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Football: Moment No. 2: Wildcats clip No. 4 Iowa

Christine Todd

May 25, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Kinnick Stadium is a scary place to watch a football game for opposing fans. This is especially true if the Hawkeyes are sitting pretty at No. 4 in the country and an undefeated 9-0 record, and the team you're rooting for is be...

Schapiro breaks down possibility of Big Ten expansion, talks conference’s future

Andrew Scoggin

May 23, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

While in Washington for a meeting with the Association of American Universities last month, University President Morton O. Schapiro's son, Matt, called him about a story on ESPN.com.Matt told him that, according to the article, ...

Football: Spring game reactions

Ed Demaria

April 28, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Only 131 days until kickoff.Fans got a taste of Northwestern football at the annual spring ccrimmage on Saturday afternoon. Despite inclement weather, a dedicated contingent of NU faithful turned out for the contest/"I am here because ...

Football: Wootton, Kafka and McManis selected in the NFL draft

Rodger Sherman

April 24, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

After four years without having a player selected in the NFL draft, Northwestern saw three picked in a two-hour span Saturday morning.Defensive end Corey Wootton, quarterback Mike Kafka and cornerback Sherrick McManis were draf...

Football: Defense dominates in scrimmage

Rodger Sherman

April 24, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

In a game without a score, an opponent or a running clock, coach Pat Fitzgerald still seemed pretty confident he won Saturday's spring scrimmage."Mission accomplished," Fitzgerald said. "Most importantly, we came out healthy."...

Spring scrimmage success: Wildcats escape injury free

Rodger Sherman

April 23, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

In a game without a score, an opponent, or a running clock, coach Pat Fitzgerald still seemed pretty confident that he won Saturday's spring scrimmage."Mission accomplished," Fitzgerald said. "Most importantly, we came out healt...

Football: Northwestern, University of Illinois football to face off at Wrigley Field

Rodger Sherman

April 23, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

CHICAGO - With the Northwestern fight song playing and purple flags waving from Wrigley Field's historic centerfield scoreboard, officials from NU, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears confirmed Friday the rumors that the Wi...

The evolution of a coach

Robbie Levin and Robbie Levin

April 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Pat Fitzgerald walked into the press room in Raymond James Stadium with a steely resolve. On fourth-and-goal with the game-and Northwestern's 61-year bowl drought-hanging in the balance, the 35-year-old coach had called one of...

Front four: forward focus

Rodger Sherman and Rodger Sherman

April 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Life as a Northwestern defensive lineman is about moving forward.When defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz arrived at NU in 2008, he installed a system featuring an attack mentality. Where his predecessor, Greg Colby, preached ...

Juniors Mabin, Peters lead young NU secondary

Katherine Driessen and Katherine Driessen

April 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

After three years of stability, 2010 will bring a changing of the guard in Northwestern's secondary.NU will look to junior cornerback Jordan Mabin this year to be the stronghold of what has been a transient defense."I've been there so th...

Halfbacks: running wild

Colin Becht and Colin Becht

April 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

When Northwestern takes the field on Sep. 4 at Vanderbilt, it has already been decided that rising junior Dan Persa will be taking the snaps. But who Persa will be handing the ball off to remains in question.In one of the most ...

Hard-working Persa poised to disprove doubters

Christine Todd and Christine Todd

April 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Last spring, one question perpetually hung on the lips of Northwestern football followers: "Can Mike Kafka be a passing threat for NU's offense?" In 2008, hopeful fans witnessed Kafka rush for a record-setting 217 yards as C.J. B...