Game Day Preview: The First One

Western Michigan Broncos (Mid-American Conference) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten Conference) Saturday, Septermber 3rd, 11 a.m. Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois TV: ESPNU Radio: WGN 720 AM Last Meeting September 14, 2014 – NU 38, WMU 17 Head Coaches WMU: P.J. Fleck (4th season, 17-21 overall) NU: Pat Fitzgerald (11th season, 70-56 overall) Starting Quarterbacks WMU:... Read more »

Meet The Cats: 2016 Depth Chart

Starter/Backup Bold– Team Captains Offense: QB: #18 Clayton Thorson / #7 Matt Alviti RB: #21 Justin Jackson / #13 Warren Long SB: #9 Garrett Dickerson / #84 Cameron Green WR: #80 Austin Carr / #82 Andrew Scanlan WR: #2 Flynn Nagel / #15 Macan Wilson WR: #4 Solomon Vault / #17 Marcus McShepard LT: #72... Read more »

Squad Goals: Can NU win 10 again?

Last season, Northwestern won 10 games for only the fourth time in school history. Two of those seasons have come under current Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald. The Wildcats will try to repeat that success this season, but it will not be easy. Looming on the schedule this season are Michigan State and Ohio State, and... Read more »

Honest Answers About Concussions

The concussion debate continues to be a hot topic at all levels of football. I decided to try and get a perspective from the medical side of the debate, to see how they view the current situation. Luckily for me, I was able to find a doctor who was willing to answer some questions I... Read more »

Dennis Green At Northwestern: An Appreciation

When the news of the passing of Dennis Green broke this past Friday, my first thought was about Dennis Green the NFL coach. Who can forget the 1998 Minnesota Vikings with Chris Carter, Robert Smith and Randy Moss? What about (especially in Chicago) “they are who we thought they were”, which he said after a... 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 »

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 »

Cats End Season With Embarrassing Loss In Outback Bowl

If you woke up late on New Year’s Day, you aren’t alone. It appears as if the Northwestern Wildcats football team may have as well. Not sure how else you can explain a 45-6 steamrolling the Cats took against the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2016 Outback Bowl. It may have been sunny and 79 degrees... Read more »