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Wildcats opt for pregame team nap

Updated: October 18, 2012, 10:56 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

A 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff time Saturday has Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald turning to a morning nap to keep his players fresh against Nebraska.

After the Wildcats struggled against Boston College earlier in the season with a 2:30 p.m. CT start, Fitzgerald turned to the team's leadership council and asked why the players looked sluggish. He was surprised by the answer.

"They looked at me, and they're like, 'Well, Coach, it's nap time,' " Fitzgerald said with a smile. "I'm like, ...

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