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NU's Pat Fitzgerald Stars at Medill Sports Media Panel

NU's Pat Fitzgerald Stars at Medill Sports Media Panel
Northwestern’s head football coach Pat Fitzgerald joined Stewart Mandel (Sports Illustrated) and Pete Thamel (New York Times) in a media panel entitled “Beyond the Box Score: Covering College Sports in 2012.” ESPN’s Rachel Nichols moderated the discussion, which focused on a variety of topics including pay-to-play stipends, football playoffs, social media’s role in college sports,... Read more »

Pat Fitzgerald has his Best National Signing Day Ever

Pat Fitzgerald has his Best National Signing Day Ever
Happy National Signing Day. Northwestern’s 21 commits (the largest class of the Pat Fitzgerald era) hail from 10 states. The Wildcats signed 13 of their 21 players from three states—five from Pennsylvania, four from Illinois and four from Ohio. Scout ranks the class 5th in the Big Ten, 44th in the nation. Those numbers are... Read more »

Complete Bowl History of Northwestern: 1-8 Overall

Complete Bowl History of Northwestern: 1-8 Overall
The beauty of history is that it tells us where we’ve been in order to figure out where we’re going. But before we get to previewing Northwestern vs. Texas A&M in the Meineke Bowl of Texas, let’s look back at where NU has been in the postseason. Well, it started nice…in 1949. But much more... Read more »
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Pat Fitzgerald's 5 Biggest Wins of His Young Coaching Career

Pat Fitzgerald's 5 Biggest Wins of His Young Coaching Career
With the 28-25 upset of the ninth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers this past Saturday, Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald gained sole possession of second place on NU’s all-time coaching wins list. Fitzgerald stands at 38 wins, one more than his predecessor Randy Walker and 11 behind Lynn Waldorf’s school-record of 49. Fitz is inked to be at the... Read more »

Pat Fitzgerald to sing 7th Inning Stretch at Tuesday Cubs Game

Northwestern Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald will make his annual trip to Wrigley Field this Tuesday, May 24 to serve as the seventh-inning guest conductor for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Tuesday’s Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets game begins at 7:05 p.m. CT and will be televised on WGN-TV (Channel 9 locally). This... Read more »

Pat Fitzgerald Leads Discussion with Former Bears, Wildcats at Great Lakes Naval Station

With his military style buzz haircut, overt intensity, and passion for the many qualities unique to both college football and the military, Pat Fitzgerald would fit in quite well with the United States Armed Forces. The leader of the Northwestern Wildcats program held a team practice at Naval Station Great Lakes, and plans to hold... Read more »
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Summary of Northwestern's 2011 Recruiting Class

Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald and the Northwestern University football program announced today the signing of 17 recruits to National Letters of Intent. This year’s class features 11 offensive players and six defensive players. Northwestern’s 17 commits hail from seven states. The Wildcats signed five players from Illinois and four from Ohio. Northwestern also landed players... Read more »

Northwestern Bowl History: a Brief Synopsis

The beauty of history is that it tells us where we’ve been in order to figure out where we’re going. Illinois took out Baylor in part one of Chicago Big Ten teams in the bowl “Texas Two-Step.” And on New Year’s Day, the Northwestern Wildcats will likewise have an opportunity to defeat a 7-5 Big... Read more »

Northwestern Legend Darnell Autry: What's He Doing Now?

In 1995, the Northwestern Wildcats took the college football world by storm, they were so popular they became not just a college football story, but a pop culture story. After reaching their first Rose Bowl in close to 50 years, and having their first winning season in multiple decades, their story was more feel-good in... Read more »
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Northwestern vs. Illinois State: the Brutally Honest Game Preview

. Last weekend, I drove to both Ohio State and Notre Dame to cover their openers. Therefore, the Indiana Toll Road and I became quite familiar with one another. This weekend I’m home; back in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood, a place described by Baseball Prospectus writer Christina Kahrl, in her latest Cubs piece as…there are... Read more »
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