July 13, 2024

The Crown Tower
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Crews install an anchor at the north side of the Ryan Field II site [Thorton Image]

A View of Ryan II's New Foundation

As of mid-July, crews have already done a lot of work to create the foundation for the new Ryan Field...

NU Announces Home Sites for '24

The 'Cats will play on the lakefront for their first five home games, and will play OSU and Illinois at Wrigley Field.

Home Site History...

UCF Announces Home-And-Home with NU

Central Florida and NU will stage their first-ever football series in 2028 and 2031. The '31 game appears to conflict with another game...

Wildcat History

The History of Laking the Posts

Northwestern's 2024 season will be its 139th playing football. Now, you can read about NU's very first season and how it all began. The school's first football game was during the 1875-'76 season, making NU the oldest existing football team of any sort in the American Midwest.

Gus Hornsby's Gamble tells the story of Augustus Hornsby, the maverick English army officer who formed the Chicago Foot-Ball Club and taught the game to Northwestern students. Hornsby's story, relayed here for the first time anywhere, is a wild ride: he was a pioneer journalist, an explorer, and eventually a fabulously wealthy real estate tycoon. But his gambling addiction led to financial ruin and a stunning string of crimes that made Hornsby a nationally-hunted fugitive.

My new book provides a new glimpse into life at Northwestern at the school's infancy and describes its first football team in detail. It is a must for any fan of Northwestern and NU history. Click here to learn more about the book. You can order it directly from Amazon.

Other pages updated this week (July 7):

Home Site History


Updated 12/23/23



Next for the Wildcats:

Martin Stadium

2024 Schedule
(M= Martin; W = Wrigley)
Miami (O) - M Aug 31
H Duke - M Sep 7
Eastern Ill. - FCS - M Sep 14
A Washington
Sep 21
H Indiana - M Oct 5
Oct 12
H Wisconsin - M Oct 19
A Iowa
Oct 26
A Purdue
Nov 2
H Ohio State - HC - W Nov 16
A Michigan
Nov 23
H Illinois - W Nov 30
- Bowl Game??
2023 Results
(8-5; 5-4 B1G) 
L Rutgers 7-24
W UTEP 38-7
Duke 14-38
W Minnesota 37-34
L Penn State 13-41
W Howard - FCS; HC 23-20
L Nebraska 9-17
W Maryland 33-27
L Iowa - @ Wrigley 7-10
W Wisconsin 24-10
W Purdue - Ryan Finale 23-15
W Illinois 45-43
W Utah - Las Vegas Bowl

"...It will always be my school, our school."
--Gary Barnett, as quoted by Teddy Greenstein

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