NORTHWESTERN ENDS BOWL DROUGHT! What Chicago team is next?

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Today, the Northwestern Wildcats ended their 64 year old bowl drought. They upped their record in bowl games to 2-9. And they did it over an SEC team no less, the once 11th ranked Mississippi St Bulldogs. In 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks ended their 49 year old Stanley Cup drought. In 2005, the Chicago White Sox ended their 88 year World Series drought. So now that leaves only two: Northwestern basketball, who’ve never made a NCAA Tourney. Well, with how they’ve played at home lately, their injuries and a RPI of 105, I’d say they have to wait a year- at least. And the Chicago Cubs 104 year Sahara like drought? They lost 101 games last year, so don’t expect that to change anytime soon.

Let’s get back to what the Cats accomplished today.

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Evaluating Illinois’ Bowl Chances

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Yes, I was incredibly wrong about the Illini’s chances at a bowl this season, because it would certainly appear they are headed towards the postseason, and I actually predicted they would win one, yes one game in the preseason. At 4-3 overall, and 2-2 in the Big Ten with a very favorable schedule remaining, the Illini could be headed towards a very good bowl.

So let’s handicap the odds:

By Paul Schmidt

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