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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...

Notebook: Bacher responds to early adversity

Matt Forman November 16, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The first half of play for Northwestern on Saturday mirrored the weather conditions: ugly.C.J. Bachér made sure the second half was a different story.The senior quarterback led...

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...

Preview: No road pains for Wildcats

Jake Simpson November 13, 2008

After Northwestern's upset win at Minnesota, coach Pat Fitzgerald hummed a Jimmy Buffett tune as he walked away from his postgame news conference.He should have been singing a Willie Nelson ditty that...

Sidebar: Third downs not the charm for NU

Jake Simpson November 9, 2008

It seemed like the perfect situation for Northwestern. Ohio State facing third-and-long. The Ryan Field crowd rocking. The Wildcats' defensive line champing at the bit.In fact, the Buckeyes had the Cats...

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