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Will Northwestern football get back to a bowl game?

It’s time to stop to talking about Northwestern football being good by Northwestern standards. You know, standard cliches about what Pat Fitzgerald has done, despite the limitations. This discussion needs to end. No need for qualifying statements anymore. No more “given the…” It’s now just Big 10 standards; now plain and simple. This past year should have taught you that...
Via The Sports Bank
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Ten Is Running Back Country

The stud running back appears to be a dying breed these days. We see them drafted lower and lower each year in the NFL with the migration to “running back-by-comittee” strategies league-wide. We also see more passing than we ever have in the college game, reducing the importance of the position at that level as well. One place where we aren’t really seeing the death of the...
Via Know It All Football
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Runnin’ Wildcats: Don’t Sleep On Northwestern’s Ground Attack in 2014

When people start talking about Big Ten title contenders in 2014, not many outside of (or even inside) Evanston, Illinois mention Northwestern. Most people drop the names of the usual suspects — Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. You might hear Nebraska and Iowa mentioned as dark horses. Something tells me that doesn’t bother Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald. When...
Via Know It All Football
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Kyle Flood, Mark Hollis, Vernic Mark and Brandon Scherff, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.Wake of the Flood. Ray Ransom profiles Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood as part of Off Tackle Empire's Rutgers week.Ah yes, I remember it well. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis discusses the school's success in several sports, including the Spartans' victory over Stanforn in the 2014 Rose Bowl...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Badger Opposition Research: 2014 Northwestern post-spring edition

Welcome back from our little break here on B.O.R., as we needed some time to get in to the actual goings on of our wonderful foes to the south. After checking out the Illini in Champaign last we were together, it’s time to head north and take a look at the other Illinois school in the Badgers division. Of course, we’re talking about the Northwestern Wildcats. Saying it’s been...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Union question looms as Northwestern practices

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern running back Venric Mark says he is not sure all his teammates who signed union cards in January realized the ramifications.
Via FOXSports.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Venric Mark to miss NU spring ball

Spring football begins Wednesday for Northwestern, but fifth-year tailback Venric Mark is among 11 players not participating after undergoing surgery. Mark, who was granted a medical redshirt after being limited to one full game last season, underwent surgery on his left ankle. Asked whether Mark’s ankle issue could linger into fall camp, NU coach Pat Fitzgerald replied, “I...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern running back Venric Mark granted fifth year of NCAA eligibility

After a season that could have used a lot more good news, at least January is starting off to an auspicious start for Northwestern. Running back and return man Venric Mark — who suffered hamstring and ankle injuries last fall — was granted a fifth year of NCAA eligibility, the school announced on Tuesday. Mark missed nine games this season and totaled just 31 carries after finishing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern RB Venric Mark Granted Fifth Year of Eligibility for 2014

Northwestern running back Venric Mark was expected to be one of the Big Ten’s top running backs in 2013, but an ankle injury sidelined him for...
Via Athlon Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern RB Mark granted fifth year

Northwestern says running back Venric Mark has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and is eligible to return for a fifth season in 2014. The school announced the decision on Tuesday. Mark, who played as a true freshman in 2010, was limited to three games last season because of injuries. He broke an ankle against Wisconsin on Oct. 12 and missed the remainder of...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Northwestern running back is out for the season

Northwestern University has lost a second running back for the season. The Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald reported Monday that senior Venric Mark will apply for a redshirt after playing only one full game on October 5th in a loss to Ohio State. Mark injured his leg in the season opener against California and fractured his ankle against Wisconsin one week after his only full...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern RB Venric Mark Out for Season; Could Return in 2014

Northwestern running back Venric Mark was expected to be one of the top playmakers in the Big Ten this season. Unfortunately for Mark, injuries have...
Via Athlon Sports
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

RB Mark Out for Wildcats v Hawkeyes

When the Hawkeyes take the field against Northwestern on Saturday, they will do so without the services of lead running back and top big play threat Venric Mark. The diminutive yet dangerous Mark missed three games in September with what was called a hamstring injury and has barely seen the field this year. He has 1,366 rushing yards one year ago, including a 162-yard performance...
Via HawkeyeNation.com
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Solid play all around in crucial win

