October 14, 2010

Just how good are the Cats?

Just how good is this Northwestern team at the halfway point of the 2010 season? Answering that question is like trying to hold a dozen ping pong balls underwater.

Which Wildcat team are we talking about here? The one that went undefeated through the non-conference schedule for just the second time since 1963, or the one that just got beat, at home, by a Purdue team whose weapons on offense were sitting back home in West Lafayette nursing injuries.

WildcatReport assembled a roundtable of writers who have watched the Wildcats (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) from the press box for years to help divine the answer. Our holy trinity of experts is comprised of:

  • Larry Watts: The former sports editor of the Pioneer Press has been covering the Wildcats for more than 30 years.
  • Lindsey Willhite: The Northwestern beat writer for the Daily Herald has been covering college sports since 1995.
  • Louie Vaccher (should I be referring to myself in the third person here?): I'm here because I have been the publisher of WildcatReport since 2004 and, more importantly, it was really easy to get me to participate in this story.

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