Hunter Bates

Northwestern Wildcats #7 - Safety

  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 180

Northwestern will be fun again

We don't yet know whether 2012 was a breakthrough, a peak, or neither for Northwestern. But we do know that the Wildcats were fun to watch and should be again in 2013.

CB Nick VanHoose out for NU vs. Michigan State

Northwestern's top cornerback will once again sit out, as Nick VanHoose is officially out for the Wildcats against Michigan State.

Previewing Northwestern


The Wildcats are led by QB slash WR Kain Colter, who doesn't have to shoulder all of the offense now that Venric Mark has emerged at running back.

Northwestern Wildcats 22, Boston College Eagles 13 Postgame Thread


This game was the anti-Syracuse: the defense played well, and the offense moved the ball effortlessly over most of the field while struggling in the red zone. Major credit is due to Jeff Budzien...

Labor Day Sips, Featuring Ifeadi Odenigbo, NFL Massacres, and It's

Links, including some dumb awards, depth chart news, and NFL roster cuts.

One Less Day Til Football Season, No. 7: Hunter Bates, Ifeadi Odenigbo

Ifeadi Odenigbo is a stud linebacker recruit while Hunter Bates is a safety who has kicked around the program for four years and is looking to earn playing time as a senior.

One Less Day Til Football Season, No. 9, Jimmy Hall

Jimmy Hall is a safety who could start this season after converting from wide receiver after his freshman campaign.

One Less Day Til Football Season, No. 27, Jared Carpenter and Mike Panico

Jared Carpenter is looking for playing time in Northwestern's weak defensive backfield as a senior.

Previewing the 2012 Northwestern Wildcats


With all-everything Kain Colter back, NW's offense should be ok, and even pretty good if USC transfer Kyle Prater is declared eligible. But it might be all for naught if more playmakers don't...

One Less Day Til Football Season, Post THE LAST ONE: Special Teams


Football season is almost here!

Northwestern has a Depth Chart!!!!!!!111!!


Looking at NU's preseason depth chart.

2011 Sippin' on Purple Awards: Play of the Year


Which is NU's play of the year?