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 … [Read more...] about NORTHWESTERN ENDS BOWL DROUGHT! What Chicago team is next?
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When the Northwestern Wildcats look to end their bowl game drought tomorrow (you might have heard a thing or two about it in the local media) they'll do so with these new helmets on. Expect to see a lot of running with Venric Mark and Kain Colter at the Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State, MSU has a cornerback named Johnathan Banks who will be a top 15 pick in the NFL Draft. So … [Read more...] about New Northwestern helmets for Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi St.
Kyler Reed will be a crucial component to the Nebraska Cornhuskers offense this fall, and his impact will go beyond the receiving stats in the box score. Reed will be a key to the unit getting a nice offensive push forward, as they take on a league loaded with strong defensive lines. In the Big Ten, there's a ton of great DL units: Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State, … [Read more...] about Nebraska tight ends key to Cornhuskers offensive push
Northwestern's defense was much maligned last season. The pass defense was especially substandard. But at the conclusion of 2012 spring practice, the D was ahead of the offense and it showed a lot of improvement. The secondary will be retooled, so the defense figures to lean on the front seven this fall. And when you're coached by a linebacker in Pat Fitzgerald, the … [Read more...] about Northwestern linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo: good player, greater name
Get ready for the Jugs Machine! Sounds like a nickname for Pamela Anderson. Wait, she's kind of a gross thought today, sounds like 1993 Pamela Anderson. Being a punt returner is serious business. Fielding a high kick is no small task by itself, but it's made that much harder when you have to concentrate on the ball, and be aware that very large men are speeding towards you … [Read more...] about Northwestern Linemen “Jugs Machine” Challenge (video)
In both the present and the future these two teams matter much for Big Ten. The loser between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Michigan Wolverines is officially eliminated from the conference title. The winner stands as the #2 should Sparty falter down the stretch, and would grab the trip to Indianapolis in place of Michigan State. That's the short term. In the long run, … [Read more...] about #16 Nebraska vs. #18 Michigan: Brutally Honest Game Preview
Given what went on this past week in State College, many people worried about what might happen today in Penn State versus Nebraska. Some thought the game shouldn't even be played; out of both respect to Jerry Sandusky's victims and fear of public safety. There was a bomb threat; but luckily nothing was found and there have been no major injuries reported. Thus far, no other … [Read more...] about Penn State Loses First Game of Post-Paterno Era 17-14
Penn State news that actually focuses on college football? Hhmm, yeah, we'll try. It's hard to think about football when you have a campus in mutiny due to the firing of one of the game's biggest icons. And that firing was justified because of the university's looking the other way while a defensive coordinator raped children. It's also harder to preview this game when … [Read more...] about #12 Penn State Nittany Lions #19 Nebraska Cornhuskers: Brutally Honest Game Preview