| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:33 PM
They are team Rope-a-Dope, these Northwestern Wildcats.
After opening the season with back-to-back losses and 12 quarters of crummy play, they are contenders in the Big Ten West.
What other conclusion can be drawn after Northwestern improved to 2-0 in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:39 PM
His first plan for a post-football career was to become Gordon Gekko.
Yes, Northwestern's Anthony Walker would dominate Wall Street.
Then he changed his mind. Walker would become a sports agent.
Then he saw "Draft Day," and Kevin Costner's character...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Dan Persa didn't get to watch Northwestern's 29-6 win over Penn State on Saturday as it unfolded at Beaver Stadium.
That's because he was at a wedding.
But he made sure to watch a replay of it on Sunday.
"It was great win for the program," the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The morning after Northwestern lost its second straight home game, the Wildcats coaching staff gathered to meet the new boss. Who looked exactly like the old boss, except something definitely was different about Pat Fitzgerald.
"Sometimes you have to...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald loves to say it: "Stats are for losers."
And in the case of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, they are.
Hackenberg ranks 62nd nationally in passing efficiency rating, thanks to a pedestrian completion...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:05 PM
In the waning minutes of Saturday's game, ABC/ESPN cameras spotted Lloyd Carr exiting his luxury suite at Michigan Stadium.
Apparently the former Wolverines coach was as disgusted as the rest of us are with Michigan football.
The hideous sight of...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The cover of the Northwestern game program carried the words: "WELCOME, CLASS OF 2018!"
Perhaps it should have read: "THANK YOU, CLASS OF 2018!"
Freshmen tailbacks Solomon Vault and Justin Jackson scored all three Northwestern touchdowns Saturday,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Coach Pat Fitzgerald is fond of telling his players that "winning a Big Ten game is the hardest thing to do." With a trip to Penn State looming, they're about to find out.
When your punter registers more yards (309) than your offense (283),...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The stats are horrifying, and they reflect what Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has seen on film.
"The passing game," he said, "is a major work in progress. We're leaving way too many plays out there. We have guys open, we're not getting them the...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:47 AM
When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...