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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...

Northwestern drops second straight, losing 23-15 to Northern Illinois

Ava Wallace, Reporter

September 6, 2014

What began as a lumbering tale of two flat offenses ended in an implosion of Northwestern's defensive line in the Wildcats' and Northern Illinois' first meeting since 2005. NU's clunky 23-15 loss in front of more than 41,000...

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...

Predicting Northwestern’s season

Daily Sports Staff

August 29, 2014

Football season is finally upon us. Check out our staff’s predictions for Northwestern in 2014.  BOBBY PILLOTE: NU will have a winning record and will make it to a bowl game this season, but don't expect much more from t...

Football: McEvilly out for season, other notes on Northwestern depth chart

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2014

Northwestern football released its depth chart Monday for the season opener against California scheduled for Saturday. (See NU's full depth chart here.) Most noticeably, the chart is missing the name of senior defensive tackle Sean McEvilly. After the lineup was released it was announced that McEvilly, who was expected to start,  ...