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7-6, 4th in Big Ten - West

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A few details on Pat Fitzgerald's new contract at Northwestern. It runs through the 2026 season. Fitzgerald's assistant coach salary pool will remain competitive in the Big Ten, according to a source. That's significant given the higher cost-of-living in the Chicago area compared to most Big Ten markets.

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First 2018 class rankings: Northwestern

The Wildcats have enjoyed a very impressive March and April on the trail led by in-state guard Wyatt Blake, upside defensive end Devin O'Rourke and tight ends Charlie Mangieri and Brian Kaiser.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern has the No. 15 ranked recruiting class in 2018, which is the highest ranking for the Wildcats at this stage in the process since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. Northwestern doesn't have any ESPN 300 commitments, but with 13 total commitments, the staff has gotten off to an outstanding start.

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14dAdam Rittenberg

Future defense rankings: Northwestern

Keith Watkins II returns from injury to essentially give the Wildcats five returning starters in their secondary. D-lineman Earnest Brown headlines the team's 2017 recruiting class.

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15dJared Shanker

How one technique could end bad snaps forever

One of the most frustrating things in football can be a botched snap, but a decades-old technique is suddenly gaining popularity and changing how the ball gets from the center to the quarterback.

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23dDan Murphy

N'western's Friday games pushed to Saturdays

Northwestern, which had two games scheduled for Friday nights in 2017, had both games moved to Saturdays in an updated schedule released by the Big Ten.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimbo Fisher is concerned about the forced 10-day layoff in spring practice because of Florida State spring break, so I asked a player who has been through it three times. Northwestern senior Brad North called the break in camp "beneficial." Players get to relax, recuperate and refocus. "People get burned out," North said. On his spring break later this month, North will visit Texas and Mexico.

Northwestern football recreates magical hoops play (0:44)

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