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Northwestern Football

Wildcats need victory to keep division hopes alive

Northwestern will need to earn an important road win on Saturday if it hopes to remain in the Legends Division title picture.

Notre Dame No. 4, Northwestern in newest Blogpoll

Notre Dame holds onto its No. 4 spot for the week and Northwestern is No. 25 in the newest SBNation Blogpoll.

Notre Dame hosts PIttsburgh, Northwestern has bye

Notre Dame will attempt to remain unbeaten when they host Pittsburgh at home on Saturday.

Northwestern holds off Iowa, 28-17

From start to finish, Northwestern dominated Iowa, in a comfortable 28-17 win in Evanston. Quarterback Kain Colter led the Wildcats with four total touchdowns, as Northwestern improved to 7-2 on the season.

Iowa Vs. Northwestern 2012: TV time, odds and more

Northwestern will look to bounce back after last week`s loss when they host Iowa at home this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Notre Dame travels to Oklahoma

Notre Dame will travel to Norman, Okla. to take on Oklahoma this Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC in a game between two top ten teams.

Big Ten standings: NU falls to 2-2 in Legends

Northwestern dropped to 2-2 in Big Ten play over the weekend after a one-point loss to Nebraska.

Northwestern secondary ailing after Nebraska loss

The Northwestern Wildcats' secondary depth will be challenged going forward as cornerbacks Nick VanHoose and Quinn Evans deal with injuries.

Mark has 80-yard touchdown run in third

Venric Mark broke free for a long touchdown and Northwestern leads Nebraska 21-16 after three quarters.

Wildcats take advantage of turnovers, lead 14-10

Three turnovers by Nebraska have helped Northwestern build a 14-10 halftime lead Saturday.

Wildcats lead despite slow start on offense

Nebraska has out-gained Northwestern 90 yards to 30 in the first quarter Saturday, but Northwestern leads 7-3.

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Northwestern beats Iowa 28-17 Saturday

Northwestern improved to 7-2 with a win Saturday over Iowa. Quarterback Kain Culter accounted for four touchdowns for the Wildcats, which have now beaten the Hawkeyes in six of eight years.

Venric Mark, Northwestern looking for seventh win

The Wildcats hope to improve to 3-1 in the Big Ten Saturday against Nebraska.

Northwestern, Notre Dame at home on Saturday

Both Northwestern and Notre Dame will be at home against big-time opponents on Saturday.

Nebraska-Northwestern football at Wrigley?

The Cornhuskers are discussing a possible football game against Northwestern at Wrigley Field that would be the first at the iconic baseball stadium since Illinois and Northwestern faced each other in 2010.

Wildcats hosts Cornhuskers on Saturday in Evanston

The Northwestern Wildcats, 6-1 to start the season, will host the rested Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston.

Eight B1G teams projected for bowl games

SB Nation, ESPN and Big Ten Network all pick eight Big Ten teams to play in bowl games this season.

Venric Mark carries load in Northwestern win

Northwestern running back Venric Mark had a big day against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, and the Wildcats prevailed, 21-13.

Northwestern trying to move up Big Ten standings

The Northwestern Wildcats are off to a 2-1 start to Big Ten play, which has them in third place in the Legends Division behind Iowa and Michigan.

Northwestern beats Minnesota 21-13

The Northwestern Wildcats moved to 6-1 after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 21-13 in Big Ten play.

Northwestern Vs. Minnesota 2012: TV, time and more

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to bounce back after their first loss of the season last Saturday when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN2 this Saturday.

Northwestern preps for Minnesota on Saturday

The Northwestern Wildcats (5-1) take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-1) on Saturday.

Northwestern reaction: Why not more Kain Colter?

Northwestern site Sippin' On Purple wonders why Colter didn't get more touches in a loss to Penn State.

Big Ten schedule heats up, Notre Dame tested again

Big Ten conference play is in full swing with a crowded Legends Division leaving Northwestern and Michigan State in need of a win this week to keep pace.

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Wildcats beat Gophers 21-13

The Northwestern Wildcats held on late to defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 21-13. Wildcats running back Venric Mark ran for a career-high 182 yards.

Northwestern looks to bounce back vs. Minnesota

The Wildcats will look to put the memories of a tough loss to Penn State behind them when they take on the Golden Gophers in Minnesota on Saturday.

No Big Ten teams in Coaches' Poll for first time

In just the latest disappointing development for the conference, the Big Ten has failed to place a team in the top 25 of the USA Today Coaches' Poll for the first time ever.

Notre Dame moves up to No. 7 in AP Poll

The Fighting Irish moved up two spots after a 41-3 win over Miami. Northwestern fell out of the Top 25 after a loss to Penn State.

No. 24 Northwestern falls 39-28 to Penn State

The Penn State Nittany Lions scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and knocked off the previously undefeated Northwestern Wildcats 39-28.

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Northwestern blows lead in 39-28 loss to Penn St.

Penn State scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to knock off previously undefeated Northwestern 39-28.

Northwestern looks to move to 6-0

The Wildcats take on Penn State with a chance to improve to 6-0.

Notre Dame visits Soldier Field

Ninth ranked Notre Dame will travel to Soldier Field on Saturday to take on the 4-1 Miami Hurricanes who are coming off a thrilling 44-37 victory over North Carolina State.