Hammer & Rails
Know Thy Opponent 2014: Northwestern Wildcats
For a long time Northwestern was on Purdue's football schedule every season. Before Nebraska joined, the Wildcats were one of Purdue's two "protected" opponents along with Indiana.
Every Big Ten Football Team's Odds to Make College Football Playoff
At the start of the College Football Playoff era, it is hard to make sense of the Big Ten; one of the sport's most profitable and recognizable conferences has struggled to win big games against power-five teams and has become a bit of a punchline.
Vikings: Kain Colter looking to catch on as punt returner
When Kain Colter showed up for a rookie minicamp in Minnesota in May, he never had caught a punt in his life.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Vikings day at camp: Rookie WR Colter draws praise from Turner
The Vikings are stacked at wide receiver with young talent, but the fifth receiver spot is up for grabs.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Washington Post
Northwestern union push remains in spotlight
A day after he promised "there's no more unified football program in the country," Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald found himself again addressing questions Tuesday about Northwestern players' push for unionization , and just like everything else the former middle linebacker does, he took it on with vigor.
Detroit Free Press
Big Ten notes: Jim Delany says NCAA 'overmatched' in enforcing rules
The commissioner portion of the Big Ten's program turned out much tamer than other leagues on their football media days.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Pat Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern's football team
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks to the media during the Big Ten football media days in Chicago on Monday.
Northwestern coach: Union push unified team
Fitzgerald says he's "proud of the maturity" his players displayed as the story unfolded.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Post Game
Kain Colter Instagrams Picture Posing Question About Search For His Likeness
Kain Colter is a college graduate. At this stage of the college football unionization fight, the inaugural spokesman of the College Athletes Players Association is not an NCAA athlete.
Congress makes play for NCAA - Biden releases jobs training report...
CONGRESS MAKES PLAY FOR NCAA: Congressional interest in college athletics comes and goes, but the game on Capitol Hill is changing.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Sippin' on Purple
Assessing Northwestern's backup quarterback battle
He's usually irrelevant. He's often the last player on a coach's mind. If everything goes to plan, he might not see the field all season.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Campbell, Simien and Ellis to represent NU at B1G Football Media Day
Northwestern fifth year Seniors, Defensive Back Ibraheim Campbell, Quarterback Trevor Simian and Linebacker Collin Ellis will appear for Northwestern at the Big Ten Media Luncheon with Coach Pat Fitzgerald July 28-29 at the Hilton Chicago.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
2014 Northwestern Wildcats Football Preview
The Northwestern Wildcats had a magical 2012 football season and it appeared 2013 was going to be another great season after a 4-0 start.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Lansing State Journal
Coaches, officials all learn at Big Ten officiating clinic
Michigan State defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett had command of the footage rolling on screens to his right and left, and after taking a room full of officials through MSU techniques and terms -- "hook and swat," "off-hand jam, "kick slide" and more -- he switched from practice clips to a certain contest on Sept.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Sippin' on Purple
The Two Quarterback System: Part 3
Previously we looked at the roots of the two quarterback system in Dan Persa's 2010 injury and its emergence in 2012 with the combination of Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian .
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Northwestern University makes its case to full National Labor Relations Board
Northwestern's 2014 football season may start with no ruling from the full NLRB about whether its players can unionize.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
NCAA files brief against Northwestern football union effort
NCAA files brief against Northwestern football union effort The NCAA is no longer distant from the Northwestern athletics labor issue.