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Cats look to reverse trend against cradle

Robbie Levin

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

For a program that has lost 14 of its last 17 games by double digits, Miami (OH) has had a surprisingly large influence on college football generally, and on Northwestern specifically. The RedHawks have 649 wins in their history, 23...

Quick picks

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Matt FormanNorthwestern 35, Miami (OH) 21The RedHawks have won one game in their last 14 tries. Of those 13 losses, they came within 10 points of their opponent just twice. This isn't going to be a repeat of Duke circa 2007. M...

Different shapes and sizes for supers

Robbie Levin

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Erryn Cobb, a tight end and fullback who notched a total of 94 all-purpose yards during his career at Northwestern, changed the Wildcats' offense forever.When offensive line coach Adam Cushing was hired in 2004, his title was...

Bryant adjusts from paint to gridiron

Danny Daly

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

When someone explains a decision by saying "all my friends were doing it," it's usually a sign of trouble. Corbin Bryant is an exception.Without peer pressure, Bryant would not have gotten an athletic scholarship. All of his fr...

Captain Cat’s football family starts with Williamses

David Uberti

October 6, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

For coach Pat Fitzgerald, a football squad is made up of 105 teammates who become brothers over the course of a season. If that's the case, Quentin and Nate Williams and Aaron and Brett Nagel will always have a head start.Following Quentin's...

Fitzgerald looking for his Fave 5

Danny Daly

October 6, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Following Northwestern's third consecutive game with an ineffective running attack, coach Pat Fitzgerald was clearly unhappy with the play of his offensive line. He has been mixing and matching linemen all week in practice, se...

Football: Demos dominates Big Ten with his foot

Robbie Levin

October 5, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern's victory on Saturday was in no small part due to its special teams play. In addition to recovering one fumble on a kickoff and one on a punt, the Wildcats held one of the conference's most dangerous return men to...

Defense leads Cats to victory in season opener

Andrew Simon

September 6, 2008

Filed under Football

Led by safety Brendan Smith, NU's new-look defense stole the spotlight in Saturday's 30-10 win over Syracuse.

Coach Randy Walker remembered five seasons after unexpected death

Jonah L. Rosenblum

December 30, 1994

Filed under Football, Sports

When Northwestern completes its 2010 campaign Saturday against Texas Tech, it will mark five full seasons since Randy Walker died of a heart attack just months before the 2006 season was set to begin. Although several years an...

More from TicketCity: Northwestern defense struggles to stop air attack

Jonah L. Rosenblum

December 30, 1994

Filed under Football, Sports

DALLAS - Over the course of a chaotic game, it's hard for football players to keep track of statistics. So when asked about the play of Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts, junior safety Brian Peters came back with a question, no...