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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...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

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

WATCH: Saquon Barkley finally gets loose for 53-yard TD against Northwestern

Northwestern shut down Saquon Barkley to the tune of minus-one yards in the first half Saturday. But the Wildcats weren’t able to keep him in check for long once the second half got going.Showing off his signature blend of patience, vision, agility and pure speed, Barkley finally busted loose in the third quarter. He romped 53 yards for his second touchdown of the game, and the way...
Via Sportsnaut
October 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Four takeaways from Northwestern football’s 31-20 victory over Nevada

Northwestern football kicked off the 2017 season with a 31-20 home victory against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Although the Wildcats grabbed a win, the team did not coast by any means in their first contest of the year. After taking an initial 7-0 lead, Northwestern surrendered 17 unanswered points and trailed by ten at the half. The ‘Cats did not regain the lead until just 5:28 remained...
Via isportsweb.com
September 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to be less of a story at Northwestern games

Julia Louis-Dreyfus went viral during the NCAA Tournament earlier this year for being a normal mom, and she is hoping she can cheer just as loudly next season without drawing so much attention.In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus said she was stunned to see herself plastered all over the Internet after Northwestern made the NCAA Tournament for the first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Being Nominated for an ESPY is Important for Northwestern Basketball

Voting for the 2017 ESPYs Best Play began Wednesday, with the Northwestern University men’s basketball team earning one of the sixteen slots on an inbounds pass now simply referred to as “The Play” by the program. On March 1, senior Nathan Taphorn launched the ball all the way down the court to the outstretched arms of sophomore big man Dererk Pardon, who quickly caught and shot...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Crying Northwestern fan is this year's viral tourney fan

A crying Northwestern fan went viral after being shown on TV by CBS during Saturday’s game against Gonzaga.The Wildcats were down 63-52 with just under eight minutes left, and they were called for an offensive foul. CBS then showed this young Northwestern fan losing it: That poor young boy is going to be featured in memes about Northwestern for years to come. He’ll be in college...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Julia Louis-Dreyfus sends greatest NCAA Tournament tweet ever

Shut it down, folks. Shut it all down.Julia Louis-Dreyfus can settle in as the queen of Twitter after sending this real and spectacular tweet on Sunday evening after Northwestern received a bid to the NCAA Tournament: Louis-Dreyfus’ son, Charlie Hall, plays for Northwestern, which naturally makes Julia a fan of the team. The sophomore forward actually played a minute during the Wildcats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern basketball's greatest night, and all the pain it washed away

EVANSTON, Ill. — At just before 8 p.m. central, on March 1, 2017, Northwestern effectively clinched the first NCAA Tournament berth in school history on a layup off a full-court pass with no time remaining.Seriously.During a timeout with 1.7 seconds remaining, in a game tied 65-65, Northwestern assistant Brian James drew up a Christian Laettner-against-Kentucky-esque play. Nate Taphorn...
Via FOX Sports
March 01, 2017

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
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Northwestern to honor Craig Sager with helmet patch in Pinstripe Bowl

Craig Sager graduated from Northwestern University in 1973, and was yet another media member to attend the school, which has produced many famous journalists. He even played the role of the team’s Willie the Wildcat mascot, which many people don’t know. Sager passed away from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 15, and the university will be honoring him during the Pinstripe Bowl with...
Via The Sports Daily
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue folds in second half again, falls 45-17 to Northwestern

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Clayton Thorson passed for a career-best 352 yards and three touchdowns, and Northwestern scored 31 second-half points Saturday on its way to a 45-17 victory against Purdue.Thorson, who also ran for a touchdown, completed 23 of 36 passes, including five for 92 yards and two touchdowns to wide receiver Austin Carr, who tied the school single-season record with...
Via Associated Press
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Boilermakers hope attitude adjustment helps against Northwestern

Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker sees a different bounce in his players' steps.The staff has picked up the pace at practice, gotten creative and urged players to enjoy the rest of this season. On Saturday, against Northwestern, everyone will find out if it makes a difference for a team that has lost three straight since a rare midseason coaching change."They've been through some...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue hoping attitude adjustment helps against Northwestern

Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker sees a different bounce in his players' steps. The staff has picked up the pace at practice, gotten creative and urged players to enjoy the rest of this season. On Saturday, against Northwestern, everyone will find out if it makes a difference for a team that has lost three straight since a rare midseason coaching change. ''They've been through...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern looks to keep climbing after 20-win season

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Bryant McIntosh sees the progress. The star point guard endured a losing season as a freshman and was a big reason why Northwestern set a school regular-season record with 20 wins a year ago. Now as he enters his junior season, McIntosh sees no reason why the Wildcats can't continue their climb. ''The experiences that I've gone through the past two years...
Via Associated Press
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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