1. Northwestern Wildcats' 2011 Schedule: A Game-by-Game Breakdown

    Now it's time for a closer look at Northwestern's 2011 regular season schedule just before things kick off for real...

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  2. Northwestern Wildcats' Five Questions for Camp Kenosha

    As Northwestern goes through its annual preseason practices, including its traditional visit to Camp Kenosha, fans understandably have a handful of questions that may be answered ...

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  3. Northwestern Wildcats 2011 Offseason Roundup: Dan Persa's Rehab and More

    Another year, and another college football season approaches so quickly with Northwestern kicking off preseason practice on August 8th...

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  4. Northwestern Football 2010 Offseason Roundup

    It's almost time for the 2010 season to begin, but first, we'll take a look at a rather eventful offseason that's transpired since Northwestern's heartbreaking overtime loss to Auburn in the Outback Bowl on January 1st...

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  5. Big Ten Expansion: Further Growth or No, Jim Delany's Legacy Now Secure

    Just over two decades ago, the Big Ten conference really did consist of 10 teams. They had only one long-term bowl contract, had only a spattering of non-Ohio State or Michigan football ...

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  6. College Realignment: How Nebraska's Admission To Big Ten Affects Northwestern

    First, to our Cornhusker rivals, welcome to the Big Ten. Also, to rehash something that sprung up prior to the 2000 Alamo Bowl, Northwestern University is NU; the University of Nebraska ...

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  7. Conference Expansion Fever: The Ground Rules

    With expansion rumors running rampant right now, it is key to focus on the ground rules that will control how the dominoes fall (well, at least somewhat)...

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  8. Conference Expansion Rumors: Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

    The last time that I chimed in about potential Big Ten conference expansion was back in December, shortly after the conference officially announced they would be looking into it...

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  9. 2009 Northwestern Football Season Review

    After giving myself and the rest of Wildcat Nation time to recover from the heartbreaking end to the 2009 season, it's time to review the season that was, which is a pleasure as Northwestern exceeded most reasonable expectations going into the season..

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  10. Anatomy of a Play: Heater, the Play That Decided the Outback Bowl

    The 2010 Outback Bowl came down to one play: a fake field goal attempt by Northwestern from the five yard line on fourth and goal in overtime after Auburn scored a field goal to lead 38-35 after their possession...

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  11. Outback Bowl Epic: Northwestern comes up two yards short against Auburn

    After about 24 hours of collecting myself after the craziest game I've ever seen, I will finally give the post game analysis a go, but I can guarantee that it will not do this game justice...

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  12. Big Ten Expansion: A Realistic Look

    This article is a bit late to the party, as the internet literally exploded with rumors and opinions after the Big Ten released an official statement on Dec. 15th that it was exploring expansion...

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  13. Northwestern Football All-Decade Team: The Defense and Special Teams

    Through most of this decade, Northwestern's defense has been as bad as the offense has been good.  The 2000 season saw an opportunistic defense and a lights-out offense lead the Wildcats to a Big Ten co-championship...

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  14. Northwestern Changing Perceptions: Tradition In College Football

    College football is truly a unique sport, as demonstrated on the field by the importance of every game throughout the season, and off the field by the large following that it draws to schools across the nation...

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  15. Northwestern-Auburn: Outback Bowl Preview

    Northwestern (8-4, 5-3) will play on New Year's Day for just the fourth time in school history as the Wildcats travel to Tampa Bay, Florida to face off against the Auburn Tigers (7-5, 3-5) in the Outback Bowl...

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  16. Northwestern Football 2009: What Could Have Been

    During preseason camp prior to the 2009 campaign, I wrote a piece on the next step for Northwestern football, which I argued was winning the games that NU should win...

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  17. Northwestern Football All-Decade Team: The Offense

    This decade (2000-2009) was quite an interesting time for the Northwestern offense.  It began in 2000, with spread offense being implemented by head coach Randy Walker and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson...

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  18. Honest Northwestern Bowl Assessment and Big Ten Bowl Projections

    With the regular season in the books for the Northwestern Wildcats (8-4, 5-3), now comes the hard part: waiting for the bowl bids to be handed out on Dec. 6...

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  19. Northwestern Upsets Wisconsin 33-31To Secure an Eight Win Season

    What a way to cap off the regular season as Northwestern (8-4, 5-3) pulled off the upset over previously No. 16 Wisconsin (8-3, 5-3) by a final score of 33-31 ...

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  20. Northwestern-Wisconsin Football Rivalry Renewed for Big Ten Finale

    Riding a two game winning streak (with both wins coming over Big Ten foes on the road), Northwestern (7-4, 4-3) comes back to Evanston for its 2009 regular season finale against BCS No...

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  21. Northwestern-Illinois: Wildcats Win First Land of Lincoln Trophy 21-16

    On a rather balmy mid-November afternoon, Northwestern (7-4, 4-3) defeated Illinois (3-7, 2-6) by a final score of 21-16 to claim the very first Land of Lincoln Trophy, after bringing home the last edition of the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk last year in Evanston

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  22. Northwestern-Illinois: Battle for the First Land of Lincoln Trophy

    The Northwestern Wildcats (6-4, 3-3), coming off of a huge upset of previously undefeated Iowa, take to the road again to face the resurgent Illinois Fighting Illini (3-6, 2-5) in the first battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy...

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  23. Big Ten Bowl Projections and Preview for Weeks 11 and 12

    The Big Ten conference underwent a significant shakeup this past week with Northwestern's big upset over previously unbeaten Iowa and Ohio State's high profile win at Penn State...

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  24. Northwestern Beats Iowa 17-10 in Historic Upset

    WOW.  Coach Fitzgerald notched his first "signature win" as the Northwestern Wildcats (6-4, 3-3) upended previously unbeaten and BCS No...

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  25. Northwestern-Iowa: Wildcats to Try to Play Spoiler at Undefeated Iowa

    The Northwestern Wildcats (5-4, 2-3) will try to play spoiler and secure bowl eligibility as they travel to take on BCS No. 4 Iowa (9-0, 5-0) on Saturday...

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