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2009-06-23 18:00:15

Northwestern football Coach Pat Fitzgerald agreed Tuesday to a new contract that runs through 2015. This has been one of our top priorities the past few months, said Northwestern Athletics Director Jim Phillips. There is no doubt that Pat is the right individual to lead Northwestern's football program well into the future. Fitzgerald was named the school's 29th head coach July 7, 2006, several days after then-Coach Randy Walker died suddenly of a heart attack. Walker had coached the...

2006-06-30 10:59:10

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Northwestern University football coach Randy Walker died of an apparent heart attack Thursday night, school officials said. Walker, 52, had complained of chest pains and was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. "This is a devastating loss, not only for our athletic program, but for the entire Northwestern community," Northwestern Director of Athletics Mark Murphy said in a statement. Walker, who was entering his eighth season as head...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.