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August 19, 2009KENOSHA, Wis. -- The Wildcats returned to the practice field Wednesday morning with a 16-period session that was the first of two for the day. The evening practice, which is taking place at Kenosha's Tremper High School, is completely closed to the public and media.
Here is the Official Practice Report from Wednesday morning:
THE WEATHER: Another picture perfect day in Kenosha with temperatures reaching into the mid-70's and no clouds to block some brilliant morning sunshine.
THE PRACTICE: Northwestern spent the majority of Wednesday morning's periods focused on fundamentals before finishing with 2.5 periods of TEAM 11-on-11 action. Here are some highlights from the practice:
QUOTABLE: Prior to practice, senior Sherrick McManis (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods) told the team, "It is a privilege to be here." Following practice, Coach Fitz said, "I loved what Sherrick said prior to practice today. It feels GREAT to play football!"
NEXT UP: Northwestern will practice again this evening at 6 p.m. in a closed session at Tremper High School in Kenosha. Thursday's single practice will feature a visit from the Big Ten Network Practice Tour bus and will be filmed for NU's practice special on the BTN.