The Daily Northwestern

Football: New faces lead Northwestern as Wildcats prepare for first road test

Joseph Diebold, Assistant Gameday Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports

As coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff are quickly learning, Northwestern’s kids are all right. Some of the Wildcats’ biggest contributors on offense this season have been true freshmen, who have transitioned from playing...

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

Joseph Diebold, Assistant Gameday Editor

September 7, 2014

Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Predicting Northwestern’s season

Daily Sports Staff

August 29, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

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...

Venric Mark to transfer to West Texas A&M

Rebecca Savransky, Summer Editor

August 23, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark will transfer to West Texas A&M University, ESPN reported Saturday morning. The University announced last week that Mark would be leaving NU to play closer to his family. Mark told ESPN th...

2014 Northwestern football preview: special teams

August 22, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

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...

2014 Northwestern football preview: offensive line

Huzaifa Patel, Reporter

August 20, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

2013 review, by the numbers  36: The Northwestern offensive line gave up 36 sacks last year, losing a total of 198 yards of offense. As a reference point, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska allowed just 15, 16, and 17 respective...

What Venric Mark’s absence will mean for Northwestern

Daily Sports Staff

August 16, 2014

Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

With running back Venric Mark transferring, three Daily sports reporters look at what the star’s absence will mean for Northwestern’s offense. ALEX PUTTERMAN: The Wildcats' offense struggled in 2013, no matter who th...