Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

Sports 05/22/19, 11:16

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback competition. He is not ready to ...

Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in Holiday Bowl

Football 12/31/18, 22:57

Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl on Monday night, including Jared McGee's 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20 Monday night.The Wildcats (9-5) scored 28 ...

Haskins, Bush receive top honors on All-Big Ten team

Football 12/05/18, 12:19

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday.Freshman receiver Rondale Moore of Purdue was voted newcomer of the year, and Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald was ...

Fitzgerald, Northwestern eye Big Ten title upset, Rose Bowl

Football 11/29/18, 18:23

Safety Jared McGee recalled how little he knew about Northwestern early in the recruiting process and the impression coach Pat Fitzgerald made during a campus visit.It's safe to say the coach played a major role in luring McGee to Evanston."I was like yeah, Northwestern, what conference is that in?" said ...

For Northwestern, Big Ten title game presents big chance

Football 11/26/18, 19:28

The last time the stakes were this high for Northwestern, coach Pat Fitzgerald was a star linebacker on a team that captured the nation's imagination. A Rose Bowl run snapped a string of 23 losing seasons and made the Wildcats a feel-good story in 1995.More than two decades later, No. ...

Northwestern stays in stride with 24-14 win at Minnesota

Football 11/17/18, 15:42

Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory on Saturday that stretched its program-record road winning streak to eight games.Clayton Thorson completed 15 of 21 passes for ...

Northwestern hopes to continue Big Ten West push at Iowa

Football 11/09/18, 04:01

Despite a 5-4 record, Northwestern holds all the cards in the Big Ten West title chase.The underdog Wildcats will look to solidify their division position at Iowa, a team looking to rebound from back-to-back road losses and finish 2018 on a high note.Northwestern (5-4, 5-1 Big Ten) has been surprisingly ...

West title in reach, Northwestern tops Big Ten surprises

Football 11/08/18, 18:52

Northwestern came into the season with its star quarterback limited, lost its top running back early on, dropped three straight games and went winless in nonconference play.Sounds like a recipe for one long season, except take a look at the Big Ten West standings. That's right, the Wildcats lead the ...

With Frost eyeing first win, Nebraska meets Northwestern

Football 10/12/18, 13:23

As a coach leading his alma mater, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald can imagine what this season has been like for Nebraska's Scott Frost."There's just something a little bit more when you're at your alma mater," he said. "It just means more. It means more when you win. It hurts more when ...

No. 14 Michigan looks to keep rolling against Northwestern

Football 09/28/18, 03:40

On the surface, this seems like a good time for No. 14 Michigan to visit Northwestern.The Wolverines come rolling into the game on Saturday with three straight blowout wins since they dropped the opener and the Wildcats are reeling.Not only has Northwestern (1-2, 1-0 Big Ten) lost two in a ...

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