The Daily Northwestern

Fitzgerald looking for his Fave 5

Danny Daly

October 7, 2009

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, seeing which group would perform well enough to take the field against Miami (O...

Wrong place, wrong time: Mussina’s woes of fate

Hunter Atkins

October 7, 2009

By no means was Mike Mussina a member of the Mudville Nine, but for a pitcher as talented as any to take the mound during the 1990s and 2000s, he had many close-but-no-cigar moments.Mussina has never been in the graces of fate, who has a funny way of picking who she wants to be in the right place at ...

Captain Cat’s football family starts with Williamses

David Uberti

October 7, 2009

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 arrival in 2008, the Williamses became the first Wildcats ...

Eliason nets ninth score in Cats’ victory

Sarah Kuta

October 7, 2009

On the bus back from DeKalb to Evanston, Northwestern voted unanimously: It was all Eli.Junior forward Matt Eliason began to describe the efforts of his teammates against Northern Illinois, but the Wildcats wouldn't let him finish. To them, the answer was simple - Eli turned in the team's best performan...

Football: Demos dominates Big Ten with his foot

Robbie Levin

October 6, 2009

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 39 yards on four returns."We played our best game of the year in the kicking ga...