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  1. Northwestern LBs no longer the weak link

    Adam Rittenberg

    For years, Northwestern linebacker Quentin Davie felt like a contestant on a popular British game show that briefly gained popularity in the United States. You know, the show with the smarmy host. "Since my freshman year, it's always been, we w...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  2. Northwestern spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2009 overall record: 8-5 2009 conference record: 5-3 (T-4th) Returning starters Offense: 8, defense: 5, kicker/punter: 1 (Stefan Demos handled both duties in 2009) Top returners TE Drake Dunsmore, LT Al Netter, C Ben Burkett, LB Quenti...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  3. Wildcats aim for bigger bowl rewards

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Twenty years ago, a Northwestern bowl appearance would qualify as major news. Now the Wildcats are getting attention for what they're doing on the field in late December or early January. Arguably no team in the country has be...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  4. Spring superlatives: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The superlatives series marches on with Northwestern, which comes off of consecutive bowl appearances for the second time in team history. The Wildcats once again lose a productive starting quarterback in Mike Kafka, and also must replace three start...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  5. Big Ten special-teams spotlight: Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the second half of my look at special teams in the Big Ten in 2010. For Part I, click here. NORTHWESTERN Kicker: Second-team All-Big Ten selection Stefan Demos returns after connecting on 18 of 25 field goal attempts in 2009. Punter: ...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  6. Northwestern hopes to avoid pre-snap traps

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern's biggest challenge Friday against Auburn might take place before the ball is snapped. Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is known for his innovative approach and extensive playbook, but he sets everything up by running a ton of...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  7. Northwestern injury report

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's home contest against No. 16 Wisconsin (Big Ten Network, 3:30 p.m. ET). OUT RB Alex Daniel, ankle (out for season) WR Charles Brown, shoulder S Brendan Smith, thumb Despit...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  8. Northwestern injury report

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game at Illinois (ESPN Classic, noon ET). OUT RB Alex Daniel, ankle (out for season) LB Ben Johnson, leg S Brendan Smith, thumb G Desmond Taylor, shoulder These are the...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  9. It's game day at Kinnick Stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg IOWA CITY, Iowa -- I'm back at Kinnick Stadium today to see if No. 4 Iowa can continue its perfect season and remain in the national title discussion as it takes on Northwestern. To be perfectly honest, if y...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  10. Northwestern injury report: Kafka absent

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game at No. 4 Iowa (ESPN, noon ET). OUT RB Alex Daniel, ankle (out for season) LB Ben Johnson, leg S Brendan Smith, thumb OL Desmon...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  11. Northwestern injury report: McManis questionable

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game against No. 12 Penn State (ESPN, 4:30 p.m. ET). OUT T Mike Boyle, back RB Alex Daniel, ankle (out for season) LB Bryce McNaul, l...

    Blog | October 29, 2009
  12. Northwestern injury report: Phillips questionable

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's home game against Indiana (Big Ten Network, noon ET). OUT OT Mike Boyle, back RB Alex Daniel, ankle (out for season) S Brendan Smith,...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  13. Northwestern injury report: Smith out

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game at Michigan State (ESPN2, noon ET). OUT T Mike Boyle, back RB Alex Daniel, ankle (out for season) LB Ben Johnson, leg LB Bryce...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  14. Quick thoughts on the early Big Ten games

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg After an exciting Week 5, things have gotten off to a bit of a boring start in the Big Ten today. All four early games were decided by double digits. Michigan State 24, Illinois 14 -- A game that was suppose...

    Blog | October 10, 2009
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg It's game week, and here's a quick look around the league. It's a big year for Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman, a favorite target for Buckeye fans, Ken Gordon writes in The Col...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  16. Northwestern scrimmage notes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern held its annual preseason scrimmage in Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday, going through nine series at Tremper High School. Several key contributors were held out as a precaution, including defensive end...

    Blog | August 22, 2009