Football: In western Ohio, Isaiah Bowser turned a high school around and a small town into Northwestern fans

Football Sidney, Ohio, is a small manufacturing town nestled amidst mile upon mile of farm fields in western Ohio, 40 minutes from Dayton for fast drivers and more like an hour for slower ones. It’...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 16, 2018, 4:12 am

Football: Examining the statistical quirks of Clayton Thorson’s season

Football At times this season, Clayton Thorson has been outstanding. At other times, Northwestern’s senior quarterback has been almost miserable. But never has he been average. The senior quarterba...

Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
Posted: November 16, 2018, 3:47 am

Paxton: When the stakes are high, Pat Fitzgerald has a tendency to rise

Football Pat Fitzgerald has taken some ugly losses in recent years. Consider the one-two punch of Western Michigan (not so bad after all, since the Broncos went to the Cotton Bowl that year) and Il...

Author: Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 16, 2018, 3:26 am

Football: Bowser named Rose Bowl Big Ten Player of the Week

Football Prior to Northwestern’s game at Rutgers on October 20, most Wildcats fans probably did not know the name Isaiah Bowser. Now, the freshman has become the featured running back for NU’s offe...

Author: Benjamin Rosenberg, Copy Chief
Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:42 am

Wilkinson: A Response to “I Miss Northwestern Football’s Losing Tradition” from The New York Times

Football Saturday, the New York Times published an opinion piece entitled “ I Miss Northwestern Football’s Losing Tradition” by Carmel McCoubrey, a Northwestern alumna. To this point, McCoubrey (We...

Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:16 am

Football: Northwestern ranked No. 22 in College Football Playoff rankings

Football For the first time this season, Northwestern is ranked No. 22 in the latest college football playoff rankings. After beating Iowa, clinching the Big Ten West and securing a spot in the Big...

Author: Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:06 am

Football: Northwestern to offer free tickets, transportation to undergrads for Big Ten Championship Game

The athletic department will offer free tickets and transportation for undergraduate students who want to attend the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 1 in Indianapolis, athletic department spokesm...

Author: Ella Brockway, Reporter
Posted: November 12, 2018, 8:01 pm

Football: Northwestern cops 2020 quarterback commit

Football On Sunday, three-star quarterback Aidan Atkinson announced his commitment to Northwestern, its first commit in the Class of 2020. Atkinson, a junior from Fairview High School in Colorado, ...

Author: Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor
Posted: November 12, 2018, 2:22 am

Football: Wildcats’ reserves come up big in win over No. 21 Iowa

Football IOWA CITY, Iowa — When senior cornerback Montre Hartage left the third quarter of Saturday afternoon’s game between Northwestern and No. 21 Iowa, there was fear that the injury bug that ha...

Author: Ella Brockway, Reporter
Posted: November 11, 2018, 2:48 am

Football: Skowronek’s game-winning catch will be forever remembered in Northwestern lore

Football IOWA CITY, Iowa — For 13 seasons, Pat Fitzgerald has been harping about his goal for Northwestern to win a Big Ten championship. But the play that sealed his Wildcats’ (6-4, 6-1 Big Ten) f...

Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 11, 2018, 2:23 am

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Football: In western Ohio, Isaiah Bowser turned a high school around and a small town into Northwestern fans

Football Sidney, Ohio, is a small manufacturing town nestled amidst mile upon mile of farm fields in western Ohio, 40 minutes from Dayton for fast drivers and more like an hour for slower ones. It’s an all-American town in many ways: a courthouse at the center, a historic theatre a block away, a few chain...

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Author: Ben Pope, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 16, 2018, 4:12 am

Football: Examining the statistical quirks of Clayton Thorson’s season

Football At times this season, Clayton Thorson has been outstanding. At other times, Northwestern’s senior quarterback has been almost miserable. But never has he been average. The senior quarterback has yet to finish a game this season with between 200 and 350 passing yards. He is averaging 233 yards per game, but has never come...

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Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
Posted: November 16, 2018, 3:47 am

Paxton: When the stakes are high, Pat Fitzgerald has a tendency to rise

Football Pat Fitzgerald has taken some ugly losses in recent years. Consider the one-two punch of Western Michigan (not so bad after all, since the Broncos went to the Cotton Bowl that year) and Illinois State (horrifyingly bad) in 2016. In 2017, Northwestern lost to Duke by 24 in a game far more lopsided, then...

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Author: Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 16, 2018, 3:26 am

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