Northwestern’s Fitzgerald lets defensive coordinator goNovember 29, 2022 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is shaking up his staff after the Wildcats' worst season in 33 years, announcing Tuesday that defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil and two other assistant coaches will not return.
Northwestern takes 8-game losing streak to MinnesotaNovember 10, 2022 GMT
Northwestern (1-8, 1-5 Big Ten) at Minnesota (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Minnesota by 17 1/2.
For No. 2 Ohio St., lighter stretch starts with NorthwesternNovember 3, 2022 GMT
The showdown between Big Ten powerhouses in a few weeks is looming for No. 2 Ohio State. Until then, the schedule takes a lighter turn.
The Buckeyes open what looks like an easier stretch when they visit struggling Northwestern on Saturday.
No. 11 Penn State hosts Northwestern trying to stay perfectSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin realizes it’s a luxury to have so many serviceable players at his disposal this early in the season. Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is impressed by the numbers.
No. 11 Penn St seeks a more polished outing vs NorthwesternSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
Northwestern (1-3, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 11 Penn State (4-0, 1-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Penn State by 25 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Huskers ready for Northwestern surprises at QB in DublinAugust 25, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — Nebraska's defense knows Ryan Hilinski from last season but it is also preparing for a surprise or two at quarterback against Northwestern in the Irish capital on Saturday.
Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald hasn't named a starter for the season opener and this week refused to talk quarterbacks: “I’m not going to tell you anything.”
Northwestern looks to keep cycle going with another big jumpAugust 15, 2022 GMT
From winning the Big Ten West to crashing to the bottom of the division and then repeating the cycle, Northwestern has been following a wild pattern in recent seasons.
Northwestern, Purdue collide with Wrigley adding intrigueNovember 19, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald remembers the party-like atmosphere and the unusual circumstances the last time Northwestern played at Wrigley Field. It sure was an unforgettable experience.
No. 19 Iowa looks to stop slide when it meets NorthwesternNovember 4, 2021 GMT
No. 19 Iowa (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten, No. 22 CFP) at Northwestern (3-5, 1-4), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (BTN).
Line: Iowa by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Irving runs for 110 yards in Minnesota 41-14 winOctober 31, 2021 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Mar’Keise Irving ran for two touchdowns and a career-high 110 yards and Justin Walley scooped up a fumble and ran 25 yards for a score as Minnesota defeated Northwestern 41-14 Saturday.
Run-heavy Gophers take win streak to NorthwesternOctober 28, 2021 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Two season-ending injuries at running back have not derailed Minnesota's season thanks to a talented freshmen duo and a powerful offensive line.
Minnesota (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) will try to stay atop the Big Ten West standings with a win Saturday at Northwestern (3-4, 1-3).
No. 6 Michigan’s run game faces stern test vs NorthwesternOctober 21, 2021 GMT
Northwestern (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) at No. 6 Michigan (6-0, 3-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Michigan by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Schiano sees blueprint for Rutgers when he eyes NorthwesternOctober 14, 2021 GMT
Greg Schiano remembers the impression Pat Fitzgerald left on him all those years ago. The two coaches developed a friendship that endures to this day.
“Pat and I were represented by the same guy early on,” Schiano said.
Cornhuskers start fast in 56-7 rout against NorthwesternOctober 3, 2021 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In the 10 years since Nebraska joined the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers' tightest games have been against Northwestern.
On a Saturday night when the Huskers were nearly flawless after back-to-back mistake-filled losses to ranked opponents, they posted their most lopsided Big Ten win against the Wildcats.
With QB in question, Northwestern host struggling OhioSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
Having shuffled through three quarterbacks last week, there was one big question hanging over Northwestern.
The Wildcats were not only trying to shake off another loss. They were trying to steady themselves at the most important position.
Duke starts fast, holds off Northwestern in 2nd half, 30-23September 19, 2021 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and did all its scoring in the first half, then held off a Northwestern comeback to earn a 30-23 victory in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon.
Hull rushed for 126, Northwestern beats Indiana State 24-6September 11, 2021 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Evan Hull ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns and Northwestern beat Indiana State 24-6 on Saturday.
Hull led the way for a Wildcats rushing unit that surpassed last week’s 117 total yards against Michigan State at the half and finished with 209.
Northwestern looking to bounce back against Indiana StateSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald wasn't worried about the Wildcats looking past an FCS team. All he had to do is show the ugly video from last week.
Northwestern hosts Indiana State on Saturday looking to steady itself after a wobbly and decisive season-opening loss to Michigan State at home last week.
Northwestern looks to avoid another drop after finishing 1stAugust 16, 2021 GMT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald insisted things will be different for Northwestern this time.
The All-America linebacker who led the Wildcats on a fairytale run to the Rose Bowl in the 1990s and is the program's winningest coach by a wide margin enters his 16th season confident there won't be another first-to-worst crash.
Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansionJuly 23, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion.
Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in.
Michigan St holds off No. 11 Northwestern for a 29-20 winNovember 29, 2020 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Northwestern put itself in position to play for the Big Ten title, then it hit the road...
‘The ones we play for’: Iowa keeps ‘wave’ for young patientsOctober 29, 2020 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Home football games for the University of Iowa won't have the same roar and buzz this season because the usual 69,000 fans won't be there...
Driving for 6: A New Year’s resolution for NU fans; why bowls matter; and UCF’s tacklingJanuary 3, 2019 GMT
The sun's out. No precipitation (in Lincoln).
Let's do this thing.
1. Maybe I've been hearing a lot of "bowl games don't matter" chatter in our neck of the woods because, well, Nebraska missed the cut for a second straight season.
Union talk fades as Northwestern begins seasonAugust 26, 2014 GMT
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp.
Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards.