11:57 AM EST, Mon November 30, 2015
Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Illinois

The Wildcats reached 10 wins for only the fourth time in program history with Saturday's 24-14 victory over Illinois. While coach Pat Fitzgerald may still have areas of concern as Northwestern prepares for a bowl game, there was plenty to like. Offense B-. Northwestern made the most of its red-zone...
Shannon Ryan / Chicago Tribune 18 hours ago

Grading Illinois' performance vs. Northwestern

Another season is ending with a thud after the Illini lost 24-14 to Northwestern on Saturday at Soldier Field. Illinois finished the regular season on a three-game losing streak. The Illini (5-7, 2-6 Big Ten) are likely out of the bowl picture. The same problems that plagued the Illini all season...
Chicago Tribune Nov 28, 2015

Northwestern going someplace big while Illinois is heading to limbo

A sense of nostalgia overcame Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald as he locked arms with his players and led them onto what he considered hallowed ground as a kid growing up in Orland Park. "I was 10 years old when the (1985) Bears won the Super Bowl," Fitzgerald said Saturday. "So to have the privilege...
Chicago Tribune Nov 28, 2015

Scottie Lindsey, Tre Demps spark Northwestern to 90-63 rout of New Orleans

Scottie Lindsey had 15 of his 26 points in the second half and Tre Demps added 16 to lead Northwestern to a 90-63 rout of New Orleans on Saturday night. Lindsey was 9 for 12 from the field, including 6 of 7 on 3-pointers, as Northwestern (5-1) won its second straight. Nate Frye had 14 points and...
Chicago Tribune Nov 28, 2015

Northwestern vs. Illinois

All the action from Soldier Field.

Game Day: Northwestern leads lifeless Illinois 21-7 at halftime

Illinois players learned Saturday morning before kickoff against Northwestern that Bill Cubit was hired as a permanent head coach on a two-year deal. They knew that with a victory at Soldier Field on senior day – the regular season finale – they could attain bowl eligibility for a second straight...

Preview: Northwestern vs. Illinois at Soldier Field

TV/radio: 2:30 pm. Saturday; ESPNU, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Line: Northwestern by 3.5. Records: Northwestern 9-2, 5-2 Big Ten; Illinois 5-6, 2-5. Last meeting: Illinois won 47-33 on Nov. 29, 2014, in Evanston. On the offensive: The Illini could use another explosive running attack like they had...

Northwestern in different place than a year ago; Illinois in same old spot

After returning to Champaign shortly before midnight following a flight delay from Minnesota, Illinois coaches and players found their cars buried in snow. A few players helped interim coach Bill Cubit brush off his car and scrape the ice. "Three kids walk over and helped out," Cubit recalled....

Illinois to decide Sunday whether to retain interim coach Bill Cubit

Interim Illinois football coach BIll Cubit will learn his fate Sunday. Paul Kowalczyk, the interim athletic director, on Wednesday told WSKJ-FM 93.5 in Champaign that he and interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson will decide whether to retain Cubit within 24 hours after Saturday's game against Northwestern...
Chicago Tribune Nov 24, 2015

Here's a take on the high marks and low marks for Big Ten season

The game all but ended once. Then a second time. And then a third. Wisconsin prevailed the first two times, only to have replay officials flip the calls. When it was truly, officially in the books, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald put it like this: "I don't know who won. What just happened?" And...
Chicago Tribune Nov 24, 2015

Northwestern holds off Missouri 67-62 in CBE Classic

Tre Demps and Bryant McIntosh scored 13 points apiece, and Northwestern survived after blowing most of a 20-point first-half lead for a 67-62 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night in the third-place game of the CBE Classic. The Wildcats (4-1), who lost to ninth-ranked North Carolina in the semifinals,...
Chicago Tribune Nov 22, 2015

Chris Collins relishes chance for NU to compete with North Carolina

Chris Collins is trying his best not to make Monday night too personal. When his Northwestern team takes on 3-1 North Carolina in Kansas City, Mo., Collins will try to put aside sentiments from the rivalry as a former Duke player and assistant coach. "No disdain, healthy respect," the Wildcats...
Chicago Tribune Nov 22, 2015

Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Wisconsin

Northwestern captured a rare victory at Wisconsin on Saturday, prevailing 13-7. The Wildcats (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten) remain on pace to do what no other Northwestern football team has accomplished — win 11 games. They face Illinois on Saturday at Soldier Field before awaiting a bowl bid. Offense B. Justin...
Chicago Tribune Nov 21, 2015

Northwestern defensive lineman Deonte Gibson

Northwestern defensive lineman Deonte Gibson talks about the win over Wisconsin. 
Chicago Tribune Nov 21, 2015

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on the win over Wisconsin

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald discusses the Wildcats' win over Wisconsin.

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