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  • Rozner: Young Huskies prevail in Battle of Illinois Sep 6, 2014 10:21 PM
    NIU might have found its new quarterback as the Huskies put together a strong second half to defeat Northwestern in Evanston.

     
  • NIU slips past Northwestern in 23-15 win Sep 6, 2014 6:54 PM
    Drew Hare passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Northern Illinois to a 23-15 win over in-state rival Northwestern on Saturday. He got help from Da’Ron Brown, who hauled in the two TD passes and finished with six receptions for 128 yards. Hare, who didn’t play until the second half, completed six of 10 passes for 109 yards and had 11 rushes for 31 yards. Hare was the third quarterback to play for the Huskies.

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: My math says 10-6 for Bears Sep 4, 2014 10:18 PM
    If my math doesn't fail me, and it hasn't in more than three days, the Bears will go 10-6 and be playoff-bound.

     
  • Northwestern can't complete comeback over Cal Aug 31, 2014 1:17 AM
    Traveon Henry looked around the locker room and saw a team that was far from beaten after Northwestern got pounded in the first half. The Wildcats just about pulled off the comeback. Jared Goff threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, Jalen Jefferson had a key interception, and California hung on to beat Northwestern 31-24 Saturday in the season-opener. "During halftime, we really just looked at each other in the locker room and just looked at the man to our left, looked at the man to our right, and we realized that we have brothers on this team," Henry, a safety, said. "And we said that we were going to fight together and we were going to make this comeback. Unfortunately, we fell short."

     
  • McGraw: Sizing up the Big Ten Aug 27, 2014 7:41 PM
    What's new for the Big Ten in 2014? Well, 14 teams, for one thing. Here are some of the prominent questions heading into the start of college football.

     
  • Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season Aug 26, 2014 4:32 PM
    Northwestern is coming off a disappointing 5-7 season and already hit hard by injuries and a key defection ahead of Saturday’s opener at home against Cal. On top of that, they spent the offseason at ground zero in the debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize. “It would be naive to think the guys have not been distracted at times. Will it be part of the narrative?”Fitzgerald asked, without waiting for an answer. “Yes, it will.”

     
  • How will Northwestern replace Mark? Aug 14, 2014 2:49 PM
    With Northwestern running back Venric Mark deciding to transfer, and wide receiver Christian Jones expected to miss the season with a knee injury, how will the Wildcats recover from those two losses?

     
  • Navy SEAL trying out for Northwestern football Aug 11, 2014 11:38 AM
    A 32-year-old father of three who is an active Navy SEAL is trying to earn a spot on Northwestern University’s football team. Tom Hruby is a junior and wants to walk on as a defensive end. Hruby tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he’s not doing anything “outstanding or amazing.” Instead he sees it as “just more of a challenging route.”

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: What’s not to like about Trestman? Aug 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    It's hard not to be a fan of Bears coach Marc Trestman. Unless of course he fails to take them to the promised land.

     
  • Michigan State girding for Ohio State in Big Ten East Aug 5, 2014 5:26 PM
    Michigan State has played in two of the three Big Ten title games, is the defending Rose Bowl champion and is enjoying the best run in program history with 42 wins in four years. Yet the Spartans cling to an underdog mentality, the product of being overshadowed historically by Michigan and Ohio State. Coach Mark Dantonio never wants his team to stop playing with that edge.

     
  • Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams Jul 29, 2014 2:15 PM
    The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences. “Hopefully, this will give everyone an equal opportunity to play for a national championship, which everyone wants,” Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook said Tuesday as the Big Ten wrapped up its two-day media event.

     
  • Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern Jul 28, 2014 2:13 PM
    No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the players’ push to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed as the story unfolded.

     
  • Fitzgerald ready to get Northwestern back on track Jul 28, 2014 8:51 PM
    Heading into his ninth year in Evanston, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has also gotten used to a tradition of often being mentioned as one of the league’s also-rans. “We’re not a preseason type of a place, I guess,” Fitzgerald said.

     
  • NIU, Illini, NU land players on Hornung Watch List Jul 7, 2014 11:30 AM
    College football players from Northern Illinois University, Illinois and Northwestern were named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List by the Louisville Sports Commission on Monday.

     
  • Big Ten head paints dire picture of paying players Jun 20, 2014 5:13 PM
    The head of the Big Ten painted a dire picture Friday of what college sports would look like if players were paid. He said his conference likely would cease to exist and the Rose Bowl probably would not be played.

     
  • NCAA president: Pay could destroy college sports Jun 19, 2014 6:21 PM
    NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay. Emmert said college athletes themselves wouldn’t want to play against other athletes who were getting paid

     
  • Northwestern unveils new scoreboards for arena Jun 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Northwestern University athletics will add four high-definiton video scoreboard displays to Welsh-Ryan Arena for the 2014-15 school year.

     
  • Big Ten museum opens Saturday in Rosemont Jun 6, 2014 6:23 AM
    The Big Ten Experience, a new interactive museum in Rosemont, will open to the public on Saturday, and it aims to bring the conference's history to fan's fingertips.The museum features 13 interactive exhibits, which showcase notable events in the conference dating back to when the conference was founded in 1896. “It gives people a place to come and celebrate the history of the schools,” conference spokesman Adam Augustine said Thursday.

     
  • Major League dream keeps Goebbert going May 28, 2014 9:04 PM
    Hampshire graduate Jake Goebbert did just that earlier in the month. Goebbert, also a former baseball standout at Northwestern University, was recently traded by the Oakland A’s to the San Diego Padres. Goebbert started the 2014 season playing for the A’s Triple-A team in Sacramento, Calif. He was dealt to San Diego along with a player-to-be-named later or cash considerations in a move that sent Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks to Oakland. Goebbert was assigned to San Diego’s Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas.

     
  • Quite a run by Northwestern lacrosse May 23, 2014 11:58 PM
    Northwestern was again representing at the NCAA women's lacrosse championships. The Wildcats played in their 10th straight Final Four on Friday. In other news, DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno will again be coaching with USA women's basketball and former Sky forward Swin Cash returns to Allstate Arena on Saturday.

     
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