Chicago Cubs: Football

Big mistakes in planning of big game

November, 19, 2010
11/19/10
7:49
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
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The annual Northwestern-Illinois football game used to be the battle for the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk.

Now it's the Battle for Our Attention.

Well, you won this time. But not for the right reasons.

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Safety concern forces major change Saturday

November, 19, 2010
11/19/10
7:49
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Only one end zone will be used at Wrigley Field on Saturday for the Illinois-Northwestern game because of safety concerns, Illinois sports information director Kent Brown said Friday.

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Ricketts wants annual football at Wrigley

November, 17, 2010
11/17/10
10:45
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Powers By Scott Powers
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Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said if he had his way, the Illinois-Northwestern football game at Wrigley Field on Saturday would be an annual event.

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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald isn't just game planning for Illinois on Saturday, he's also adjusting his strategy to compensate for what could be dangerous conditions at Wrigley Field.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167