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Northwestern Wildcats Spring Football 2017 Preview: Building the base

The Northwestern Wildcats enter the 2017 season with a lot of expectation to match last year’s bowl win and establish a firmer base to grow and compete. Northwestern football treasures its successes. Fans speak reverently of the 1995 Rose Bowl team and the 1996 Citrus Bowl team that followed. And of course, they speak reverently of the team’s current coach and star linebacker...
Via Talking 10
10 hours ago

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
6 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star defensive end at top of Northwestern's 17-man class

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern emphasized defense in the class it signed Wednesday, with 10 of the 17 scholarship recruits projected to play on that side of the ball. The Wildcats picked up three defensive linemen, three linebackers, three safeties and a cornerback in hopes of improving a unit that ranked last in the Big Ten in pass defense. On offense, receivers and linemen...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rolling Northwestern dreaming of 1st NCAA Tournament berth

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Bryant McIntosh is close enough he can see it when he closes his eyes. They all can, up and down the coaching staff and throughout the roster. With every 3-pointer, every shutdown performance, they move one step closer to the sweetest of uncharted territory for Northwestern. At long last, the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats have been playing men's basketball...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pardon dominates as Northwestern beats Nebraska 73-61

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Dererk Pardon dominated with 19 points and a career-high 22 rebounds to lead Northwestern to a 73-61 victory over struggling Nebraska on Thursday night. Pardon, a sophomore, had the first 20-rebound game for Northwestern since Evan Eschmeyer grabbed 21 against Penn State on Jan. 20, 1999. Vic Law scored 20, and the Wildcats (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten) won their fifth...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern wins in Columbus for 1st time since 1977

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Scottie Lindsey scored 21 points, Bryant McIntosh had 17 and Northwestern won at Ohio State for the first time since 1977 with a 74-72 comeback victory on Sunday. The Buckeyes cut the lead to two points on a Micah Potter 3-pointer with 24 seconds left. But C.J. Jackson had to foul Vic Law, who sank both foul shots to make it 72-68. Marc Loving got it back to...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 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 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. ...
Via NESN.com
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 https://t.co/aVBqBCSvUr — #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

Northwestern's Fitzgerald accepts criticism over field goal decision

Pat Fitzgerald believes the criticism of his decision to kick a field goal late against Ohio State is fair. Northwestern played Ohio State tough on Saturday but ended up losing 24-20. The game was especially tight in the second half when the teams were tied at 17. But after that, Ohio State broke ahead with a touchdown that gave the ball back to Northwestern with 9:43 left in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

NLRB rules Northwestern football’s social media ban “unlawful”

It is not uncommon for football coaches to enact a social media shutdown for football players during a college football season. It is, however, a rarity to see that policy ruled “unlawful” by the National Labor Relations Board. Ahh, the times in which we live. The NLRB ruled Northwestern University must overturn rules within the football program prohibiting players from being...
Via The Comeback
October 11, 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

Alex Olah Powers Northwestern to Victory over Mississippi Valley State

Northwestern center Alex Olah (22) posted a double-double against Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night (Getty Images)   EVANSTON, IL- Out of the three players that remain on the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team from the Bill Carmody era, there is one player that has fully elevated himself to the next level this season under current head coach Chris Collins. Senior center...
Via The Sports Journal
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern taking shots at Tennessee ahead of Outback Bowl

The Outback Bowl is possibly one of the stranger match-ups of the entire bowl season. The 10-2 Northwestern Wildcats earned their way into the game and they truly deserve their spot in the game. As for Tennessee, the team went 8-4 and had a truly fantastic season, losing to two of the four College Football Playoff teams by a combined 12 points along the way. However, it would seem...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern QB punks students by asking them questions about him

The Northwestern Wildcats had an improbable 2015 season. The team started the year 5-0 and had one of the best defenses in the country at that point in the year. They won their last five games and finished the regular season 10-2, a terrific year that not many people expected. While their defense carried the team most of the year and running back Justin Jackson was their biggest...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

George RR Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus at Northwestern game

Saturday’s Penn State-Northwestern game was an absolute thriller, with the Wildcats emerging victorious 23-21. But an epic meet-up took place off the field as well when the creator of “Game of Thrones” joined forces with the star of “Veep.” George R.R. Martin was at Saturday’s game at Ryan Field to accept an alumni award, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was there because her...
Via The Sports Daily
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football ranked in first CFP Rankings

Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald and quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) celebrate a win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Northwestern defeated Nebraska 30-28. Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Despite tumbling out of the AP Top 25 Poll in Week 8, Northwestern football is ranked No. 21 in this year’s first College Football Playoff Rankings...
Via isportsweb.com
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Northwestern practiced in Halloween costumes

This is courtesy of Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and it is amazing…. Happy Halloween from @NUFBFamily! https://t.co/51bbgPrHee — Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) October 30, 2015
Via The Student Section
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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