Are the Northwestern Wildcats Here to Stay?

Posted by Oliver VanDervoort on August-10-2009 Add Comments

Few teams have been as historically bad as Northwestern.  However, over the last two decades, the Wildcats have made a concerted effort to improve their stature not only in one of the most respected football conferences, but in the national outlook as well.

In 1994, NU went just 3-7-1, their 23rd straight losing season dating all the way back to 1972.  In 1995, the Wildcats shocked the football world by going 10-2, and followed that up with an impressive 9-3 campaign in 1996 before returning to their losing ways in the 1997-1999 seasons.

Since then, the Wildcats have alternated back and forth between conference championship contenders and conference cellar dwellers.

The last two years, the program has taken...

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