8:25 PM EDT, Tue September 23, 2014

Video: Northwestern 24, Western Illinois 7

Northwestern RB Solomon Vault scored two touchdowns in the Wildcats' 24-7 win against Western Illinois.

Slumping Wildcats need fiery Fitzgerald

Last month, I drove up to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to attend one of Northwestern's off-site practices at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I learned absolutely nothing. It was the same day the Big Ten Network's bus tour visited the Wildcats. Barely 60 players suited up for the workout. The most energy shown was a watermelon-eating contest at the end. Although Northwestern traditionally keeps its practices fun and takes an extremely cautious approach with banged-up players, it felt different this year, more like a country club.
Chicago Tribune Sep 10, 2014

Fitz: NU's lack of toughness 'an embarrassment'

When it rains, Northwestern normally goes inside, allowing the Wildcats to practice in comfort. Not Wednesday.
Chicago Tribune Sep 6, 2014

After 23-15 loss to NIU, Northwestern looking at long season

After two games and two failures, Northwestern could be looking at a long and painful season.
Chicago Tribune Sep 3, 2014

Northwestern's Jim Phillips sadly recalls friend — every day

Every day, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips walks into his office brimming with hopes of a brighter future for Wildcats sports. Then Phillips peers out the window at the press box of Ryan Field and quietly honors part of his past, however painful it still is to recall.

California 31, Northwestern 24

Jared Goff threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns as California topped Northwestern 31-24.