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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.

Northwestern Illinois basketball pre-game warmup

Northwestern Illinois basketball national anthem

Northwestern Illinois basketball pre-game huddle

Northwestern Illinois basketball starting line-ups

Northwestern Illinois basketball tip off

Northwestern Illinois basketball dribbling

Northwestern Illinois basketball shooting

Northwestern Illinois basketball three pointer

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Northwestern Illinois basketball free throw

Northwestern Illinois basketball go u cheer

Northwestern Illinois basketball band

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Northwestern Illinois basketball banner

Northwestern Illinois basketball layup

Northwestern Illinois basketball crowd

Northwestern Illinois basketball Allstate Arena

Northwestern Illinois basketball rebound

Northwestern Illinois basketball game winner

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.

Northwestern LakeFill Chicago

Northwestern Kellogg Global Hub

Northwestern Technological Institute AB Wing Infill

Northwestern Technological Institute

Northwestern Seeley G. Mudd Expansion

Northwestern Ryan Fieldhouse Walter Athletics Center

Northwestern Ryan Fieldhouse Construction

Northwestern University Library

Northwestern Sheridan Road Construction

Northwestern Football Home Schedule 2017

Northwestern Football Fight Victory

Northwestern Football Home Schedule 2018

Northwestern Ryan Field Bag Policy

Northwestern Welsh Ryan Arena Renovation

Northwestern Welsh Ryan Arena Construction

Northwestern Marching Band Wildcat Alley

Northwestern Football Helment Logo

Northwestern Football Student Section

Northwestern Bowling Green Football

Northwestern University Bowling Green College Football

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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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I wanted to update everyone on the Northwestern University Men’s Basketball and Football teams and their progress so far as of Christmas 2009. Happy Holidays to all!

Thus far I have been very impressed with both team’s play.

The Northwestern Men’s Basketball team is 10-1. The only loss is a home loss to a ranked Butler team. Big Ten play starts against Illinois on December 30th, 2009.

Two good articles to read on the Basketball team are at http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/columns/story?columnist=powers_scott&id=4766881 and http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=katz_andy&id=4766773.

Hopefully this will be the first time the basketball team makes the NCAA march madness tournament as many are predicting at this point.

Andy Katz at ESPN.com writes.

…Northwestern, for the first time ever, will be in the Dance. The Wildcats won’t be on the bubble, either. I predict NU will be in the field by the last week of the regular season.

Moving on to the Northwestern University 2009 Football Team. The Wildcats finished the regular season at 8-4.

The Wildcats will be playing the Auburn University Tigers at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida, on January 1, 2010 at 10 AM CST and shown nationally on ESPN. I plan to be in attendance at the game and cheering on the wildcats for hopefully their first bowl win.

Northwestern is looking for it’s first bowl win since 1949. Here is a picture of the team celebrating a win at Purdue earlier this season.

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So I received my season tickets via FedEx for Northwestern University Football for the 2009 season. I am pretty excited about this upcoming football season and college football. The following are the current locations, times, and dates of the Northwestern University 2009 Football Season.  A * means a Big Ten and conference game.

09/05/09 vs. Towson Evanston, Ill. 11:00 a.m. CT
09/12/09 vs. Eastern Michigan Evanston, Ill. 11:00 a.m. CT
09/19/09 at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. TBA
09/26/09 vs. Minnesota * Evanston, Ill. TBA
10/03/09 at Purdue * West Lafayette, Ind. 11:00 a.m. CT
10/10/09 vs. Miami (Ohio) Evanston, Ill. 11:00 a.m. CT
10/17/09 at Michigan State * East Lansing, Mich. 11:00 a.m. CT
10/24/09 vs. Indiana — Homecoming * Evanston, Ill. 11:00 a.m. CT
10/31/09 vs. Penn State * Evanston, Ill. 3:30 p.m. CT
11/07/09 at Iowa * Iowa City, Iowa TBA
11/14/09 at Illinois * Champaign, Ill. TBA
11/21/09 vs. Wisconsin * Evanston, Ill. TBA