'Cat Data Extra Section
Created
8/12/01;
Updated
1/2/17

 





This section offers facts that are not presently included in the NU media guide.  These "extras" either used to be in the media guide, but are no longer given, or they are features that could be supplemental to NU's official information, but are not offered by NU.


Trendline of NU games, 1882 - 2016
Updated Jan. 2017


This graph shows every official game (represented by the purple dots) Northwestern has ever played, from 1882 through December 2016.  The Y axis is calibrated by the point difference between NU and its opponent.  For instance, if NU defeated a given opponent 21-14, the difference is +7.  If NU lost 10-0, the difference is -10.  A dot on the zero line therefore represents a tie (ties are included on the graph).  The purple line is a moving average of the games, calculated based on the last 50 games.  It is important to note when interpreting the chart that the moving average is not based on wins and losses, but on the point difference.



Wins / Losses By Season, 1882-2016

 
The graph above illustrates the number of wins (purple bars) and losses (grey bars) for every season NU has played football officially.  The line chart at the top of the graph shows NU's winning percentage for each year.  Please note that ties are not included in either the bar or line chart calculations.




Wins / Losses By Month, 1882-2016


The graph above illustrates the number of wins (purple bars) and losses (grey bars) by month.  This chart does not include ties, nor does it include the few games NU has played in January, February, August, or December.



Examples of NU Athletic Dept. Marketing



Chicago's Big Ten Team, 2016 Edition

An example of Northwestern's 2016 Official Posters


Fight for Victory

Northwestern's 2015 Official Poster

Chicago's Big Ten Team, 2014 Edition

Click here to view NU's 2014 Official Poster


Chicago's Big Ten Team (In UnderArmour)

Click here to view a marketing poster from NU's 2012 preseason, featuring the new UnderArmour unforms.

Chicago's Big Ten Team

Click here to view NU's 2010 Sports Illustrated ad and online ad.

Play Smart.  Play with Integrity: Northwestern Wildcat Football 2009

Click here to view NU's 2009 Sports Illustrated ad.

Northwestern Wildcat Football 2006

Click here to view NU's 2006 Sports Illustrated ad.

Purple Colar Football: Not Afraid to Work Overtime

Click here to view examples of the 2005 marketing creative.

It's Not a Football Game.  It's Wildcat Gameday!

Click here to view NU's 2004 Sports Illustrated ad.

Paint the Town Purple!

Click here to view examples of the NU marketing for the 2003 season.


While the Bears Are Away...

The 'Cats will play!  Click here to view examples of the NU marketing for the 2002 season.