Can't Northwestern get a break? And not that kind of break, where something in the body breaks. Poor Bill Carmody, he's clearly on the hot seat, and the injuries keep piling up to hurt him.
First it was the best player on the team, Drew Crawford. Both Alexs Olah and Marcotullio haven't been themselves. Reggie Hearn, a key scorer, has missed some time. And now this: Northwestern graduate student Jared Swopshire
a transfer from Louisville, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season...
Every year Northwestern
Wildcats basketball beats a couple ranked teams during the Big Ten
slate. So whenever they play someone good at home you want to be there so you can see a big event, right? Like when the fans stormed the court after taking down a top ten Michigan State
team last year. Well the “Wildside” student section doesn’t seem to think so. They hardly showed up at all two home games ago when NU
lost even uglier than it sounds, 70-51 to the Iowa Hawkeyes
. And they didn’t come out last night either...
Today, the Northwestern
Wildcats ended their 64 year old bowl drought. They upped their record in bowl games to 2-9. And they did it over an SEC team no less, the once 11th ranked Mississippi St Bulldogs. In 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks
ended their 49 year old Stanley Cup drought. In 2005, the Chicago White Sox
ended their 88 year World Series drought. So now that leaves only two:
basketball, who’ve never made a NCAA Tourney. Well, with how they’ve played at home lately, their injuries and an RPI of 105, I’d say they have to wait a year- at least. And the Chicago Cubs
104 year Sahara like drought? Well, they lost 101 games last year, so don’t expect that drought to end anytime soon.
Let’s get back to what the Cats accomplished today...
When the Northwestern
Wildcats look to end their bowl game drought tomorrow (you might have heard a thing or two about it in the local media
) they’ll do so with these new helmets on. Expect to see a lot of running with Venric Mark and Kain Colter at the Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State, MSU
has a cornerback named Johnathan Banks who will be a top 15 pick in the NFL Draft
So they’ll be less passing with Colter and Trevor Siemian...
It’s pretty clear who should run the Northwestern offense. It’s also pretty clear how they should game plan. This was all evident in the handling of the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday. Kain Colter, not Trevor Siemian is NU’s starting quarterback. There should be no rotation or switcheroo. This is Colter’s team. And they need to... Read more »
In their 44-29 victory over Indiana Saturday, Northwestern had an extremely balanced attack on offense: accruing 310 yards passing and 394 yards rushing (704 overall on 93 plays). The first and only 700 yard total offense day in school history just says so much about how a very bad Hoosier defense was just so over-matched... Read more »
Entering this college football Saturday 4-0, Northwestern was just outside the national rankings. If that seemed perplexing, consider the unimpressive record of NU’s four vanquished opponents. After today however, with a 44-29 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers bringing NU to 5-0, the Wildcats should be well within the national rankings, and deservedly so. Not that... Read more »
The Louisville Sports Commission announced that Northwestern junior Venric Mark is one of 49 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players named to the Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List, handed out annually to the most versatile player in college football. Mark excelled as a kick and punt returner in his first two years in Evanston, entering... Read more »
What a difference a year makes for Northwestern
QB Kain Colter. Last season the backup QB to Dan Persa
found himself making the stat sheet as a triple threat. You had to look in three areas of the box score: rushing, passing and receiving, to see the entire scope of his impact on the game.
This year, the starting signal caller job is all Colter’s and his main weapon will be Kyle Prater (if the NCAA waiver goes through). A lot of things have to go right in Evanston, but if they do, NU
will have one of the best pitch and catch combos
in the Big Ten
, and the Wildcats offense could make some noise this college football
season. On defense, well……...
What a difference a year makes for Northwestern QB Kain Colter. Last season the backup QB to Dan Persa found himself making the stat sheet as a triple threat. You had to look in three areas of the box score: rushing, passing and receiving, to see the entire scope of his impact on the game.... Read more »