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NU beats Indiana after comeback, 29-28

Danny Daly

October 22, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Down 28-3 at home against Indiana, Northwestern's postseason aspirations looked bleak at best. The Wildcats had been outscored by 42 points in their last 50 minutes of play dating back to the second half of the Michigan State lo...

Alumni Q&A: Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach, Homecoming Marshal

Andrew Scoggin

October 21, 2009

Filed under Campus (Archived), Football, Sports

Nick Roach, the starting linebacker for the Chicago Bears and former Northwestern football player, Weinberg '07, will be grand marshal at Friday's Homecoming parade. Roach started 32 games during his NU football career and wa...

Football: Sherrick making name as PickManis

Brian Chappatta

October 20, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Looking to cut into a 16-0 fourth-quarter deficit, Miami (OH) quarterback Zac Dysert scanned the field and threw a pass from his own 18-yard line. Dysert hoped to take advantage of Dustin Woods' one-on-one matchup with NU senior co...

Football: Defense buckling down in the red zone

Robbie Levin

October 20, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Last week against Michigan State, Northwestern's defense allowed four scores, only one of which came when the Spartans were in the red zone. In fact, Michigan State made its way inside the 20-yard line three times but only ca...

Football: Michigan State beats NU, 24-14

Robbie Levin

October 15, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

It was a tale of two halves in East Lansing, Mich. After a dominating first half performance in which the Northwestern defense limited the high-powered Michigan State offense to just 130 yards of total offense, the Wildcats coul...

Levin: Wildcats enjoy sack lunch, take down Dysert eight times

Robbie Levin

October 10, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern's defense came out hungry on Saturday. The Wildcats satisfied their appetite with a sack lunch that included a big helping of Dysert.After giving up 10 sacks last week to Cincinnati, Miami (OH) entered the game allo...

Salute to Schapiro a Snooze

Brian Chappatta

October 8, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

John Legend sang the chorus of his hit song "Ordinary People" on Friday night: "We're just ordinary people, we don't know which way to go, ‘cause we're ordinary people, maybe we should take it slow."He might as well have...

RedHawks thwarted by Cats’ ball hawks, NU wins 16-6

Danny Daly

October 8, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight week, an opportunistic defense sparked the Wildcats to victory. This time around, it just wasn't the usual suspects making the big plays.Even though senior defensive end Corey Wootton's sprained ankle lim...

Sidebar: Cats rushing attack grounded

Robbie Levin

October 8, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Miami (OH) presented Northwestern a perfect opportunity to get its running game back on track. But on Saturday, the Wildcats' rushing attack was still grounded.Coming into the game, Miami's defense was ranked 95th in the count...

Big Ten memories smell like roses

Brian Chappatta

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

A memory lasts forever. Never does it die.The Big Ten was founded in 1896 and is the oldest Division I conference in the country. It is rich in tradition, rich in loyalty and rich in memories. Look no further than Penn State coa...

Burning Questions

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Will Northwestern avoid a potential letdown?In 2007, when Northwestern faced Duke in its third non-conference game of the season, the Blue Devils hadn't notched a victory over a major college team in 27 games. But the Cats cou...

Outside the box

Robbie Levin

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Last year, Quentin Davie was second on Northwestern with five quarterback hurries and nine-and-a-half tackles for loss. This year, he ranks first on the team and 11th in the Big Ten with 7.8 tackles per game. On the season, th...