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Dec. 4, 2016

The Empire
State Building
should be lit:


UPDATED: NU is preparing for its game vs. Pitt. Here are some random facts about the series and the bowl...

As many media sources predicted, the Big Ten did get four teams in the NY6, including the expected spot in the playoffs:

  • Fiesta: Ohio State
  • Rose: Penn State
  • Orange: Michigan
  • Cotton: Wisconsin
  • Outback: Iowa
  • Holiday: Minnesota
  • Music City: Nebraska
  • Pinstripe: NORTHWESTERN
  • Foster Farms: Indiana
  • Quick Lane: M'Land

Season Attendance Slightly Higher vs. Year Ago

With NU having played its last home game for 2016, we can now calculate the season average attendance...

Another year with Hat!

Wildcat Preview and Prediction
The Lowes Line: Illinois

Eric Cockerill provides the Line's pick for the 'Cats' home finale...

Wildcat Preview and Prediction
The Lowes Line: Minnesota

The Line's Galloping Grapes posts an alternate view of this week's game...

Wildcat Preview and Prediction
The Lowes Line: Purdue

Charlie Simon is on the Line to pick NU vs. the Boilermakers...

'Cat Nips
Reaction to NU's Hot Streak

'Cat Nips returns to cast its unsteady gaze at the upcoming battle with the Buckeyes...

Brian McGuire Commentary
Evaluating Thorson's Season So Far

Through game five, how is NU's quarterback doing?

Other pages updated this week (Nov. 27)

Attendance Records
Trophy History
Uniforms, 2016

Updated 12/9/15

Updated 11/25/16

Updated 10/28/16


Number of wins
recorded by NU's

all-time winningest coach

Next for the Wildcats:

Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium

Wed., Dec. 28, 1:00 pm CST


2016 Results
(6-6; 5-4 B1G)
L  Western Mich. 21-22
L  I-AA Ill. State



W  Michigan St. 54-40

Indiana - HC 24-14
L  Ohio State 20-24

Wisconsin* 7-21
W  Purdue* 45-17

Minnesota* 12-29

Illinois* 42-21

Pitt (Pinstripe)
Dec 28
2015 Results
(10-3; 6-2 B1G)
W  Stanford
W  I-AA E. Illinois 41-0

Duke 19-10

Ball State 24-19

Minnesota* 27-0

Michigan 0-38

Iowa* - HC

Nebraska* 30-28

Penn State

Purdue* 21-14

Wisconsin* 13-7

Illinois* 24-14

Tenn. (Outback)

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

"You've got a bunch of days to be students,
why not party like a rock star on Saturdays in the fall?"

--Coach Fitzgerald, as quoted in the Daily

Video courtesy of Sunburnt: the 'Cats, NUMB, and the rest of the student body
jam to Go U, with a special guest on cymbals!

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