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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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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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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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NU Football 14-15 preview part 2: Wildcats got speed at RB

The Northwestern Wildcats lost a threat at running the ball in dual threat quarterback Cain Colter but the yardage Colter had per game will surely not be missed as the Cats have star runningback Venric Mark returning for a fifth year with the team. Mark was granted a 5th year after he missed majority of last season due to injuries such as problems with his hamstring and a fractured ankle. He was never thoro ...

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NU football 14-15 preview part 1 of 6: No I in Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats look to rebound from all the let downs of last season. Kicking off their 13-14 season unbeaten, the Northwestern Wildcats were in prime position to really make some noise in the Big Ten Conference as well as the nation. They were ranked 16th in the nation heading in to their homecoming game vs Ohio State last season. After that night the Wildcats season took a complete turn for the ...

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Northwestern’s offensive look behind QB Trevor Siemian

For the past few seasons the Northwestern Wildcats starting quarterback position has been Quarterback A and Quarterback B as starters. As Northwestern had a dual threat QB in Cain Colter who has recently graduated from the University and is now pursuing a roster spot with the Minnesota Vikings camp, and QB Trevor Siemian with a strong arm and is not too bad on his feet as well. Heading in to the 2014-15 sea ...

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Northwestern Wildcat’s 2014-2015 schedule (NCAAFB)

The Northwestern Wildcats started off to a hot start last season going 4-0 in their first four games while leading the NCAA in most defensive stats in college football. As soon as Big Ten Conference play started the Cats lost the remainder of their games all the way up to their final game against the Illinois Fighting Illini, in which they won. Heading in to 2014-15 the Big Cats are looking at a few new fac ...

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Illinois is overmatched as Michigan clinches Big Ten title

  In their last four games, Illinois has done something they haven’t done since 1947—hold each of their opponents to less than 50 points. On Tuesday, well, let’s just say they might have to start another streak. The Illini let up 52 points against Michigan—in the first half. The recent hot play for Illinois was extinguished by No. 12 Michigan, who shot their way to an 84-53 win. After losing 10 of 11 g ...

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