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Northwestern Notebook 8/1: Kyle Prater Eligibility Version

by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan)

Kyle Prater Receives Eligibility

If you're reading this you're probably a Northwestern fan, and if you're a Northwestern fan you probably know that Kyle Prater received his eligibility waiver from the NCAA yesterday. Therefore, it would be pretty pointless for me to rehash all of that. Instead, here are some articles on the subject from around the web.

Here's my article for InsideNU on what the decision means for Northwestern this year and what to expect from Prater.

NUSports has an official release with quotes from Prater.'s Brian Bennett says this solidifies NU's receivers as the best receiving corps in the Big Ten. He also calls Prater "Megatron," as some NU players did during spring practice.

Teddy Greenstein says NU officials were optimistic about the NCAA ruling after Amire Carlisle (USC to Notre Dame) and DeAnthony Arnett (Tennessee to Michigan State) both received waivers.

Brewer Gets a Deal

Former Northwestern receiver Andrew Brewer got his NFL break on Tuesday, signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. Brewer played the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Omaha Nighthawks after graduating from NU in 2009. Brewer had a very productive senior season in which the Wildcats went 9-3, catching 57 passes for 925 yards and 9 touchdowns.

The Eagles added Brewer due to injuries suffered by current receivers Riley Cooper and Ron Johnson. Brewer will be allowed to start practicing with the Eagles on Friday. He will be reunited with former NU quarterback Mike Kafka.

More Around the Web

NU target Austin Logan has committed to Purdue,'s Chris Emma writes.

Emma says NU's new Under Armour uniforms are creating a buzz around the program.'s Adam Rittenberg has a video interview with Pat Fitzgerald.

We all say we hate "way too early bowl projections," but we all read them. The key is to not take them too seriously. Here are some bowl projections from an Iowa writer who isn't too high on the Wildcats.