Dan Persa

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Persa, Ebert Lead Northwestern Past Rice 28-6

Dan Persa threw for a career-high 372 yards, Jeremy Ebert set a personal best with 208 receiving yards and Northwestern beat Rice 28-6 on Saturday.


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Wildcats Set Records In 59-38 Rout At Indiana

The Wildcats scored on nine of their first 10 possessions, piled up 616 total yards and ended a five-game losing streak with a 59-38 rout of Indiana that looked even easier than the score indicated.


Pat Fitzgerald

Wisch: Start Demanding Wins, Stop Rewarding Mediocrity at NU

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked NU as the 12th-best college in the country. The school demands academic excellence. So why does its athletic program so revel in mediocrity?

CBS Chicago–10/29/2011

Dan Persa

Northwestern’s Persa Questionable For Indiana

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa is questionable for Saturday’s game at Indiana.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

Dan Persa

Muller: Northwestern Will Beat Michigan In Must-Win Game

Northwestern most certainly can matchup with Michigan on Saturday. They can and they will.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Dan Persa

Persa Good To Go; Trumpy out For Season

After leaving Saturday’s game in the fourth quarter with what was described as “soreness” in his right foot, Dan Persa will start for the Wildcats on Saturday against Michigan.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkin scores a touchdown against Northwestern during the first half. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

No. 24 Illini Catch Northwestern, 38-35

Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a 1-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left Saturday to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 38-35 comeback win over Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2011

Dan Persa

Report: Persa Says He’s Ready For Season Debut

According to a Chicago Tribune report, Persa has been cleared to make his 2011 debut against the Illini after having surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon during the 2010 season.


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Colter Leads Northwestern Past E. Illinois, 42-21

Kain Colter delivered again while filling in for star Dan Persa, running for a career-high 109 yards with three touchdowns and throwing for 104 more to lead Northwestern to a 42-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.


Dan Persa

Wisch: Heisman Campaign For Injured Persa A Little Premature

It’s estimated that the rehab for an Achilles tendon rupture such as the one suffered last November by Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa takes anywhere from 12 to 14 months.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2011

The New York Fire Department's "Rescue 4," the lone "rescue" rig that remained operational during and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, visited Northwestern University's Evanston campus on Sept. 6, 2011, and will be at Northwestern's home opener on Sept. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

FDNY’s ‘Rescue 4’ Visits Northwestern Campus

While most of the Northwestern Wildcats weren’t even teenagers when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened, they got a true object history lesson on Tuesday at practice.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Memebers of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrate the win with their fans after the game against the Boston College Eagles on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Boston College Eagles 24-17. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colter, In For Persa, Leads Northwestern By Boston College 24-17

Backup Kain Colter threw for 197 yards and ran for 71 more with a touchdown on Saturday to lead Northwestern to a 24-17 victory over Boston College in the season opener.


Dan Persa

Northwestern QB Persa Questionable For BC Game

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, is listed as questionable for Saturday’s opener at Boston College.


Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern Embracing High Expectations

Northwestern is receiving votes in the coaches poll and head coach Pat Fitzgerald is OK with his players having their own high expectations.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Dan Persa

Shepkowski: Persa Push Already Paying Off

What is a small private school with very little football tradition like Northwestern doing spending money on billboards across the country to promote Dan Persa’s Heisman Trophy campaign?

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Billboards with this design have been placed around the Chicagoland Area. (Courtesy Northwestern Athletic Communications)

Northwestern Launches ‘PersaStrong’ Heisman Campaign

Northwestern launched a Heisman Trophy campaign for Dan Persa Monday in an effort to get its senior quarterback more attention nationally.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

Dan Persa

Persa, Scheelhaase Honored On Big Ten Players To Watch List

Big Ten coaches voted to eliminate the annual preseason media poll and instead have instituted a much less exciting “Players To Watch List”.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Dan Persa

Wildcats Start Spring Practices

On Monday, the Northwestern Wildcats’ football team starts their 2011 spring practices three weeks earlier than they have in the past.


Demetrius Fields

Wildcats Take Huge 70-23 Loss

Northwestern was given no chance as they faced Wisconsin. Montee Ball’s four touchdowns and Venric Mark 94 yard touchdown return was too much for the Wildcats to handle.


Pat Fitzgerald

Muller: Fitzgerald And His Wildcats Flourish In ‘Spoiler’ Role

The final week of the 2010 Big Ten football season will be the Northwestern Wildcats toughest game to date.