The Daily Northwestern

Pope: Exposure benefits will make Friday football worthwhile for Northwestern

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Northwestern will twice feature in the Big Ten’s new plan to play one Friday football game per week next season, traveling to Maryland on Friday, Oct. 13, and then hosting Michigan State on Friday, Oct. 27. That announcement...

Schuman: Fitzgerald’s stability is a major boost for Northwestern

Max Schuman, Sports Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Coaching movement is a ubiquitous aspect of college football. Big teams who failed to meet expectations look for hot commodities at mid-tier programs to return to their former glory. After the powerhouses take their pick of the...

Pillote: A goodbye to Matthew Harris

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Gameday Editor

October 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Football The end of a career is often framed as a choice, when really there’s no choice at all. Whether its advancing age or, in Matthew Harris’ case, a collection of injuries, the decision to retire is all too often fo...

Pillote: Give student-athletes more authority, autonomy

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Gameday Editor

October 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The National Labor Relations Board can’t seem to make up its mind. In August 2015, the NLRB declined jurisdiction over the efforts of Northwestern’s football players to form a union, effectively punting on the issue of whether or not they were e...

Schuman: Most college football teams aren’t very good — and that’s okay

Max Schuman, Sports Editor

October 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

Even after a 38-31 win over Iowa that was more convincing than the scoreline indicates, Northwestern probably isn’t a very good team. The Wildcats struggle with consistency, are dealing with injuries on defense, a talent...

Pillote: Ranking the Wildcats’ running backs

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor

October 14, 2015

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Northwestern announced Monday that former running back Darnell Autry, a key member of the 1995 team that won the Big Ten that year and went on to play in the Rose Bowl, will be the grand marshal for the annual homecoming parade....