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Cal still accusing Northwestern Wildcats of faking injuries last season

There are sour grapes, and then there is losing and refusing to ever accept defeat. As Cal and Northwestern meet to start the 2014 season on Saturday, Cal apparently falls in the latter category. See, after last season’s 44-30 loss to the Wildcats, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes apparently took exception to the number of “injuries” that were happening to Northwestern’s defense...
Via The Big Ten OT
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern, Illini football 2014 season prospectus

Lots of rapid fire and hot seat type of stuff as we enter week one for both the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats. You have questions, I have answers. You can catch me talking Illini and NU every Tuesday morning at 10:40 AM CST. Here’s my segment from this morning on KOZN 1620 The Zone, NBC Sports Radio Omaha.  The questions today: better player Venric Mark...
Via The Sports Bank
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards. Wall-to-wall music blasted by a guest DJ in between. If this is the most uptight team in major college football - as the Wildcats...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern loses DL Sean McEvilly for season to injury

The blows keep coming for Northwestern. Pat Fitzgerald announced Monday that defensive tackle Sean McEvilly will be lost for the season due to a foot injury similar to the one he suffered last year. Last season, McEvilly's foot injury limited to just five games and three starts. Now another foot injury is knocking him out for what was supposed to be his senior year. Fitzgerald...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

Northwestern went from hosting ESPN College GameDay to one of the most cursed teams of the 2014 season in a hurry. Losing starting talent left and right didn’t help matters much. So, the hope was that 2014 would bring a fresh start…but that appears highly unlikely heading in to the season. Other Big Ten West Predictions: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska Just before putting...
Via The Big Ten OT
2 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Star Football Player Transferring

It is a less than stellar day for the Northwestern Wildcats football fan-base. Star running back Venric Mark is leaving Northwestern University. Mark, who was an All-American in 2012, is planning to depart from the school for what he noted as “personal” reasons. Early indications show that Mark wants to transfer somewhere closer to family; Mark is from Texas. Had Mark not made...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Northwestern All-American Venric Mark To Transfer

In a Chicago Tribune article from Tuesday, Northwestern star running back Venric Mark said that he would “embrace” the two game suspension that he was slated to serve for a violation of team rules. Now, it appears that he will not suit up in any games for the Wildcats. In fairly shocking news, Mark is reportedly transferring out of Northwestern. #Northwestern announces Venric...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Breakdown: Northwestern Wildcats Full Preview

In 2012, Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern went 10-3. That was its first double-digit win season since 1995, and second double-digit win season in the program's history. Moreover, as Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reported, the Cats were 5:03 away from a 12-0 record.With 14 returning starters in 2013, Northwestern was a darkhorse to win the Big Ten. Then the bottom fell...
Via Football Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Alabama, Steve Spurrier, Paul Finebaum, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.Hero of the day.Seth Gruen profiles 32 year-old Navy SEAL Tom Hruby, who is trying to become a member of the Northwestern football team as a walk-on defensive end. (The Chicago Sun-Times)If it ain't raining, it ain't training.Michael Casagrande runs down the first rain-soaked scrimmage game of Alabama's fall camp inside Bryant-Denny...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends RB Venric Mark first two games of the season

Northwestern suspends Senior RB Venric Mark for the first two games of the 2014 season. In a statement released by the school, Mark was suspended for the first two games against the Pac-12′s Cal and Mid-American’s Northern Illinois due to a violation of team policy. Venric Mark shared, “I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that.  There’s no one...
Via NCAA Football Zone
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian Claims He Ran A 4.38 40, Which He Didn’t

Attn opposing D Coordinators: Trevor Siemian announces to the assembled media that his official 40 time is 4.38. #B1GCats #SiemianFast — Northwestern Sports (@NU_Sports) August 7, 2014 There is a zero percent chance that Trevor Siemian ran a 4.38 40. I give him credit for having a sense of humor with the media though. This […] The post Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian Claims He...
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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