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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

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

Ron Zook

Hoge: Which Big Ten Coaches Are On The Hot Seat?

Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

NU’s Fitzgerald Named To USA Football’s Tackle Advisory Committee

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.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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

Muller: Contract Extension A Home Run For Pat Fitzgerald

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.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

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

Fitzgerald: NU’s Recent Success ‘Just The Tip Of The Iceberg’

On Tuesday, Northwestern inked head coach Pat Fitzgerald to a new 10-year contract, keeping him in Evanston through the 2020 season.

670 The Score–05/10/2011

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

Dan Persa

Thompson: ND vs. Northwestern Makes Sense

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.

670 The Score–04/15/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald: NU-Notre Dame Games Will Be ‘Great For Chicago Fans’

Northwestern Wildcats head football coach Pat Fitzgerald said resuming the team’s historic rivalry against Notre Dame is “great for Chicago fans.”

670 The Score–04/15/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

NU’s Fitzgerald To Shave Head For Charity

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald will be among several Wildcat players and coaches who will shave their heads to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

03/09/2011

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.

03/07/2011

JerShon Cobb

Doyle: Lack Of Basketball History Hurts Wildcats’ Recruiting

Northwestern University is one of the most academically prestigious colleges in the country. As a result, recruiting high school athletes to attend there over other schools can be difficult.

670 The Score–02/17/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Wildcats Sign ‘Impressive’ Recruiting Class

In the midst of the Chicago trying to dig itself out of the snow on Wednesday, the Northwestern University football team was securing the signatures of 17 high school football players. All committing to the Wildcats on national signing day.

670 The Score–02/03/2011

Michigan Wolverines

Wisch: I Pity Michigan’s Next Football Coach

Jim Harbaugh’s not coming. And Pat Fitzgerald isn’t either. But Les Miles still might be. Or maybe it’ll be Brady Hoke, some mystery candidate or, hmm…

01/08/2011

Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Fitzgerald Will Not Pursue Michigan Job

Michigan contacted NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald about its head coaching vacancy, but Fitzgerald will not pursue the opening and will stay with the Wildcats.

670 The Score–01/06/2011

New Big Ten Logo

Wisch: In Name Game, Big Ten Gets Routed

This past summer, when the Big Ten announced that the University of Nebraska was signing on as the league’s 12th team, the Conference That Can’t Count hit a stand-up triple.

12/14/2010

Pat Fitzgerald

Hoge: An Early Look At The Big Ten Bowl Games

Adam Hoge breaks down the eight bowl games involving Big Ten teams this season.

670 The Score–12/06/2010

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