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The Definitive Guide for Big 10 Football in 2014

As college football (finally) gets entirely underway on Saturday, there are those that still aren’t sure what to expect. For some teams, this offseason has been a tough one: Ohio State lost Heisman candidate, Braxton Miller, and Northwestern lost star running back, Venric Mark. However, hopes are high across the conference, with Ameer Abdullah spearheading a potent Cornhuskers...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  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 Talking 10
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Northwestern RB Venric Mark chooses West Texas A&M

Former Northwestern RB Venric Mark has chosen to continue his collegiate career at West Texas A&M.  West Texas A&M along with Northwest Missouri State were the Division II schools Mark had considered.  He had also considered walking on at Texas Tech. Joining Texas Tech would have required him to file an appeal for a waiver that would grant him immediate eligibility as he’s...
Via NCAA Football Zone
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Northwestern RB headed to West Texas A&M

CANYON, Texas (AP) Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark says he is transferring to West Texas A&M. ESPN reported Saturday that Ward wanted to be closer to his mother. He was going to be suspended for some of this season for an unspecified violation of team rules. Mark told ESPN he had interest in Football Bowl Subdivision teams, including Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Venric Mark off to West Texas A&M

Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark told ESPN on Saturday that he is transferring to West Texas A&M. "This is an hour and half from my mom," Mark said. "It's the best fit." Mark said he was interested in many FBS schools, including Baylor, Houston, Texas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas, and that some were willing to apply for an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

West Texas A&M land a top tier running back

Venric Mark will finish his college career at Division II West Texas A&M after transferring from Northwestern. Mark said Saturday that he would rather have played for an FBS school such as Oklahoma State, Kansas, SMU, TCU or Baylor — all of which inquired about his availability. But he would have needed an NCAA waiver […] The post West Texas A&M land a top tier running...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 23, 2014  |  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
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern RB Mark reportedly to transfer to D-II West Texas A&M

Northwestern running back Venric Mark will transfer to West Texas A&M, according to multiple reports. Because he's transferring to a Division-II school, he is eligible to play this season. Northwestern suspended Mark for two games for violating team policy earlier this month. Mark was limited by ankle and hamstring injuries last year after rushing for 1,366 yards and 12 TDs...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What are Venric Mark's options post-Northwestern?

Venric Mark is no longer a Northwestern Wildcat. So what's next? We know how Pat Fitzgerald's team plans to move on. They'll rely on the same running back depth that played in Mark's injury-caused absence last season. But what about Mark? He announced he'd be transferring, but where will he be transferring? Well, national writers seem to have learned that Mark...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern football: has the window now closed?

In my segment yesterday on 1620 The ZONE “Game Time with Nick Bahe“ we talked about the  Venric Mark scandal, the Christian Jones injury, and moving forward for Northwestern Football moves forward now in the wake of all this. Bahe posed the question to me, has the window really closed for Northwestern football for the time being? I say yes. If you have a purple heart right...
Via The Sports Bank
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern's Offense Suffers Setback With Transfer of RB Venric Mark

Northwestern’s offense suffered a major setback on Wednesday, as running back Venric Mark decided he would transfer from the program, and...
Via Athlon Sports
August 14, 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

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 Bloguin Best
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended RB Venric Mark Transferring From Northwestern

It was bad enough when star RB Venric Mark got suspended for the first two games of the season for Northwestern. Things got worse yesterday when it was announced that Venric would be transferring from Northwestern for “personal reasons” “Northwestern has been an indescribable experience for me,” said Mark, who missed most of last season with a broken ankle and was awarded...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern running back Venric Mark to transfer

In a shocking announcement Wednesday night, Northwestern announced star running back Venric Mark will transfer from the program. The school's press release says he decided to leave the program, where he's spent the past four seasons, due to personal reasons and to play closer to his family. He's from Texas. “Northwestern has been an indescribable experience for me...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2014  |  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
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Northwestern WR Christian Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice. And RB Venric Mark is transferring. Tough day for NU. — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 13, 2014 First the Wildcats lost their 2013 leader in receiving yardage, Christian Jones, to a season ending knee injury. Jones finished 2013 with 54 receptions for 668 yards and 4 TDs. With the Wildcats...
Via The Student Section
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Northwestern WR Christian Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice. And RB Venric Mark is transferring. Tough day for NU. — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 13, 2014 First the Wildcats lost their 2013 leader in receiving yardage, Christian Jones, to a season ending knee injury. Jones finished 2013 with 54 receptions for 668 yards and 4 TDs. With the Wildcats...
Via Bloguin Best
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

RB Mark transferring from Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern running back Venric Mark, who was recently suspended for the first two games of the season, will transfer and wide receiver Christian Jones will miss the season with a knee injury. Northwestern says Mark wants to play closer to his family. Mark, who is from Tomball, Texas, missed most of last season with a broken ankle and was granted another year...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  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
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern is losing two of its biggest weapons on offense

Last week it was announced that Northwestern's Venric Mark had been suspended for the first two games of the season, meaning that the Wildcats would be without their most dynamic playmaker to start 2014. Now they'll be without him all year, as the school announced Wednesday evening that Mark was transferring. The school says Mark is transferring for personal reasons, as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Forum: The Impact of Mark's Suspension

Debating the loss of Venric Mark for the first two games, and what it might mean to Northwestern moving forward.
Via northwestern.scout.com
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern suspends senior RB for first two games

Northwestern running back Venric Mark only played in three games last season and missed the final six games. The Wildcats are going to be without their talented running back for just a little bit longer. According to a release from the school, Mark has been suspended for the first two games of the upcoming season due to a violation of team policy. “I made a mistake and am prepared...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats suspend RB Venric Mark for 2 games

Northwestern football thought it caught a break when running back Venric Mark was granted an extra year of eligibility, however it appears that the star running back and return man will have to wait to get on the field. On Friday night, the program announced that Mark will be suspended for the first two games of the season for a violation of team policies. It means Mark will miss...
Via Talking 10
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Star RB Venric Mark Suspended For 2 Games

The Friday night news dump is in full effect tonight. Northwestern has announced that they have suspended star RB Venric Mark for the first two games of the season: “I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that,” the senior said in a statement released by the school. “There’s no one that holds me to a higher standard than the one I hold myself to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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