|According to NU, in what year was a
Northwestern football game first televised?
B or C. Officially, the first game was 1951. NU games might
been televised as early as 1931, with other stations claiming 1947 and
WGN began televising NU in 1948.
|What is NU's record for most points scored by the 'Cats
in a single quarter?
|B., 34, set in the second quarter of the 1991 Wake Forest
NU won, 41 to 14.
|What NU coach came up with the Wildcat nickname for
Hint #1: he also coached at this other school. Hint #2: he
the (now little known) Z Formation and even wrote a book about it,
called The Z Formation: Its Theory and Application.
A. Charles Bachman
B. Francis Peay
C. Lou Saban
D. Pappy Waldorf
|A. Charles Bachman (at Kansas State)
|Who was the first Wildcat to score 200 points
during his career at NU?
A. Darnell Autry
B. Greg Boykin
C. Ron Burton
D. John Duvic
|D. John Duvic
was Willie the Wildcat the last time NU beat OSU? Hint #1: he was
walkon on NU's football and basketball teams. Hint #2: He's from
Illinois and co-owns the restaurant chain Jocks and Jills Sports Grill.
#3: he currently works as an NBA sideline reporter for a major cable
that is not ESPN.
continue the Wildcats in Hollywood theme.....
In spring 1996 NU star Darnell Autry flew to Italy to act in a film.
trip touched off a landmark legal decision against the NCAA, which had
to prevent Autry's journey. What was the film?
A. The Godfather Four (scrapped after two weeks of filming)
B. Fox Force Five
C. The Eighteenth Angel
D. The Ninth Gate
The Eighteenth Angel
question about NU standout Reb Russell:
After playing for the Wildcats and helping NU to two titles, Russell
went on to even greater success as:
A. A senator from South Carolina
B. A movie cowboy
C. The first NU alum to play four pro sports (hockey, boxing, baseball,
D. The author of Civil War romance novels
A movie cowboy
am I? I enrolled at the University of Nebraska where, as a
quarterback, I received All Conference honors. I transfered to
from Nebraska, but had to sit out a year. After my gridiron
I lit up the field, carrying the Wildcats to two Big Ten championships
a row. Notre Dame's coach called me "the greatest plunging
I ever saw." I am:
A. Matt Hartl
B. Levelle Brown
C. Henry Mellin
D. Reb Russell
|D. Reb Russell (the Notre Dame coach was Knute Rockne)
are the most points scored by NU in a losing effort?
points by NU in 1973 against Minnesota, which scored 52. For
over two decades, this was the Big Ten record as well. [since this question was asked, NU lost to TCU in 2004, 45 to 48]
which team has Northwestern achieved the greatest number of victories
(a total of 40) [as of Sept. 2002]?
previous question dealt with NU football being featured at the St.
World's Fair in 1903. How many World's Fairs have featured a
hosted Illinois at Sheppard Field as an event in conjunction with the
Colombian Exhibition. The Wildcats shifted three of their home
to Soldier Field in 1933 for the Century of Progress
|In 1903, NU played Washington as a featured part of what
A. The World's Fair
B. The Opening of the Panama Canal
C. U.S. Olympic Tryouts
D. Teddy Roosevelt's first "Western" visit as president
|A. The World's Fair
|Which is the only Big Ten team ever to win three Rose
Bowl games in a seven season stretch?
|Wisconsin (1994, 1999, 2000)
|As a player at Miami of Ohio, Randy Walker was MVP of his
team in 1975. That
team's captain is currently the head coach of another program.
is that team captain?
|Florida head coach Ron Zook
in Northwestern's history the Wildcats have played 13 or more games
during the course of a single calendar year. In what year
did this happen most recently?
|1997 [thanks to Eurocat, who
contributed this question] [this has happened a couple of times since this question was asked.]
a student (not necessarily at NU),
a certain player-- who went on to be an NU coach-- performed a feat
once before ever accomplished: he scored twice in a game, as a
Minnesota, this player stole the ball from the offense and ran 38 yards
a touchdown. Later in the game, he recovered another fumble and
touchdown. Who was this player?
A. Randy Walker
B. Francis Peay
C. Alex Agase
D. Bob Voigts
Alex Agase, playing for Purdue in 1942. [thanks
to indybigten, who contributed this question]
|What team holds the Div. I-A Record for consecutive
B. Southern Methodist
Rice (28 seasons, 1964-91)
game is considered the greatest comeback in NU history?
2000 (NU came back from 21 pts. down to win)
was the most recent season during which NU enjoyed two consecutive
home game sellouts?
team (as of 2002) has NU hosted most often for the Wildcats' Homecoming
many varsity letters (in any sport, not just football) did Wildcat
great Otto Graham win while at NU?
A. None-- NU did not give out varsity letters in the 1940's
E. A record-shattering thirty-one
Eight total, for football, baseball, and basketball.
am from Chicago, and proudly wore
#1 at NU. One of my biggest accomplishments on the field at NU
the school record for most consecutive games catching a touchdown pass
I still hold records for the number of receptions in a season
for touchdown in a game (three), and others, although D'Wayne Bates
several other records away from me. I am:
A. Richard Buchanan
B. Ricky Edwards
C. Jon Harvey
D. Scott Yelvington
Richard Buchanan [thanks to Coach Roy, who
contributed this question]
|What was the last year during which NU
received at least one first-place
vote in a weekly A.P. Poll?
the A.P. Poll began in 1936, during how many years has NU been ranked
for at least one week? (As of June 2002)
A. NU has never been ranked, even for a week.
B. Two seasons.
C. Eight seasons.
D. Twenty-five seasons.
E. NU has been ranked for at least a week during every season
Twenty-five seasons [again, as of 2002]
led the Wildcats in rushing touchdowns last year (2001)?
Ara Parseghian was NU's football coach, he happened to be
in the stands at a Northwestern basketball road game. During the
a fight broke out, and NU's assistant sports information director
actor McLean Stevenson) suffered a black eye and a bloody nose.
enraged, tried to jump into the fray and fight the opposing fans.
players and staff had to physically restrain Ara. What team's
the ruckus that infuriated Ara?
B. Notre Dame
E. Evansville (Indiana)
question about Alex Agase: one thing that Agase and coach
Ara Parseghian had in common was that both coached NU. But on
team did both play?
C. Miami (Ohio)
D. Cleveland Browns
E. Baltimore Colts
|D. Cleveland Browns
NU head coach, as a Marine, earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart on
A. Bob Voigts
B. Lou Saban
C. Ara Parseghian
D. Alex Agase
|D. Alex Agase
| During the 1898 NU team's game against Minnesota on November
12, 1898, the University
of Minnesota implemented college football's first ever--
B. Forward pass (although still illegal)
D. Painted helmets
|C. Cheerleader [thanks to Galloping
Grapes, who contributed this question]
its 1898 team photo, the Northwestern football team posed behind what
A. a dog
B. a wildcat
C. a bear cub
D. an enormous dead moose
E. Francis Willard