Sport: Interstate 94, Northwestern 0

That's a joke, but the 0-29 "Mildcats" aren't laughing

Northwestern's Wildcats, outright Big Ten football champs as recently as 1936, were torn last week over what to do: "Stop State at 28" or go for the record. Should Northwestern, beaten in 28 straight games since September 1979, establish an alltime major college losing streak Saturday, or beat Michigan State?

Willy Wildcat and the cheerleaders were sent from Evanston to downtown Chicago, 20 miles south, to poll pedestrians, who voted for victory. Losing had become fashionable at Northwestern, but no more.

Willy was pleased. By tradition, the mascot (Freshman Keith Lewis in a wildcat suit)...

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