Northwestern Rumors & News

  • Northwestern's Anthony Walker Jr. declares for NFL draft

    Chicago Tribune "Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. announced Friday night on social media that he would forego his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Walker could have returned for a fifth season with the Wildcats. "My four years at Northwestern University have been a wonderful..." December 31

  • Jackson rushes Northwestern to win at Pinstripe Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Justin Jackson didn't realize he was closing in on the record for most yards rushing in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Nor did he care. Northwestern's junior running back ran for 224 yards, three shy of the record, leading the Wildcats to a 31-24 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers..." December 28

  • Northwestern stops Illinois to become bowl eligible

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson rushed for three touchdowns and 173 yards as Northwestern became bowl eligible with a 42-21 victory over Illinois Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Jackson, the first Wildcat to have three straight 1,000-yard seasons, scored on runs of 3 and 54 yards as..." November 26

  • Leidner leads Minnesota past Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Mitch Leidner passed for one fourth quarter touchdown and ran for another as Minnesota pulled away late and claimed a 29-12 Big Ten victory over Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Leading 15-6 in the final period, the Golden Gophers quarterback tossed a 9-yard touchdown strike to..." November 19

  • Northwestern rolls past Purdue in second half

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern scored 31 second-half points and ran past Purdue 45-17 on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Quarterback Clayton Thorson completed 23 of 36 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Justin Jackson rushed for 127 yards and two scores and..." November 12

  • No. 8 Wisconsin starts slow, finishes off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 8 Wisconsin bent but didn't break defensively, dominated time of possession and scored what it needed in a 21-7 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The Badgers (7-2, 4-2 in the Big Ten West) won their third straight game, while the Wildcats (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten West)..." November 05

  • No. 6 Ohio State avoids upset against Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Just when it looked like sixth-ranked Ohio State might be in danger of a second straight loss, the Buckeyes' offense and defense came through with the game -- and possibly the season -- teetering on the brink of doom. Curtis Samuel scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run with 9:43..." October 29

  • Thorson throws 3 TDs to lead Northwestern over Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to a 24-14 victory over Indiana on Saturday in Big Ten play at Evanston, Ill. Senior receiver Austin Carr caught seven passes for 125 receptions and one touchdown for the Wildcats (4-3, 3-1..." October 22

  • Jackson leads Northwestern past Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson rushed for a career-high 188 yards and two touchdowns and Clayton Thorson threw three touchdown passes as Northwestern topped struggling Michigan State 54-40 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium at East Lansing, Mich. Thorson completed 27 of 35 passes for 281 yards for the Wildcats..." October 15

  • Northwestern surprises Iowa, 38-31

    The Sports Xchange "The Iowa Hawkeyes were stunned on Homecoming Saturday, falling 38-31 to the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. It was the Wildcats’ first victory over Iowa since 2012 and first win over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City since 2009. Northwestern (2-3, 1-1) jumped out to a 17-7 lead it..." October 01