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Northwestern rallies to defeat W. Michigan 67-61

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Tre Demps scored 17 points and Northwestern beat Western Michigan 67-61 on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Taphorn and Bryant McIntosh added 10 points apiece for the Wildcats, who rebounded from a loss to another MAC team, Central Michigan, on Wednesday. Tucker Haymond scored 12 points and Connar Tava and David Brown added 11 apiece for the Broncos, who led by three...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan lawmakers OK ban on athlete unions at public universities

  Athletes would be blocked from unionizing at public universities under a bill that won final passage in Michigan on Tuesday, making it at least the second state to respond after Northwestern University football players were allowed to vote this year on union representation. The legislation, which is expected to be signed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, would prevent collective...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan close to banning student-athlete unions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Athletes would be blocked from unionizing at public universities under a bill that won final passage Tuesday, making Michigan at least the second state to respond after Northwestern University football players were allowed to vote this year on union representation. The legislation, approved 25-11 mostly along party lines in the Republican-led Senate, is expected...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern without guard Cobb

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern guard JerShon Cobb will not play in the Wildcats' game Sunday with the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils because of a right foot injury. Cobb had started all eight of the Wildcats' games, averaging 5.1 points. That's well down from last season, when he averaged 12.2 for Northwestern. Entering Sunday's game on a three-game losing streak and without...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Northwestern seeing progress in Chris Collins year 2?

Northwestern Wildcats Coach Chris Collins following his teams 65-56 loss at the #23 Butler Bulldogs. “This was a step in the right direction, we have not been playing well, although we were disappointed in the end result, this is the best we’ve played in awhile. We were right there. We just played a really good team on their home floor that’s tough to beat.” “I like the...
Via The Sports Bank
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Owns the LOL College Football Moment of the Week

From time to time there are things that happen either on or off the football field that we can't help but laugh at. It could be a play, a mistake, a fan--anything. This week the best of those moments belongs to the Northwestern Wildcats.More specifically, the guy who is having a hard time figuring out how to drink his Gatorade.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Northwestern WR Mike McHugh Makes Early Candidate for Catch of the Day

Most people are aware of the Northwestern Wildcats more because of their attempt to unionize than their actual ability to play football. Well, to be honest--with a 3-5 record it is pretty easy to see why, but that does not mean that these guys are not capable of playing some quality football. They just might need a break or two--and a whole lot of luck--along the way.Mike McHugh...
Via FatManWriting
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Northwestern WR Mike McHugh May Have Just Made The Catch Of The Year

Northwestern is currently getting blown out by Iowa, 38-7. Not much has gone right for the Wildcats, but one of their players just made arguably the best catch that you’ll see this season. Sophomore WR Mike McHugh went up, somehow hauled in this pass from QB Trevor Siemian with one hand and managed to get a foot in before falling out of bounds. Check it out: If this isn’t the...
Via College Spun
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Debuts Gothic-Style Uniforms For Homecoming (Photos)

The Northwestern University Wildcats will sport a unique look for the football team’s homecoming game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Oct. 18. The school released photos of the black, gothic-style Under Armour uniforms on Monday, and one word that comes to mind when look at them is “academic.” The unis feature a black-purple-and-gold color scheme, a nod to the school...
Via NESN.com
October 07, 2014  |  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
September 19, 2014  |  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
September 09, 2014  |  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
September 04, 2014  |  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

Big Ten Previews, Pt. 5: Northwestern Wildcats

College football, probably more than any other sport, is a game of momentum. Entire games can swing on a single play, entire seasons (and entire coaching careers) can hinge on the result of a single game. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern alum and linebacker on the 1995 team that went to the Rose Bowl, has [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Big Ten Previews...
Via No Coast Bias
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Prestigious Northwestern School of Journalism Includes Spelling Error on Diplomas

Northwestern University pumps out more media professionals than any institution and has a world-renowned journalism program through their unnecessarily long  Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communicatons. Unfortunately the elite minds running the joint missed grade school spelling, evident by a now-nationally known “Itegrated” blunder on 30 diplomas...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 30, 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 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

What Effect does the Northwestern Unionization Attempt have on Wisconsin?

Last Monday football players at Northwestern University took steps to be recognized as a labor union. The players are effectively arguing that they generate revenue for the school based on their performance, so they should be recognized as university employees. They are likely to fail, but still. This is an important moment in college athletics. What does this hubbub mean to...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 06, 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
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