Northwestern University crew member dies during practice

Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten backs off plan for Friday football games for Northwestern

The Big Ten has reportedly listened to complaints from Northwestern about scheduling football games on Friday nights and bumped the Wildcats’ two 2017 Friday contests back to Saturday. The conference still plans to play four other games on Friday nights.According to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald called the schedule change “great news.” Via the Trib...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Chris Collins was right. It was goal-tending all the way. The Northwestern coach was also wrong. At the worst time possible. After not getting the call, Collins stomped onto the court and drew a technical foul with 4:54 left in Saturday's game, sucking life out of a frenetic comeback that fell short in a 79-73 loss to top-seeded Gonzaga. What a strange, heartbreaking...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

NCAA admits to blown goaltending call during Northwestern-Gonzaga

The No. 8 seed Northwestern Wildcats were the darling of the NCAA Tournament, and they had an opportunity to keep on dancing with a win against No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday.The Wildcats came back from a 22-point deficit to cut the lead to five with under five minutes to play. With the momentum on their side, the Wildcats had the ball with a chance make it a one possession...
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Untimely T ends Northwestern rally; Gonzaga wins 79-73

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Top-seeded Gonzaga fought off a wild Northwestern comeback for a 79-73 victory Saturday night with help from an untimely technical foul on Wildcats coach Chris Collins. Northwestern trimmed a 22-point deficit to five and had the ball when Gonzaga's Zach Collins reached up through the basket to reject Dererk Pardon's shot with 4:54 left. There was no call,...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Collins loses his mind on missed goaltending call, gets costly tech

Chris Collins lost his mind and got a costly tech with under five minutes to go in Northwestern’s loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday over a missed goaltending call.Northwestern center Dererk Pardon went up for a lay in late in the second half and had his shot attempt rejected by Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins. The referees missed that Collins...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Crying Northwestern fan is this year's viral tourney fan

A crying Northwestern fan went viral after being shown on TV by CBS during Saturday’s game against Gonzaga.The Wildcats were down 63-52 with just under eight minutes left, and they were called for an offensive foul. CBS then showed this young Northwestern fan losing it: That poor young boy is going to be featured in memes about Northwestern for years to come. He’ll be in college...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Bryce Drew sticks up for Matthew Fisher-Davis after loss

Matthew Fisher-Davis may be the goat in Vanderbilt’s first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament against Northwestern, but his head coach isn’t about to throw him under the bus.In a postgame interview with Jamie Erdahl, Drew stuck up for Fisher-Davis.“First, we’re not even in that position without him,” Drew said of Fisher-Davis. “We’ve talked our whole year with our team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt commits costly intentional foul in loss to Northwestern

Vanderbilt’s Matthew Fisher-Davis made an extremely questionable play at the end of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament loss to Northwestern that cost the Commodores the lead in their first-round game.Vandy had just gone up 66-65 on a layup with 17.8 seconds left. That gave Northwestern the ball with some pressure to score to go ahead. But Vanderbilt did them a favor by intentionally...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

A quick look at Vandy-Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) No. 8 seed Northwestern (23-11) vs. No. 9 seed Vanderbilt (19-15) First round, West region; Salt Lake City; 4:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: After more than 100 years of basketball, Northwestern finally made it. Led by Vic Law and a group of believers in coach Chris Collins' vision, the Wildcats are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance. BENCH SCORING:...
Via Associated Press
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Julia Louis-Dreyfus sends greatest NCAA Tournament tweet ever

Shut it down, folks. Shut it all down.Julia Louis-Dreyfus can settle in as the queen of Twitter after sending this real and spectacular tweet on Sunday evening after Northwestern received a bid to the NCAA Tournament: Louis-Dreyfus’ son, Charlie Hall, plays for Northwestern, which naturally makes Julia a fan of the team. The sophomore forward actually played a minute during the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern may have locked up Tourney berth with buzzer-beater

As you may be well aware, the Northwestern Wildcats have never, ever, ever made it to the NCAA Tournament. It’s one of the most infamous streaks of futility in college athletics, but if the Cubs can win the World Series than anything in sports is possible. And in the most dramatic way possible, Wednesday night’s victory over Michigan may have just proven that to be true even...
Via The Comeback
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

It's Finally The Wildcats' Time To Shine

November 23rd, 2016. I was sitting courtside covering the Legends Classic at Barclays Arena, witnessing a great championship game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With under four minutes left, the Wildcats were up by six points and I was sure that this game would make them a NCAA tournament team. But the Wildcats' defensive struggles came...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

College athletes at private schools should be considered employees, according to NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board struck a big blow for college athletes on Wednesday. Well, not for all college athletes. But the ruling could ignite a big change, particularly in college football, where the debate over whether or not to pay athletes has been consistently argued.According to a memorandum sent from the NLRB’s general counsel, Richard F. Griffin, to the board...
Via The Comeback
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Pat Fitzgerald pumped Northwestern up with video of Danny Kanell putting 40 confidence points on Pitt

Playing in a bowl game with a 6-6 record, there weren’t many on chips on Northwestern’s shoulder. At that point, you’re more or less just happy to play another game. But ESPN analyst Danny Kanell gave the Wildcats some extra motivation by basically guaranteeing on national television that Pittsburgh would beat Northwestern in the Pinstripe Bowl on Wednesday. Kanell put 40...
Via The Comeback
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern to honor Craig Sager with helmet patch in Pinstripe Bowl

Craig Sager graduated from Northwestern University in 1973, and was yet another media member to attend the school, which has produced many famous journalists. He even played the role of the team’s Willie the Wildcat mascot, which many people don’t know. Sager passed away from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 15, and the university will be honoring him during the Pinstripe Bowl...
Via The Sports Daily
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern to honor Craig Sager with helmet decal during bowl game

Northwestern University’s football players will have Craig Sager on their minds as they conclude their season. The Wildcats will honor the late basketball analyst and Northwestern alum by wearing a special helmet decal on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl. The decal has Sager’s name in white letters printed over a plaid design composed of the school colors. ...
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern hoops player files antitrust lawsuit against school

It was revealed Monday that former Northwestern point guard Johnnie Vasser has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the school, after he claims he was forced by out by members of the program. According to the suit — which was filed in a district court in northern Illinois — Vasser claims the school used NCAA transfer rules into intimidating the former Wildcat to leave the team...
Via The Comeback
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Look: Northwestern unveils “Graphite” uniform

The Northwestern Wildcats will wear a new “Graphite” uniform on Saturday against the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers. Here’s a look at the new uniforms…. On display Saturday: Graphite. #B1GCats — #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) November 1, 2016 The post Look: Northwestern unveils “Graphite” uniform appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Struggling Defense Costs Northwestern it’s Opener against Western Michigan

EVANSTON, IL- If the 2016 Northwestern Wildcats (0-1, 0-0 Big Ten) are looking to improve on offense this season, they’ve already gotten off to a rough start. On Saturday, NU’s offense fell short in a 22-21 loss to Western Michigan (1-0, 0-0 Mid-American). While the Wildcats averaged 6.2 yards per play against the Broncos, they were unable to get the type of production that they...
Via The Sports Journal
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern basketball coach accuses mid-majors of trying to prevent grad transfers

Grad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball offseason. Many of the top mid-major players now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players...
Via College Spun
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

J.R. Pace commits to Northwestern with amazing video

Watch out, college football recruits, J.R. Pace may have just given us the best commitment video of the year. The three-star safety from Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia announced his commitment with a high-quality production that even included a cameo from fellow Atlanta boy Cam Newton. While Pace had offers from schools like Duke, Maryland, Boston College and Vanderbilt, he...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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