EXTRA-- Northwestern will appear in the 2023 Las Vegas Bowl on December 23. The Wildcats will face Utah.
Much more to come...
NU Bowl Announcement
NU's Long Association with Black
NU Hangs On to Beat Illinois
and Illinois combined to produce the highest-scoring game in the
history of the series, which dates back to 1892. The 'Cats hung 45
points on the Illini, abusing the team down south through a passing
attack for which Illinois had no answer. Illinois, down by eight in the
last minute of the game, tore apart the NU defense and scored, only to
have the tying two-point conversion play descend into chaos and an
With the win, NU finishes fifth in the Big Ten, with a winning record
in the conference, a far cry from preseason expectations. The season
has been a total triumph for the players and for Coach Braun.
Bowl projections have been updated...
Ryan Field Demolition Might Be Delayed
As NU Gets State Approval
days after the Evanston City Council narrowly approved the Ryan Field
rebuild project, we learned that Ryan Field's historic status might
require state authorization for its demolition-- and that authorization
might take months to get.
NU must apply to the state for a review of its plan to demolish a
structure that is "eligible" for historic status, even though the
stadium is not on the state's-- or any other governing body's-- list of
historic sites. Even though the university has been preparing for Ryan
Field's rebuild for a couple of years now, the city's planning office
claimed that "Both NU and the city’s community development staff found
out about this state requirement sometime in October." If that is true,
it represents a breathtaking lack of planning and research by the
university and its legal and development staff.
The full article that reveals the issue, from the Evanston Round Table, can be found here...
The final moments of the purple banners waving high at Ryan Field
NU Attendance Dives in '23
Wildcat Preview and Prediction
The Lowes Line: Purdue
DAVID BRAUN NAMED
PERMANENT HEAD COACH
made the obvious official Wednesday afternoon, announcing that it had
elevated Coach David Braun from Interim to full Head Coach of the NU
"...It will always be my school, our school."
--Gary Barnett, as quoted by Teddy Greenstein