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Sidebar: NU starts slow, makes key halftime adjustment for finish

Danny Daly

November 13, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

CHAMPAIGN - Northwestern is no stranger to slow starts, and Saturday's game against Illinois was no exception. For the fourth consecutive week, the Wildcats gave up the first score of the game, falling behind 3-0 to the Illini af...

Cats top in-state rival, win Lincoln’s hat

Robbie Levin

November 12, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

CHAMPAIGN - Coach Pat Fitzgerald tipped his cap to Ron Zook and the Illini for a hard-fought game, but on a sunny Champaign Saturday it was Fitzgerald and the Wildcats who held onto the hat this year.With a 21-16 victory over Illi...

Forman: Schapiro looking for winter trip to Champs Sports Bowl

Matt Forman

November 12, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

CHAMPAIGN - In 2007, Northwestern was a bowl-eligible 6-6 team that was home for the holidays. The following year, the Wildcats earned a berth to the Alamo Bowl, but lost a heartbreaker to Missouri. The next logical step? Make an...

Game Preview: Land of Lincoln on the line in Northwestern’s trip to Illinois

Danny Daly

November 11, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

When in-state rivals Northwestern and Illinois take the field, there's always something more at stake than bragging rights or a trophy. The game between the Wildcats and Illini has been played in November for the last decade, an...

Opponent Feature: Benn’s top talent doesn’t show in stats

Brian Chappatta

November 11, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

He was on just about every 2009 preseason first-team All-America list. He made the All-Big Ten First Team in 2008. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2007.But for Arrelious Benn, no number of accolades can replace winning."...

Cover Story: Keeping your enemies close

Robbie Levin

November 11, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

In 1993, something changed in the Big Ten.After meeting head-to-head for 56 years from 1936 to 1992 and developing one of the most storied rivalries in college football, Wisconsin and Iowa did not square off. The two mighty Mi...

Football: Former LB shines professionally in UFL

Danny Daly

November 10, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

The United Football League was founded to give young players spurned by the National Football League a way to prove they can compete at the highest level.Former Northwestern linebacker Prince Kwateng is one of those players t...

Football Notebook: Cats look to control big play threats

Robbie Levin

November 10, 2009

Filed under Football

Northwestern's defense has held firm inside the 20, limiting opponents to the third-fewest red zone scores in the Big Ten. But between the 20-yard lines has been a different story.In their last two games alone, the Wildcats have give...

Football: D-line ‘cavalry’ finally healthy for NU

David Uberti

November 10, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

In the offseason, coach Pat Fitzgerald asked his defensive linemen to do something they've always tried to take away from quarterbacks."I just told them to be patient," he said.Junior defensive tackle Corbin Bryant suffered a seaso...

Football: Injuries not serious for Cats’ QBs

Danny Daly

November 9, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi's high ankle sprain made headlines after Northwestern's 17-10 upset victory at Kinnick Stadium. It was given as an excuse for the Hawkeyes' loss, while the injuries to Wildcats quarterbacks Mike Ka...

Men’s Basketball: Cats’ lack of player diversity deters local talent

Hunter Atkins

November 9, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

The Chicago Public League is where the city's best basketball players earn their stripes.But the pipeline from Chicago's South and West Sides, where most of Public Leaguers reside, to Evanston has more than a few leaks."The Chicago P...

Men’s Basketball: Highly-touted recruits hoping to make impact

Hunter Atkins

November 9, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

When Northwestern opens its season by hosting Northern Illinois on Friday, home fans will get their first look at the team's newest players, Drew Crawford and Alex Marcotullio, two of the highest rated recruits in recent school hi...