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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

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.


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.


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