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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
New Vikings DE Ifeadi Odenigbo was so stressed from waiting to see where he'd be drafted, he drove from Evanston to Chicago to find somewhere to eat. The call from the Vikings came when Odenigbo was in the restaurant. "What would a Viking order?" Odenigbo said while talking to reporters from the restaurant. "I'm going to order a steak. That's what men do."
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
The Colts wrapped up their draft – barring a trade – by selecting Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker with 161st overall selection. The selection of Walker means the Colts used six of their eight draft picks on defensive players, which was the goal coming into the weekend. Walker had 7.5 sacks and four interceptions in his career at Northwestern.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
A few details on Pat Fitzgerald's new contract at Northwestern. It runs through the 2026 season. Fitzgerald's assistant coach salary pool will remain competitive in the Big Ten, according to a source. That's significant given the higher cost-of-living in the Chicago area compared to most Big Ten markets.
Northwestern has given contract extensions to football coach Pat Fitzgerald and men's basketball coach Chris Collins.
The Wildcats have enjoyed a very impressive March and April on the trail led by in-state guard Wyatt Blake, upside defensive end Devin O'Rourke and tight ends Charlie Mangieri and Brian Kaiser.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Northwestern has the No. 15 ranked recruiting class in 2018, which is the highest ranking for the Wildcats at this stage in the process since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. Northwestern doesn't have any ESPN 300 commitments, but with 13 total commitments, the staff has gotten off to an outstanding start.
SEC? Nuh-uh. ACC? Not quite. Big 12 and Pac-12? Um, no. From the elite at the top and all the way down, the Big Ten has the best collection of coaches.
All four of the conference's teams that were in the playoff mix -- Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin -- return their starting QBs.
Keith Watkins II returns from injury to essentially give the Wildcats five returning starters in their secondary. D-lineman Earnest Brown headlines the team's 2017 recruiting class.
One of the most frustrating things in football can be a botched snap, but a decades-old technique is suddenly gaining popularity and changing how the ball gets from the center to the quarterback.
Northwestern, which had two games scheduled for Friday nights in 2017, had both games moved to Saturdays in an updated schedule released by the Big Ten.
The continued development of Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson would mean avoiding sacks and making more plays with his feet.
Spring football is a time for hope and the thought that anything is possible, right? Um, no. Here's why your team will be disappointed in the fall.
Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan State, Northwestern and Minnesota might not be preseason favorites, but there are reasons why each could be Big Ten champ.
A St. Patrick's Day celebration of five of the Big Ten's most memorable victories against Notre Dame.
The departures of key players creates opportunities for the next in line; look for receivers at Nebraska and Northwestern to break out in 2017.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Jimbo Fisher is concerned about the forced 10-day layoff in spring practice because of Florida State spring break, so I asked a player who has been through it three times. Northwestern senior Brad North called the break in camp "beneficial." Players get to relax, recuperate and refocus. "People get burned out," North said. On his spring break later this month, North will visit Texas and Mexico.