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  1. Wildcats expect to weather latest storm

    Adam Rittenberg

    KENOSHA, Wis. -- Northwestern's practice Thursday began with some players, mostly baritone offensive linemen, singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a prayer." It ended with the annual watermelon eating contest. The Wildcats didn't exactly look like a team...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Venric Mark's transfer stunner for Wildcats

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a season of bad breaks (and often bad play) and a spring under national scrutiny, Northwestern hoped its toughest days were in the past. But Wednesday proved to be a very tough day for the program, as standout running back Venric Mark announ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Preseason position preview: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wide receiver has been a bit of an albatross for the Big Ten, although last season brought a mini renaissance with four 1,000-yard receivers and another (Illinois' Steve Hull) who nearly got there (993 yards). The bad news is all five of those player...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. The B1G's most underrated position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    It goes against the offensive lineman's credo to crave attention. Despite his size, he would rather go undetected, often a strong indicator that he's doing his job well. Indiana's offensive linemen are no exception. They don't seek out the spotlig...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Poll: B1G breakthrough 1,000-yard receivers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten receivers undoubtedly took a step forward last season after struggling mightily the year before. Will the group continue to improve or backslide after losing standouts such as Allen Robinson, the back-to-back Big Ten receiver of the year, Jar...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  6. Spring breakout player: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    With spring practice officially behind us, we're taking a look at each Big Ten team and identifying a player who announced himself as a potential key performer this fall. These are guys who haven't played big roles yet but showed enough during the...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. Wildcats offense aims to make waves again

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Two years ago, the Big Ten blog ranked Northwestern's wide receivers and tight ends as the league's best. The Wildcats proceeded to finish 106th and 69th in passing the next two seasons. Whoops. Our prediction clearly missed t...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  8. B1G spring position breakdown: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded lat...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  9. Spring QB race breakdown: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race. First up: Northwestern. EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern had grown accust...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. Northwestern season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern finally shredded the monkey Jan. 1 and won its first bowl game since the 1949 Rose, recording its 10th win in the process. Pat Fitzgerald's crew returns the core pieces from that team, but faces a tougher schedule featuring the likes of ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  11. Northwestern Wildcats spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 10-3 2012 conference record: 5-3 (third in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners RB Venric Mark, QB Kain Colter, QB Trevor Siemian, C Brandon Vitabile, WR Christian Jones, TE...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  12. Spring Q&A: Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten spring football in February? You had better believe it. Northwestern will be the first Big Ten squad to hit the practice field this spring, holding the first of 15 workouts Wednesday in Evanston. It's the first time in recent memory that a Bi...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  13. Wildcats crush Illini, likely Florida-bound

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sure, there are some what-ifs for Northwestern after a season like this. What if the Wildcats had intercepted Taylor Martinez in the fourth quarter Oct. 20? What if they had tackled Roy Roundtree before the ball arrived Nov. 12? What if they had p...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  14. The B1G's high-ceiling groups in 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, I asked you to select the Big Ten's strongest position and weakest position entering the 2012 season. The results are definitive and, quite frankly, not very surprising. Strongest position: Running back (53 percent) Weakest position:...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  15. Northwestern's Prater plays waiting game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Kyle Prater believes his case is strong. He has filed the necessary paperwork and, along with Northwestern, explained to the NCAA why he deserves a waiver that would prevent him from sitting out a season after transferring from USC. The NCAA recei...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  16. Northwestern spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2011 record: 6-7 2011 conference record: 3-5 (fifth, Legends Division) Returning starters: offense: 5; defense: 6; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Kain Colter, WR Demetrius Fields, WR Christian Jones, G Brian Mulroe, C Brandon Vitabile, DE Ty...

    Blog | May 11, 2012