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BIG TEN Football Power Rankings: NU at No. 5, Illinois No. 13

The Structure of the Big Ten is starting to take it's shape, with exceptions and unlikely teams taking the spotlight in the Northwestern Wildcats, who although they are 3-2, is on a three game win streak and is 2-0 in Big Ten play after upsetting Penn State and No. 17 ranked Wisconsin Badgers in the last two weeks. As for the powerhouses in the Big Ten, everyone was expecting the reigning Big Ten champion's ...

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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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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 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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