2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
1st in Big Ten - West

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Trailblazing broadcaster Irv Cross, who died Sun. at 81, was in Ara Parseghian's first N'western recruiting class in 1957, played both ways and was NU's 1961 male athlete of the year in football & track. Cross said in his memoir: "Other schools were willing to cheat; one offered me $500 and a 1957 convertible Ford Fairlane. Parseghian said, ‘We can't offer you anything except a first-class education and an opportunity to play in the Big Ten.' I told him, ‘Coach, I'm on my way.'"

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9dAdam Rittenberg

UM-NW game to honor Big Ten's 1st Black player

Michigan and Northwestern will begin playing for the George Jewett Trophy, a new rivalry trophy that honors the first Black player in Big Ten history, who competed for both teams in the 1890s.

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29dHarry Lyles

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in '21

The Big Ten Conference released its revised football schedule for the 2021 season, and it will return its traditional rivalry games -- including Ohio State-Michigan -- to the final week of the regular season.

Northwestern caps season with Citrus Bowl win vs. Auburn (1:03)
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38dAdam Rittenberg

N'western rewards Fitzgerald with 10-year deal

Northwestern has reached agreement with football coach Pat Fitzgerald on a 10-year contract extension that will keep him with the school through the 2030 season.


The Paul Finebaum Show Hour 2: CFP Preview

The mega-cast is set for the Georgia/Cincinnati Bowl game, Paul goes live to the field interjected with guests such as Gene Chizik, with callers interspersed throughout.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards197.996th
Rushing Yards162.865th
Points For24.7Tied-104th
Points Against15.9123rd