Trevor Siemian

Justin Jackson #28 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half on October 4, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Jackson, Northwestern Beat No. 17 Wisconsin 20-14

Godwin Igwebuike had three interceptions and Justin Jackson rushed for 162 yards, helping the resurgent Wildcats upset Melvin Gordon and No. 17 Wisconsin 20-14 on Saturday.

10/04/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern Players Vote Whether To Join Union

Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday in an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes. Just don’t expect results any time soon.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Emma: Unity Too Strong For Northwestern Unionization

On April 25, Northwestern’s scholarship football players will vote on the potential formation of a union, the first of its kind in college athletics.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern QB Siemian Says Union Push Was Rushed, Wrong

Northwestern players are set to vote April 25 on whether to unionize.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

Nathan Scheelhaase

Northwestern Closes With 37-34 Win Over Illinois

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and Christian Jones caught 13 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past Illinois 37-34 Saturday in the finale for both teams.

11/30/2013

Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs against the Northwestern Wildcats. (Credit:  David Banks/Getty Images)

Michigan State Routs Northwestern 30-6

Safety Isaiah Lewis knocked Northwestern’s Kain Colter out of the game with a big hit as he tried to catch a pass early in the first quarter, resulting in a targeting penalty and an ejection.

11/23/2013

Trevor Siemian tries to complete a pass against the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Michigan Bests Northwestern 27-19 In Triple-Overtime

Devin Gardner scored on a 5-yard run to lift Michigan to a 27-19 triple-overtime victory over Northwestern on Saturday after the Wolverines’ Brendan Gibbons tied it with a 44-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

11/16/2013

Trevor Siemian. (Credit:  John Gress, Getty)

Minnesota Tops Northwestern 20-17

Ailing head coach Jerry Kill watched from a private box as Minnesota turned two second half turnovers into scores en route to a 20-17 Big Ten victory over Northwestern Saturday.

10/19/2013

: Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs with the football during the first half of play against the Wisconsin Badgers during the game at Camp Randall Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Stuffs No. 19 Northwestern 35-6

Two big plays and a fierce defense made for a fun homecoming weekend for Wisconsin.

10/12/2013

Treyvon Green #22 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs for a touchdown against the Western Michigan Broncos during the fourth quarter on September 14, 2013 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Western Michigan Broncos 38-17.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

No. 17 Northwestern Routs Western Michigan 38-17

Twice in the first half, Western Michigan jumped out to a lead and began to dream of what might be.

09/15/2013

Tony Jones #6 of the Northwestern Wildcats scores a touchdown after a catch against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field on September 7, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Syracuse 48-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Siemian Leads Northwestern Past Syracuse, 48-27

Trevor Siemian threw for 259 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, Kain Colter passed for a touchdown and ran for one, and No. 19 Northwestern pounded Syracuse 48-27 on Saturday.

09/07/2013

Wide receiver Christian Jones #14 of the Northwestern Wildcats rushes up the field during the second quarter against the California Golden Bears on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

No. 22 Northwestern Beats Cal 44-30 In Opener

The starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.

09/01/2013

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

Football Generic

Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14

Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.

11/24/2012

Indiana v Northwestern

Northwestern Holds On To Edge Michigan St 23-20

With Northwestern again holding a late lead, coach Pat Fitzgerald was willing to punt the ball away and put his defense on the spot. This time, the Wildcats held firm.

11/17/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern Falls To Michigan 38-31 In OT

Devin Gardner ran for a 1-yard touchdown in overtime and Michigan’s defense responded with a stop, giving the Wolverines a wild 38-31 win over Northwestern on Saturday.

11/10/2012

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

Pat Fitzgerald

Mark, Northwestern Hold On To Beat Minnesota 21-13

Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns to carry Northwestern to a 21-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

10/13/2012

Bill Belton #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions carries the ball against Chi Chi Ariguzo #44 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the game on October 6, 2012 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penn State Rallies To Beat Northwestern, 39-28

Northwestern failed its first big test of the season. A week after returning to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008, the No. 24 Wildcats wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing three touchdowns in the final 9:49 in a 39-28 loss Saturday to Penn State.

10/06/2012

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