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Chicago Tribune Apr 17, 2014

Twins Andrew, David Dowell head flurry of Northwestern commitments

Four-star recruits from Cleveland area part of highly rated group of eight for Class of 2015They first raced on the day they were born, with Andrew Dowell beating twin David by 22 minutes.
Chicago Tribune Apr 16, 2014

Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'

The union seeking to represent football players at Northwestern University called the school's position in the case “a castle built on sand” in a document filed with the National Labor Relation Board on Wednesday.
Chicago Tribune Apr 15, 2014

2 more football recruits for Northwestern

Northwestern on Tuesday received its seventh and eighth commitments for the Class of 2015 -- all eight coming in the last five days -- from defensive ends Joe Gaziano of Westwood, Mass., and Zach Allen of New Canaan, Conn.

Big Ten's lunch links

Heading to Hawkeye Country later today. Any recommendations? Despite all the fun and games, Nebraska is a serious Big Ten contender, Sam McKewon writes. Huskers QB Ryker Fyfe brings an edge to the huddle. Despite losing Brock Vereen, Minnesota appears to be reloading at cornerback for 2014. Ohio State joins Michigan and others in the running for offensive line transfer Chad Lindsay. Northwestern continues its recruiting surge with its sixth commitment since Friday.
Chicago Tribune Apr 15, 2014

Colter Pro Day closed to media

NFL scouts will get to watch Kain Colter work out Wednesday at Northwestern. But media members will not.

Spring 'game' recap: Northwestern

We've been recapping all the spring game action in the Big Ten from over the weekend, and we're going to keep the Northwestern entry short and sweet. Not because we have anything against the Wildcats. It's just that they didn't have an actual spring game. Because of injuries, head coach Pat Fitzgerald held a regular practice for his 15th session of the spring on Saturday. Or at least it was supposed to be a regular practice, until storm clouds forced the team to rush indoors halfway through the drills.
Chicago Tribune Apr 13, 2014

Source: NU pursuing Rice transfer Obi

Northwestern is in the mix for Sean Obi, a 6-foot-9 forward who will be transferring from Rice, according to sources.
Chicago Tribune Apr 12, 2014

Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern

Junior linebacker plans to join brother in EvanstonBy following in his brother's footsteps, Wheaton Warrenville South junior outside linebacker Tommy Vitale provided his family some relief for future travel plans.
Chicago Tribune Apr 12, 2014

NU players downplay union distraction

Northwestern football players tried to keep a controversial unionization proposal from dominating spring drills this month.

Wildcats offense aims to make waves again

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Two years ago, the Big Ten blog ranked Northwestern's wide receivers and tight ends as the league's best. The Wildcats proceeded to finish 106th and 69th in passing the next two seasons. Whoops. Our prediction clearly missed the mark back then, mainly because Northwestern became more of a zone-read run-driven offense led by quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark. But maybe we jumped the gun on the Wildcats. After watching Northwestern's practice Thursday, a case can be made that the receivers and tight ends, while lacking a bona fide superstar, should be...

Video: Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald talks with Adam Rittenberg about the team's development this spring and what lies ahead in the offseason
Chicago Tribune Apr 9, 2014

Northwestern appeals union ruling

Northwestern says NLRB 'slanted and ignored' facts in ruling that cleared way for football players to form unionNorthwestern University on Wednesday formally appealed the ruling that classified its scholarship football players as employees and cleared the way for them to form a union. 

Wildcats' Siemian on union opposition

There are different opinions inside Northwestern's locker room on whether to form a union, but team leaders continue to speak out against unionization. Senior quarterback Trevor Siemian went into greater detail Wednesday on why he opposes the formation of a union. Seventy-six Wildcats players will vote on April 25 on whether to form a union after being declared employees of the school by the regional director of Chicago's National Labor Relations Board office.
Chicago Tribune Apr 9, 2014

NU's Siemian takes stand against unionization

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald calls starting quarterback Trevor Siemian “our leader … it’s his football team."

Big Ten's lunch links

Big Ten is desperate for a title. Which one of you is willing to make the sacrifice? Links time ... Michigan's defense definitely had the edge in the spring game. The young excuse is getting old for the Wolverines. Indiana WR Isaac Griffith speaks publicly for the first time since his swimming accident. Hoosiers wideout Cody Latimer could be a first-round pick. A good primer on the Northwestern union vote. New Nebraska QB recruit Kevin Dillman boasts tremendous potential.