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Wisconsin heads into Big Ten play

Andersen names Stave No. 2 quarterback

Wisconsin football visits Northwestern Saturday at 2:30 p.m. It's the Badgers' first Big Ten game of the season as they try to win their fourth game in a row. 

Michigan routs Northwestern 74-51

Wildcats have lost last six against Michigan

Though his numbers did not speak volumes, Michigan forward Jordan Morgan tied a season-high eight points and eight rebounds for an unlikely spark to lead the Wolverines to a 74-51 Big Ten win over Northwestern on Sunday.

Northwestern cruises past Syracuse

Wildcats score on six of first seven possessions

Kain Colter bounced back from a concussion in the opening game with one touchdown pass and a scoring run and Trevor Siemian threw for three TDs as No. 19 Northwestern cruised to a 48-27 victory over Syracuse on Saturday night.

No. 22 Northwestern beats California

Ellis returns two INTs for TDs in second half

Colin Ellis returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the second half, helping No. 22 Northwestern beat Cal 44-30 on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium and ruining the debut of Sonny Dykes as the Bears' head coach.

Purdue routs Northwestern 74-43

Wildcats again shoot under 30 percent

Terone Johnson hit a career-high four 3-pointers and scored 22 points as the host Boilermakers avenged a loss to the Wildcats earlier this month and snapped a three-game losing streak.

Badgers post big win at Northwestern

Wisconsin cruises to 28-12 halftime lead

Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 12 points to lead the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team to a convincing 69-41 win against Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois Wednesday night.

Illinois routs Northwestern 62-41

Illinois wins fourth straight

Illinois 62, Northwestern 41: D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds as the visiting Illini cruised past the Wildcats for their fourth straight Big Ten win.

Thomas scores 22, Ohio State escapes upset, 69-59

Ohio State tied for third in Big Ten with Wisconsin

Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and No. 13 Ohio State used a late 12-0 run to beat Northwestern 69-59 Thursday night, the Buckeyes' 32nd consecutive home win against the Wildcats.

Iowa tops Northwestern 71-57

Hawkeyes stop two-game slide

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa coach Fran McCaffery told Devyn Marble to play with reckless abandon against Northwestern on Saturday. The junior guard listened and responded.

Northwestern beats Purdue 75-60

Hearn scores career-high 26 points

Northwestern 75, Purdue 60: Reggie Hearn made his first nine shots and scored a career-high 26 points as the host Wildcats led wire-to-wire against the Boilermakers.

Butler downs Northwestern 74-65

Wildcats shoot just 32.7 percent at home

Butler 74, Northwestern 65: Andrew Smith scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Bulldogs past the Wildcats.

Butler downs Northwestern 74-65

Wildcats shoot just 32.7 percent at home

Butler 74, Northwestern 65: Andrew Smith scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Bulldogs past the Wildcats.

Maryland runs away from Northwestern 77-57

Big Ten goes 4-2 in first six games of Challenge

Dez Wells set a career high with 23 points as Maryland blew out Northwestern in the second half en route to a 77-57 win on Tuesday night.

Maryland runs away from Northwestern 77-57

Big Ten goes 4-2 in first six games of Challenge

Dez Wells set a career high with 23 points as Maryland blew out Northwestern in the second half en route to a 77-57 win on Tuesday night.

