Category: news and notes

Things I Liked: Week 1

Since sometimes I feel like I focus on parts of the game that weren’t good, I decided to start a weekly feature about what I liked from each game. Unless you are a total Debbie Downer, hopefully you will like it too. Things I liked can be from either team, or just a random observation... Read more »

Three Wildcats Wait For The Call In 2016 NFL Draft

Not far from Evanston, one of the biggest events in football is taking place, starting tonight. The 2016 NFL Draft begins tonight in Chicago, and it holds even more interest for three former Wildcats. Although not expected to hear their names called tonight in round one, Dean Lowry, Nick VanHoose, and Dan Vitale could be... Read more »

Class Of 2016 Announced; Cats Add 22

Earlier today, Northwestern announced it’s class of 2016, adding 22 new players to the football squad. The 2016 class includes 19 that signed a letter of intent, one who has already enrolled, and two walk-ons. NU fans won’t have to wait too long to get a look at the new faces. Spring practice opens on... Read more »
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Wildcats Represented In Super Bowl 50

When the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos face off this Sunday in Super Bowl 50, Northwestern fans may have a reason to hope the Broncos win. Former Wildcats QB, Trevor Siemian, is third on the Broncos’ depth chart. Although he has little chance of seeing any game action, he will still be a Super Bowl... Read more »

Wildcats Finish Ranked In Final Polls

Despite the rough loss to Tennessee in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, Northwestern’s 10-3 record was good enough to keep them ranked in the final AP and Coaches Polls of the season. NU finished #22 in the final Coaches Poll of the season, down ten spots from it’s previous rank before the loss... Read more »

Experts Agree: Wildcats Going To Outback Bowl

After finishing a successful, if not surprising ten win season, Northwestern is in position to appear in a highly visible bowl game. While not expected to play in a “selection committee game” (Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, or Peach Bowl), many college football experts agree that the Wildcats will play in the Outback Bowl. This would... Read more »
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Did Northwestern Keep Stanford Out Of Playoff?

The Stanford Cardinal had an outstanding season. This Saturday, it will face USC in the Pac-12 Championship game in Santa Clara, California. However, this game could have had much more significance if it hadn’t been for your Northwestern Wildcats. By defeating Stanford in the first game of the season, the Cats gave the Cardinal an... Read more »

Wildcats Hit Magic 6 Win Mark

With last Saturday’s win over Nebraska, Northwestern is now officially bowl eligible. The 30-28 victory was fairly ugly, but a win regardless. Perhaps ugly wins will be the norm for the rest of the season, but you take them any way you can get them. NU stands at a record of 6-2 heading into the... Read more »

Big 10 In The Top 25

The Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches Polls released their updated rankings after week 5, and the Big 10 is well represented on both polls. Northwestern climbed again in both polls, getting up to #13 in the AP, and #14 in the Coaches. The #13 AP rank is the highest it has been since the 2000... Read more »
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4-0 Start Moves NU Up In Rankings

After defeating Ball State 24-19 this past Saturday, Northwestern once again climbed in the college football rankings. It wasn’t a great win for the Wildcats, but still a win nonetheless. The team starts it’s Big Ten portion of the schedule this weekend against Minnesota. AP Top 25 Rank: #16 (Up 1 spot) USA Today/Coaches Rank:... Read more »