NFL Draft: Sleeper safety Godwin Igwebuike trusts own speed, versatility in pros

The NFL team that drafts Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike will get a speedy, versatile player with a Nigerian bloodline he says provides "tenacity."
Via Sporting News
1 day ago

Video: Adam Hoge Trains For NFL Combine With Northwestern’s Draft Prospects

Ever wonder what goes into training for the NFL Combine? WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge went to TCBoost in Northbrook where former Northwestern linebacker Tommy Christian has been training local NFL Draft prospects for 18 years. Watch Adam and Tommy take you through the process as Northwestern’s Justin Jackson, Godwin Igwebuike and Tommy Lancaster put their work in:
Via WGN Radio
21 days ago

Minnesota Leads Northwestern and Purdue on Day 1 of Triple Duals Meet

By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam Minnesota vs. Northwestern vs. Purdue – Triple Duals Hosted by University of Minnesota Triple Dual Format Live Results 25 Yards Women’s Scores – Day 1 Minnesota 121, Purdue 84 Minnesota 166, Northwestern 39 Purdue 157, Northwestern 48 Men’s Scores – Day 1 Minnesota 112, Purdue 92 Minnesota 144, Northwestern 59 Purdue 146, Northwestern 50 With...
Via SwimSwam
January 27, 2018

10 most surprising college basketball teams

Now that conference play is fully in swing, college basketball’s season is starting to make a little more sense. Every game is like another piece added to the puzzle that makes the landscape of the sport make a little more sense. With most teams having played half their games now, including a few tough ones in their league, it’s easier to see which teams hot or slow starts aren’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Refs got threatening calls over controversial Music City Bowl ejection

Northwestern’s win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl last month was marred by a controversial ejection of top Wildcats playmaker Benny Snell in the early going, but some fans apparently took their outrage a bit too far.According to a report by Kyle Bonagura of ESPN on Tuesday, Pac-12 referee Chris Coyte and his crew, who worked the bowl game on Dec. 29, have been the target of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 17, 2018  |  Discuss

2018 Shrine Game: West practice (Monday-Tuesday)

The 93rd annual East-West Shrine Game is coming this Saturday, and the practice sessions are heating up. Many aspiring NFL prospects from schools all around the country are gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida to show what they can do to the assembled NFL scouts and media.Through the first two days of practices, here is what has stood out with the West roster. For the East, check...
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January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

An early look at the 2018 Northwestern Wildcats offense

While the admittedly ugly, controversial officiating and coaching riddled 2017 Music City Bowl brought Northwestern its 10th win, it came at a potentially high cost to their 2018 campaign. Next season’s expectations, offensively even more so, hinge on star quarterback Clayton Thorson’s recovery from the ACL tear suffered to his right knee in the second quarter of Cats’ bowl win....
Via Talking 10
January 15, 2018

Hoosiers use 2nd half surge to pull away from Northwestern

Robert Johnson scored 17 points and Juwan Morgan scored all eight points in the second half to lead the Indiana Hoosiers past Northwestern 66-46 on Sunday. Indiana (11-7, 4-2 Big Ten) took advantage of an 18-0 spurt in the second half to win its third straight. Vic Law and Isiah Brown each had nine points to lead the Wildcats (11-8, 2-4), who have lost three of four.
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January 14, 2018

An early look at the 2018 Northwestern Wildcats defense

Pat Fitzgerald has overseen some of the best defensive units in Northwestern history as both a player and a coach. When he took over as coach a decade ago, Northwestern’s defense was seen as a hindrance. It always did just enough to let NU eke by. At some point, everyone knew he would force a change to the roster and make the team’s defense its calling card. And now, as the Wildcats... Source
Via Talking 10
January 10, 2018

Northwestern Loses a Heartbreaker to Nebraska

ROSEMONT, IL- The Northwestern Wildcats have had a slow start in conference play so far. On Tuesday night the Wildcats (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) lost at home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-5, 2-1 Big Ten) by the score of 70-55 thanks to a lackluster second half. Northwestern had a solid 30-25 lead at halftime, but were outscored 45-25 over the final two minutes to give them two losses...
Via The Sports Journal
January 03, 2018

Biggest winners and losers from weekend's bowl games

With nine college football bowl games on the schedule Friday and Saturday before New Year’s Eve, there was plenty to digest ahead of the College Football Playoff.New Mexico State needed overtime to win its first bowl game in 57 years. Ohio State made a big statement against USC. Saquon Barkley was magnificent, and so was Trace McSorley. But the same cannot be said for Lamar Jackson...
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December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats win Music City Bowl: The good, the bad and what it means for 2018

The Northwestern Wildcats were rolling on the ground against the Kentucky Wildcats, using a long Jeremy Larkin run to get all the way down inside the 20-yard line. NU pounded Kentucky on the ground over and over and over again. There was no stopping them. Except for Northwestern. It was a bowl game so some fun playcalling was always in the cards, but this seemed too much. Not with...
Via Talking 10
December 29, 2017

Northwestern Wildcats win Music City Bowl: The good, the bad and what it means for 2018

