Book Featuring NU Football History
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You can still order a copy of Northwestern Wildcat Football from (click here to view the page).

Northwestern Wildcat Football is a 128-page paperback book detailing the history of the 'Cats from the beginning of the team through the start of Randy Walker's final season, released by Arcadia Publishing in August 2005.  Arcadia is the leading publisher of local history in the United States.

All net proceeds I receive from the sale of the book are donated to the NU Athletic Department, the Northwestern Gridiron Network, and the University Archives.

Their program was once regarded as a powerhouse, but 25 years ago the Northwestern University football team set records for futility.  Defying nearly all expectations, the Wildcats experienced a rebirth in 1995 and have been surprising the college football world since.

Northwestern Wildcat Football describes in detail the team's first games in the 19th century, the Wildcats' title runs in the 1930s, the career of NU legend Otto Graham, the 1949 Rose Bowl championship, the era of Ara Parseghian, the woes of the '70s and '80s, and Northwestern's return to prominence in the past decade.  It features over 100 photographs, including many from the University Archives and the Athletic Department, and even some sent in by readers.

From their beginnings as one of the earliest college teams in the Midwest to the recent series of Big Ten championships, the Northwestern Wildcats have clawed their way to claim eight conference titles, 36 All-Americans, and victory in some of the most thrilling games ever played.  For fans everywhere, the Wildcats are proof that a university can pursue athletic success while never compromising academic excellence.