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NU Football 14-15 preview part 3: The receiving core

The Northwestern Wildcats have been known in the last few seasons for putting points on the scoreboard in the Big Ten and Nation wide. The Wildcats are a offensive team like Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald likes to call it, they can beat you with the run or through the air and over the last two seasons even on the defensive end as they led in takeaways in 2012 and had a good amount of them in 2013. One aspect of ...

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Eight Big 10 Teams Received Votes in Preseason Amway Coaches’ Poll

The Preseason Amway Coaches' Poll came out the other day and eight of the 14 Big 10 schools received votes. Four schools  in the top 25 and two in the top 10. Back-to-back Big 10 conference champion Ohio State ranks sixth to start the season. Ohio State had a perfect season going last year with National Title hopes until they lost in the Big 10 Championship game to Michigan State. They then went on to lose ...

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Northwestern 44-30 Win over Cal Bittersweet with Injury

It was an overall solid win by the wildcats, playing well on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Kain Colter looked good until he was injured on the second play of the game. However, more than capable 2nd quarterback Trevor Siemian did a good job taking over the rest of the game. He also had some help with Northwestern's 209 rushing yards.  However, with losing Colter you don't just lose his duel threat ski ...

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Illini Déjà Vu?

The Illinois Fighting Illini had a 37-27 lead at the end of the first half. They did not score again until they trailed 41-37. The Illini would not recover after that. They would fall to the Michigan State Spartans by a score of 80-75.  Keith Appling scored 24 points to lead the Spartans in scoring, while Tracy Abrams led the Illini with 16 points. The real worry for Illini fans is will they recover from th ...

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Illini Redeem Themselves with Buckeye Crushing

  After recent losses to Missouri and Purdue, the #11 (AP) Illinois Fighting Illini put themselves back in national discussion as they defeated the #8 Ohio State Buckeyes handily by a score of 74-55. Brandon Paul led the Illini in scoring again with 19 points. Nnanna Egwu, Tracey Abrams, and Joseph Bertrand also scored double figures for Illinois.  Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 24 points. It wil ...

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Wisconsin – Michigan State Football Preview

For the Wisconsin Badgers starting 6-0 in the B1G and being #4 in the country is not a good enough resume for some to put them in the National Championship conversation. Many of the NCAA pundits have questioned the Badgers chances of playing for a BCS title due to their strength of schedule… or lack there of. This is also reflected in the all important BCS standings in which Bucky is back two spots at #6 be ...

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Big Ten Week 1 Review/Week 2 Preview

Adam Rittenburg of ESPN breaks down the Big Ten football from Week 1. He also provides a preview for Week 2. Team of the Week: Michigan. Many picked the Wolverines to lose its opener against UConn, and almost no one thought the Wolverines would win convincingly. Behind do-it-all quarterbackDenard Robinson, a powerful offensive line and an opportunistic defense, Michigan stormed out of the gate and never loo ...

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