October 10, 2006

NU wins Mabin Derby

The Wildcats may have lost a Big Ten game to Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday, but on Monday, they beat Pittsburgh in Nardonia, Ohio, in a victory that Northwestern fans hope will pay dividends for years to come.

Nardonia, of course, is the hometown of three-star cornerback Jordan Mabin, and also the place where he announced on Monday that he would become a Wildcat, and not a Panther, in a press conference held at his high school.

Mabin cited three reasons for his decision to wear purple instead of gold - academics, his comfort level with the program, and Big Ten football.

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