The Daily Northwestern

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.