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Northern Illinois has a major opportunity this week

  The Northern Illinois Huskies football program has what could be their biggest -and most important- game of the season this week. On Saturday, NIU (1-0) will travel to Ryan Field in Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1) in a game that could dictate the rest of the season for both teams. This is the chance for the Huskies to prove that last week's victory was no fluke. It's also a chance ...

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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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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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Northwestern 2014 Projected Depth Chart

Here's a look at the projected depth chart for the 2014 Northwestern Wildcats football team. The biggest difference from past seasons is the loss of explosive QB Kain Colter who is now apart of the Minnesota Vikings. The season opens up on August 30th as the Cats host the California Golden Bears in Evanston. Practice starts up next week so the final depth chart will likely change from what is projected belo ...

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Northwestern Preview: First True Test Comes Under National Spotlight vs. Ohio State

The first real test of the season comes under the national College Gameday spotlight Saturday in Evanston. The #16 Northwestern Wildcats open their conference schedule against Big Ten favorite, #4 Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams come into this game undefeated. Ohio State is 5-0 with a quality win over ranked Big Ten rival Wisconsin. The Wildcats haven't really taken on a serious competitor yet this year. Th ...

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Wildcats get scare but beat Maine 35-21

Going into Saturday’s game, the 18th ranked Northwestern Wildcats were the heavy favorites against Maine out of the FCS. Ranked 25th in the FCS poll, the Black Bears surprised the Wildcats and hung around with the 18th ranked team in the nation. The Wildcats started fast with an opening drive touchdown. After stopping Maine on their opening drive, the Wildcats went 76 in 9 plays in 3:02, capped off by a 27 ...

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A Fine Evening in Evanston. Northwestern 48 Syracuse 27

Injuries in last week's game left questions for Northwestern looking ahead. Cornerback Daniel Jones was lost for the season, then Star players QB Kain Colter and RB Venric Mark were listed as day-to-day. Kain Colter (Concussion) was questionable but still made the start. Venric Mark (lower body) did not play, perhaps being saved for conference play in a couple weeks when Ohio State comes to town. Until then ...

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Wildcats’ Jones out for Season

Saturday’s win over Cal did not come without a steep price for the Northwestern Wildcats. Starting redshirt junior cornerback Daniel Jones has suffered left knee injury and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Jones appeared to get hurt in the second quarter while defending a pass in the endzone. To add insult to injury, he was also flagged for pass interference on the play. After defending the pass, ...

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