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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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  • Even before Northwestern offered, Eric Eshoo hoped to play there

    Even before Northwestern offered, Eric Eshoo hoped to play there
    Emmett Clifford got a sneak peak into Eric Eshoo's thinking this spring. During after-school car rides from Loyola to workouts at Rebound Fitness & Rehabilitation in Northbrook, Clifford said Eshoo often talked about his desire to play football at...
  • Barret Benson hopes to become another Wolves' success story

     Barret Benson hopes to become another Wolves' success story
    After Hinsdale South senior Josh King verbally committed to play football at Michigan State, recruiting attention on the school's Class of 2016 now focuses squarely on another coveted star. Barret Benson, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center for the Hornets...
  • Football: Phillips WR Quayvon Skanes commits to UConn

    Football: Phillips WR Quayvon Skanes commits to UConn
    Quayvon Skanes had never been outside the Midwest until earlier this month. The Phillips wide receiver soon will be making many trips outside the area. Skanes, a class of 2016 recruit, committed to Connecticut on Thursday. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder...
  • Football: Loyola TE Eric Eshoo commits to Northwestern

    Football: Loyola TE Eric Eshoo commits to Northwestern
    Loyola tight end Eric Eshoo understood the repercussions of his decision. When Eshoo committed to Northwestern on Tuesday, he realized Loyola coach John Holecek might not be happy with his decision. Eshoo, a class of 2016 recruit, chose the Wildcats...
  • Wojtek Gasienica becomes college football prospect 'out of nowhere'

    Wojtek Gasienica becomes college football prospect 'out of nowhere'
    Wojtek Gasienica's transformation from a novice into one of Illinois' top kicking prospects has happened in less than nine months. Gasienica, a senior-to-be at Ridgewood, began kicking for the Rebels' football team in August 2014. Just four months...
  • Loyola's Eric Eshoo verbally commits to Northwestern football team

    Loyola's Eric Eshoo verbally commits to Northwestern football team
    Loyola's Eric Eshoo spent about eight hours at Northwestern on Tuesday, June 23, touring the campus, classrooms and football facilities. At the end of his unofficial visit, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end and soon-to-be senior made a verbal...
  • Illinois under pressure to score more Big Ten wins, Illini ranked No. 68

    Illinois under pressure to score more Big Ten wins, Illini ranked No. 68
    Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2015-16 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projected No. 1...
  • Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse joins Big Ten

    Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse joins Big Ten
    After two seasons as an independent, Johns Hopkins' women's lacrosse program will play in the Big Ten Conference as an affiliate member beginning in the spring of 2017. The announcement, made Wednesday, returns the Blue Jays to conference play after...
  • Northwestern lands Virginia Tech transfer Joey van Zegeren

    Northwestern lands Virginia Tech transfer Joey van Zegeren
    The Northwestern basketball team added to its front line with the signing of 6-foot-10 forward Joey van Zegeren, the school announced Monday. A native of Hoogeveen, the Netherlands, van Zegeren has one year of eligibility remaining and can compete...
  • Northwestern women's golf team seeks best finish in NCAA Championships

    Northwestern women's golf team seeks best finish in NCAA Championships
    Northwestern's Hana Lee has an odd philosophy regarding the weather at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships: The worse it is, the better it is. "I hope it's windy," she said. "It would be a huge advantage." The six-day, combination stroke- and match-...
  • Football: Evanston's Naquan Jones, Lake Park's Mike Panasiuk pick Michigan State

    Football: Evanston's Naquan Jones, Lake Park's Mike Panasiuk pick Michigan State
    Naquan Jones patiently waited his turn. The Evanston junior defensive tackle watched Hinsdale Central offensive lineman Matt Allen, Fremd safety Kenney Lyke, Hinsdale South defensive end Josh King and Lake Park defensive tackle Mike Panasiuk —...