Minnesota and Northwestern both began the year 4-0 before each team lost two straight entering Saturday's contest. Despite being an underdog on the road, it was the Gophers who emerged victorious with a 20-17 win in Evanston, Ill. Here are the grades for Minnesota's first Big Ten win of the season. Running offense: BWith Rodrick Williams on the sideline for the game due to...
Via Fox Sports North
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Solid play all around in crucial win

Minnesota and Northwestern both began the year 4-0 before each team lost two straight entering Saturday's contest. Despite being an underdog on the road, it was the Gophers who emerged victorious with a 20-17 win in Evanston, Ill. Here are the grades for Minnesota's first Big Ten win of the season. Running offense: BWith Rodrick Williams on the sideline for the game due to...
Via Fox Sports North
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking Back to the Future

Sometimes, there can be winning in losing. As I wrote following Iowa’s loss at Ohio State on Saturday, the Hawkeyes possibly revealed a good deal in their effort as it relates to the rest of the season. It appeared as though Iowa may have stumbled onto an offensive identity with their three-tight end sets and the offense looked pretty good in that first half against the 4th ranked...
Via HawkeyeNation.com
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Early Analysis: Northwestern vs. Wisconsin

  No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin Saturday, 3:30 PM, ABC Line: Wisconsin -10 Both of these teams are coming off of hard fought, close losses against Ohio State in their last games, and now are looking to regroup and not pick up their second conference loss. For Northwestern it would be their second loss out of division, but it still might impact their chances at heading...
Via Crystal Ball Run
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Week 6

Ohio State at Northwestern Venric Mark (5’8, 175) After missing the last three games because of a leg injury, the Wildcats will have All American RB/KR Venric Mark back in their starting lineup against a very talented Ohio State unit. Mark is an explosive runner, and a real threat to score every time he touches the football. He’s also Northwestern’s best NFL prospect. The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pickin’ on the Big Ten, Week 6: Requiem for a dream

September, for college football teams, is a time of dreams. It’s a time when the world is just ripening into sweetness. The slate is clean, the demons of last season have been put at bay if not exorcised outright. The schedule for most major conference teams looks like the world’s finest bakery case, loaded to the gunwales with delicious cupcakes. In September, everything is...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

12 ESPN College Gameday potential signs: Ohio State vs Northwestern

Ohio State heads to Northwestern, and ESPN College Gameday will be there. My favorite part of College Gameday is the collection of signs. We’ll see which ones actually make it to College Gameday on Saturday morning, and which get cut. How this one got past the censors the last time College Gameday did a NU “home game” is beyond me. It’s from 2010 when Northwestern took on...
Via The Sports Bank
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Pat Firzgerald, Venric Mark, Jerry Kill, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football. Please Don't Go.  Mike North gives the reason why Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald should turn down potential offers from suitors USC. (The Chicago Daily Herald) Return of the Mark. Northwestern running back Venric Mark is set to return to the field on Saturday as the Wildcats...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern: brutally honest preview

ESPN College Gameday will visit #16 Northwestern hosting the #4 Ohio State Buckeyes, a.k.a. the Red Menace, the Evil Empire, who entered the week a 4 point favorite. Then with the news of Venric Mark not being 100%, now a 6.5 point favorite. It’s the best two teams in the Big Ten no doubt. And if the Ohio State Buckeyes reign of terror over the Big Ten ends, perhaps it will be...
Via The Sports Bank
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Quiet injury, major return?

Eight days from Ohio State, Northwestern fans can only hope that Venric Mark makes his return at full strength. It could push NU to one of its biggest wins in program history.
Via northwestern.scout.com
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 2: Transitivity Bites

After eight (!) FBS teams lost to FCS teams in college football’s opening weekend the sporting blogosphere was full of nattering about how these FCS games are no-win situations for the FBS teams. If you lose, it’s humiliating but if you win, well, you were supposed to, so what’s so great about that? There was a general consensus that these games are, without a doubt, the worst...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern injury update: Kain Colter, Venric Mark, Dan Jones

Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter left Saturday night’s game early with an “upper body injury” after just two plays. “Upper body injury” sounds like it describe the Chicago Blackhawks at the San Jose Sharks instead of #NUvsCal. All joking aside, most reporters seem to think Kain Colter suffered a concussion. If this is true, then his injury is quite serious. Starting...
Via The Sports Bank
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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