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?
Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa is questionable for Saturday’s game at Indiana.
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.
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.
Northwestern was the only Big Ten team to beat a BCS opponent in the first week of college football action. And they did it on the road without starting quarterback Dan Persa.
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.
Northwestern is receiving votes in the coaches poll and head coach Pat Fitzgerald is OK with his players having their own high expectations.
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?
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.
Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.
Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald has been selected for USA Football’s Tackle Advisory Committee. The committee will work with youth coaches to teach tackling fundamentals and strengthen player safety on a national level.
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.
When Pat Fitzgerald took over as the head football coach at Northwestern, after the untimely death of the late Randy Walker five seasons ago, it was hard to say how much success the then 31-year old Orland Park-native would have.
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.
On Tuesday, Northwestern inked head coach Pat Fitzgerald to a new 10-year contract, keeping him in Evanston through the 2020 season.
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.
On Thursday, Notre Dame and Northwestern announced that they would renew their gridiron battles that date back to 1889. This decision makes sense for both schools and should excite their strong fan bases in Chicago.
Northwestern Wildcats head football coach Pat Fitzgerald said resuming the team’s historic rivalry against Notre Dame is “great for Chicago fans.”
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald will be among several Wildcat players and coaches who will shave their heads to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
On Monday, the Northwestern Wildcats’ football team starts their 2011 spring practices three weeks earlier than they have in the past.