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  1. Joakim Noah's pitch for Carmelo Anthony can't hurt Chicago Bulls

    Nick Friedell

    Joakim Noah's pitch for Carmelo Anthony can't hurt Bulls.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  2. Thibodeau respects Lovie Smith's success

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Tom Thibodeau is considered to be a basketball cyborg by some around the city because of his work ethic and his attention to detail regarding his team. As the football season heats up though, the veteran coach does have one thing in common...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  3. Fitzgerald hopes to rebound with bowl bid

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald plans to go recruiting Monday, but said he will then get his team ready to play in its bowl game, if the Wildcats are invited. "We will coach our tails off this next month," he said after t...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  4. Northwestern's finale latest uninspired loss

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald summed up Saturday's loss to Michigan State, and his season, all in the same sound bite Saturday afternoon. "The little details today is what hurt us," the frustrated coach said after his team dr...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  5. Rapid Reaction: Michigan St. 31, Northwestern 17

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Let's take a quick look at how the Michigan State Spartans rolled past the Northwestern Wildcats 31-17 on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field. How it happened: Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  6. Northwestern's turnaround near completion

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Pat Fitzgerald never lost confidence in his Northwestern Wildcats, even when they appeared to lose confidence in themselves during a roller coaster season over the past few months. When his offense played well, his defense would fol...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  7. Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 28, Rice 6

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Let's take a quick look at how the Northwestern Wildcats earned an easy 28-6 victory over the Rice Owls on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field. How it happened: Dan Persa and Jeremy Ebert put on a show Saturday afternoon. Persa th...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  8. NU coach reports Dan Persa's foot is OK

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa left Saturday's loss to Penn State in the fourth quarter after hurting his left ankle, but coach Pat Fitzgerald said he would be fine. Fitzgerald noted that the latest Persa setback had nothing...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  9. Northwestern keeps making same mistakes

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- It's hard to tell what was uglier on Saturday night at Ryan Field -- Northwestern's homecoming uniforms, which looked like they had been lifted from a local high school; the Wildcats' defense, which allowed 293 yards; or the offense...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: Penn State 34, NU 24

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Let's take a quick look at how the Penn State Nittany Lions ran past the Northwestern Wildcats 34-24 on Saturday night at Ryan Field. How it happened: After giving up 24 points in the first half, Penn State's defense shut the ...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  11. Bulls' legacy hasn't faded Down Under

    Nick Friedell

    DANDENONG, VICTORIA, Australia -- It's 7 a.m. on the other side of the world and I've just walked into a room full of rabid basketball fans. The Grand Final of Australian Rules Football is just one day away and the city of Melbourne is wrapped up in ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  12. Northwestern continues to stumble at finish

    Nick Friedell

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- For the second consecutive game, Northwestern melted down during the final 30 minutes, and coach Pat Fitzgerald summed up the current direction of his team with the first words that came out of his mouth late Saturday night. "Cre...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  13. Noah goes mum in chance Elway meeting

    Nick Friedell

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Having spent many of his formative years in France, Joakim Noah didn't pay much attention to American football while he was growing up. However, he knows enough about the game to recognize a Hall of Fame quarterback when he sees on...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  14. Video: Chicago SportsCenter

    Nick Friedell

    Chicago's SportsCenter covers Saturday's college football, the Bulls' big comeback and a Blackhawks' win....

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  15. Chicago Bulls' center Joakim Noah likes his "Gator Boys" in SEC t...

    Nick Friedell

    Bulls center Joakim Noah has no doubt about his team in the SEC title game on Saturday.

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  16. Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner knows Sunday isn't ju...

    Nick Friedell

    Chicago native Michael Turner likes Cutler over Orton, recalls the glory days of Harbaugh and loves the balloon boy's name.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2009