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Northwestern Had Quite The Celebration After Its Double-OT Win Over Michigan

While most of the college basketball world was focused on Kentucky vs. Georgia Tuesday night, there was actually a much better game over in the Big Ten. Northwestern and Michigan played two overtimes, which were both forced by Wildcats junior Tre Demps. With 2.4 seconds left in regulation, Demps his a 3-pointer to tie the game. With 3.2 seconds left in the first overtime, Demps again...
Via College Spun
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Basketball: 3 keys to victory over Illinois

Northwestern Basketball plays Illinois on the road tonight in a must win for the Illini. Illinois is currently sitting just above the bubble as a double digit seed and with the tournament approaching every game is important. A loss at home against Northwestern could throw a wrench in their playoff plans. But the Wildcats have been on a roll recently and are looking to extend their...
Via isportsweb.com
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Owns the LOL College Football Moment of the Week

From time to time there are things that happen either on or off the football field that we can't help but laugh at. It could be a play, a mistake, a fan--anything. This week the best of those moments belongs to the Northwestern Wildcats.More specifically, the guy who is having a hard time figuring out how to drink his Gatorade.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Northwestern WR Mike McHugh May Have Just Made The Catch Of The Year

Northwestern is currently getting blown out by Iowa, 38-7. Not much has gone right for the Wildcats, but one of their players just made arguably the best catch that you’ll see this season. Sophomore WR Mike McHugh went up, somehow hauled in this pass from QB Trevor Siemian with one hand and managed to get a foot in before falling out of bounds. Check it out: If this isn’t the...
Via College Spun
November 01, 2014  |  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

2014-2015 ITH season preview: Northwestern Wildcats

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Northwestern Wildcats. Welsh-Ryan Arena has a new high-definition, 23-foot wide video scoreboard. It will […] The post 2014-2015 ITH season preview: Northwestern...
Via Inside the Hall
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the B1G: Is Fitz under fire at Northwestern?

In an effort to help bring you the most complete and in depth coverage, we’re not only going to bring you our original content, but we’re going to also highlight some of the best writers and sites from across the conference. Each week we’ll highlight at least one story from outside our coverage per school. Today we give you a look at a great article from our friends at Lake...
Via Talking 10
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Legend Joins Northwestern Board of Trustees

ESPN legend and Chicago native Michael Wilbon was elected to Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees. Wilbon, who has been on ESPN television (primarily on “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser) since 2001, graduated from Northwestern in 1980. Wilbon has always supported the Wildcats despite his move to national prominence. The South Side native delivered Northwestern’s...
Via Sports Mockery
September 04, 2014  |  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
August 14, 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

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

Letter outlines Pac-12's new initiative for intercollegiate athletics

Two months after a federal labor official ruled that football players at Northwestern University could create the nation's first union of college athletes -- and as other states' unions such as North Carolina's have welcomed scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees -- the Pac-12 conference appears to be taking proactive steps to brace for the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Encourages Its Football Players To Vote Against Unionization

As we all know by now, the National Labor Relations Board recently sided with a case brought to them by the football players of Northwestern University, which alleged that they are in fact employees of the university and were thus entitled to unionize. That vote is now on the horizon, scheduled to take place at […] Northwestern Encourages Its Football Players To Vote Against Unionization...
Via Steelers Depot
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Ruling Of Student-Athletes As Employees One Step Down A Long Road

“The players are one giant step closer to justice”, said Ramogi Huma following the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board yesterday that the student-athletes of Northwestern University are in fact employees of the school. If that’s the case, then the road to athletes actually being paid a salary for their employment—which tends the be […] Northwestern Ruling Of Student...
Via Steelers Depot
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football Is About to Get A Sick Upgrade

Northwestern Football — The Northwestern Wildcats football program is about to get a sick upgrade. Reports say that the school has received the go-ahead to build a multi-sport athletic facility along Lake Michigan. While this beachfront building will hold several Northwestern activities, the main purpose will be for the football team, something coach Pat Fitzgerald has envisioned...
Via Sports Mockery
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Effect does the Northwestern Unionization Attempt have on Wisconsin?

Last Monday football players at Northwestern University took steps to be recognized as a labor union. The players are effectively arguing that they generate revenue for the school based on their performance, so they should be recognized as university employees. They are likely to fail, but still. This is an important moment in college athletics. What does this hubbub mean to...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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