college football

Years ago I had the opportunity to attend the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2010, in Tampa, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium. The Northwestern Wildcats played the Auburn Tigers in the college football bowl game.

The Tigers beat the Wildcats by a score of 38 to 35.  I took many pictures while at the game, but never released them publicly on this site at the time. Below you can find some pictures I took while at the game.

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I was able to attend a college basketball game at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Northwestern University Wildcats played the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Northwestern is playing all home games for the 2017 to 2018 basketball season at Allstate Arena while Welsh-Ryan Arena undergoes a renovation.

Northwestern beat Illinois by a score of 72 to 68 in overtime. Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey came off the bench to score a team high 22 points. Northwestern forward Vic Law scored 16 points with seven rebounds while Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh scored 14 points with six assists.

Orange wearing Illini fans greatly outnumbered purple wearing Wildcats fans in attendance. Several Northwestern football players and the head football coach Pat Fitzgerald were in attendance, as the players named to the All-Big Ten this season were recognized during a timeout.  The Northwestern University “Wildcat” Basketball Band and Northwestern University director of athletic bands Daniel J. Farris were also in attendance to play songs for the crowd throughout the game. Below are some pictures I took while at Allstate Arena during the Illinois vs Northwestern college basketball game.

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I was able to attend a college football game at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Northwestern Wildcats played the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Penn State football team beat Northwestern by a score of 31 to 7. It was Homecoming for Northwestern, and Northwestern was fortunate to score a touchdown within the final minutes, otherwise it would have been a shutout. Northwestern University quarterback Clayton Thorson threw for 142 yards and running back Justin Jackson ran for 66 yards. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley gained 75 yards on the ground. Northwestern University linebacker Paddy Fisher and safety Godwin Igwebuike were both ejected from the game for targeting.

I walked around the Northwestern University campus a bit after the game as the rain held off for a little while and it was in the 70s. Below are some pictures while at Northwestern including football action and some of the recent construction projects on campus.

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I was able to attend a college football game at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The Northwestern Wildcats played the Bowling Green Falcons. The Northwestern football team beat Bowling Green by a score of 49 to 7. Northwestern University quarterback Clayton Thorson threw for 370 yards, running back Justin Jackson ran for 121 yards, and receiver Garrett Dickerson gained 150 yards on nine catches.

I walked around the Northwestern University campus a bit before the game as the weather was very nice as it was mostly sunny and in the 80s. Below are some pictures while at Northwestern including some of the recent construction projects on campus and football action.

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I was able to attend a college football game at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, November 27, 2010. Northwestern played Wisconsin with Wisconsin trying to win to secure a share of the Big Ten Title.

As expected Wisconsin ran up the score in an attempt to further prove it is worthy of a Rose Bowl trip. The Badgers beat the Wildcats by a score of 70 to 23. Fortunately for Northwestern, the Wisconsin starting quarterback Scott Tolzien was taken out early in the 4th quarter and no further points were scored by the Badgers. Here are some pictures I took of the game.

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