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Cats handle Salukis with ease: NU 33, Southern Illinois 7

Jake Simpson
September 13
Filed under Sports

This week, there was no fourth-quarter drama. Tyrell Sutton and the Wildcats' defense made sure of that.The senior tailback had three touchdown runs, pacing Northwestern to a 33-7 drubbing of Southern Illinois.A week after squeaking past Duke 24-20, NU (3-0) dominated Southern Illinois (1-1) on both si...

Defense leads Cats to victory in season opener

Andrew Simon
September 6
Filed under Football

Led by safety Brendan Smith, NU's new-look defense stole the spotlight in Saturday's 30-10 win over Syracuse.

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September 6
Filed under Sports

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NU escapes Duke with a win: NU 24, Duke 20

Matt Forman
September 4
Filed under Sports

From the bumpy landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to a roller coaster of a game, Northwestern's trip to Duke Saturday was tumultuous.With Hurricane Hanna poised to strike the Eastern seaboard, the Wildcats were poised to avenge last season's heartbreaking 20-14 loss to the Blue Devils.Bu...

Defense leads Cats to solid victory over Orange: NU 30, Syracuse 10

Andrew Simon
August 29
Filed under Sports

Syracuse quarterback Andrew Robinson dropped back, looked left and with his eyes fixed on his receiver, fired toward the sideline.Northwestern safety Brendan Smith read the play all the way. The redshirt junior swooped in, picked off the throw and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown, putting the Wildc...

More from TicketCity: Northwestern defense struggles to stop air attack

Jonah L. Rosenblum
December 30
Filed under Football, Sports

DALLAS - Over the course of a chaotic game, it's hard for football players to keep track of statistics. So when asked about the play of Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts, junior safety Brian Peters came back with a question, not an answer. "I haven't seen any stats or anything," Peters said. "Was he t...

Coach Randy Walker remembered five seasons after unexpected death

Jonah L. Rosenblum
December 30
Filed under Football, Sports

When Northwestern completes its 2010 campaign Saturday against Texas Tech, it will mark five full seasons since Randy Walker died of a heart attack just months before the 2006 season was set to begin. Although several years and victories have since passed, the way he lived and died has kept his memory al...