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Northwestern beats Western Illinois 24-7

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Solomon Vault rushed for two touchdowns, Justin Jackson had 92 yards rushing and a score, and Northwestern snapped a six-game home losing streak with a 24-7 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday. Vault and Jackson, both freshmen running backs, led the way as the Wildcats amassed 166 yards on the ground. Jackson had 21 carries for an average of 4.4 yards,...
Via AP on Fox
42 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Fitzgerald: No time to panic with Wildcats 0-2

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern vowed this would be a rebound season, a chance to re-establish itself after struggling down the stretch last year. Two games in, things aren't looking so good. The Wildcats take a 0-2 record into Saturday's meeting with Western Illinois, certainly not what they expected headed into their final tuneup for Big Ten play. Coach Pat Fitzgerald...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Western Illinois at Northwestern: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images On Saturday the Western Illinois Leathernecks will travel to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Western Illinois (2-1) will be looking to further embarrass Northwestern (0-2) who has started the season off winless. Coverage of the game between Northwestern and Western Illinois will air on ESPNews and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Ryan Field in Evanston, IL...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 ITH season preview: Northwestern Wildcats

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Northwestern Wildcats. Welsh-Ryan Arena has a new high-definition, 23-foot wide video scoreboard. It will […] The post 2014-2015 ITH season preview: Northwestern...
Via Inside the Hall
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NU's Robbins gets one-game suspension

The Big Ten imposed a one-game suspension Tuesday and issued a public reprimand of Northwestern defensive lineman C.J. Robbins, who was ejected Saturday for throwing a punch near the end of the NIU game. NU coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the game: “I didn’t see it. It must have happened underneath the pile. They said he threw a punch, so if they said he did, he did. It’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten suspends Northwestern's C.J. Robbins

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) The Big Ten has suspended Northwestern defensive lineman C.J. Robbins for one game for punching a player during last weekend's loss to Northern Illinois. The conference also issued a public reprimand of Robbins for violating the conference's Sportsmanship Policy. It announced the punishment in a news release on Tuesday. Robbins, a junior, was ejected...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Cats: Meeting Northwestern’s Homegrown Freshman

Northwestern Basketball – Chris Collins looks to make big strides in his second year at the helm of Northwestern’s basketball program. After fighting their way to a 12-11 record by the beginning of February last season, the Wildcats suffered a brutal collapse in the form of a 7-game in-conference losing streak to implode their season and finish at 14-19 (6-12 Big Ten). This...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the B1G: Is Fitz under fire at Northwestern?

In an effort to help bring you the most complete and in depth coverage, we’re not only going to bring you our original content, but we’re going to also highlight some of the best writers and sites from across the conference. Each week we’ll highlight at least one story from outside our coverage per school. Today we give you a look at a great article from our friends at Lake...
Via Talking 10
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern’s top WR ruled out of NIU game

Northwestern just can’t win for losing at the wide receiver position. In the middle of last month, the Wildcats announced that their leading receiver in yardage in 2013, Christian Jones, would miss the entire 2014 season with a knee injury. While for nearly as long, NU’s top remaining threat in the receiving game is out as well. In its injury report released Thursday evening...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Legend Joins Northwestern Board of Trustees

ESPN legend and Chicago native Michael Wilbon was elected to Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees. Wilbon, who has been on ESPN television (primarily on “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser) since 2001, graduated from Northwestern in 1980. Wilbon has always supported the Wildcats despite his move to national prominence. The South Side native delivered Northwestern’s...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Have we seen the best of Trevor Siemian at Northwestern?

Before he suffered his “lower body injury” in 2013, Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian was one of the best pure passers in the Big Ten. However, his production slipped in midseason as his ankle/foot etc slowed him down. His accuracy and efficiency declined. In a couple games, Siemian made the critical mistake of staring down his primary receiver when near his own South end zone....
Via The Sports Bank
18 days 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.
Via Diehardsport
20 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
August 14, 2014  |  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
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Northwestern Unveils New Football Gloves For 2014 Season

The Northwestern Wildcats, like many other college football teams across the nation, kicked off fall practice Monday afternoon. While Wildcats fans are hoping for a much different product on the field in 2014, we learned today that at least one part of the team’s wardrobe is getting an upgrade. The official Northwestern Twitter account tweeted out a photo of the new gloves that...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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