Video: Northwestern Senior Alex Olah Hits Buzzer Beater To Take Michigan To Overtime

Northwestern probably needs to win the Big Ten Championship to head to its first NCAA Tournament in program history, but senior center Alex Olah kept that dream alive at the buzzer against Michigan. After an impressive comeback, Northwestern had the ball for the final shot, down two. Tre Demps missed a jumper, but the seven-foot Olah corralled the offensive rebound and hit a fadeaway...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern releases teaser trailer for new lakeside facility

Northwestern University’s football team is talented, but has the misfortune of being a small fish in a big pond. On top of playing in the Big 10, home to some massive state schools with even bigger fan bases, the Wildcats play just outside of Chicago and need to fight for press coverage alongside significant professional teams in the area. But the university is looking to change...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee dominates Northwestern in Outback Bowl

Last season, the Tennessee Volunteers won a second-tier January bowl game in the state of Florida against an opponent from the Big Ten West. The Big Orange brigade blasted Iowa in the TaxSlayer (formerly Gator) Bowl to salvage their season. This season, the Vols would have preferred to play a Big Ten East team in the Sunshine State, because it would have meant they’d have won...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Olah Powers Northwestern to Victory over Mississippi Valley State

Northwestern center Alex Olah (22) posted a double-double against Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night (Getty Images)   EVANSTON, IL- Out of the three players that remain on the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team from the Bill Carmody era, there is one player that has fully elevated himself to the next level this season under current head coach Chris Collins. Senior center...
Via The Sports Journal
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern taking shots at Tennessee ahead of Outback Bowl

The Outback Bowl is possibly one of the stranger match-ups of the entire bowl season. The 10-2 Northwestern Wildcats earned their way into the game and they truly deserve their spot in the game. As for Tennessee, the team went 8-4 and had a truly fantastic season, losing to two of the four College Football Playoff teams by a combined 12 points along the way. However, it would seem...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB punks students by asking them questions about him

The Northwestern Wildcats had an improbable 2015 season. The team started the year 5-0 and had one of the best defenses in the country at that point in the year. They won their last five games and finished the regular season 10-2, a terrific year that not many people expected. While their defense carried the team most of the year and running back Justin Jackson was their biggest...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

George RR Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus at Northwestern game

Saturday’s Penn State-Northwestern game was an absolute thriller, with the Wildcats emerging victorious 23-21. But an epic meet-up took place off the field as well when the creator of “Game of Thrones” joined forces with the star of “Veep.” George R.R. Martin was at Saturday’s game at Ryan Field to accept an alumni award, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was there because her...
Via The Sports Daily
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Northwestern practiced in Halloween costumes

This is courtesy of Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and it is amazing…. Happy Halloween from @NUFBFamily! — Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) October 30, 2015
Via The Student Section
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern flies ‘W’ flags over football stadium in support of Cubs

The NLCS gets underway on Saturday with the Cubs looking to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945. The Mets are seeking their first trip since 2000. Around both cities, excitement is understandably high. In Illinois, Northwestern University showed its support during the school’s football game against Iowa. High above Ryan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan returns opening kickoff for at touchdown vs. Northwestern

It didn’t take long for No. 18 Michigan to make a splash against No. 13 Northwestern Saturday afternoon.  On the opening kickoff, wide receiver Jehu Chesson found a crease, shook a defender and took it 96 yards down the sideline to put the Wolverines ahead 7-0. It marked Michigan’s first kick return touchdown since 2009. All of the talk was about defense. Looks like special...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ son is a Northwestern basketball walk-on

On Wednesday, Northwestern University announced a new walk-on for their 2015-16 basketball team – a freshman named Charlie Hall. His name probably doesn’t mean a whole lot…until you look at his bio on Northwestern’s website. Welcome to new @NUMensBball walk-on Charlie Hall. Yada, yada, yada…you might know his mother. ...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes Northwestern basketball team as walk-on

The latest addition to the Northwestern men’s basketball team might have you exclaiming “get out!” in disbelief. Yes, Charlie Hall, the son of actors Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has made the Northwestern basketball team as a walk-on. Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her role as Elaine on "Seinfeld" and most recently Selina Meyer on "Veep." The team's SID welcomed Hall...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Northwestern have real shot to win Big Ten West?

The Northwestern Wildcats are one of the pleasant surprises so far this season, not only for the Big Ten but for college football as a whole. They opened the season with a bang, beating a very well-coached Stanford team that beat a talented USC squad on the road in Week 3. From there, the Wildcats have quietly taken care of business, picking up a quality road victory against...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Big Dance: Northwestern’s Jerry Brown Gets Down

While the opening weekend-plus of the college football season was mostly a downer for the Big Ten, things kicked off well for the conference last Saturday thanks to the Northwestern Wildcats. In a shocker, Northwestern upset the Standford Cardinal in the early kickoff, 16-6, completely dominating every facet of the game against a ranked opponent. Just about no one saw that coming...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats defense leads way to upset over #21 Stanford Cardinals

College football is back and in full swing. Some teams who should win have struggled out of the gate, like the 21st ranked Stanford Cardinals. Saturday morning in Evanston, IL, the Cardinal offense hit a brick wall. That brick wall? The Northwestern Wildcats’ defense. The Wildcats definitely came to play in their season opener in front of their home crowd, shocking the 21st ranked...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Northwestern assistant celebrates win by dancing

We love it when coaches show some emotion and break out dance moves. Northwestern assistant head coach Jerry Brown did just that in the locker room following the Wildcats’ 16-6 upset of No. 21 Stanford this afternoon. When that Nat King Cole comes on. — Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) September 5, 2015 That’s outstanding. Great work, Coach Brown.
Via College Spun
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

It all Fitz together for Northwestern in an upset of Stanford

While most FBS college football teams went the cupcake route in week one — as is standard practice in the industry — the Northwestern Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal decided to tackle a challenge in week one. This approach naturally invites risks, chief among them the distinct possibility that if you’re sloppy or nervous or timid (or all of the above), the quality of opponent...
Via The Student Section
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NW’s Scottie Lindsey posterizes Spanish defender

The Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball team is currently on an overseas trip, and sophomore wing Scottie Lindsey recently had a highlight reel moment on it. In Northwestern’s exhibition game against Spanish club CB Tarragona, Lindsey absolutely posterized a defender with a thunderous dunk. It can be seen at the 1:22 mark of the video below. A former three-star recruit out...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Northwestern Star Kain Colter Reacts To NLRB Decision On Unionization: ” I Don’t Think It’s A Huge Loss”

In early 2014, Northwestern football made waves around the college athletics landscape when they began an effort to unionize. Today, the National Labor Relations Board made a ruling on the players’ case, and it isn’t a great one for them. The NLRB unanimously declined jurisdiction in the case, the board announced today: In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Board declined...
Via College Spun
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Players Can’t Unionize After Labor Board Overturns Ruling

One year ago, a judge ruled that athletes from Northwestern University could form a union. Since then, the ruling has been stayed while legal proceedings and appeals continued. On Monday, that decision was overturned, after a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board: In its unanimous decision, the labor board skirted the issue of whether the players are employees and left open...
Via Gamedayr
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

National Labor Relations Board overturns Northwestern ruling

What was over a year in the making finally came down on Monday morning, as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its ruling in the appeal of an earlier decision to allow Northwestern University football players to seek representation as a unionized group. In the end, the Northwestern University appeal to the federal board made a big difference, as the board denied the...
Via Talking 10
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern releases photos of new basketball uniforms

To say that the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team has never had a great basketball team would be an understatement. Since the team joined the Big Ten in 1953 and were eligible to make the NCAA Tournament, they have yet to do so. In fact, they are the only long-standing power conference team to have never made the NCAA Tournament. Maybe in the 2015-16 season, things will begin...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern climbing up recruiting rankings with recent commitments

If we’re measuring offseason production versus expectations, there are few programs that can match what the Northwestern Wildcats are doing on the recruiting trail. After a somewhat slow build up to the beginning of the 2016 class, things have heated up just like the weather in Evanston. No one commitment demonstrates that better than three-star outside linebacker Jango Glacklin...
Via Talking 10
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Northwestern Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Northwestern Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in Evanston. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Wildcat fans in 2015...
Via Talking 10
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Basketball: Why they lost

Northwestern Basketball suffered an embarrassing loss at the hands of the Fighting Illini last night. This loss snapped the Wildcats four game winning streak and put Illinois back on track for a tournament appearance after their recent skid. But Northwestern came into Champagne on top of the world looking to keep their impressive streak alive, so why did they lose? Failures on Defense...
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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