Stanford to Meet Northwestern in 4 game Football Series


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Following last week’s two-game series announcement with Notre Dame, Northwestern University A.D. Jim Phillips announced today a four-game college football series with Stanford. The Wildcats and Cardinal will play their first game in 2019. Yes, that’s how long in advance these things are planned.

Northwestern and Stanford have played six times previously, with the last meeting in 1994, a 41-41 tie with the then-No. 24-ranked Cardinal in Evanston.

“We’re thrilled to add another tremendous institution like Stanford to our future nonconference schedules,” said Phillips. “Having Stanford on our future schedules, along with Notre Dame, Boston College, California, Syracuse and Vanderbilt, makes this an exciting time to be a fan of Chicago’s Big Ten football team.”

Exactly, Phillips is doing what he’s needed to do. Stop scheduling Towson, East Michigan, Ohio etc. and schedule the big boys.

The first game in the series is scheduled to take place in Evanston on Sept. 14, 2019. Northwestern will then head to Palo Alto the following year (Sept. 19, 2020) before playing in Evanston in 2021 (Sept. 18) and back in Palo Alto in 2022 (Sept. 17).n

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