New NLRB General Counsel rescinds memo that labelled football players as employees

The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel rescinded an advice memorandum on Dec. 1 that labelled scholarship football players as employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The memo,...

Author: Joseph Wilkinson, Sports Editor
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:21 pm

Football: Northwestern set to face Kentucky in Music City Bowl

Football After rolling to a lengthy winning streak to close out the regular season, Northwestern is being rewarded with a first-ever trip to the Music City Bowl. The No. 21 Wildcats (9-3, 7-2 Big T...

Author: Max Schuman, Gameday Editor
Posted: December 3, 2017, 8:40 pm

Football: Northwestern’s bowl destination remains up in the air

Football Northwestern’s regular season is over, but the team and its fans will have to wait another week before finding out exactly where the Wildcats will be playing postseason football. The natio...

Author: Ben Pope, Reporter
Posted: November 29, 2017, 3:40 am

Football: Northwestern’s defense shuts down Illinois in lopsided win

Football CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ first drive against Northwestern on Saturday was a strong one. Freshman quarterback Cam Thomas led his team down the field, then finished it off with a 23-yard touchd...

Author: Cole Paxton, Copy Chief
Posted: November 26, 2017, 3:12 am

Football: No. 22 Northwestern dominates Illinois 42-7 to retain Land of Lincoln Trophy

Football CHAMPAIGN — As a freshman in 2014, Justin Jackson experienced a season-ending loss to Illinois that kept Northwestern out of a bowl. Three seasons and three decisive wins in the rivalry se...

Author: Ben Pope, Reporter
Posted: November 26, 2017, 3:00 am

Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 42, Illinois 7

Football CHAMPAIGN — File this as a no-drama November for Northwestern. The No. 22 Wildcats (9-3, 7-2 Big Ten) plowed past Illinois (2-10, 0-9) 42-7 on Saturday, easing through the regular-season f...

Author: Tim Balk, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 26, 2017, 12:13 am

Football: Hall named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Football A seven-tackle performance against Minnesota highlighted by an interception and a recovered fumble earned junior linebacker Nate Hall Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors, the confe...

Author: Tim Balk
Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:27 am

Football: Igwebuike, Queiro lead Wildcats secondary to season’s finish line

Football Facing down Northwestern’s stout defensive front, which sits in 13th in the nation in rushing yards allowed, many opponents this year have given up on the running game. Instead, foes have ...

Author: Tim Balk, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:47 am

Football: Streaking Wildcats prepare for rivalry week against rebuilding Illinois

Football A win over Illinois on Saturday would give Northwestern almost twice as many Big Ten wins during its ongoing winning streak as the Fighting Illini have accumulated over the past three seas...

Author: Ben Pope, Reporter
Posted: November 21, 2017, 4:47 am

Football: Wildcats embrace the muck in sloppy win over Minnesota

Football Nature seemed intent on making Northwestern’s Senior Day one to remember. Ryan Field saw heavy sheets of rain before kickoff, and the cold and soggy weather continued throughout most of th...

Author: Max Schuman, Gameday Editor
Posted: November 19, 2017, 12:41 am

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