The Northwestern Wildcats were rolling on the ground against the Kentucky Wildcats, using a long Jeremy Larkin run to get all the way down inside the 20-yard line. NU pounded Kentucky on the ground over and over and over again. There was no stopping them. Except for Northwestern. It was a bowl game so some fun playcalling was always in the cards, but this seemed too much. Not with...
Via Talking 10
December 29, 2017

Tim Tebow, Andre Ware and Pat Fitzgerald blast weird, “worst…in the history of college football” calls in Music City Bowl

The Northwestern Wildcats and Kentucky Wildcats were duking it out Friday (sadly, for the Music City Bowl trophy rather than the rights to be the One True Wildcats), but it’s the officials who really took the spotlight. The Pac-12 officiating crew made a number of questionable calls, starting with an ejection of star Kentucky running back Benny Snell for…declining an official’s hand...
Via The Comeback
December 29, 2017

No. 20 Northwestern edges Kentucky 24-23 in Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Go ahead and question Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald’s decisions to go for it over and over on fourth down, even late in a move that nearly cost the Wildcats dearly. His defense had their coach’s back. The Wildcats broke up Kentucky’s 2-point conversion, and No. 20 Northwestern held off Kentucky 24-23 on Friday in a Music City Bowl that might be remembered...
December 29, 2017

5 reasons to watch Northwestern Wildcats vs. Kentucky Wildcats in the Music City Bowl

The Northwestern Wildcats entered the season with big expectations. With senior running back Justin Jackson and junior quarterback Clayton Thorson, it felt like a perfect storm for the Wildcats. A chance to compete for a Big Ten title in a weakened West Division. Things never turn out easy. A slow start and losses to Wisconsin and Penn State quickly ended those dreams. Then the win...
Via Talking 10
December 20, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ son pokes fun at himself after scoring first career point

Charlie Hall may not be the best basketball player in the Big Ten, but he might just have the best sense of humor.Hall, who is the son of famous actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, scored his first career point during Northwestern’s win over Lewis University on Tuesday night.After the game, the junior forward poked fun at himself by posting a photo of himself doing the Wilt Chamberlain...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2017  |  Discuss

The 14 most intriguing NFL draft prospects playing in 2017 bowl games

As college football bowls get underway next week, the NFL draft season opens in full. Some top prospects will (understandably) sit out their bowl games for fear of injury. Others, however, will seize the final opportunity to boost their draft stock.The latter group is the one to pay attention to — those guys will be the ones who ball out by necessity in the coming weeks. Here are...
Via Sportsnaut
December 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Chicago’s College Football Teams Go Bowling

CHICAGO- As the College Football Playoffs and bowl game selections were announced this past weekend it was revealed that the Chicago area will once again have a presence this holiday season. Last season Northwestern was the only local team to play in a bowl game. This year Northwestern will be accompanied by Notre Dame (who has a major Chicago following) and Northern Illinois (also...
Via The Sports Journal
December 04, 2017

Top takeaways from Saturdays Rivalry Week action

After an entertaining slate of games on Friday, Rivalry Week kicked into high gear on Saturday with plenty of games that mattered on a national scale.Ohio State and Michigan was predictably a raucous affair, as was the Iron Bowl between SEC giants Alabama and Auburn. Georgia did what you’d expect from a team contending for a title, and Lamar Jackson got into a fight as he likely...
Via Sportsnaut
November 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Notre Dame holds, Northwestern rises in latest College Football Playoff rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish once again made waves in this week’s edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. The Irish (9-2, Ind.) held their spot at No. 8 (No. 9 in the AP poll) which keeps their slim hopes of reaching the CFP alive. The Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) however moved up to No. 22, their highest ranking of the season. Northwestern...
Via The Sports Journal
November 23, 2017

20 college football players who will define Rivalry Week

It’s Rivalry Week in college football, and it’s time to get excited. There are great games across the board — some with huge playoff consequences. We decided to take a look at 20 players who will define the best week in college football, one from each big game, with the exception of the Iron Bowl, from which we took two. Come Saturday, there’s nothing left to say. Time to leave it...
Via Sportsnaut
November 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern football is good at living close to the edge in 2017

After week two’s blowout loss to Duke, it looked like the Northwestern Wildcats would be falling short of expectations this year. Preseason hype saw them as a fringe contender in the Big Ten West. But a 41-17 defeat at the hands of the Blue Devils didn’t seem to be indicative of that sort of talent level. Testing Wisconsin a couple weeks later, there still weren’t hints. The Badgers...
Via The Comeback
November 17, 2017

McIntosh, No. 20 Northwestern top Saint Peter’s 75-66

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Bryant McIntosh scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half, and No. 20 Northwestern held off Saint Peter’s for a 75-66 victory on Monday night. The Wildcats placed each of their starters in double figures in their second straight lackluster win to begin the season. Dererk Pardon scored 15 points, Gavin Skelly finished with 14 and Scottie Lindsey had 12 points...
November 13, 2017

Northwestern Cracks the College Football Playoff Rankings

When the second set of College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night there was a slight surprise on the list, especially to those that don’t follow the Big Ten Conference. Coming in at the tail end at No. 25 were the suddenly red hot Northwestern Wildcats (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten). NU wasn’t exactly a playoff favorite heading into the season, even more so after a 2-3...
Via The Sports Journal
November 08, 2017
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