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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: Shane Mertz, C.J. Robbins granted sixth year of eligibility

November 10, 2015

Football Defensive lineman C.J. Robbins and offensive lineman Shane Mertz have been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Northwestern announced Tuesday. Robbins and Metz both redshirted...

Freshman quarterback Clayton Thorson reads the defense as he readies to snap the ball. The Cats quarterback has been praised for his poise and ability to communicate with teammates pre-snap.

Football: NU looks to fix mistakes entering Big Ten play

September 28, 2015

The Wildcats are 4-0 entering Big Ten play, but they aren’t perfect. Coach Pat Fitzgerald, whose team climbed to No. 16 in the nation in the Week 5 AP poll, addressed the negatives at his Monday afternoon...

Northwestern beat a nationally ranked opponent Saturday, but coach Pat Fitzgerald found plenty to criticize anyway.

Football: Pat Fitzgerald focuses on negatives following Northwestern’s big win

September 7, 2015

Northwestern beat a nationally ranked opponent Saturday with a dominant defense and mistake-free offense, but you certainly wouldn’t know it from coach Pat Fitzgerald’s weekly news conference Monday. For...

Former Northwestern center Brandon Vitabile (right) is now with the Indianapolis Colts, but the Wildcats return  three starters on the offensive line, including senior guard Matt Frazier.

2015 Football Preview: Retooled offensive line seeks new footing

August 10, 2015

While media and fans focus on the quarterback competition, the position group that will most determine how the Wildcats perform in 2015 is the offensive line. In 2014, constant pressure hampered...

Football Season Preview: Offensive line

August 26, 2013

Projected starter(s): junior Brandon Vitabile, junior Jack Konopka, redshirt freshman Ian Park, sophomore Geoff Mogus and junior Paul Jorgensen Key reserves: sophomore Matt Frazier, sophomore Shane...

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