Wildcats finding growth in Bear market

Updated: June 25, 2011, 2:06 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Editor's note: This is part of a weeklong series examining the unique circumstances faced by FBS programs that reside in metropolitan markets alongside an NFL franchise.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has an easy way of measuring the growth of fan support over the years.

If he can hear his parents from the stands while he's on the sidelines, the level of overall support is low. If he can't hear them, then it's great.

Nothing against his own parents, but Fitzgerald ...

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