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Northwestern: No. 1 Football Team (Academically)

December 11, 2012

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Northwestern is ranked No. 1 Among the top 25 college football teams in academic achievement, according to a new study from the New America Foundation. The rankings go beyond graduation rates and instead look at factors such as: The team’s graduation rate compared to that of the school’s overall male student body. Black-white graduation gap, […]

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SWAG: Big Ten Bowl Gifts

December 10, 2012

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Bowl season is nigh – and that means the unpaid student-athletes get free crap from the bowl organizing committees. Sports Business Daily breaks down what each bowl is handing out. Here is the Big Ten bowl SWAG: Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl: Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack. Michigan State, […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten? Big Underdogs

December 4, 2012

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The Big Ten – in all its football excellence – is a cumulative 55-point underdog for its seven bowl games this holiday season. Better yet, not one Big Ten school is favored in any of the bowls. See: Bowl Big Ten Opponent Line Meineke Minnesota Texas Tech TT -13 Buffalo Wild Wings Michigan St TCU […]

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Urban Meyer Wins Popularity Poll

August 6, 2012

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ESPN surveyed 28 Big Ten players about which other coaches in the Big Ten they would most like to play for, with the following results: Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 8 votes Kirk Ferentz, Iowa — 6 votes Mark Dantonio, Michigan State — 4 votes Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern — 3 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — […]

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Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

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Big Ten football programs are increasingly turning to Twitter to share news, pictures and manage issues. But which schools have the greatest reach? Is it purely a function of the biggest fan bases? Or the best use of Twitter? Or a combination of both? As you see below, it’s a combination of both – with […]

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Kyle Prater Eligible For Wildcats This Year

August 2, 2012

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Big news out of Evanston, from the AP: EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern says the NCAA has ruled receiver Kyle Prater eligible for this season after transferring from Southern California. The school announced this week that Prater received a waiver from the governing body and will not have to sit out. He will still have three years […]

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Northwestern’s New Football Uniforms

July 26, 2012

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You can see more pictures here.

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Which Big Ten School Produces Best NFL Offense?

July 13, 2012

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Off the top of your head, which Big Ten school would you say produces the best professional offensive players? Using ProFootballReference.com, we took a look at six categories – passing touchdowns, total touchdowns scored, total points, rushing yards, passing yards and receiving yards. The chart below shows the totals for each of the Big Ten […]

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National Signing Day: Northwestern

February 1, 2012

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Northwestern wrapped up its 2012 recruiting when former five-star wide receiver Kyle Prater agreed to transfer to Evanston from USC. Everything after that was gravy. Speaking of gravy, here is what is expected to happen for Pat Fitzgerald on National Signing Day (player rankings all via ESPN, with class rankings from Scout.com and comments from […]

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Recruiting: Kyle Prater Picks Northwestern

January 28, 2012

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Former USC wide receiver Kyle Prater has decided to transfer to Northwestern. He will be eligible to play in 2013. The top-rated recruit out of Illinois (and the top-rated wide receiver nationally) in 2010 announced Saturday that he would choose the Wildcats over other schools, including Wisconsin. Though he struggled through two years of injuries at […]

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Where Do Successful Big Ten Coaches Come From?

January 24, 2012

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Could the college football coaching carousel get any more confusing? Todd Graham is the coach at Tulsa, then at Pitt. Blink again and the guy is at Arizona St. What the …? Not only is Joe Paterno gone, gone also are the days when larger then life legends roamed the same sidelines for 20, 30 […]

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USC Transfer Headed To Big Ten

January 10, 2012

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Some wide receiver help is coming to a Big Ten school near you, assuming you live somewhere along Interstate 90: A day after Kyle Prater announced on Twitter that he’s leaving USC, his mother said the former five-star wide receiver from Proviso West will transfer to either Northwestern or Wisconsin. “He needs to be around […]

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List: Big Ten Has 3 of 10 Best Football Coaches

January 8, 2012

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The Journal Star linked to this Sporting News list of the Top 10 college football coaches in the country. There are 10 Big Ten coaches (with rationale): 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State. “This one comes with an asterisk,” Hayes writes. “If the Buckeyes are getting the Urb of old — with fire in his belly and […]

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Big Ten Betting: Wrapping Up The Year

December 30, 2011

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Rodney Dangerfield got more respect than some of these remaining Big Ten teams. The following three bowl games are what remain of Big Ten Football in 2011. This is how I see it them shaking out, proceed at your own risk. Insight Bowl: Iowa vs Oklahoma Recently, the line has held steady at Oklahoma -14/-13’ […]

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Northwestern Ticket Prices Increase – But Still Cheap

December 30, 2011

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In an email this week, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips broke the news to football season ticket holders that tickets will be going up by $3 per game next year. “It is important to note that, even with these adjustments, Northwestern Football continues to be the Big Ten Conference’s most affordable season ticket,” Phillips said […]

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