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Realistic expectations for Northwestern in 2014

A new season is here and we can finally get back to some Wildcats football and get the realistic expectations for Northwestern in 2014. Last year was extremely tough to watch as we saw the Cats just crumble after a quick start to the season. The Cats started the season with four straight wins then dropped their next seven games before knocking off Illinois to end the season. One more win would have put the ...

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Northern Illinois Still Undecided On Starting Quarterback Position

NIU will open the 2014 season at Huskie Stadium (pictured) against FCS school Presbyterian on August 28th (photo taken by Gabe Salgado/Chi City Sports).   DE KALB- With just 10 days remaining until the opening kick off of the season, the Northern Illinois Huskies are still trying to put things together on the football field. The team has been undergoing some position battles in training camp over the l ...

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Five Key Offensive Players for Northwestern in 2014

Northwestern is glad last year is over and they can finally start over. With very high expectations in 2013 coming off the win in the Gator Bowl in 2012, they went 1-7 in conference play and were not bowl eligible at the end of the season. This season is starting off the same way, with high expectations to at least get back to a bowl game. NU is returning 17 starters (9 offense, 8 defense) and with Kain Col ...

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NU Football 14-15 preview part 4: A bird, a plane, a superback

The Northwestern Wildcats is a team known for adding in the superback position in to their offense. A superback is a Fullback/Tight End hybrid player that can either pick up tough yards for the team on the run and/or be a threat on the receiving end as they can also catch the ball in the spread offense that the Wildcats seem to favor since former coach Randy Walker established it. The superback usually is u ...

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Northwestern loses WR Christian Jones for season due to injury

The Northwestern Wildcats took two heavy blows Wednesday as senior running back Venric Mark will transfer from the school as well as a very devastating injury to the team's leading receiver last season, Christian Jones. The 6-3 wide receiver will miss the entire season due to a knee injury sustained in the team practice, Northwestern announced on Wednesday. Jones led the Wildcats with 54 receptions for a te ...

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Venric Mark Leaves Northwestern

Northwestern Wildcats running back Venric Mark has decided to transfer to another school. Mark was suspended for the first 2 games this coming season but said he accepted the consequences and looked forward to getting back on the field. It was announced today that Mark will transfer due to personal reasons. The news release from the school today stated that he is departing for "personal reasons, with a desi ...

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Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Chicago

If you've been on social media at all the last couple weeks, you've probably heard of the ice bucket challenge. Unlike some unnecessary trends (like setting yourself on fire with the fire challenge), this one is for a good cause and it's especially fun to watch celebrities from all over participating in it. It's to raise awareness for ALS which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The ALS Association has ...

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Navy Seal trying out for Northwestern Football

U.S. Navy Seal Tom Hruby is going after what many consider impossible, walking onto the Northwestern Wildcats football team at the age of 32. Tom is a full-time student at Northwestern and wanted to try out last season but wasn't eligible. He still works his full-time job as a Seal and has a wife and three kids. Tom saved up his leave over the year so he could compete in the three-week camp held by the Wild ...

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Northwestern suspends Venric Mark for two games

Northwestern has announced that senior running back Venric Mark is suspended for the first two games of the season. Northwestern plays California on August 30 for the home opener and Northern Illinois at home on September 6. Mark was suspended for undisclosed violation of team policy. "I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that," the senior said in a statement released by the sch ...

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Four Big Ten players on watch list for Ted Hendricks Award

The Big Ten announced today that four Big Ten players are on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks award. The award is given out at the end of the season to the nation's most outstanding defensive end. Only two times has the award been given to a Big Ten player, Michigan's Lamarr Woodley (2006) and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus (2011). This season Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun, Michigan's Frank Clark, Nebra ...

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