Apr. 14, 2024

The Crown Tower
Clock should be:


April 10-- This fall, for the first time since November 1904, Northwestern will play a football game on campus, on the lakefront. The university has announced that it is proceeding with the plan to add temporary bleachers to Martin Stadium on the lakefill, boosting the lacrosse / soccer field's seating to 15,000. Northwestern will play "most" of its home games at Martin Stadium for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, a wild, bold, and creative move that has electrified the Wildcat fanbase.

There are unconfirmed reports that this fall's homecoming game against Ohio State will still be played off campus, at Wrigley Field. This has yet to be announced.

HTP has added Martin Stadium to the section on NU's historic home playing sites...

Flashback to 2016: NU celebrates the Cubs'
success with W flags on the towers

Updated April 12-- After nearly two months of work, Ryan Field now lies in ruins. Both towers are gone, as are the south stands. Here is a set of images showing the stages of demolition...

Will NU Play on the Lakefill?

Is this really happening? Northwestern is looking at possibly moving NU football to the Lakefill...

Ryan Demolition Begins Soon

NU announced that it will begin to tear down the stadium as early as January 29...

NU's '24 Schedule Appears Set

While NU has been silent, EIU announced a game vs. the 'Cats. Now, the question is where?

Northwestern's 2024 season will be its 139th playing football. Now, you can read about NU's very first season and how it all began. The school's first football game was during the 1875-'76 season, making NU the oldest existing football team of any sort in the American Midwest.

Gus Hornsby's Gamble tells the story of Augustus Hornsby, the maverick English army officer who formed the Chicago Foot-Ball Club and taught the game to Northwestern students. Hornsby's story, relayed here for the first time anywhere, is a wild ride: he was a pioneer journalist, an explorer, and eventually a fabulously wealthy real estate tycoon. But his gambling addiction led to financial ruin and a stunning string of crimes that made Hornsby a nationally-hunted fugitive.

My new book provides a new glimpse into life at Northwestern at the school's infancy and describes its first football team in detail. It is a must for any fan of Northwestern and NU history. Click here to learn more about the book. You can order it directly from Amazon.

Other pages updated this week (Apr. 14):

Homecoming Games
Rivalry Trophy History



Updated 12/23/23



Next for the Wildcats:

Spring Practice Session
April 20

2024 Schedule
(*Home Sites TBA)
Miami (O) Aug 31
H Duke
Sep 7
Eastern Ill. - FCS Sep 14
A Washington
Sep 21
H Indiana
Oct 5
Oct 12
H Wisconsin
Oct 19
A Iowa
Oct 26
A Purdue
Nov 2
H Ohio State - HC Nov 16
A Michigan
Nov 23
H Illinois
Nov 30
- Bowl Game??
2023 Results
(8-5; 5-4 B1G) 
L Rutgers 7-24
W UTEP 38-7
Duke 14-38
W Minnesota 37-34
L Penn State 13-41
W Howard - FCS; HC 23-20
L Nebraska 9-17
W Maryland 33-27
L Iowa - @ Wrigley 7-10
W Wisconsin 24-10
W Purdue - Ryan Finale 23-15
W Illinois 45-43
W Utah - Las Vegas Bowl

"...It will always be my school, our school."
--Gary Barnett, as quoted by Teddy Greenstein

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