Blackhawks Notes: Crawford Injured, Stalberg & Smith Progressing?

While the Blackhawks will not take the ice in earnest again until Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, there are several news updates that have come out in the past few days.

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Three more Northwestern Wildcats to get shot at NFL

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EVANSTON, Ill. — After having three Northwestern players chosen in last weekend’s NFL Draft, three more Wildcats — wide receivers Zeke Markshausen and Andrew Brewer, and safety Brendan Smith — have earned invites to NFL camp tryouts this weekend.

For a complete interview and profile of Markshausen, go here

Markshausen will try out for the hometown Chicago Bears, while Brewer earned an invitation to the New England Patriots camp. Smith landed in Washington and will try out for the Redskins.

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Videos From Northwestern’s Land of Lincoln Victory over Illinois

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By Paul M. Banks

Just moments ago, Northwestern beat Illinois 21-16 to become the first ever owners of the Land of Lincoln trophy. The intrastate rivalry has a new trophy this year, and NU became the first of the two teams to win it. The first video below shows team captain Brendan Smith holding the trophy, as teammates Corey Wootton and others celebrate and sing the school fight song on their way to the visitors locker room at Memorial Stadium.

The second video, this next one below is of Wildcats’ Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald, and his post-game press conference. I trimmed it down to two minutes. By the way, I’m the reporter asking the question about his 2nd half adjustments to shut down Illinois’ ground game.