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  1. Big Ten lunch links: Tressel likes Wildcat offense

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Busted bracket? Reading about football will make the pain go away. Offensive lineman Tim McAvoy and wideout LaTerryal Savoy are among the early injuries for Michigan this spring, but the team's ove...

    Blog | March 23, 2009
  2. 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
  3. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is here, folks, and we're taking a look at what each team must do in the long months ahead before the games begin again in late August. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats. 1. Establish an identity on offense: An injury-plagued uni...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  4. Wildcats' Colter: 'We don't have an identity'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern used to know exactly what it was on offense. The Wildcats based their spread attack on accurate, dual-threat passers, a precise short-to-midrange throw game, elite slot receivers and a bit of option sprinkled in. They had their proble...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  5. Northwestern survives as defense responds

    Adam Rittenberg

    For the second consecutive week, Northwestern's defense looked to be on the ropes in the fourth quarter, trying to protect a lead on the road. This time, the Wildcats stood their ground. In a sloppy game where Northwestern's offense started fas...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  6. Wildcats defense aims for 'A' game in 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every defense talks about the A-word -- aggressiveness -- and Northwestern's is no exception. For the better part of the past two seasons, the Wildcats' defense too often has found itself in a, well, defensive posture. Opposing offenses have moved...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  7. Video: Northwestern's Kain Colter

    Adam Rittenberg

    Adam Rittenberg talks with the versatile Wildcat about playing quarterback full-time in the spring, and the outlook for the offense....

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. Season report card: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to pass out grades for the Northwestern Wildcats. OFFENSE: B+ If you're looking for reasons why Northwestern fell short of preseason expectations, don't blame this unit. The offense did its part, finishing second in the league in yard...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  9. Halftime: Northwestern 21, Rice 0

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern's defense has shown up for the second consecutive week, and after a while, the offense made an appearance as well. The Wildcats, who contained Nebraska well last week in Lincoln, held a Rice team that scored 75 points in its previous ...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  10. Colter, Wildcats finally put it all together

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the losses piled up, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald maintained that he had a good football team. With each loss, it became harder to believe him. While the Wildcats' offense looked legitimate and could move the ball on anybody, the defense s...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  11. Final: Northwestern 59, Indiana 38

    Adam Rittenberg

    This time, Northwestern held onto a halftime lead. The Wildcats simply couldn't be stopped on offense. Northwestern didn't exactly slow down Indiana, but it didn't need its defense today in a 59-38 victory, its first in Big Ten play and its first ...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  12. Fresh faces: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our preseason look at three players likely taking on bigger roles this fall continues with the Northwestern Wildcats. OFFENSE: Tony Jones, WR, sophomore, 6-1, 175 Northwestern is loaded at receiver and boasts experience throughout the offense, ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  13. Hope and concern: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hope and Concern series wraps up with the Northwestern Wildcats. Biggest reason for hope: A restocked offense Northwestern returns nine starters on offense, including the nation's second most experienced offensive line (137 combined career ...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  14. Video: Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald discusses changing the attitude for the Wildcats, expectations for the offense and more....

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  15. Northwestern spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern Wildcats 2008 overall record: 9-4 2008 conference record: 5-3 Returning starters Offense: 5; Defense: 8; Special teams: 1 Top returners LT Al Netter, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  16. Bacher's mobility a must for Wildcats offense

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg No statistic serves as a better gauge for Northwestern than quarterback C.J. Bacher's interceptions total. Since Bacher became the starter in 2006, the Wildcats are 11-0 when he throws fewer than two interceptions...

    Blog | October 23, 2008