Northwestern junior defensive end Xavier Washington has been indefinitely suspended from the football team after he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance early Sunday morning.
Officials allowed Gonzaga to get away with a clear basket interference amidst a late, improbable Northwestern comeback—and when Chris Collins registered his dismay with the blown call, assessed the Wildcats head coach with a technical foul.
After trailing Northwestern for much of the afternoon, Vanderbilt looked as if they were going to do the nation a favor by coming from behind to knock the Wildcats out of their first-ever tournament in the first round. But, alas, it wasn’t to be. Vanderbilt went up by one point with just 17 seconds left—and then…
Some people are fans of the Northwestern Wildcats. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Northwestern Wildcats. This 2017 Deadspin tourney preview is for those in the latter group. This will be the only one. Don’t ask me to do the other 67 asshole teams.
Northwestern knocked off Michigan 67-65, on a Dererk Pardon layup as time expired. Inbounding with 1.7 seconds left, Nathan Taphorn heaved the ball the length of the court, right into Pardon’s hands. The storming of the court afterwards was the most exciting thing to happen in Evanston, Ill. since, well, ever.
The Northwestern women’s basketball team hosted and beat Rutgers tonight, which is all well and good, but guard Ashley Deary still produced the lowlight of the night.
After seeing Northwestern take on the best the Big Ten has to offer, it seems clear that the Wildcats aren’t quite ready for a Final Four run—they do, however, have the ability to knock off a team that is.
Northwestern, a team historically worth little more than a chalk-up victory for Big Ten heavyweights, has proven itself to be worthy of the program’s first NCAA tournament berth, as the Wildcats start the back half of Big Ten play 7-2 against conference opponents, 18-4 overall, and ranked No. 25 in the nation.
For today, a recent memo sent out by the National Labor Relations Board means Twitter users will be treated to the unfiltered thoughts of private school college athletes; for the future, it means those athletes might actually get their just due.
Northwestern was driving late to take the lead on Western Michigan, needing only a field goal to gain the advantage on the scoreboard and having first-and-goal to do it. Then, disaster: Clayton Thorson fumbled just as he reached the end zone and WMU’s Davontae Ginwright recovered. Then things got weird.
Northwestern is sporting its best men’s basketball team in years—maybe ever, given that the Wildcats have never, ever made the NCAA tournament—and Maryland’s fourth-ranked Terrapins are in Evanston tonight looking to darken those bright Chicago skies (heh, heh).
Your team is hosting the #21 Northwestern Wildcats in a crucial late-season game. You’re understandably pumped and there’s snow on the ground. You should throw a snowball! But no Northwestern fans are in range. Should you throw it at the nearby cheerleaders?
Stanford University, a Silicon Valley-sponsored industry suckup named after a racist robber baron, just lost to an unranked Northwestern team starting a freshman at QB. The Cardinal generated 240 whole yards of offense, turned the ball over twice (it could have been worse, as Northwestern dropped several easy picks),…
When Kain Colter called for Northwestern football players to unionize in early 2014, he cited his experiences in my class, “Field Studies in the Modern Workplace,” as the turning point in his thinking on the status of NCAA “student-athletes” (or “workers,” depending on one’s interpretation). The idea to establish a…
At 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, lawyers from Northwestern University and the College Athletes Players Association received the call they’d been waiting for since March of last year. The National Labor Relations Board had decided whether or not football players at Northwestern can form a union. It was the news Kain…
Upset Notre Dame in overtime, on the road? Whatever. Get Chick-fil-A for a postgame spread? "This is the best day ever!" It's good to be a champion.
We told you earlier that Northwestern and Michigan were playing a hilariously bad contest today. Even with some points, the second half topped the atrocious first. More poor special teams, muffed punts and interceptions weaved throughout the half. Northwestern started one drive off an interception at the Michigan 15,…
Last year, Northwestern, donned in jerseys that looked like tattered flags, and Michigan battled to a 9-9 tie through four quarters. They've played only two so far today, but the game has managed to be much worse than last year's snore-fest.
It was another scary reminder of the dangers college football players face on a weekly basis, as Northwestern defensive back Matthew Harris lay motionless on the turf for several minutes following a helmet-to-helmet collision with Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg.