The Daily Northwestern

Football: Five NU players selected to All-Big Ten teams

Danny Daly

November 22, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Coach Pat Fitzgerald has said all along his seniors have played their best football late in the season, and their efforts were recognized Monday. Five Northwestern players were named to All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced.The coaches p...

Forman: NU ready to make it over mountain, get bowl win

Matt Forman

November 21, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Sitting in the Nicolet Football Center after Northwestern's 33-31 victory over Wisconsin, coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke passionately about his team's accomplishments. Hanging behind him on the walls were three signs with headlines re...

Notebook: Cats contain Clay, control clock to come away with win

Danny Daly

November 21, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

One of the challenges of taking on a power running team like Wisconsin is trying to control the clock. Entering Saturday's showdown at Ryan Field, the Badgers led the Big Ten in time of possession as well as rushing yards per ga...

Pair of Badgers blunders help Northwestern top Wisconsin 33-31

Robbie Levin and Robbie Levin

November 19, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern's seniors put the Wildcats in the lead on Senior Day at Ryan Field, but a duo of underclassmen kept them ahead for good.The seniors made their last game at Ryan Field one to remember: Quarterback Mike Kafka finished ...

Chappatta: Kafka conference’s cream of crop

Brian Chappatta and Brian Chappatta

November 19, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern's deep passing attack in the past two games has mirrored its postgame celebrations. If last week was its coming out party, reflected in the team's festivities with the band and Land of Lincoln Trophy, then this ga...

Sidebar: McCall trusts Markshausen with magic trick play

Danny Daly and Danny Daly

November 19, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

If there was one play Saturday that best summed up the progress Northwestern has made this season, it was wide receiver Zeke Markshausen's touchdown pass late in the second quarter.On first-and-10 from Wisconsin's 38-yard line, off...

Game Preview: Badgers face Wildcats in contest with bowl implications

Robbie Levin

November 18, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

A quick glance over the resumé of Northwestern's senior class says a lot. Not only did the Wildcats beat a top-five team for the first time in 50 years, they took down in-state rival Illinois four of the past five years. Th...

Opponent Feature: Garrett Graham follows Wisconsin tight end tradition

Robbie Levin

November 18, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Bret Bielema needs only one play to describe Garrett Graham.It was a second-and-10 early in the second quarter of a battle between Wisconsin and Michigan State. Badgers quarterback Tyler Donovan nailed Graham on an out route, ...

Secondary Feature: Mike Hankwitz faces former coach, squad

Robbie Levin

November 18, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

This weekend will be a reunion of sorts for Mike Hankwitz - one that he is not looking forward to. On Saturday, the Wildcats' defensive coordinator will match wits against the man who fired him two years ago, Badgers boss Brett Bi...

Cover Story: A trip down memory lane

Danny Daly

November 18, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Desmond TaylorWhy NU? "The overall combination of academics, athletics and fraternity - it was just the best package around."Best part of being an O-lineman: "Just being in the trenches and doing your job and knowing the rest of them are succeed...

Notebook: Brewer morphs into big play threat

Danny Daly

November 17, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

The last time Northwestern played Wisconsin, Andrew Brewer was the Wildcats' starting quarterback. Then a freshman, Brewer was more effective on the ground than through the air in a 41-9 loss, rushing for 80 yards while completing ju...

Football Feature: Stewart’s scars a reminder of saving father

David Uberti

November 17, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Even after being engulfed in flames, Sidney Stewart couldn't tell he was on fire.On Sept. 28, 2001, an unattended pot on the Stewart house's stove ignited. Stewart's mother, Darcel, quickly rushed him and his brother out of th...