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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.


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

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

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

Pat Fitzgerald

Fitz Believes ‘Cats Can Play A Lot Better Vs Eastern Illinois

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.

670 The Score–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