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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Football: In breakout seasons, pair of Northwestern linebackers take play to new heights

Football: In breakout seasons, pair of Northwestern linebackers take play to new heights

November 16, 2017

Northwestern faced an uphill test Oct. 28 against Michigan State. The Spartans had won four straight games entering the contest in Evanston and stood at No. 16 in the country. The Wildcats’ two previous...

Paddy Fisher tackles a Maryland player in Northwestern’s game against the Terrapins earlier this month. The redshirt freshman linebacker has stepped up this season.

Football: Paddy Fisher tackles role as heir to Anthony Walker’s mantle

October 26, 2017

Football He’s no Anthony Walker, at least not yet. But redshirt freshman linebacker Paddy Fisher is doing his best impression of the graduated All-American through Northwestern’s first seven games. Fisher...

Clayton Thorson throws the ball. The junior quarterback will look to lead the Wildcats into a successful conference season.

Football Roundtable: Writers size up Wildcats going into bye week

September 19, 2017

Football Northwestern topped Bowling Green on Saturday night to stabilize its season after a rocky start. Now, as the Wildcats head into a bye week, The Daily’s football writers discuss the team. 1....

Jeremy Larkin dives forward. The redshirt freshman and the Wildcats pulled out a win against Nevada on Saturday.

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Nevada 20

September 2, 2017

Football Northwestern shook off early cobwebs in its season opener Saturday, pulling ahead late in a tense non-conference win over Nevada at Ryan Field. The Wildcats (1-0) overcame a 10-point halftime...

Nathan Fox (left) celebrates with a teammate in a game last year. Fox is a candidate to take over the middle linebacker job this season, though coach Pat Fitzgerald said there may not be a determined starter at that position.

Football Notebook: Fitzgerald leaves open possibility of middle linebacker rotation

August 13, 2017

Football Anthony Walker may not have a clear-cut replacement. The star middle linebacker’s departure to the NFL after his junior season left sophomore Nathan Fox and redshirt freshman Paddy Fisher...

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