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Field hockey: A split weekend creates a sense of urgency

After extending its losing streak to three games with a loss to Penn State, No. 10 Northwestern field hockey (11-5, 3-1 B1G) was able to bounce back on Sunday with a decisive win against No. 19 Rutgers. Northwestern’s past...

Northwestern in the NFL, Week 5: Green Bay Wildcats shine on Monday night

We’re now over a third of the way through the NFL season, and former Wildcat stars are continuing to produce at the pro level. Here’s an update on how these notable NU alumni performed in Week Six: Dean Lowry, DE,...

Aidan’s Attempts, Volume 1: New number, same results

Clayton Thorson graduated and thus, so did Thorson’s Throws. But we’re back with a new edition of the same premise, this time charting every one of Hunter Johnson’s pass attempts across the 2019 season. Now, though, after Aidan Smith...

Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 8: By default, Minnesota reaches the top five

While Northwestern and Ohio State both were off this week (and now meet in Evanston on Friday night), the 12 remaining Big Ten teams did battle against each other, and we got to witness plenty of action. Another massacre...

Ohio State game week depth chart, injury news, press conference notes

NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald met with the media on Monday to discuss the team’s Big Ten Championship rematch against No. 3 Ohio State this Friday Night. Cornerback Trae Williams, defensive lineman Joe Gaziano and center Jared Thomas also...

Northwestern opens as biggest underdog since 1995 upset of Notre Dame

The oddsmakers have spoken, and Northwestern will face quite the uphill battle when it takes on Ohio State in Evanston. Not that you needed a point spread to determine the mismatch on paper, but the ‘Cats initially opened as...

Three matchups to watch: Northwestern vs. Ohio State

Following a heartbreaking loss in Lincoln and a much-needed bye week, the Wildcats return home to face a daunting opponent in No. 3 Ohio State. NU will be a heavy underdog in Vegas, but if the ‘Cats can limit...

Around the Big Ten Week 7: Penn State triumphs, Rutger gets a passing yard

Every Sunday, after an entire Saturday’s worth of college football, we’ll take a look around the Big Ten. As the conference as a whole fights as respectability in the non-conference, or as its power dynamics shift on a week-to-week...

Three things to know about Ohio State

Northwestern (1-4, 0-3 B1G) faces an extremely tough matchup against OSU (6-0, 3-0) under the lights at Ryan Field on Friday. The ‘Cats will look to get what would be one of the most shocking wins of the decade...

Big Mick Energy: The case for Mick McCall

The year is 3020, and the apocalypse has finally arrived. Everything is ruined. The carnage is vast — so vast that even University Hall, the only Northwestern building to survive the 1871 Chicago Fire, has been reduced to nothing...

Bye Week Comment Thread

The Wildcats are off for Week 7, getting a chance to lick their wounds before a primetime Friday night matchup with Ohio State. But there is plenty of action coming down the pipeline all day this Saturday, starting with the...

Film Room: Northwestern’s rugged run defense

Each week, Inside NU Film Room will allow one of our writers to dive into the highlights from Northwestern’s past games or future opponents in order to give you the quality analysis you need heading into the following week....

Northwestern’s path to a bowl game

In the midst of a season full of disappointment, Northwestern will enter their Big Ten Championship rematch with Ohio State next Friday night at Ryan Field sitting at 1-4. The Wildcats will almost certainly not have the chance to...

An interview with Northwestern PA announcer Gary Ross

I grew up going to Northwestern football and basketball games with my father, and loved the whole experience. One of my favorite parts, perhaps surprisingly, was the announcer. I just loved all of the energy he had, and also...

3 reasons to stop paying attention to Northwestern football…forever

Despite the fact that I wrote an article last week examining the ‘Cats’ early season struggles over the last few season, mostly ending in good mid and late-season runs, I’m (entirely seriously) giving up on Northwestern football. The ‘Cats...

Who will/won’t redshirt for NU this year?

While the bulk of Northwestern’s 28 first-years are on track to redshirt this season, a few have become regular contributors in their debut season in Evanston. Thanks to a recent NCAA rule change, first-year players can redshirt and gain...

Soccer update: Tough week (surprise, surprise) for the ‘Cats

It was a down week for both of Northwestern’s soccer teams, who weren’t able to get three points in any of their five combined matchups. The women’s squad went 0-1-1, while the men dropped three contests with an overall...

Field hockey: A difficult weekend continues

You may have already heard, but this weekend was rough. No. 5 Northwestern’s eight-game win streak came to an abrupt end in a tough two losses, which spanned four days. The Wildcats (10-4, 3-1 B1G) fell 2-1 to fourth-ranked Maryland...

Northwestern in the NFL, Week 5: Defense shines at the next level, too

We’re over a month into the NFL season, and former NU standouts are continuing to make their mark on Sundays. Here’s an update on how these ex-Wildcats fared during the fifth week of NFL action: Dean Lowry, DE, Green Bay...

Volleyball: A disappointing weekend furthers a winless start in Big Ten play

Wildcat volleyball, who started off their season two weekends ago with home losses to Iowa and then-#3 Nebraska, has fallen to 0-4 in conference play after defeats at the hands of 17th-ranked Purdue and Indiana. Shane Davis’ bunch joins...

Eight stats tell the full story of this abysmal Northwestern offense

Through five games, the Northwestern offense is putting up some of its worst numbers in modern program history. The unit has battled its fair share of injuries, but it’s safe to say that not many of us predicted this...