VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Northwestern to play more games at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) - Northwestern will play five college football games at Wrigley Field under a partnership with the Chicago Cubs that was announced on Tuesday.

Advertisement
The dates of the games are still to be determined due to construction work at the Cubs' storied ballpark.

In 2010, Illinois beat Northwestern 48-27 at Wrigley Field in a game that required both teams to run offensive plays only toward the west end zone near the third-base dugout. The east end zone in right field came within a foot or so of a heavily padded brick wall, raising safety concerns.

Under the multiyear agreement, the Cubs will be allowed to market the baseball team on campus while Northwestern will able to do the same at Wrigley Field. Other Northwestern athletic programs also will get to play at the ballpark, including the baseball team and women's lacrosse.

``We are thrilled to partner with a professional sports franchise as iconic as the Chicago Cubs in an agreement that truly is the first of its kind,'' athletic director Jim Phillips said in a release. ``As Chicago's Big Ten Team, this is a natural fit that will create tremendous opportunities for our student-athletes, our coaches and our fans in the area.''

Northwestern's baseball team will host Michigan at Wrigley Field on April 20, and the women's lacrosse program, winners of seven of the last eight NCAA titles, will play Notre Dame at the ballpark next spring.

``The Cubs are excited to establish an ongoing partnership with Northwestern that leverages our brands and facilities to help grow both fan bases for years to come,'' said Crane Kenney, the president of business operations for the Cubs. ``We enjoyed working with the university in 2010 to host the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938 and look forward to entertaining a variety of collegiate sporting events in the future.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Marshall: Bowl Tech Trends - Week 2
Rogers: College Bowl Pick'em
Bookmaker: CFP Betting Notes
Boise St. tops Oregon in Las Vegas Bowl
Marshall holds Colorado State in NM Bowl
2016 champs JMU back in FCS title game
Manning-led Georgia St. tops WKU in Cure
MTSU tops Ark State in Camellia Bowl
NC A&T wins another Celebration Bowl
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA FB Hot Streaks
21-5 Streak, 72% +2,869 Overall
17-5 Run, 7-1 Totals, 63% +2,505
4-0 G-Plays, 14-4 Picks, +1,748 TY
9-3 L12, 23-9 Run, 13-2 G-Plays
4-0 L4, 18-8 Picks, 16-5 Totals
9-2 L11 Picks, 61% +1,345 TY
31-14 L45 G-Plays, 4-1 L5 Totals
19-8 Picks, 4-1 G-Plays, 12-5 Totals
12-5 G-Plays, 36-22 Run, +1,442
9-4 L13 G-Plays, 22-12 L34 Picks
4-1 L5 Picks, 15-7 G-Plays, +1,497
5-0 G-Plays, 4-1 Totals, 9-4 Picks
4-1 Picks, 9-3 G-Plays, +1,093 TY
10-3 This Month, 22-10 L32 G-Plays
30-15 Record L11 Saturdays
6-1 L7 College Guarantees
5-1 Last 6 NCAA FB Run
7-2 L9 G-Plays, 5-2 L7 Picks
9-4 Record L13 CFB Picks
13-6 L19 G-Plays, 4-2 L6 Selections
NFL Pro Football Expert Sports Picks - Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
2017 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 2969
Vince Akins + 2705
Mark Franco + 1948
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 200
Andy Iskoe + 100
Pat Hawkins + 100
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Pritchard 72 %
Vince Akins 64 %
Dave Cokin 62 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 1464
Antony Dinero + 1445
Bruce Marshall + 953
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 1692
Scott Pritchard + 1324
Antony Dinero + 775
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mark Franco + 980
Marc Lawrence + 971
The Gold Sheet + 788
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership