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"Student-Athlete" Is An NCAA-Created Legal Dodge

The term "Student-Athlete" was created by the NCAA to get out of paying worker's compensation benefits to injured players.

Ellis, Carter starters on Cal depth chart

The depth chart for Northwestern's first game of the season is out! Here's a look at what's going on, with Collin Ellis and Chance Carter surprise starters.

White helmets for Cal!

Under Armour continues to be the best, outfitting Northwestern with a white-on-white-on-white look for Cal.

NU non-con features ISU, no Butler

Northwestern's non-conference basketball schedule was supposed to feature Butler, but doesn't, and features road games at Stanford, UIC and NC State, as well as a home game against Illinois State.

VIVAAAA Chris Collins! NU playing in Vegas tourney

Northwestern's heading to the 2013 Las Vegas Invitational, likely to play either UCLA or Mizzou. It's probably the best preseason tourney NU has participated in of late.

NU vs. Ohio State will be primetime. GameDay?!?!?!

Northwestern-Ohio State will be in primetime on October 5, and that means it could be prime fodder for College GameDay, everybody's favorite college football buffet starter/a show where a crazy dude puts on headwear.

Drew Crawford coming back for senior year

Sorry, Missouri and Marquette - Drew Crawford's decided to stick with Northwestern for one last hurrah to finish his career under Chris Collins.

Patrick Baldwin to round out NU staff

Northwestern will add another former Northwestern player as the third member of their staff: Patrick - not Pat - Baldwin will reportedly leave Missouri State to be an assistant under Chris Collins.

Crawford's options: Mizzou and Marquette

Teddy Greenstein reports that Marquette and Missouri are the two schools guard Drew Crawford could switch to for his fifth season after a redshirt allowed him the opportunity to transfer.

Brian James likely to leave Sixers for NU

Brian James knows Illinois well and has tons of experience as an NBA assistant - he'll apparently swap from Doug Collins' staff with the Philadelphia 76ers to Chris Collins', which would make him Northwestern's second of three assistants.

Hardy stays on as assistant

Tavaras Hardy is responsible for the lion's share of important players on Northwestern's roster, and the highly touted recruiter will stay at his alma mater under Chris Collins, who has retained him as an assistant coach.

Hill, Vujic, out as assistants

Two of Bill Carmody's three assistant coaches will not be retained by Chris Collins, as former Rutgers head coach Fred Hill and international specialist Ivan Vujic will not be returning.

Chris Collins: 7 years, 'very competitive' salary

Northwestern's commitment to Chris Collins isn't just short-term: he's under contract through the end of this decade as Northwestern gives him time to settle in.

Northwestern officially hires Chris Collins

As suspected, longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins will be the next head coach of Northwestern basketball, meaning the Wildcats got their first choice for the job.

NU has reportedly hired Chris Collins

Word is Chris Collins had already been hired as Northwestern's next basketball coach, as we wait for everything to get official.

Chris Collins continues to be front-runner

We're still a little while from hearing anything official, but talk about Northwestern's head coaching vacancy continues to center around Chris Collins, who leads the pack by more than a little bit.

Chris Collins will be first to interview at NU

Chris Collins is the first confirmed interviewee for the Northwestern vacancy per Teddy Greenstein, while Jeff Goodman of CBS says that Collins to the Cats is "all but done".

NU to release Sina from LOI

Jaren Sina will be free to look at other programs after Northwestern fired the coach he signed up to play for. But will he actually go elsewhere?

Bye-bye Bill: Carmody fired after 13 years

After 13 years of ups and downs - and no NCAA Tournament bids - Northwestern has finally had enough of Bill Carmody. He's been fired, and NU begins its first major coaching search in 13 years.

NU falls to Iowa, season over

Northwestern was down 11-0 in the blink of an eye, and now their year is over.

NU spring football starts today!

It might be early, but the Wildcats are starting spring football. What should we be paying attention to? Oh, nothing? Great.

NU to consider Carmody's status after season

Once again, Northwestern will reconsider Bill Carmody's position as head basketball coach after another season where his team will fall short of the NCAA tournament. (Barring a miracle, of course.)

Jared Swopshire's knee injury is season-ending

Jared Swopshire's knee injury will apparently end his year, and probably his basketball career as the Louisville transfer was playing a graduate year.

Northwestern, 68, No. 23 Illinois, 54

In a weird twist, Northwestern won a basketball game against a ranked team. It's both cooler and less cool that it was a dying Illinois team.

NORTHWESTERN WON! NORTHWESTERN WON THE GATOR BOWL!

NORTHWESTERN WON A BOWL GAME! Let's talk about how great it feels.

Drew Crawford Out For Season

WELP. Bad news, as Northwestern's best player, Drew Crawford, will need shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season, so the NCAA Tournament, maybe not so much.

NU confirms Gator Bowl bid

Northwestern has announced that they'll play in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl on New Years' Day.

Northwestern 50, Illinois 14

Northwestern got their ninth win on senior day

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NU wins South Padre tourney over Illinois State

Northwestern begins the South Padre Invitational with a matchup against TCU, newly of the Big 12, but still not necessarily of Big 12 basketball caliber. How do the Wildcats do?

Watkins, Riley, seven others forgoing senior years

A whopping nine Northwestern juniors won't be coming back for their senior years, including former starting QB Evan Watkins and superback Tim Riley, who caught a touchdown last week against Michigan State.

Maryland to Big Ten, Rutgers next

The Big Ten Conference will add two members, Maryland and Rutgers. This is weird and it confuses us.

Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20: Postgame

Northwestern needed four turnovers and some goal line stops, and still Michigan State had a chance to win with a last-minute drive, but unlike last week, the Wildcats stopped the Spartans and got their eighth win of the year.

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