The Daily Northwestern

Football: Three takeaways from Northern Illinois’ 23-15 victory over Northwestern

Joseph Diebold, Assistant Gameday Editor

September 7, 2014

1. Northwestern’s strengths aren’t good enough to mask its weaknesses The story of Saturday’s 23-15 loss to Northern Illinois was one step forward, two steps back for Northwestern. For every time NU’s defense stood ta...

Halftime Reaction: Northwestern 0, NIU 0

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2014

The bad news The score tells you everything you need to know about this game: it’s been ugly. Northwestern’s passing game has been especially hard to watch, marred by the same inaccurate throws and dropped balls that doome...

Football: Slow start dooms Northwestern in season-opening loss

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

August 30, 2014

The Cardiac Cats are back. Confirming multiple stereotypes about its athletic programs at the same time, Northwestern (0-1) lost its season opener 31-24 to Cal (1-0) on Saturday at Ryan Field in simultaneously embarrassing...

2014 Northwestern football preview: special teams

August 22, 2014

Projected depth chart: Kicker 1. No. 8 Jack Mitchell, sophomore 2. No. 32 Hunter Niswander, redshirt freshman Punter 1. No. 31 Chris Gradone, junior Kick returner 1. No. 27 Matthew Harris, sophomore 2. No. 28 Justin Ja...