Student dies after game
A Northwestern student collapsed and died after the Northwestern football
game Saturday night.
Frederick E. Lieb, 20, a third-year chemical engineering major from Crestview,
Fla., collapsed after he and a friend ran from the upper deck of Ryan Field,
Northwestern’s football stadium, to join a post-game celebration on the
field after Northwestern’s victory over Ohio State. Mr. Lieb had a pacemaker
from a previously diagnosed heart condition.
According to his friend, Mr. Lieb complained of shortness of breath while running
down to the field. Shortly after arriving on the field shortly before midnight
Saturday, he collapsed. He received CPR from security personnel and a doctor
and was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the attending
emergency room physician.
University officials and counselors met the next day with his friends and members
of the residence hall where Mr. Lieb lived. Plans for a memorial service on campus
have not yet been finalized.