1. College Coaches Forget Where They Came From

    What is a good coach? One who wins multiple conference titles, packs the stadium, and generates pro prospects? Or is it one who graduates players and turns teenagers into strong character ...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about over 4 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  2. Another Big Ten Team Doesn't Make Sense

    The Big Ten Conference is greedy.  Nothing new or ground breaking about that. That's why it's no surprise the eleven university presidents and chancellors issued a statement Tuesday about how they will evaluate adding another team to the conference...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about over 4 years ago 370 reads 14 comments

  3. Chicago Media Can Get Still Get On Board For Northwestern

    The Chicago media has its darlings.  The Bears. The Bulls.  The Cubs. Not Northwestern. When I turn on The Score or ESPN 1000 in Chicago, I only hear the same old "Rain Man" rambling by the personalities...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about over 4 years ago 210 reads 1 comments

  4. South Side Tough: Mike Kafka Brings It for Northwestern

    Never in my years of being a Northwestern fan did I think I'd be begging and praying for quarterback Mike Kafka to be under center Saturday against Iowa...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 286 reads 1 comments

  5. Northwestern Wildcats Struggling To Create Big Plays

    The common complaint about the Northwestern offense these days is, "Where are all the big plays?" Most people believe those big plays have to be 70-yard runs or passes; punt and kick ...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 83 reads 1 comments

  6. Wildcats Guilty Of Being an Average Team

    After seven games, the report is in. Northwestern is simply an average team. Nothing more, nothing less. This team is just mediocre...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 90 reads 2 comments

  7. Michigan State Presents Biggest Challenge Yet For Northwestern

    If you look at Northwestern's opponents through six games and their records, you get the sense that the Wildcats have gotten away with scheduling murder...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 194 reads 5 comments

  8. Northwestern NFL Status: Defense Sticks Out

    Every year Northwestern has a couple NFL prospects, but nowhere near the handfuls that come from other Big Ten schools like Ohio State and Michigan.  Here’s a look at a group of seniors that could be playing on Sundays in the future...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 187 reads 1 comments

  9. Northwestern Ground Game Is a Concern

    Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is one that typically plays it close to the vest, rarely giving away what he plans to do on Saturdays, and never tips his hand to the media...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 79 reads 1 comments

  10. Purdue-Northwestern: It Was Time for the Boilermakers To Fumble the Game Away

    It was about as far from a pretty game as can be. It was nowhere near the Brooklyn Decker of games.  It seems as though Northwestern beat Purdue, 27-21, because it made fewer mistakes on Saturday...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 236 reads 0 comments

  11. Cats Got Your Tongue: This Week's Game Defines a Northwestern Team Hard to Peg

    If there is one thing I learned from my years covering the Northwestern Wildcats, it's that each team has an identity.  The 2005 team always had a comeback in them, as was shown against Iowa when the 'Cats recovered on onside kick...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 98 reads 1 comments

  12. Northwestern: Winning Will Not Fill Ryan Field

    All of you who think that winning will put butts in the seats at Ryan Field, it’s time for you to think differently.  Winning does not equal attendance...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  13. Like Him Or Not, Barnett Deserves Recognition From Northwestern

    Fourteen years ago seems like an eternity. We’ve seen three presidents, the Y2K dilemma and a wardrobe malfunction. And we’ve forgotten about Gary Barnett...

    Ryan Dietz Written by Ryan Dietz about almost 5 years ago 247 reads 1 comments