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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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Illinois ends losing skid against Purdue, extends win streak to three games

After winning its last two games by a combined five points, Illinois didn't need any clutch shots down the stretch to end an eight-game losing skid against Purdue. Illinois (18-8, 5-7 Big Ten) cruised past Purdue (12-13, 5-7) in a 79-59 victory on Wednesday to extend its win streak to three games. Illinois was led by 18 points from senior guard D.J. Richardson. Sophomore guard Tracy Abrams contributed 13 po ...

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Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Two: Northwestern and Purdue

*This is part two of a six part series previewing each Big Ten team. Part one, Monday: Nebraska, Penn State Part two, Tuesday: Northwestern, Purdue Part three, Wednesday: Iowa, Illinois Part four, Thursday: Minnesota, Wisconsin Part five, Friday: Michigan State, Michigan Part six, Saturday: Ohio State, Indiana   10. Northwestern Just when things were starting to look bright for Northwestern, everything ...

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Big Ten Breakdown: Week 6

Before I get rolling on this week's games, how scary is this Nebraska program going to be next year in the Big Ten?  What they did to that Kansas State squad on Thursday shouldn't be considered legal.  Okay, enough drooling, onto the games that matter. The Big Ten will kick off their second week of conference play, with just one game between ranked teams, but a couple others with wire potential.  Iowa is th ...

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Way Too Early: Previewing the 2010-2011 Season for Big Ten Basketball

The Big Ten is expected to do some very big things next year, especially the top six or seven teams in the conference. Up to six teams have been placed in some type of Top 25 for the 2010-2011 college basketball season rankings I have come across. The usual powerhouses such as Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Ohio State are expected to be in the Top 25. But teams like Illinois and Minnesota have also ...

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