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The Wrigley Field marquee was painted purple for Northwestern in 2010. (CBS Chicago)

Northwestern-Cubs Deal Includes 5 Football Games

The Chicago Cubs and Northwestern University announced what they are calling an “innovative, multi-year event and reciprocal marketing partnership” Tuesday that will include five Wildcats football games at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2013

Indiana v Northwestern

Northwestern Wins Gator Bowl For First Bowl Win Since ’49

The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone’s mind. Coach Pat Fitzgerald dusted it off for the Gator Bowl and even had it on the sideline Tuesday as a reminder of Northwestern’s decades-long, bowl losing streak — the ol’ monkey on their backs. Now, it’s in pieces.

01/01/2013

Pat Fitzgerald and Tim Beckman. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Northwestern, Illinois Headed In Different Directions

Saturday’s 50-14 win for Northwestern over the Illini represented much more than just another clash between Chicago’s Big Ten team and Illinois’ state team.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Seriously, What Is Going On In Champaign?

Having co-coordinators in college football is not uncommon, but I’ve never heard of two coordinators splitting up the play-calling by down.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Is This Northwestern’s Best Team Since The Rose Bowl?

So, is it really possible that Northwestern posts not only its best win total since 1995 this year, but even its better by one or two victories?

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

Venric Mark #5 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs as Micah Hyde #18 of the Iowa Hawkeyes chases him on October 27, 2012 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern Bounces Back, Beats Iowa 28-17

Kain Colter scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score as Northwestern defeated Iowa 28-17 on Saturday.

10/27/2012

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Hoge: Northwestern Blew Much More Than A Lead Saturday

Excuse Northwestern fans for not being surprised with what happened Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Blasts Vanderbilt For Backing Out Of Scheduled Games

One day after Vanderbilt backed out of two games against Northwestern via snail mail, Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald voiced his displeasure.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2012

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern Replaces Vanderbilt With Western Michigan On 2013 Schedule

One day after Vanderbilt canceled a home-and-home series with Northwestern for 2013 and 2014, the Wildcats filled the vacancy by adding Western Michigan to their 2013 schedule.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2012

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern To Prepare For Nebraska With ‘Mandatory Cat Nap’

Northwestern hosts Nebraska Saturday in the biggest home game of the season. And how will the Wildcats get ready for the Cornhuskers on game day?

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Northwestern Athletic Facility

Northwestern Trustees Approve Gleaming New Athletic Facility

Trustees at Northwestern University have voted in favor of a massive new multipurpose athletic facility on Lake Michigan, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Kain Colter. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Northwestern Wildcats

Pat Fitzgerald appears to be legitimately optimistic about a group that could start 10 sophomores or younger Saturday in the season opener.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Pat Fitzgerald Struggling With Paterno’s New Legacy

The Northwestern head coach considered Paterno a mentor, someone to look up to. Since November, Paterno’s reputation has been tarnished, his statue dismantled and a large chunk of wins erased.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman’s Recruiting Tactics At Odds With Delany’s Desires

Beckman confirmed Thursday that he had eight coaches camped out at a State College restaurant outside the Penn State campus Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald: Wildcats ‘Expect To Go To Bowl Games’

Under head football coach Pat Fitzgerald, the culture at Northwestern has changed.

670 The Score–07/26/2012

Patrick Fitzgerald

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald To Step Down

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down at the end of next month.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

NU’s Fitzgerald On Racism Accusations: ‘If I Could, I’d Sue’

Pat Fitzgerald was on vacation with his family when he received an e-mail from Northwestern director of football operations Cody Cejda.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern Signing Day: 21-Man Class Is Complete

Northwestern announced the signing of 21 players to their 2012 recruiting class Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

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

Northwestern’s Persa Questionable For Indiana

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

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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