Northwestern asked the full National Labor Relations Board on Thursday to overturn the decision by the regional director of the Chicago office, which catgeorizes the universities football players as employees and allows them to unionize. The university contends that the regional director overlooked evidence the university presented that indicates that its football players are primarily
Northwestern announced Monday it will install a new video board at Ryan Field, nearly triple the size of the current one, in advance of the 2014 college football season. Additionally the university will install two LED ribbon boards overlooking both end zones. “This is an exciting announcement for members of the Northwestern Football family and
Northwestern and DePaul have agreed to a five-year series in men’s basketball that will begin during the 2015-16 season. Northwestern is set to host two of the game and DePaul three. “As a Chicago native, I think it’s terrific for basketball in the area to have Northwestern and DePaul play one another,” Northwestern coach Chris
Tim Beckman is still disappointed about a Sports Illustrated story from a couple of months back in which the Illinois coach was quoted as saying improvement in the 2014 season could come in the form of “five or six wins.”
One of the West Coast Conference’s top freshmen last season is eying Northwestern as a possible transfer destination. Gabe Levin, a 6-7 forward who averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last year as a freshman with Loyola Marymount, is scheduled to visit the Wildcats on June 8, a source told the Sun-Times. Levin,
ESPN poured its nerd power into a 1-128 ranking of all the FBS teams in 2014. Supposedly, this poll is less about eyeball tests and more about statistical trends, advanced metrics and other hooey.
Well, it’s official: The Big Ten will hold its 20th men’s basketball tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. in 2017. And it’s not just some gimmick: With the nearby University of Maryland and Rutgers University now in the conference mix, big events like the hoops tourney will be staged out East more often
If Northwestern quarterback-turned-wide receiver Kain Colter is selected late in the draft — or not at all — it won’t be because of his push to unionize Northwestern’s football team, ESPN analyst Bill Polian said Monday. “I don’t know that it would affect it too terribly,” said Polian, a former six-time NFL Executive of the
Illinois at Miami (Fla.)? As college basketball matchups go, we suppose there could be worse. Georgia Tech at Northwestern? Whatever. We’ll take it. The 2014 ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate was announced Thursday. Not surprisingly, neither the Illini nor the Wildcats will be involved in one of the even’t marquee games.
Apparently, SportingNews.com didn’t get the memo about the improvement that has taken place in the Illinois football program since Tim Beckman took over as coach prior to the 2012 season.