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Clayton Thorson and Justin Jackson excited to play at the 'Big House'

Clayton Thorson has heard all about the challenges visiting teams face in the "Big House." So has sophomore running back Justin Jackson. But neither Northwestern underclassman seems intimidated as the unbeaten Wildcats (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) prepare to travel to Michigan (4-1, 1-0) Saturday for a battle...
Chicago Tribune Oct 5, 2015

Matt Frazier returns to Northwestern O-line after harrowing medical odyssey

No. 13 Northwestern won't need much extra motivation for its game Saturday at No. 18 Michigan. But Wildcats players seem particularly energized by the return from multiple injuries and illnesses of senior left guard Matt Frazier, who has "been through a lot" over the last 10 months and lived to...
Chicago Tribune Oct 3, 2015

NU's Pat Fitzgerald on the win over Minnesota

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald sums up win over Minnesota.
Chicago Tribune Oct 3, 2015

Confidence soaring for coach Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern

As he walked to the podium for Northwestern's postgame news conference, a $50 bill fell from the royal blue pants of Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike. "I put these pants on and I found $50 in it," Igwebuike said. "The day keeps getting better." Could there be a more apt parallel to Northwestern...
Chicago Tribune Oct 3, 2015

Northwestern 27, Minnesota 0

 All the action from Ryan Field.
Chicago Tribune Oct 3, 2015

Northwestern Game Day: Hosting Gophers in Big Ten opener

The unbeaten Northwestern Wildcats (4-0) face their first Big Ten test Saturday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ryan Field. The Gophers (3-1) have beaten the Wildcats in their last two meetings: 24-17 last season in Minneapolis and 20-17 in Evanston in 2013. Injury list: Northwestern injury...
Chicago Tribune Oct 2, 2015

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son joins Northwestern basketball team as walk-on

Get out! Julia Louis-Dreyfus' youngest son has joined Northwestern University's basketball team as a walk-on, a university representative announced this week. "So proud of our boy," Louis-Dreyfus tweeted Wednesday night. "Yes, he got the height from me." Freshman Charlie Hall, 18, is 6 feet, 5...
Chicago Tribune Sep 30, 2015

Northwestern looking to lighten Justin Jackson's load at running back

With a talented group of running backs at his disposal, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald would love to give Justin Jackson more of a breather during games. But with the sophomore dynamo continuing to rack up yards at an impressive and consistent pace — nine 100-yard performances in his last 12...
Chicago Tribune Sep 29, 2015

Northwestern's Clayton Thorson must grow up quickly in Big Ten play

The maturation process for Northwestern redshirt freshman quarterback Clayton Thorson must accelerate as the unbeaten Wildcats open Big Ten competition Saturday against Minnesota. Coach Pat Fitzgerald wants Thorson to trust the process and the detailed game plan while resisting the temptation to...
Chicago Tribune Sep 28, 2015

Northwestern's challenge gets tougher as it heads into October

Northwestern has had a troubling habit in recent years of turning into pumpkins when the calendar flips to October. The Wildcats are 4-12 in October going back to 2011. This year NU enters the month 4-0, ranked 16th and determined to put its October losing trend in the past as it prepares to open...
Chicago Tribune Sep 27, 2015

Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Ball State

The No. 17 Wildcats were tested before emerging with a 24-19 victory against Ball State at Ryan Field on Saturday. Northwestern opens the Big Ten season at 11 a.m., Saturday when it hosts Minnesota. Offense C+. Turnovers were nearly the undoing for NU as quarterback Clayton Thorson lost two fumbles...
Chicago Tribune Sep 27, 2015

Pat Fitzgerald on NU's win over Ball State

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on Saturday's win over Ball State.
Chicago Tribune Sep 27, 2015

UCLA routs Arizona, 56-30, in Pac-12 opener

Well, that wasn't much of a Pac-12 Conference South Division showdown. Arizona painted its raucous home stadium red on Saturday, showing up in red uniforms and red helmets to play before a mostly red-clad crowd. But what happened during the game left Wildcats Coach Rich Rodriguez seeing red. UCLA...
Chicago Tribune Sep 27, 2015

Northwestern 24, Ball State 19

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Chicago Tribune Sep 26, 2015

Northwestern Game Day: No. 17 Wildcats host Ball State

Northwestern and Ball State are making their acquaintance for the first time in the schools’ history Saturday night at Ryan Field. The Wildcats (3-0) are ranked 17th in the latest AP poll, while the Cardinals from the Mid-American Conference enter with a 2-1 record. Northwestern's secondary, which...

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