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Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats
The WIldcats are the athletic teams of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The school colors are purple and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The women's lacrosse team has won the National Championship five times and the football team has been ranked No. 1 twice in school history. Famous athletes include Joe Girardi, Mike Adamle, Luke Donald, Betty Robinson, Todd Martin, Otto Graham and Matt Grevers.
The WIldcats are the athletic teams of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The school colors are purple and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The women's lacrosse team has won the National Championship five times and the football team has been ranked No. 1 twice in school history. Famous athletes include Joe Girardi, Mike Adamle, Luke Donald, Betty Robinson, Todd Martin, Otto Graham and Matt Grevers. « Show less

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  • Oak Park-River Forest quarterback commits to Northwestern

    John Hoerster has been singing quarterback Lloyd Yates' praises for years, and the Oak Park football coach could not comprehend why his quarterback wasn't receiving scholarship offers from major Division I programs.
  • Countdown to high school football kickoff

    Countdown to high school football kickoff
    35. Number worn by Austin grad Pete Pihos, a Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Eagles who caught the winning TD pass in the 1949 NFL championship game. 36. Most single-game rushing attempts by Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch (MAC Championship, Nov. 30,...

    Former Illini player died practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...

    Fitzgerald sinks winning putt, zings Nebraska

    Fitzgerald sinks winning putt, zings Nebraska
    Northwestern had trouble closing games last season. Based on the debacles at Nebraska and against Michigan, that’s putting it mildly. So maybe this means something. Coach Pat Fitzgerald sank a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole Monday at...

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says cheating pays in the NCAA

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said this week it's easier for athletic programs to cheat these days because the NCAA has become overwhelmed with other legal issues that occupy its time and energy. "Enforcement is broken," Bowlsby said Monday at Big...