Northwestern will be unveiling a new black alternate jersey for Sunday’s game against Indiana, hoping to bring back the luck the black jerseys gave the team in wins over Illinois and Michigan State last year.
I have to say, these alternate uniforms are pretty sleek. Like the black jerseys for the football team, these jerseys really bring out the ivy-clad brick inlay design that Under Armour touted when it announced the design for the jerseys. This aspect of the jersey was really difficult to see on TV, although if you buy the football jerseys you can clearly see them. Here though, the brick is clearly visible on the purple sleeves and collar.
They should look pretty good on the court. Hopefully Northwestern is up to the task on the court too. The Wildcats will play the Hoosiers, who will be coming off a home loss to the Badgers last night. First things, first, Northwestern plays Illinois in Champaign on Wednesday.
Sunday’s game against Indiana is sold out, so it should be a rocking good time at Welsh-Ryan Arena this weekend.
Gator Bowl Celebration on Campus
Northwestern is still reveling in its Gator Bowl victory as fans continue to celebrate the first bowl win in 64 years. At some point we will stop saying that and say first bowl win since the beginning of the month!
Pat Fitzgerald has already taken the Gator Bowl trophy to a basketball game for recognition. Jared Carpenter and the Wildcats received special recognition from the Evanston City Council — with another trophy and a stuffed Gator to go with it (not ripped to shreds like that monkey). The next celebration will take place Friday.
Pat Fitzgerald, Jim Phillips, Morty Schapiro, the cheerleaders, Willie the Wildcat and NUMB will be celebrating the victory once again at the Louis Room in Norris at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and all students and fans are invited to attend.
Fans will be able to take a picture with the Gator Bowl trophy after the event. Should be another fun pep rally event to celebrate the bowl win!
My journalism conscience has been tearing at me since I posted that report on JamesClark, so I am going to clear some things up.
It was pretty presumptuous of me to take Clark receiving and listening to other offers and hearing little news from the Northwestern recruiting writers to mean that NU was out of the running. By all accounts, Clark is still considering Northwestern and it is among his finalists. While he has recently taken visits to other schools, as many of you pointed out to me, he cannot take another official visit to Northwestern and it is obviously much easier for a school like Florida to shoot across the state and visit him.
It appears his finalists are Florida, Clemson, Northwestern, Nebraska and Ohio State. He has said that he will not make a decision until he completes all his visits and so we may not hear from him until at least after his January 25 visit to Florida.
I should not have taken an article written in the Orlando Sentinel and seemingly favoring Florida and the bigger schools to mean that Northwestern is out of the running. My gut tells me that Northwestern is falling behind to some of these bigger-name teams, but that does not necessarily mean that is so. I should have made my opinion much clearer in the post.
There my conscience is cleared! Internet reporting can be scary — especially with things like recruiting where sourcing is not always perfectly clear.