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Friday Football Links: Skoronski is a five-star, Skowronek is Harry Potter

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The 2020 Northwestern football season isn’t exactly right around the corner, but there is still plenty of news trickling out on a week-to-week basis to keep ourselves decently occupied in the offseason.

We won’t start to attend press conferences and player availabilities until spring practice rolls around in a few months, so for now, we’ll do our best to keep fans in the loop with a weekly series of links and short tidbits from the Northwestern football world.

Here’s what you need to know from this past week:

Northwestern gets a five-star

He was already committed, but Peter Skoronski received a fifth star in his final 247 Sports ranking and now officially has the highest composite score of any NU recruit of the rankings era. Another thing to note from this article is that Skoronski appears to be making the transition to center after playing tackle in high school, meaning he could be an early frontrunner to replace Jared Thomas at the position next season.

Release of 2020 Season Ticket sales reminds us of next year’s ridiculously underwhelming home slate

Not great, folks!

This obviously doesn’t include the Wisconsin game to be played at Wrigley Field in November 7, but yeah this is just a painfully bad slate of home games that will not help NU sell season tickets after a dismal 2019 season. Can’t wait for that 11:00am kickoff on November 14 against Morgan State!

Students will have to pay $60 for a ticket to see the game at Wrigley, and the ticket graphic released by the NUSports website indicates that we should be able to play with two functioning end zones, unlike last time.

The Athletic features new Notre Dame WR Bennett Skowronek

An enjoyable read for those who subscribe. Definitely going to be weird seeing him in blue and gold next year, but it sounds like the former NU wideout is off to a good start as he pursues his NFL dreams.

Did I miss anything? Feel free to let me know/post any other interesting offseason links or concerns in the comment thread. 218 days until the season kickoffs against Sparty.