Northwestern upsets rival Illinois 29-10

The conditions Saturday at Memorial Stadium were a depressing combination of rain, wind and flop sweat. The home crowd was leaving wet and unhappy after witnessing rival Northwestern upset the bowl-bound Illini 29-10.

Northwestern beats Norfolk State 70-59

Ryan Young had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Pete Nance added 17 points and Northwestern overcame a slow offensive start for a 70-59 victory over Norfolk State on Friday night.

Northwestern aims to stymie No. 11 Minnesota

Northwestern bottomed out this season, the first team to go from playing in the Big Ten championship game since its inception to 2011 to finishing last in its division the following season.

Radford stuns Northwestern 67-56

Carlik Jones scored 20 points, Travis Fields, Jr. added 15 and Radford used a 17-0 first-half run to stun Northwestern and then defeat the cold-shooting Wildcats 67-56 on Tuesday night.

Hull scores 4 TDs, Northwestern routs UMass 45-6

Evan Hull had four rushing touchdowns, Chris Bergin added an 85-yard touchdown return on a blocked field goal, and Northwestern snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 45-6 victory over UMass on Saturday.

Merrimack stuns Northwestern 71-61

Devin Jensen had 23 points and Juvaris Hayes had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, lifting Merrimack to a stunning 71-61 victory over Northwestern on Friday night in just its second game as a Division I team.

No. 20 Iowa blanks Northwestern 20-0

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley had 179 yards passing with a touchdown and the defense allowed just 202 yards of total offense, lifting the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes to a 20-0 shutout of Northwestern on Saturday.   

Northwestern looks to bounce back from 2 losing seasons

Northwestern looked like it was ready to go on quite a roll. The Wildcats shed the albatross hanging over the school that hosted the inaugural Final Four by reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2017.