwestern. Pat Fitzgerald announced Monday that defensive tackle Sean McEvilly will be lost for the season due to a foot injury similar to the one he suffered last year. Last season, McEvilly's foot injury limited to just five games and three starts. Now another foot injury is knocking him out for what was supposed to be his senior year. Fitzgerald...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

Northwestern went from hosting ESPN College GameDay to one of the most cursed teams of the 2014 season in a hurry. Losing starting talent left and right didn’t help matters much. So, the hope was that 2014 would bring a fresh start…but that appears highly unlikely heading in to the season. Other Big Ten West Predictions: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska Just before putting...
Via The Big Ten OT
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Venric Mark to follow in footsteps of Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk and Stan Hansen

Former Northwestern star running back Venric Mark announced recently that he was transferring rather than play his senior season with the Wildcats. Well, it looks like Mark has found a new home. Venric Mark off to West Texas A&M: http://t.co/te12GqjcY2 — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 23, 2014 And in case West Texas A&M doesn’t ring a bell….it was formerly...
Via College Football Zealots
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Northwestern RB headed to West Texas A&M

CANYON, Texas (AP) Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark says he is transferring to West Texas A&M. ESPN reported Saturday that Ward wanted to be closer to his mother. He was going to be suspended for some of this season for an unspecified violation of team rules. Mark told ESPN he had interest in Football Bowl Subdivision teams, including Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Venric Mark off to West Texas A&M

Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark told ESPN on Saturday that he is transferring to West Texas A&M. "This is an hour and half from my mom," Mark said. "It's the best fit." Mark said he was interested in many FBS schools, including Baylor, Houston, Texas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas, and that some were willing to apply for an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Venric Mark Announces Decision To Transfer To D-II West Texas A&M

In a fairly surprising move, former Northwestern star Venric Mark announced that he will transfer to a Division II school today. Mark — who announced his intention to transfer on Aug. 13 — said today that he has transferred to West Texas A&M. It is a surprise, because Mark attracted interest from multiple FBS schools, including Baylor and Oklahoma State, but ultimately decided...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern RB Mark reportedly to transfer to D-II West Texas A&M

Northwestern running back Venric Mark will transfer to West Texas A&M, according to multiple reports. Because he's transferring to a Division-II school, he is eligible to play this season. Northwestern suspended Mark for two games for violating team policy earlier this month. Mark was limited by ankle and hamstring injuries last year after rushing for 1,366 yards and 12 TDs...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Northwestern football landscape evaluated by ESPN pundits

So where does Northwestern football go now? For the receivers, your big playmakers need to be Mike McHugh and Cameron Dickerson. I know, right? Totally underwhelming. Actually, it will be Tony Jones and Kyle Prater. And as you know it’s been all hype and little production from Prater. Replacing Mark will Justin Jackson (Pat Fitzgerald hates burning a kid’s shirt, but he has to...
Via The Sports Bank
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 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
15 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
17 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
17 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
17 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
17 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
18 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
18 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
18 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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