Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2017 schedule

Football The new nine-game Big Ten conference schedule, first implemented last year, will work in Northwestern’s favor this season, giving it five conference games at Ryan Field. Two of the Wildcat...

Author: Ben Pope, Summer Editor
Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:09 am

Football: Pinstripe Bowl propels Northwestern to unprecedented recruiting surge

Football Northwestern junior superback Garrett Dickerson had a highlight-reel performance in the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl, catching five passes for a career-high 46 yards and a critical fourth-quarter t...

Author: Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: May 3, 2017, 1:25 am

Football: Walker, Odenigbo hear names called on final day of NFL Draft

Football It took until the final few hours of the three-day NFL Draft, but a pair of former Northwestern players came off the board and learned where they would begin professional careers. Lineback...

Author: Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
Posted: April 30, 2017, 10:56 pm

Football: Walker leads Northwestern contingent into NFL Draft

Football After a 2015 season in which he garnered All-American recognition, Anthony Walker likely could’ve gone in the second or third round of the NFL Draft. But he decided to come back for his ju...

Author: Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
Posted: April 27, 2017, 3:44 am

Football: With extension, Fitzgerald remains driver of Northwestern football’s rise

Football CHICAGO — When Pat Fitzgerald arrived at Northwestern in 1993, he entered an environment where, he said Tuesday, athletes were not properly supported. When his 10-year contract extension t...

Author: Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:00 am

Football: After struggle-filled 2016, Northwestern’s offensive line searches for improvement

Football Throughout last season, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was never shy about criticizing his offensive line when it was deserved. “Our O-Line got outplayed,” Fitzgerald said after a humbl...

Author: Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
Posted: April 19, 2017, 2:00 am

Football: With Carr gone, Wildcats finding new receiver leaders

Football Watching class after class of players mature during their four years at Northwestern, coach Pat Fitzgerald said, is one of the most rewarding parts of the coaching job. But rising senior r...

Author: Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: April 19, 2017, 1:55 am

Football: Long brings new perspective to undermanned linebacker group

Football In his free time, Warren Long produces music. In his playing time, the rising fifth-year senior — formerly a running back — plays linebacker. Somehow, he’s managed to take the skills he’s ...

Author: Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: April 19, 2017, 1:48 am

NLRB lawyer circulates memo asserting that football players at private universities are employees

The National Labor Relations Board general counsel made public Tuesday an advice memorandum expressing his position that college football players at private universities can legally seek compensati...

Author: Max Gelman, Reporter
Posted: February 2, 2017, 7:25 am

Football: Fitzgerald lauds Big Ten Network, Ryan Fieldhouse in signing day press conference

For scouting reports on NU’s 19 scholarship commitments, explore The Daily’s interactive graphic here. Coach Pat Fitzgerald welcomed 26 new players to Northwestern’s football program Wednesday, poi...

Author: Bobby Pillote, Reporter
Posted: February 1, 2017, 8:56 pm

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