Well, that couldn’t have gone any better. Ever since the Michigan game, Northwestern has been red hot, picking up some notable wins against Michigan State, Wisconsin, and, as of today, Iowa. It all came together: Northwestern has been crowned champions of the Big Ten West.
Alright, let’s get into some notable tweets (there are some good ones!):
Anthony Walker Jr. skipped his senior season at Northwestern to enter the NFL draft. The former Northwestern defensive star is currently a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. Walker Jr. showed some support:
‼️‼️ Proud Of My Guys . Well-Deserved ✊ @NUFBFamily https://t.co/WYVCiRwSht— Anthony Walker Jr. (@__AWalkJr) November 11, 2018
Brian Peters, Northwestern’s former vocal leader in the defensive secondary, let out some excitement for his alma mater. (If you were wondering, Peters used to dabble in break dancing, and he listens to Thunderstuck by AC/DC before every game.)
Cats are here!!! Big win! Great game @NUFBFamily @coachfitz51 Proud of you boys!!! #WestDivisionChamps #NotDoneMoreGlory pic.twitter.com/Zf5GbKhgsk— Brian Peters (@brian_peters10) November 11, 2018
After only hauling in six catches in four seasons as a receiver for Northwestern, Coach Pat Fitzgerald offered him a fifth year. Why? Scanlan, also known as “The Bull,” brought the energy, wisdom, and emotion that Fitzgerald wanted around the team. Scanlan, too, is looking forward to the Big Ten Championship.
Tell Indy to sharpen its damn horns!!! @coachfitz51— Drew Scanlan (@Scan_man7) November 11, 2018
Justin Jackson the Ball Carrier (now a Los Angeles Charger) joined in on the celebration.
@NUFBFamily bringing tears to my eyes so happy for everyone in the whole program, so well deserved. All the hard work finally paying off. Gonna see the purple and white in Indy where it belongs. So proud of my guys! #WestChamps— Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) November 11, 2018
Thanks to everyone for the support! #WestChamps— Isaiah Bowser (@zaybowser) November 11, 2018
Cats are heading to Indy! More work to be done and more respect to be earned https://t.co/c75V4U1Bbf— Flynn Nagel (@All_I_DoIsFLYNN) November 11, 2018
A night I will never forget...nothing but love for all my brothers pic.twitter.com/cbqcK6ZY5p— Bennett Skowronek (@BSkowronek10) November 11, 2018
Medill graduate Mike Greenberg had some fun with it:
What is the weather like in Indianapolis in early December? Asking for a friend. #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/t8g9vBlgUv— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) November 11, 2018
ESPN sports business analyst Darren Rovell declared the win well-deserved, and also contributed to the running Alex Spanos “smedium” joke.
Northwestern is the Big Ten West Champion and there’s nothing cheap about it. My team won the games it needed to win and took care of business. See you Indy, Cat Nation!— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 11, 2018
It’s 28 degrees and we’ll likely see snow. What are you going to wear, Northwestern strength coach Alex Spanos? Let’s go with a smedium short sleeve! pic.twitter.com/wHKu5J74LP— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 10, 2018
NORTHWESTERN'S GOING TO THE BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) November 11, 2018
WE WENT 0-3 IN NON-CONFERENCE PLAY!
WE LOST TO AKRON!
THIS IS THE GREATEST FOOTBALL SEASON EVER
And if you’ve ever played Mario Kart:
November 10, 2018
Incredible Day for @NUFBFamily!! B1G West Champs!! Congrats to @coachfitz51 and all the guys!!— Chris Collins (@coach_collins) November 11, 2018
This is the moment that @NUFBFamily's Pat Fitzgerald told his team they had just won the BigTen West #Northwestern pic.twitter.com/yWkhuvc3RA— Mike OBrien (@mobrientv) November 11, 2018
Northwestern just won the Big Ten West and all I can think about it is how elated this kid must be. pic.twitter.com/m0UBMF9u2o— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) November 11, 2018