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Northwestern Wildcats (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    This is different:

    Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision


    It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day last June, enough to request a doctor's appointment.
    White had always been the exception – a smallish guy (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) playing a high-risk position (defensive back) at Northwestern who never got hurt.
    "I don't think he ever even had a sprained ankle," his mother, LaWanda, said. "An ear infection was the most Dwight had as a baby."
    The midsection pain turned out to be nothing, but at the end of the visit, a doctor asked White: "Are you aware you have only one kidney?"
    White: "No, I have two."
    An ultrasound proved otherwise. And when White told his mother, she recalled going "ballistic" – wondering why the family had never been informed.

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    I didn't know this:

    About one in 750 people is born with only one kidney. The medical term for this condition, which is more common in men than women, is renal agenesis. Usually it’s the left kidney that is missing. Because it is possible to be healthy with one kidney, some people don’t find out they have one missing until it’s discovered on an X-ray or sonogram. (In another condition called renal dysplasia, the second kidney is present but does not function properly.)

    What precautions should people take if they have one kidney?

    Participating in contact sports - When only one kidney is present, it often becomes enlarged from the increased work it does. Studies have shown that a single kidney can do as much as 40% more work than when it’s part of a pair. Protecting a single kidney is essential. Consult with a doctor before engaging in sports or activities that could result in injury to the lone kidney. The doctor may suggest wearing equipment to protect the kidney, or advise which sports to play and which ones to avoid.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Chronic foot issues force Northwestern’s Sean McEvilly to retire


    Granted a sixth season of eligibility last October, Sean McEvilly won’t be able to use it because of the very issues that have him the extra year in the first place.

    Northwestern has announced Wednesday that McEvilly has been forced to retire from the game of football and won’t be playing for the Wildcats in 2015. The specified reason for the decision to step away from the game is chronic orthopedic issues.

    “This has been an extremely difficult conclusion for Sean to reach, and it is the best one for him right now and for the long-term,” said head coach Pat Fitzgerald in a statement. “He’s been an outstanding leader and mentor for his teammates whether on or off the field the last several years, and will continue to be a big part of this team. It’s been a privilege watching him develop as a young man, he has a tremendously bright future ahead of him.”

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  3. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    This program seems to be perpetually under a dark cloud. RIP Randy Walker and Rashidi Wheeler.
  4. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Northwestern CB Matthew Harris out for “foreseeable future” with broken bones in face


    Northwestern’s stingy defense suffered a significant blow Saturday when veteran cornerback Matthew Harris left the game after taking a knee to the head. On Monday, Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald revealed Harris will be out for the “foreseeable future” after suffering “a couple of broken bones to the face.”

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  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Beautiful. Time to sink another $100mm into the WHAC.

  7. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    NikeU cant even with this one.
    I think we destroyed that program like Miami.
  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Interesting pickup for the Wildcats....

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  9. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    That could be big for them.
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  10. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    A good fit, although was hoping for Purdue as him and Brohm would be very exciting together.
  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    A little excitement (for those north of Toledo) is good. A lot for all members is dangerous.
  12. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Lol @ this being a thread since 2014 and not having a second page
  13. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Another miss for Harbaugh imo.
    For all the talk about Shea Patterson... this dude is the steal.
    The West could get interesting in the coming years with Nebraska and Northwestern.
  14. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Was thinking the same thing :lol:
    Problem is, there isn't much talent around Mr. Johnson...
  15. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Yea but I'm just talking about the West. There isn't much talent in general. Wisconsin has a system of getting the most out of 3* and occasional 4* guys. I'm curious if Scott realizes that's become their de facto rivalry game - Wisconsin has Corn's number and takes it to them every year.
    Fitzgerald has demonstrated he puts together some decent teams once in awhile.

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