9:41 PM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014

Big Ten Tuesday mailbag

Welcome back to another edition of the mailbag. As you've probably noticed, we're taking more of your questions from Twitter these days. And Adam and I now have our own separate Twitter handles: Here's mine and his. The ESPN Big Ten account is also still active, and you can always use our mailbag links on the right-hand side of this page as well. Got all that? Good. Let's get to your questions:   Brian Bennett: I say it's Northwestern. There's simply no way Pat Fitzgerald's team can have the same amount of bad luck as last year, which included four losses by a touchdown or less (five if...
Chicago Tribune Jul 22, 2014

Fitzgerald sinks winning putt, zings Nebraska

Northwestern had trouble closing games last season. Based on the debacles at Nebraska and against Michigan, that’s putting it mildly.

B1G media day preview: Northwestern

SEC media days finally have wrapped up, and several other leagues will be on the stage next week. The Big Ten holds its media festivities July 28-29 in Chicago, and we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential answers we could hear at the Hilton Chicago. Northwestern is next on the proverbial dais, as coach Pat Fitzgerald will be joined by quarterback Trevor Siemian, safety Ibraheim Campbell and linebacker Collin Ellis.
Chicago Tribune Jul 18, 2014

Meet the man behind the Northwestern football ruling

Chicago-based NLRB regional director works to protect those without a voicePeter Sung Ohr has found it best to keep silent, ignoring emails and comments after he granted Northwestern football players "employee" status.
Chicago Tribune Jul 16, 2014

NU football game times set for first two games

The Big Ten Conference announced start times for the first two Northwestern games of the 2014 season Wednesday, which should excite tailgating fans in Evanston.
Chicago Tribune Jul 4, 2014

15 years later, Kelley Byrdsong reflects on shooting spree that changed her life

Fifteen years ago on the July 4th weekend, former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was murdered by a neo-Nazi on a hate-filled shooting spree.
Chicago Tribune Jul 3, 2014

Union asks labor board to affirm Northwestern football ruling

The March ruling cleared the way for players to form a union, potentially the first in college sportsThe union seeking to represent Northwestern University football players on Thursday asked a federal labor board to affirm a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” and opened the door for them to form a union.
Chicago Tribune Jul 2, 2014

Filings due Thursday in Northwestern football union dispute

Northwestern University and the union seeking to represent its football players are set on Thursday to file additional documents backing their positions -- one against, one in favor -- of a ruling that expanded the definition of "employees" to the players, allowing them to unionize.
Chicago Tribune Jun 24, 2014

Stevenson WR Green says yes to Northwestern

For Cameron Green, the decision came down to this – take Northwestern’s offer or wait on a possible one from Michigan State, where sister Haley will be a freshman in the fall.

Q&A: Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian

Northwestern’s coming off an unusual 2013 season -- losing four straight games by one score -- and has endured quite the unique offseason with the unionization vote. Through it all, redshirt senior Trevor Siemian has been a constant for the Wildcats. He’s a team leader, the starting quarterback -- and a big reason this team isn’t overly concerned with Kain Colter's graduation. ESPN.com checked in with Siemian recently to chat about some hypotheticals, the goals for this season -- and about his unhealthy obsession with a certain rock band that formed in the '90s.