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Pop the Champaign

Matt Forman

October 16, 2008


Filed under Sports

Coach Pat Fitzgerald walked into the Nicolet Football Center after Saturday's 27-10 win over Illinois holding the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk trophy.The 63-year old trophy will stay in Evanston for good. Northwestern's senior class made sure of it."To finish with a win on senior day against our in-state riv...

Spartans win the field position battle

Jake Simpson

October 10, 2008


Filed under Sports

Stefan Demos' facial expressions said it all.The Northwestern punter and kickoff specialist put his hands on his head after a failed onside kick and ripped his helmet off in disgust after another kickoff was returned close to midfield. Demos' angst epitomized a frustrating day for the Wildcats' special t...

Cats lose the “game of inches”

Jake Simpson

October 10, 2008


Filed under Sports

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald brought up a football movie speech in his postgame press conference to explain the Wildcats' inability to come up with the big play."Great speech out there by Al Pacino, game of inches," he said, referring to the actor's pregame pep talk in Any Given Sunday. "We throw...

Missed opportunities: Spartans hand Cats first loss of the season

Matt Forman

October 10, 2008


Filed under Sports

From the coin toss to the final snap, Northwestern was dominated.Michigan State jumped out to an early 17-0 lead and kept the three-score advantage to the final whistle, topping NU 37-20."In the Big Ten, you can't spot a team 17 points and expect to win," senior running back Tyrell Sutton said. "We had th...

Purple daze: Cats fall behind Spartans early, lose 37-20

Matt Forman

October 9, 2008


Filed under Sports

No. 22 Northwestern fell into an early hole against No. 19 Michigan State and was unable to recover, falling to the Spartans 37-20. It was the first loss of the season for the Wildcats (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten).After Michigan State jumped out to an early 17-0 lead, the two teams traded points the rest of t...