Northwestern routs Illinois 50-14

Wildcats appear headed for New Year's Day bowl game

Northwestern 50, Illinois 14: Kain Colter threw a career-high three touchdown passes and ran for another as the host Wildcats regained possession of the Land of Lincoln Trophy.Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards - his eighth 100-yard game of the season - and a touchdown as the Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) finished the regular season with two straight victories and appear headed for a New Year's Day bowl game. Colter, who had only five touchdown passes entering the game, was 9-of-11 for 102 yards and also ran for 88.Donovonn Young ran for 74 yards and a score for the Fighting Illini (2-10, 0-8), who finished the season on a nine-game losing streak and extended their conference slide to 14 contests. Starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was 9-of-14 for 91 yards and an interception while backup Ryan O'Toole had a touchdown run.Illinois hardly resembled the worst team in the Big Ten when it took the opening kickoff and went 78 yards on 11 plays, capped by Young's 15-yard touchdown run. Northwestern went ahead for good 10-7 in the first quarter when Colter's 2-yard scoring run came two plays after C.J. Bryant forced Justin Green to fumble on a kickoff return at the Illini 19.Colter left briefly with 29 seconds left in the first quarter with a leg injury and was replaced by Trevor Siemian, who was intercepted by Terry Hawthorne on the next play. The Wildcats regained possession on the ensuing play when David Nwabuisi picked off Scheelhaase, and two plays later, Colter connected with Tony Jones for a 9-yard touchdown.After O'Toole's 12-yard run brought Illinois to within 17-14, Northwestern answered with an 11-play, 79-yard drive and Mark's 3-yard scoring run with 6:13 left in the second quarter en route to a 27-14 halftime lead. Colter added touchdown passes to Tyris Jones (15 yards) and Paul Jorgensen (24) in the third quarter.GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern entered the game with a plus-11 turnover margin, second-best in the Big Ten, while Illinois was a conference-worst minus-10. The Illini had four turnovers Saturday compared to two for the Wildcats. ... Mark entered the game as the fifth-leading rusher in the Big Ten at 105.0 yards per game. ... Illinois leads the series 54-47-5, although the teams have split four meetings since the Land of Lincoln Trophy was created in 2009.

Northwestern routs Illinois 50-14

Wildcats appear headed for New Year's Day bowl game

Northwestern 50, Illinois 14: Kain Colter threw a career-high three touchdown passes and ran for another as the host Wildcats regained possession of the Land of Lincoln Trophy.Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards - his eighth 100-yard game of the season - and a touchdown as the Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) finished the regular season with two straight victories and appear headed for a New Year's Day bowl game. Colter, who had only five touchdown passes entering the game, was 9-of-11 for 102 yards and also ran for 88.Donovonn Young ran for 74 yards and a score for the Fighting Illini (2-10, 0-8), who finished the season on a nine-game losing streak and extended their conference slide to 14 contests. Starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was 9-of-14 for 91 yards and an interception while backup Ryan O'Toole had a touchdown run.Illinois hardly resembled the worst team in the Big Ten when it took the opening kickoff and went 78 yards on 11 plays, capped by Young's 15-yard touchdown run. Northwestern went ahead for good 10-7 in the first quarter when Colter's 2-yard scoring run came two plays after C.J. Bryant forced Justin Green to fumble on a kickoff return at the Illini 19.Colter left briefly with 29 seconds left in the first quarter with a leg injury and was replaced by Trevor Siemian, who was intercepted by Terry Hawthorne on the next play. The Wildcats regained possession on the ensuing play when David Nwabuisi picked off Scheelhaase, and two plays later, Colter connected with Tony Jones for a 9-yard touchdown.After O'Toole's 12-yard run brought Illinois to within 17-14, Northwestern answered with an 11-play, 79-yard drive and Mark's 3-yard scoring run with 6:13 left in the second quarter en route to a 27-14 halftime lead. Colter added touchdown passes to Tyris Jones (15 yards) and Paul Jorgensen (24) in the third quarter.GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern entered the game with a plus-11 turnover margin, second-best in the Big Ten, while Illinois was a conference-worst minus-10. The Illini had four turnovers Saturday compared to two for the Wildcats. ... Mark entered the game as the fifth-leading rusher in the Big Ten at 105.0 yards per game. ... Illinois leads the series 54-47-5, although the teams have split four meetings since the Land of Lincoln Trophy was created in 2009.

Northwestern finally finds way to beat Michigan State

Wildcats had lost previous four meetings

Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20: David Nwabuisi returned an interception for a touchdown and Jeff Budzien kicked a go-ahead field goal midway through the fourth quarter as the visiting Wildcats ended a four-game losing streak to the Spartans.