The Daily Northwestern

Schecker: Persa shines with no need for national hype

Justin Schecker

September 22, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Before the season, we knew Dan Persa was a workaholic in the gym. The junior quarterback has been honored as the "Iron Cat" the last two off-seasons for winning the team's speed and strength competitions. We knew that, like his ...

NU: Chicago’s Team?

Jonah L. Rosenblum

September 22, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Last year's game between Northwestern and Wisconsin figured to be a good one. The Wildcats came in with a 7-4 record, and on the verge of a New Year's Day bowl game, against the No. 17-ranked team in the country. Sure enough, t...

Chippewas chip away at Big Ten competition

Jonah L. Rosenblum

September 22, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Anyone who believes Saturday's game against Central Michigan will be an easy game for Northwestern should take a look at the Chippewas' performance against Michigan State last season. In that game, Central Michigan marched i...

Cats class in session

Colin Becht

September 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

For the first three weeks of the season, Northwestern players were able to dedicate all their focus to football, sans the worries of academic life. Thanks to the quarter system, the Wildcats' sole priorities were honing their ga...

Sprintin’ Quentin queues up interceptions

Colin Becht

September 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

As a linebacker and a defensive captain, senior Quentin Davie is a lot like the quarterback of the defense. It's a role that should come naturally to him considering he played quarterback in high school. With the way Davie has...

Mapping out the new Big Ten

Colin Becht

September 20, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Starting Oct. 1, 2011, Northwestern will start having to share its "NU" moniker with a new in-conference foe – Nebraska. And that's just the start of changes coming now that the Big Ten's membership has moved even further fr...

Sports Briefs: Three walk-ons earn athletic scholarships for 2010-11 academic year

September 20, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

Three walk-ons earn athletic scholarships for 2010-11 academic year Senior long snapper John Henry Pace, junior defensive lineman Andrew Struckmeyer and junior cornerback Ricky Weina, all three walk-ons, have been awarded athletic...

Sherman: NU may make championship, if pigs fly

Rodgers Sherman

September 19, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

So it turns out that Dan Persa is like a tinier version of Hercules with more pinpoint precision passing skills, and that Quentin Davie really, really likes intercepting things, and that Northwestern is 3-0. And their next thre...

Cats pick opponents off, one by one

Jonah L. Rosenblum

September 19, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

The turning point in Northwestern's 30-13 triumph over Rice on Saturday came towards the end of the first half. With the Owls backed up to their own nine-yard line, quarterback Trevor Cook, in for Nick Fanuzzi, tried to throw ...

Sports Column: Cats take care of business in openers

Andrew Scoggin

September 19, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

If Northwestern is looking for a song for its 2010 campaign, they might want to look into Bachman-Turner Overdrive. It's a rather obscure reference to most of you, I realize ­- I had to use peruse the Internet myself to fin...

Northwestern defense proves capable against Rice running back

Jonah L. Rosenblum

September 19, 2010

Filed under Football

Rice running back Sam McGuffie is a talented athlete, by all accounts. A four-star prospect out of high school, McGuffie received a lot of attention, in large part because of a YouTube highlight video from his high school da...

Football: Northwestern continues 2010 campaign with trip to Rice

Colin Becht

September 16, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

While Northwestern's matchup with Rice is listed on the schedule as an away game, for many of the Wildcats players, the game will be the closest they come to home. The (2-0) Cats will travel to Houston this Saturday to take o...