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Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Cal’s Sonny Dykes bury the hatchet

Given what happened last year, one might have expected a somewhat tense, maybe a bit uneasy post game exchange between California Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald today. When NU beat Cal 44-30 in the 2013 season opener, Dykes accused NU of faking injuries, in order to stall time and slow down the fast paced Bear Raid offense. Fitz, responded to those comments...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Runs Double-Pass Trick Play, Scores TD

The Northwestern Wildcats were getting whooped by Cal 31-14 so they decided to open up the playbook. Trevor Siemian threw a pass to Jayme Taylor, who then threw back across the field to Siemian who made a few nice moves to get to the end zone. At least they’re making it interesting. [@SBNationGIF] The post Northwestern Runs Double-Pass Trick Play, Scores TD appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
2 days 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
7 days 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Venric Mark Announces Decision To Transfer To D-II West Texas A&M

In a fairly surprising move, former Northwestern star Venric Mark announced that he will transfer to a Division II school today. Mark — who announced his intention to transfer on Aug. 13 — said today that he has transferred to West Texas A&M. It is a surprise, because Mark attracted interest from multiple FBS schools, including Baylor and Oklahoma State, but ultimately decided...
Via College Spun
9 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
18 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
19 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
19 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
24 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
28 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
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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