Northwestern Nationally Ranked Again

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The “Cardiac Cats” have broken through in the national polls. Off to a 5-0 start for the second time in three years, Northwestern climbed into the USA Today/Coaches’ Top-25 football ranking today at No. 25. The Wildcats improved to 5-0 on the year and won their eighth straight regular-season contest Saturday with a 29-28 victory at lowly Minnesota.

They call them the Cardiac Cats because often when they win it’s not by much, even against bottom feeders like the Gophers in Minneapolis.  (Or Eastern Michigan in ’09, or Duke in ’08) But still they “just win, baby” and the triumph marked the Wildcats’ 10th road win—a Big Ten Conference-best—since the start of the 2008 season. Northwestern also improved to 17-6 in games decided by a touchdown or less in the Pat Fitzgerald era.

By Paul M. Banks

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Northwestern Wildcats Blow Out Michigan HarriSims at home

By Paul M. Banks

If I always refer to the one man team that is the Penn St. Nittany Lions as the “Penn State Talor Battles” than I must also (to stay true to the bit I stole from whoever the first scribe was to call the Cleveland Cavaliers the “Cleveland LeBrons”) refer to the two man team that is the Michigan Wolverines as the “Michigan HarriSims”. In reference to DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris.

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Northwestern Basketball Nationally Ranked for 1st Time in 41 Years

 

By Paul M. Banks

Northwestern ranked No. 25 in this week’s AP poll

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