The Daily Northwestern

Ryan: Easy win a sign of progress for Wildcats

Dan Ryan, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2013

On Saturday, Northwestern beat Maine by a lot of points. That story isn’t particularly interesting or exciting. Expected, really. What’s interesting is that I wrote the above paragraph with 8 minutes and 33 seconds left...

Northwestern takes first in ‘Academic BCS’ standings

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

December 12, 2012

Northwestern can take pleasure in knowing that it's ranked No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series for academics. A poll released Monday by the New America Foundation ranked the Wildcats as the best academic team among the 25 schools listed in the final BCS standings of the ...

Northwestern ranked in BCS for first time since 2008

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

November 4, 2012

Northwestern is ranked 24th in the latest Bowl Championship Series Standings, marking the first time the Wildcats have appeared in the influential poll since 2008. Four years ago, NU surfaced at No. 23 in the final BCS poll...

Northwestern adds Western Michigan to 2013 football schedule after Vanderbilt backs out

Rohan Nadkarni, Assistant Sports Editor

October 19, 2012

Western Michigan will replace Vanderbilt on the Wildcats’ football schedule next year, Northwestern announced this morning. The Broncos will visit Evanston on Sept. 14, 2013. Vanderbilt reportedly canceled its 2013 an...