| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Sept. 2, 1995, is the day Northwestern stopped being Northworstern. It's when the Mildcats became the Wildcats. It's when coach Gary Barnett's "Expect Victory" mantra stopped eliciting chuckles.
Unlikely doesn't begin to describe what happened at...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:14 PM
As Chris Collins returned to Northwestern's jubilant locker room after his news conference at the Kohl Center, he heard the unmistakable sounds of a dribbling basketball and sneakers squeaking on a gym floor. He peaked inside and spotted Sam Dekker.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Auburn's amazing streak of having everything goes its way during a championship run might have ended in Saturday's 41-38 loss to Texas A&M.
It seemed impossible third-ranked Auburn would lose at home, even after trailing by 10 points with 7:54 left....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race?
The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis.
With four weeks left, Nebraska...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:07 PM
It's heavy stuff, this malaise afflicting Northwestern football.
There are the obvious problems: The Wildcats have scored seven points in their last three halves; their 4.4 yards per play ranks 123rd of 128 FBS teams; and injured receivers Miles Shuler,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game.
But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:08 PM
IOWA CITY — If this putrid performance doesn't prompt Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald to ponder significant changes in his program, what will?
Northwestern got destroyed Saturday by Iowa, losing 48-7 in a game that wasn't that close. NU's only...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:40 PM
When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money.
Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Many sprains and strains have healed, but Northwestern exited its off week with at least one prominent starter still sidelined: middle linebacker Collin Ellis.
Ellis suffered a concussion Oct. 11 against Minnesota — not his first of the season...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:17 PM
It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day in June, enough to request a doctor’s appointment.
White had always been the exception. He was a smallish guy (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) playing a high-risk...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:55 PM
He plays in what's called "the box" — a front designed to corral running backs and harass quarterbacks.
But only a fool would put Chance Carter in a box.
Northwestern's fifth-year senior defensive tackle is a free thinker in a sport that...