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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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  • Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble

    Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble
    CHAMPAIGN — After a 26-point blowout loss to Illinois on Saturday night, Northwestern coach Chris Collins described the Illini in complimentary terms as "hungry" and "desperate." Illinois guard Ahmad Starks doesn't have a term for his team. But he...
  • No. 5 Terps women rout No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, capping perfect Big Ten regular season

    No. 5 Terps women rout No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, capping perfect Big Ten regular season
    With five seconds left and the No. 5 Maryland women's basketball team assured of perfection in the Big Ten Conference, coach Brenda Frese approached Brene Moseley near the bench during a stoppage in play Sunday for a long embrace. Frese had turned to...
  • Northwestern doesn't have a basketball culture to attract student fans

    Northwestern doesn't have a basketball culture to attract student fans
    Northwestern won its fourth straight Big Ten game Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena, beating tournament-bound Indiana. But many students probably didn't even know the game was happening, and a number of the ones who did didn't go. Northwestern doesn't...
  • Perfect Maryland routs Northwestern women 69-48

    Perfect Maryland routs Northwestern women 69-48
    The first women’s basketball meeting between Northwestern and Maryland became another jewel in the crown of the Big Ten’s new court queen. A 69-48 victory Sunday at Welsh-Ryan made No. 5 Maryland, a Big Ten debutante, the first women's...
  • Maryland women have shot at Big Ten perfection in finale vs. Northwestern

    Maryland women have shot at Big Ten perfection in finale vs. Northwestern
    When the Big Ten held media day for women's basketball in mid-October, coaches hailed the arrival of Maryland as a boon to the profile of the conference by selecting it as the favorite to win the regular season title. They spoke about the Terps' depth,...
  • Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra

    Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra
    Freshmen Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and Taylor Hensh (Marriotts Ridge) each had a hat trick as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (3-0) pushed past host Hofstra (2-2) in a dominant 14-6 win Saturday. Whittle had three goals for the second straight...
  • Illini crush Northwestern 86-60

    Illini crush Northwestern 86-60
    CHAMPAIGN --Illinois got back on track with some emphasis. The Illini broke a three-game losing streak with an  86-60 victory against Northwestern on Saturday night at the State Farm Center. Their 14 3-pointers on 28 attempts was two shy of tying...
  • Northwestern's JerShon Cobb knows what Derrick Rose is going through

    Northwestern's JerShon Cobb knows what Derrick Rose is going through
    JerShon Cobb hasn't worn matching shoes since October. Or maybe it's November. The Northwestern swingman has injured so many body parts on so many occasions, the timeline sometimes gets fuzzy. Cobb sat on the bench Wednesday night during NU's game...
  • Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections

    Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections
    College basketball student sections can’t be judged merely by the decibels registered from their cheers or by how many undergrads pack a gym on a frigid night. Face-painted, costume-wearing, vocal-chord-shredding 18- to 22-year-olds make Big Ten ...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois
    TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 14-14, 5-10 Big Ten; Illinois 17-11, 7-8. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Streaking Wildcats are seeking a fifth straight win. The last time they won five Big Ten games in a...
  • Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes

    Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes
    Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season. The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...