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Word association with NU's Pat Fitzgerald

September 26, 2012|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Sure, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows the ins and outs of football, but RedEye wanted to him to play a different type of game: word association. We asked Fitzgerald what word comes to mind for each Big Ten program. No surprise—he schooled some of the teams.

>> Illinois: Rival

>> Indiana: Respect

>> Iowa: Rival

>> Michigan: Big House

>> Michigan State: Toughness

>> Minnesota: Toughness

>> Nebraska: Tradition

>> Northwestern: Rising

>> Ohio State: Huge school

>> Purdue: Basketball on grass

>> Penn State: Tradition

>> Wisconsin: Party

tswartz@tribune.com | @tracyswartz


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