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NORTHWESTERN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Northwestern goes with Clayton Thorson as starting quarterback

The future is now for the Northwestern Wildcats, at least that seems to be the message given out on Thursday by head coach Pat Fitzgerald. What was widely rumored became reality, as Fitzgerald announced redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson the starting quarterback for the season opener against Stanford. Per @coachfitz51, redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson will be the #B1GCats starting...
Via Talking 10
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA's ban on paying athletes

ATLANTA (AP) Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they're professionals. A federal judge who issued a landmark decision against the NCAA last year is considering whether to grant class-action status to lawsuits by current...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Northwestern Wildcats are looking to bounce back from a 5-7 season in 2014. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Northwestern’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Labor relations board throws out ruling to allow athletes to unionize

On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a historic ruling that would have allowed NCAA athletes to unionize. The decision overruled a decision made back in March of 2014 made by a regional NLRB director that had given the go ahead for Northwestern University football players to unionize. Monday’s ruling however, did not decide the crux of the argument and that debate...
Via EndZoneScore
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Key dates in the effort to create college athletes' union

CHICAGO (AP) Some key dates in the push by Northwestern University football players to create the first-of-its-kind college athletes' union: --- - Jan. 29, 2014: Then-Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and the United Steelworkers announce plans to create the first union for college athletes at the school north of Chicago. Colter calls the NCAA a ''dictatorship.'' - Feb. 12, 2014...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern players lose union ruling from NLRB

The Northwestern University football team will not be allowed to form a union, as was ruled by the National Labor Relations Board in a decision that overturned a previous one allowing the team to unionize, thus striking a huge blow to the case for allowing college athletes to be paid for their services. The decision was initially reported by Mason Levinson of Bloomberg. In a unanimous...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: Northwestern Wildcats

2012 must feel like a lifetime ago for Pat Fitzgerald. Since that 10-3 record and #16 finish, Northwestern is 10-14, played about as inconsistently as it’s possible to play, missed two postseasons, and had its players unionize. Fitzgerald went from being considered a hot up-and-coming coaching prospect to being the coach no one wanted anything [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB...
Via No Coast Bias
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern DT Sean McEvilly retires from football

The Northwestern Wildcats have just lost a big piece to their defensive line and it doesn’t look like they will be getting him back. Defensive tackle Sean McEvilly, who had just earned a sixth year of eligibility after missing the 2014 season, announced that he would be retiring from football. According to SB Nation, McEvilly has been dealing with some chronic orthopedic issues...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Kidd continues dad’s legacy at Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats got a bit of a lift at wide receiver on Sunday as a alumnus of the school’s son joined the program as a transfer. Garrett Kidd, son former Northwestern four-year letterman John Kidd, got to campus Sunday as he transferred from Miami. According to College Football Talk, Northwestern released a statement claiming that Kidd had joined the 2015 roster and...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern drops hype video to kickoff ticket sales

The days are long gone when a team just sends out an email to season ticket holders or put up a simple post on their website to let fans know tickets are on sale.That is ok if teams are going to keep releasing cool hype videos to get ready for the upcoming season. On Wednesday, the Northwestern Wildcats did just that so fans can get ready to buy tickets for the upcoming season....
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Northwestern's road slate keep them from returning to a bowl?

The Northwestern Wildcats are trying to return to a bowl game in 2015 after missing post-season play each of the last two seasons. Pat Fitzgerald has stated that they want to get back to playing "Wildcats football" which is tough, physical, and in your face. That may prove to be a difficult task though with the difficult road slate they will play this season. Athlon Sports has Northwestern...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 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 gets commitment from 3-star DL Alex Miller

The Northwestern Wildcats football program hopes the 2015 campaign will be a bit easier on the eyes for their fans, and it all begins with winning the recruiting battles outside of the trenches. The Wildcats hot streak continued Wednesday when they added three-star defensive lineman Alex Miller, who held offers from Boise State, Houston, Kansas, SMU, Texas Tech and Utah, among others...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

As we’ve looked over the 2015 Northwestern Wildcats football team, one theme has been a constant — health. Whether that’s staying healthy at key positions or getting healthy players back, Northwestern simply needs the injury bug to disappear from its picturesque Evanston, Ill. campus. Should that happen, the question than could become whether or not the Wildcats are a bowl...
Via Talking 10
May 29, 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 Wildcats 2015 Preview and Prediction

Pat Fitzgerald is the father of Northwestern football but his Wildcats have missed the postseason two seasons in a row after five straight bowl...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  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

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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