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VIDEO: This guy is very high on Trevor Siemian, Northwestern

Before he suffered his “lower body injury,” Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian was one of the best pure passers in the Big Ten. Then in midseason, his production slipped, and his ankle/foot etc slowed him down. His accuracy and efficiency declined. Siemian made a couple critical mistakes of staring down his primary receiver when near his own South end zone. And that was critical...
Via The Sports Bank
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Northwestern football get back to a bowl game?

It’s time to stop to talking about Northwestern football being good by Northwestern standards. You know, standard cliches about what Pat Fitzgerald has done, despite the limitations. This discussion needs to end. No need for qualifying statements anymore. No more “given the…” It’s now just Big 10 standards; now plain and simple. This past year should have taught you that...
Via The Sports Bank
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Northwestern Running Back Malin Jones Will Transfer To Louisville

Jose M. Osorio | Chicago Tribune It appears that Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program has landed another player via transfer. Chris Emma of 670 The Score in Chicago, IL., is reporting that former Northwestern running back Malin Jones will transfer to Louisville. Jones spent two seasons at Northwestern, but only played in 2013 after redshirting as a true freshman...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Northwestern Shows Off New Uniform Combinations

Few schools love showing off a variety of different uniforms more than Northwestern. In a video released yesterday, Wildcat linebacker Collin Ellis highlighted this year’s three Under Armour uniforms, and the various combinations that they can make. Ellis shows off some of the team’s more traditional looks, like a purple jersey with black pants. He also highlights some of the...
Via College Spun
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Letter outlines Pac-12's new initiative for intercollegiate athletics

Two months after a federal labor official ruled that football players at Northwestern University could create the nation's first union of college athletes -- and as other states' unions such as North Carolina's have welcomed scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees -- the Pac-12 conference appears to be taking proactive steps to brace...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Why The Northwestern Union Will Eventually Lose, Even If They Win

After the Chicago area’s branch of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in favor of the Northwestern University football team’s petition to unionize, the decision shook the landscape of college athletics.  Not only for the monumental declaration made by the NLRB in claiming that the student-athletes are employees — something that goes against the very ideals of...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern athletes win case, ruled to be employees

Northwestern University athletes won a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) bid for membership to the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) union on Wednesday. The school said on Wednesday afternoon that a statement from the school will come soon but that an appeal is expected, according to a tweet from NCAA reporter Allie Grasgreen. The official ruling between Northwestern...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Is About to Get A Sick Upgrade

Northwestern Football — The Northwestern Wildcats football program is about to get a sick upgrade. Reports say that the school has received the go-ahead to build a multi-sport athletic facility along Lake Michigan. While this beachfront building will hold several Northwestern activities, the main purpose will be for the football team, something coach Pat Fitzgerald has envisioned...
Via Sports Mockery
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Northwestern Football Players Taking Step To Unionize, One Explains Effort On Reddit

Current and former college athletes have become very active in trying to gain more rights and representation in the lucrative world of college athletics, and now Northwestern football players are taking a huge step in this area. Led by quarterback Kain Colter, Northwestern players have gone through National College Players Association president Ramogi Huma to file the necessary paperwork...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Northwestern Students Paint “Stand With Purdue” On Chests Tonight Against Boilermakers After Shooting

Tonight, the Northwestern Wildcats are hosting Purdue in Evanston for a Big Ten showdown, but the Boilermakers won’t find themselves treated with any disrespect or heckling. The Northwestern student body will be supporting its opponent following the tragic shooting that occurred on Purdue’s campus this afternoon — a number of students have even painted up to spell out “Stand...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-ranked amateur Fitzpatrick quits school at Northwestern

Top-ranked amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick, widely regarded as British golf's hottest prospect, has quit university in the United States to pursue his career back in his native England. The 19-year-old Fitzpatrick followed the path taken by compatriot Luke Donald by joining Northwestern University in Chicago last year, after a successful summer in which he won the U.S. Amateur and...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Northwestern Basketball Has Amazing New Custom ‘By The Players’ Under Armour Uniforms

We have a runaway leader in the clubhouse already for the coolest college basketball uniforms of the year: Northwestern has just unveiled one of the most creative combinations we’ve ever seen. Per Complex.com, the Wildcats team had a lot of direct input on the uniform, designed by Under Armour’s Adam Clement — Clement insisted on going right to the players for inspiration,...
Via College Spun
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern's blood-splattered football uniforms under fire

Northwestern University has sparked outrage after it unveiled special edition 'blood splattered' football uniforms, which the team will wear to raise funds for injured veterans. The university released photos Monday of its Wounded Warrior uniforms, which the Wildcats will don instead of their usual purple for their upcoming home game against Michigan on Nov.16. The...
Via The Other Paper
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Nebraska Beats Northwestern On 49-Yard Hail Mary

The Northwestern Wildcats committed the classic defensive blunder that is the leading cause of almost all successful Hail Mary attempts, and it cost them dearly in a 30-27 loss to Nebraska on Saturday. With zeros on the clock and 49 yards of field to go, Cornhuskers quarterback Ron Kellogg III launched a bomb to the end zone that was 1) not batted down by the defense [classic blunder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern's long snapper, holder and kicker show off trick shot skills

Kickers generally don’t receive much love in football. Neither do long snappers. This week, the Northwestern team wanted to show their specialists some love, so the school released a nice video detailing all of the work that they put in that often goes unnoticed. In that video, the long snapper, punter, and kicker (Pat Hickey, Brandon Williams, and Jeff Budzien) performed a few...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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