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September 26, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Move over, Bears. There's an undefeated football team in the Chicago area that's beating expectations - and it doesn't play at Soldier Field. The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-0 heading into this week's game in Evanston against Indiana in the opening weekend of Big Ten play. The Wildcats aren't just seeing success on the field, either. Since branding itself as "Chicago's Big Ten Team" two years ago with billboards around town, Northwestern has seen its season-ticket base for football jump 80 percent, senior associate athletic director Mike Polisky said.
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April 8, 2014 | By Evan F. Moore and For RedEye
Pat Fitzgerald is the face of modern Northwestern football. He's the embodiment of the recent success the program has had. After all, the school will tell you it is Chicago's Big Ten team. Not only is Fitzgerald a former player coaching at his alma mater, he represents hope for a program with a well-documented history of futility. That makes him a company guy. Last week, Fitzgerald broke his silence when he made his stance known regarding the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that allows football players to unionize.
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November 10, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Where do you start? Do you start with the accused, Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State, who's been charged with abusing children as those at the university where he was employed did nothing? Do you start with the alleged victims, boys as young as 8 years old, who will be scarred for as long as they live, longer even than football coach Joe Paterno's storied career? Do you start with the coach himself, a man so revered they call him "Pa," who didn't do enough to stop it?
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February 27, 2013 | Stephen Markley
We seem to be on an entertainment streak this week, so this seemed as good a time as any to collect my thoughts on the bygone NBC cult hit “Friday Night Lights.” I'm terrified to report that throughout my viewing of all five seasons, I felt unusual things. I'm told these things were called “emotions.” Along with most Americans, I did not watch the high school football drama while it was on the air. Despite critical praise and ardent fan support, the show never found much of a following.
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January 2, 2013 | By Ben Johnson and For RedEye
What was the Lovie Smith era in Chicago? If you take the Bears' average record under Smith, you get nine years of 9-7 teams with a one-in-three chance of making the playoffs and an average playoff exit in the second round after winning the wild card game. Good morning, Chicago, it's mid-August, and your football team is about to go 9-7 with a one-in-three chance of making the playoffs. If they make the playoffs, they'll probably lose in the second round. Are you in? Keep in mind you don't have a choice.
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April 8, 2014 | By Evan F. Moore and For RedEye
Pat Fitzgerald is the face of modern Northwestern football. He's the embodiment of the recent success the program has had. After all, the school will tell you it is Chicago's Big Ten team. Not only is Fitzgerald a former player coaching at his alma mater, he represents hope for a program with a well-documented history of futility. That makes him a company guy. Last week, Fitzgerald broke his silence when he made his stance known regarding the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that allows football players to unionize.
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July 23, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, For RedEye
Let's make one thing clear for those of you who apparently have completely misinterpreted everything Penn State-related over the past week--the NCAA isn't punishing the innocent by levying severe sanctions against Penn State, rather they're punishing the university culture that allowed the innocent to be stripped of their innocence in the first place. The facts are there. Multiple people looked the other way while an assistant football coach sexually abused a number of children, continually allowing him to attend university functions and use university...
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February 27, 2013 | Stephen Markley
We seem to be on an entertainment streak this week, so this seemed as good a time as any to collect my thoughts on the bygone NBC cult hit “Friday Night Lights.” I'm terrified to report that throughout my viewing of all five seasons, I felt unusual things. I'm told these things were called “emotions.” Along with most Americans, I did not watch the high school football drama while it was on the air. Despite critical praise and ardent fan support, the show never found much of a following.
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November 15, 2011 | Jessica Cantarelli, RedEye
In a Monday phone interview with NBC's Bob Costas, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky denied claims that he's a pedophile . Though Sandusky was staunch in his innocence,  the interview left some viewers skeptical, to say the least. Here are some reactions circulating the web today:    "At the very least, he confirmed to viewers that he exhibits inappropriate behavior around young boys. In hearing the way he spoke and sounded, I was left with a creepy feeling about him and I'm sure I'm not alone," Mark Paul, Yahoo News   "Jerry Sandusky's...
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January 4, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Northwestern University has already raised $55 million, more than a quarter of its $220 million goal, to build a brand new athletic complex on the north end of its main Evanston campus. University President Morton Schapiro and Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips made the fundraising announcement Sunday, two days before Northwestern's football team beat Mississippi in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The win was the university's first bowl victory in 64 years.
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January 2, 2013 | By Ben Johnson and For RedEye
What was the Lovie Smith era in Chicago? If you take the Bears' average record under Smith, you get nine years of 9-7 teams with a one-in-three chance of making the playoffs and an average playoff exit in the second round after winning the wild card game. Good morning, Chicago, it's mid-August, and your football team is about to go 9-7 with a one-in-three chance of making the playoffs. If they make the playoffs, they'll probably lose in the second round. Are you in? Keep in mind you don't have a choice.
SPORTS
September 26, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Move over, Bears. There's an undefeated football team in the Chicago area that's beating expectations - and it doesn't play at Soldier Field. The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-0 heading into this week's game in Evanston against Indiana in the opening weekend of Big Ten play. The Wildcats aren't just seeing success on the field, either. Since branding itself as "Chicago's Big Ten Team" two years ago with billboards around town, Northwestern has seen its season-ticket base for football jump 80 percent, senior associate athletic director Mike Polisky said.
SPORTS
July 23, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, For RedEye
Let's make one thing clear for those of you who apparently have completely misinterpreted everything Penn State-related over the past week--the NCAA isn't punishing the innocent by levying severe sanctions against Penn State, rather they're punishing the university culture that allowed the innocent to be stripped of their innocence in the first place. The facts are there. Multiple people looked the other way while an assistant football coach sexually abused a number of children, continually allowing him to attend university functions and use...
NEWS
November 10, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Where do you start? Do you start with the accused, Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State, who's been charged with abusing children as those at the university where he was employed did nothing? Do you start with the alleged victims, boys as young as 8 years old, who will be scarred for as long as they live, longer even than football coach Joe Paterno's storied career? Do you start with the coach himself, a man so revered they call him "Pa," who didn't do enough to stop it?
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November 9, 2011 | By Julie DiCaro and For RedEye
If Chicagoans weren't already sickened by the allegations in the Penn State child abuse scandal, they will be after they hear Mike Ditka's defense of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. "I think it's very unfair, but that's the media," Ditka said in an interview with Action News in Philadelphia. "He did what he was supposed to do and unfortunately, great people get dragged down when stupid people do bad things. " Alas, it looks as if Joe Paterno, who was fired by university trustees Wednesday, did some bad things himself.
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November 18, 2011 | By Ashok Selvam RedEye blogger
The text arrived Thursday night, instantly sinking my heart. A Syracuse University sex scandal involving an assistant basketball coach? Really? Did karma arrive to kick me in the gut? I had just finished another self-righteous stint on my soapbox, vilifying Penn State and the horrendous crimes of which former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been accused. I bristled when thinking about a potential cover-up and possible lies. I was furious. Now, as a Syracuse graduate, I was left to fend off allegations in my own backyard.
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