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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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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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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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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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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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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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Northwestern reveals new court design

Northwestern fans can expect a new look inside of Welsh-Ryan Arena for the 2014-15 season. Today they revealed via Twitter the new court design featuring the schools traditional purple. The purple in the paint is very cool and the hardwood floor gives it a great touch. The 'N' logo at center court and "Northwestern & Wildcats" on the baseline finish off the sleek design. Here's a look at the difference: ...

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