If you like throwback football then you'll love what's coming up today on our Big Ten Top 25 Players countdown that's for sure!
Northwestern football is under a huge renaissance, in fact they are dangerously close to becoming the glory years of Wildcats football. Gone are the days of "Lake the Posts" being a chant because of any win, replaced by...
With the college basketball season officially coming to an end yesterday, fans can completely turn their attention back to football. Good, we’re glad you’re back. Maybe some of you never really left? Maybe some of you have been waiting night and day for our next B1G spring preview? Maybe ya just can’t get enough of the pigskin? We at Know It All Football know how you feel and we’ve got...
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I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.
Jared Slanina looks at which incoming Penn State freshmen are causing the most excitment among the Nittany Lion faithful. (Black Shoe Diaries)
The NCAA should look at reducing sanctions against Penn State.
Because Gene Wojciechowski said so. (ESPN...
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter addresses the Wildcats' spring drills, looks ahead to the season, and more; inside this PurpleWildcats video feature.
Behind huge interceptions early and late, No. 21 Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl and snapped college football's longest postseason losing streak Tuesday.
The Wildcats (10-3) earned their first bowl game win since 1949, ending a nine-game losing skid that was tied for the longest in NCAA history. They also celebrated double-digit victories for the...
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January 01, 2013
When the Northwestern Wildcats look to end their bowl game drought tomorrow (you might have heard a thing or two about it in the local media) they’ll do so with these new helmets on. Expect to see a lot of running with Venric Mark and Kain Colter at the Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State, MSU has a cornerback named Johnathan Banks who will be a top 15 pick in the NFL Draft.
The Wildcats of Northwestern, coming off one of the more successful seasons in recent memory, get the pleasure of opening up a barrage of New Year’s Day bowl games that feature Big Ten squads. NU will square off with Mississippi State in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl. The game will air on ESPN at noon E.T.
Here is how our staff sees things shaking out:
Andy Coppens (Co-managing...
The Gator Bowl is weeks away, so Northwestern is beginning to lay out its framework of preparations. Quarterback Kain Colter outlines how he will prepare for the tough challenge that Mississippi State provides.
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark address the media following the 50-14 victory over Illinois.
Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern improved its chances for a berth in a New Year's Day bowl game, beating Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter threw for a career-high three touchdowns and the Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) reached nine victories for the first time since 2008.
Penalties and turnovers hurt Illinois (2-10...
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November 24, 2012
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says he expects quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark to play this week against Illinois.
Mark sat out the second half of Saturday's 23-20 victory at Michigan State with what was announced as an upper extremity injury, while Colter was shaken up in the second half. The two are a big reason why Illinois ranks third in the Big Ten...
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November 19, 2012
In the final installment of GoBlueWolverine's Michigan/Northwestern Preview, Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz discuss the challenge of defending Kain Colter and Venrick Mark, Michigan's uncertain quarterback situation, and the ongoing issues with the Wolverines' rushing attack.
Kain Colter has stolen the headlines for his tremendous play this season, but that would not hold true if not for the backup quarterbacks' efforts in practice. Northwestern's reserve quarterbacks are vital in the team's success.-
Northwestern junior quarterback Kain Colter was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, following his impressive performance against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
The potential was still present, but Northwestern's offense had become a mess. That is, before Saturday's 28-17 victory over Iowa. The Wildcats returned to form, led by quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark. Now, NU enters the bye week with its identity in tact.
Northwestern flipped its script on offense, using quarterback Kain Colter in the rushing attack. The offense enjoyed plenty of success in the Wildcats' 28-17 victory over Iowa.
Kain Colter scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score as Northwestern defeated Iowa 28-17 on Saturday.
The Wildcats (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) have been struggling with their passing game, but had success running the ball. Colter rushed for 166 yards and Venric Mark ran for 162 yards. Mark became Northwestern's first 1,000-yard rusher since Tyrell Sutton in 2006.
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October 27, 2012
It’s pretty clear who should run the Northwestern offense. It’s also pretty clear how they should game plan. This was all evident in the handling of the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday.
Kain Colter, not Trevor Siemian is NU’s starting quarterback. There should be no rotation or switcheroo. This is Colter’s team. And they need to keep things on the ground.
The Wildcats accrued...
After slowing Northwestern's Kain Colter last week, Nebraska looks to do the same to Michigan's Denard Robinson, who scored four touchdowns against the Huskers in 2011.
Nebraska fans are legendary for their passion and devotion to their football team. Perhaps no story symbolizes that devotion more than what happened over the weekend at Ryan Field.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern had to use a silent snap count for their final drive of the game against Nebraska despite playing at home in Evanston, Illinois. The offensive linemen complained...
Northwestern fell to Nebraska 29-28 in a heartbreaking fashion Saturday. PurpleWildcats wraps up everything you need to know from Saturday, including the use of Kain Colter and where NU will go from here.
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and linebacker Damien Proby address the media following Nebraska's 29-28 victory over the Wildcats at Ryan Field.
After struggling to stop Ohio State's Braxton Miller, the Huskers will once again have their hands full this weekend against Northwestern's Kain Colter.
MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota's bye week, following its first loss of the season,gave several dinged-up Gophers the opportunity to get healthy as Minnesota prepares to host Northwestern this Saturday.Among those injured Gophers making progress is senior quarterback MarQueis Gray, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Minnesota's third game of the season against Western...
MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota's bye week, following its first loss of the season,gave several dinged-up Gophers the opportunity to get healthy as Minnesota prepares to host Northwestern this Saturday.
Among those injured Gophers making progress is senior quarterback MarQueis Gray, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Minnesota's third game of the season against...