jim phillips

Bill Carmody

Wisch: Enough Excuses, It’s Time For NU To Let Carmody Go

After 12 years, you can’t say that Carmody hasn’t had his chance in Evanston. He has.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

John Shurna. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Shurna’s Heave Comes Up Short, But AD Phillips Still Has Hope

A 22-ounce basketball never carried so much weight for a program that desperately needed it to find its way inside the 18-inch diameter of the rim.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Open To 4-Team Playoff

Conference commissioner Jim Delany has long been pegged as the highest-profile figurehead in opposition to a college football playoff, but it appears the Big Ten is changing its tune.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

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

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

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

Adam Hoge/670 The Score

Wisch: Phillips, NU Need To Halt The Purple Plague

Considering NU’s recent behavior under Phillips’ purple reign, his paintbrush is still threatening to make Chicago go blind.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Ryan Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Phillips Not Going To Illinois, Signs Extension With NU

Jim Phillips, a 1990 graduate of Illinois, agreed to a long-term contract extension with Northwestern, one that will keep him in Evanston through 2020.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Wildcats Best Among NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate Program

On Tuesday, the NCAA released the most recent Academic Progress Rate data for all Division I athletic programs. The Northwestern football team took the top spot among all FBS teams.

670 The Score–05/24/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Dorfman: Fitz Is In Place, Now Time To Build Around Him

Northwestern made the right move on Tuesday by extending Pat Fitzgerald’s contract through 2020. Now they have to follow up and get Fitzgerald, as well as the rest of Wildcat athletics, better facilites.

670 The Score–05/11/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern, Fitzgerald Agree To 10-Year Contract

Northwestern has signed head football coach Pat Fitzgerald to a new 10-year contract that will keep him on the Ryan Field sideline through the 2020 season.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Stanford Cardinal vs Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern, Stanford To Renew Football Series

Northwestern and Stanford are two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country, and starting in 2019 the two schools will resume playing each other in football.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Bill Carmody

Carmody: Wildcats ‘Making The Right Strides’ Towards Tournament

The Northwestern University men’s basketball team has never made the NCAA Tournament in the previous 71 years of the tournament’s existence. The Wildcats are a long shot this year, but their first bid could come soon.

670 The Score–02/08/2011

Northwestern Wildcats

Wildcats Would Play Two At Wrigley

Despite the fact that both offenses headed in the same direction all game, the Wildcats are open to playing in Wrigley Field again.


Wrigleyville Classic boosting NU ticket sales

Wrigley Field is already paying dividends for the Northwestern Wildcats as football season tickets sales are up 40 percent, NU Athletic Director Jim Phillips said Friday. The revelation came at a press conference at Wrigley […]