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    'Cats Ranked No. 22 in USA Today/Coaches Preseason Poll

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    Linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo and Northwestern earned a No. 22 national ranking entering Monday's start of fall camp.

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    Linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo and Northwestern earned a No. 22 national ranking entering Monday's start of fall camp.
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    Aug. 1, 2013

    USA Today/Coaches Preseason Poll | Buy 2013 Northwestern Football Season Tickets

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- After recording a 10-3 season and a top-20 year-end ranking in 2012, Northwestern debuted at No. 22 in the USA Today/Coaches Preseason Poll, released on Thursday (Aug. 1).

    With head coach Pat Fitzgerald returning for his eighth season at the helm in Evanston, the Wildcats welcome back 18 starters (eight offense, seven defense, three special teams) from last year's squad, including seven who earned All-Big Ten recognition in 2012.

    Northwestern begins its quest for a Big Ten championship with its first practice of the season at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. The Wildcats open the season with a road test at Cal -- NU's first game in the state of California since playing in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1996 -- before making their Ryan Field debut vs. Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 7.

     

     

    Season and single-game tickets for the 2013 campaign are available now by calling the Northwestern Ticket Office at 888-GO-PURPLE or by visiting NUsports.com's online ticket sales center.

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