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  1. Chicago gets serious about B1G title bid

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Indianapolis and Chicago made bids to host the first set of Big Ten football championship games, Indy won in a landslide, as the Big Ten awarded it the title game through 2015. A first-rate indoor facility (Lucas Oil Stadium) surrounded by re...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  2. Northwestern tackling attendance struggles

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- For decades, Northwestern's biggest challenges lived between the lines. The football program earned national notoriety for its futility, especially in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sure, the stands at home games were empty, but...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  3. Key things to know about Wrigley game

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Northwestern finally made it official today and announced it will face rival Illinois this fall at Wrigley Field. The teams will meet Nov. 20 (ESPN or ESPN2, noon ET) in the first football game at the Friendly Confines since the Chicago Be...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  4. Northwestern, Illinois finalize Wrigley game

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's finally official: Northwestern and Illinois will play a football game at Wrigley Field this season. Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs have scheduled a news conference at noon ET Friday at the Friendly Confines to announce details of a Nov. 20...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  5. Wrigley decision coming soon for NU

    Adam Rittenberg

    From the moment Jim Phillips decided to explore playing a game at Wrigley Field, the Northwestern athletic director knew he'd need plenty of time to promote the event. Bringing college football to the Friendly Confines could be a huge hit for Nort...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  6. Illinois-NU Wrigley game a possibility

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern is making a concerted effort to play a football game at Chicago's Wrigley Field in 2010 or 2011, and the school could be making it an in-state affair. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported Thursday that Illinois officials have signed ...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  7. Wrigley game back on the table for NU?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Friendly Confines might have enough room for a football game after all. Northwestern's push to schedule a future home game at Wrigley Field in Chicago has reportedly cleared a major obstacle, as the field footprint at Clark and Addison is big ...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  8. Gophers' Decker still expects return to gridiron

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Breathe easy, Minnesota fans. At least for now. Decker Golden Gophers star wide receiver Eric Decker reiterated his intention to return for his senior season in football,...

    Blog | June 08, 2009