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Bowl Practice Notebook: Jeravin Matthews making move from RB to CB

Brian Chappatta

December 17, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Sophomore Jeravin Matthews is one of Northwestern's most explosive athletes. The problem has been finding a place to showcase his dynamism.Matthews was one of two players last season to earn a spot as a true freshman, opening th...

Roadtripper: A guide to the Outback Bowl

Matt Forman

December 17, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

The Wildcats will be playing in their eighth bowl game, going for their first postseason win since a 20-14 Rose Bowl victory over California in 1949. But the bowl experience is about much more than the game. For a week leading up...

Breaking down the Big Ten bowls

Danny Daly

December 16, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Oregon, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1Even a midseason stumble against Purdue couldn't prevent Ohio State from taking part in a BCS game for the fifth consecutive season. The Buckeyes haven't lost since that 26-1...

Hahn Solo: Blog Post No. 2

Adam Hahn

December 15, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Welcome back ‘Cats fans. A lot has happened since my last post, so here are some updates. We had a very spirited practice yesterday morning. The heat has been turned up to over 80 degrees in our indoor facility to simulate th...

Hahn Solo: Blog Post No. 1

Adam Hahn

December 14, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

What's going on Purple Nation? Yours truly has been asked to help give a peek inside our football family while we prepare to take on the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl. This a great opportunity for our program to take the ne...

Thirsty for more Outback Bowl coverage?

The Daily

December 14, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Looking for coverage of Northwestern's trip to the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa? The Daily is the place for pre-game, in-game and post-game content. Starting on Dec. 18, The Daily will provide one story a day for a week, le...

Opponent Preview: Breaking down the Auburn Tigers

Brian Chappatta

December 5, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Don't let Auburn's 7-5 record fool you: Like the Wildcats, the Tigers are playing their best football of the year, even though they lost their last game.In the "Iron Bowl" between Auburn and Alabama, the Tigers pushed the Crimson Ti...

Football: Northwestern Tampa bound after earning Outback Bowl bid

Robbie Levin

December 4, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

For the first time since 1997, Northwestern will conclude its season in Florida. On Sunday, the Wildcats accepted a bid to face Auburn in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, 2010."It's a tremendous opportunity, not only for our football...

Football: NU to face Auburn in Outback Bowl

Brian Chappatta

December 4, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern and Auburn will face off in the 2010 Outback Bowl, as both teams accepted invitations from Outback Bowl officials Sunday. The game will start at 11 a.m. on New Year's Day in Tampa, Fla."We are very pleased to welcome ...

Football: Five NU players selected to All-Big Ten teams

Danny Daly

November 22, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Coach Pat Fitzgerald has said all along his seniors have played their best football late in the season, and their efforts were recognized Monday. Five Northwestern players were named to All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced.The coaches p...

Forman: NU ready to make it over mountain, get bowl win

Matt Forman

November 21, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Sitting in the Nicolet Football Center after Northwestern's 33-31 victory over Wisconsin, coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke passionately about his team's accomplishments. Hanging behind him on the walls were three signs with headlines re...

Notebook: Cats contain Clay, control clock to come away with win

Danny Daly

November 21, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

One of the challenges of taking on a power running team like Wisconsin is trying to control the clock. Entering Saturday's showdown at Ryan Field, the Badgers led the Big Ten in time of possession as well as rushing yards per ga...