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Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

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TTYM: Watch Joakim Noah Get Spooked, An NHL Player Pick Up His Teeth And A Fan Confront A Coach

In this week’s That Thing You Missed, watch a pair of Wildcats’ fans hold a dance-off A Red Wing pick up his pearly whites,and Joakim Noah get spooked. Who does it might surprise you.

03/07/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Photo: Northwestern To Wear Unique Alternate Jerseys

It’s safe to say Northwestern University is now 0-2 in alternate jerseys this year.

01/10/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Video: Northwestern’s James Montgomery Finds Out He’s Getting A Scholarship

Wildcats guard James Montgomery finally got what he’s been working for.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

Pat Fitzgerald

Wisch: Against Winning Teams, Fitzgerald’s Record Takes A Big Hit

While reputations can often mislead, I’d argue that numbers don’t.

670 The Score–10/18/2013

Ryan Field. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Northwestern, NIU Football To Meet In 2014

Two collegiate football teams in Illinois on the upward swing will face off in the 2014 season.

670 The Score–09/24/2013

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Kansas, K-State Favored As Big 12 Tourney Opens

Kansas State and Kansas tied for the regular-season Big 12 title, but that doesn’t mean they feel very good about themselves entering the league tournament.

03/12/2013

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Butler Defeats Northwestern 74-65

Smith, the Bulldogs’ 6-foot-11 senior center, scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half.

12/09/2012

Basketball (Getty Images)

Northwestern Routs Texas Southern 79-49

Northwestern senior guard Drew Crawford’s hot start sparked the Wildcats, as his game-high 20 points, all in the first half, propelled them to a 79-49 win in their season opener against Texas Southern Tuesday night.

11/13/2012

Anthony Davis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Anthony Davis Becomes No. 1 Pick In NBA Draft

The New Orleans Hornets have selected Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

06/28/2012

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

John Shurna

Shurna To Return To Northwestern After Flirting With NBA Draft

John Shurna, Northwestern’s leading scorer, will return to the school after briefly testing the waters of the NBA Draft.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Stanford Cardinal vs Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern, Stanford To Renew Football Series

Northwestern and Stanford are two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country, and starting in 2019 the two schools will resume playing each other in football.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

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

Outback Bowl - Northwestern v Auburn

Northwestern, Notre Dame To Renew Rivalry

The Northwestern Wildcats are renewing their rivalry with Notre Dame starting in 2014.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

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