The Daily Northwestern

Battle-tested Juice silencing critics’ calls

Matt Forman

November 19, 2008

From 13 pounds, eight ounces, to 223 pounds, Isiah John Williams has been through many trying experiences in his 21 years.And from the time he was 18 seconds old, Williams has had the same nickname: Juice."I got my nickname because I was a little big when I was born," Williams said. "My grandmother ...

Presenting the class of 2009

Jake Simpson

November 19, 2008

After Saturday's victory at Michigan, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked about the character of his senior class"I couldn't be more proud of the seniors," he said. "We're where we're at right now because of them."The 23 graduating seniors have been through a roller coaster of ups and downs in...

National Preview: Sooners stop Red Raiders’ run to BCS crown

Andrew Simon

November 19, 2008

#2 Texas Tech (10-0) AT #5 Oklahoma (9-1)Saturday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. CT, ABCLine: Oklahoma by 7It is tough to find an advantage between these two Big 12 South teams heading into their clash. The Sooners rank No. 1 in the nation in scoring offense, the Red Raiders are third. Oklahoma is fourth in total ...

Sidebar: Special teams weather conditions

Matt Forman

November 16, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When coach Pat Fitzgerald woke up Saturday, he was sure of one thing. The weather conditions would be terrible. After all, it had been that way every time he came to the Big House as a player or coach.Treacherous might have been a better assessment. Temperatures fluctuated around 32...

Hail to the purple victors

Jake Simpson

November 16, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Heading into halftime, Northwestern looked like a team in trouble.Michigan had pushed the Wildcats around on both sides of the ball and held a 14-7 lead. The Big House, where NU had not won since 1995, was rocking. And the weather was miserable, a frigid mix of rain, snow, and wind....