Record: 5 - 7

Last Game

Final - 11.30.2013 1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern Wildcats 10 10 3 14 37
Illinois Fighting Illini 0 17 10 7 34

Meyer: What would unions do for this great sport?

Ohio State's head coach echoed the sentiments of Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald during a week which saw a law that clarifies that college athletes aren't employees pass the Ohio State House.

Do Collegiate Athletes Deserve To Unionize

Kain Colter opened the door for a wide-spread discussion on the value of collegiate athletics, and whether athletes deserve to be paid larger benefits for their services.

Spring Fling: Five Position Battles

OTE writers were asked about some position battles they found interesting. Here's what they came up with.

What if Northwestern players refuse the union?

One frequently overlooked detail: Northwestern players aren't in a union yet. They're just allowed to choose whether to join one.

How the union can work *for* Northwestern

Northwestern could fight the player union movement all the way to the end. Or it could negotiate a handful of concessions to players and then reap the benefits.

Would You Play Football for $3.47/hr?

Low income football athletes at Northwestern only net $3.47/hr from playing football.

What do OSU players think of NW's union efforts?

A few Buckeyes, both current and recent grads, have talked about recent news events at Northwestern and the concept of unionization in college football in general. Let's see what they've said.

Why I'm Not Celebrating the NLRB Ruling

The ruling for Northwestern students might not survive appeal. But if it does, the fallout could be a lot more chaotic and disappointing than you think


Yesterday the NLRB ruled that Northwestern players could unionize. Then all the shouting started.

Gene Smith: O'Bannon, NW could've been avoided

Gene Smith spoke to CBS Sports before today's landmark ruling in Northwestern's regional NLRB hearings came to pass. See his thoughts on the O'Bannon case, Kain Colter and co., and more.



Northwestern will win the Big Ten Tournament

Northwestern can only make its first NCAA Tournament in 2014 in one way: by winning the Big Ten Tournament. Here's why I think it's not only possible, but probable that Chris Collins' bunch punches their dance ticket.

2013 Schedule

Regular Season

@ California Golden Bears Saturday, August 31 2013 win 44-30 coverage
Syracuse Orange Saturday, September 07 2013 win 48-27 coverage
Western Michigan Broncos Saturday, September 14 2013 win 38-17 coverage
Maine Black Bears Saturday, September 21 2013 win 35-21 coverage
Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday, October 05 2013 loss 30-40 coverage
@ Wisconsin Badgers Saturday, October 12 2013 loss 6-35 coverage
Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday, October 19 2013 loss 17-20 coverage
@ Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday, October 26 2013 loss 10-17 coverage
@ Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday, November 02 2013 loss 24-27 coverage
Michigan Wolverines Saturday, November 16 2013 loss 19-27 coverage
Michigan State Spartans Saturday, November 23 2013 loss 6-30 coverage
@ Illinois Fighting Illini Saturday, November 30 2013 win 37-34 coverage

Northwestern Wildcats Roster

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