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Spartans win the field position battle

Jake Simpson October 10, 2008

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...

Cats lose the “game of inches”

Jake Simpson October 10, 2008

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,...

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

Matt Forman October 9, 2008

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...

Locker room notes: Fitzgerald explains field goal decision

Philip Rossman-Reich October 9, 2008

When Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald elected to kick a field goal on fourth-and-one at the Michigan State four-yard line, he was immediately facing a furious Tyrell Sutton. The senior running back punched...

NU driving for a 6-0 start

Matt Forman October 7, 2008

As Northwestern prepares for Saturday's game against Michigan State, its toughest tasks of the season are on hand: Containing the nation's second-leading rusher in Javon Ringer, and continuing its offensive...

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