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Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey (12) looks for a receiver against Auburn during the first half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ramsey leads No. 15 Northwestern past Auburn in Citrus Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 6:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Northwestern's defense sent coordinator Mike Hankwitz into retirement as a winner. Peyton Ramsey threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and the 15th-ranked Wildcats clamped down defensively to beat Auburn 35-19 in the Citrus Bowl on Friday. Ramsey, a graduate transfer,...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on the Associated Press All-Big Ten football team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored

Dec. 22, 2020 12:01 PM EST

Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team announced Tuesday. Lineman Daviyon Nixon of Iowa is the defensive player of the year and is among six Hawkeyes players on the first team in voting by 24...

Northwestern running back Cam Porter, left, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ramsey, No. 15 Wildcats try to end No. 3 Buckeyes' title run

Dec. 17, 2020 5:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey grew up around the Ohio State mystique, the son of a high school football coach in Cincinnati. As others in the football-crazed state gathered round television sets to watch their beloved Buckeyes each weekend, Ramsey was never much of a fan. Still...

Northwestern running back Cam Porter, left, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

No. 3 Buckeyes, No. 15 Northwestern vie for Big Ten crown

Dec. 17, 2020 4:17 PM EST

No. 15 Northwestern (6-1 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (5-0, No. 4 CFP) Saturday at noon EST (Fox). Line: Ohio State by 20 1/2. Series record: Ohio State leads 63-14-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Ohio State is seeking a school record fourth consecutive outright Big Ten title but also hopes to burnish its...

Northwestern wide receiver Kyric McGowan, right, celebrates with tight end John Raine, left, and running back Cam Porter after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Porter leads way as No. 15 Northwestern runs over Illinois

Dec. 12, 2020 5:16 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern was at the bottom of the Big Ten West a year ago, a collapse the Wildcats didn't see coming after winning the division in 2018. It didn't take them long to get back on top. Now that they're finished with the regular season, they can turn their attention toward No. 3 Ohio...

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks to players on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Unbeaten Northwestern rolls into matchup with Michigan State

Nov. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EST

On the 25th anniversary of Northwestern's run to the Rose Bowl, Pat Fitzgerald is working on another remarkable story at his alma mater. This one is still in progress, however. “We’ve got a bunch of chapters left to write on this group before I’m ready to kind of look and give an overview of...