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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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  • Illinois defense on the upswing heading into bowl game

    Illinois defense on the upswing heading into bowl game
    DALLAS — Early in the season, Illinois coach Tim Beckman described the team's inability to create turnovers as one of its biggest weaknesses. The defense finished the regular season ranked 112th nationally, allowing 464.3 total yards per game, and...
  • Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say

    Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say
    Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
  • Alex Olah and Bryant McIntosh come through for Northwestern

     Alex Olah and Bryant McIntosh come through for Northwestern
    Alex Olah and his ailing back have earned a holiday break. The Northwestern junior scored nine points early as the Wildcats built a big lead over UIC on the way to a 63-46 victory Monday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The 7-foot center closed with 17 points while...
  • Preview: UIC at Northwestern

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: UIC at Northwestern Northwestern looks to build off an improved defensive effort as it continues to prepare for Big Ten play when UIC pays a visit Monday. The Wildcats limited Western Michigan to 38.8 percent shooting...
  • Northwestern 63, llinois-Chicago 46

    The Sports Xchange Northwestern 63, llinois-Chicago 46 Guard Bryant McIntosh scored 22 points and center Alex Olah added 17 as Northwestern brushed off a late Illinois-Chicago rally for a 63-46 nonconference victory on Monday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan...
  • Northwestern keeps cool, eventually heats up to overtake Western Michigan

    Northwestern keeps cool, eventually heats up to overtake Western Michigan
    With the Big Ten season rapidly approaching, Northwestern coach Chris Collins continues searching for a viable team identity. Saturday's 67-61 victory over Western Michigan provided another clue. The Broncos stormed out to an 11-2 lead and the Wildcats...
  • NU AD Jim Phillips praises Pat Fitzgerald ahead of 'important' year

    The view from Jim Phillips’ office is mundane … a parking lot outside Ryan Field. Turn the other way and you can see why the Northwestern athletic director is so bullish about the future — a giant color depiction of the $260 million...
  • Preview: Western Michigan at Northwestern

    Northwestern looks to get back on track when it hosts Western Michigan on Saturday. The Wildcats had held 15 consecutive opponents to 70 points or less before Central Michigan snapped the streak by handing the Wildcats an 80-67 loss on Wednesday....
  • Lou Holtz talks Notre Dame, Ohio State and unions

    Lou Holtz talks Notre Dame, Ohio State and unions
    It was a short and understandably brief trip down memory lane. Lou Holtz’s final Notre Dame team was the first I ever covered for the Tribune. The year: 1996. All the Irish had to do was beat 5-6 USC to make a prestigious “alliance”...
  • Entire Northwestern football staff to return

    Entire Northwestern football staff to return
    The definition of insanity, Pat Fitzgerald often says, is trying the same thing and expecting different results. Fitzgerald will test that theory with his latest decision: He will retain all nine assistant coaches, including embattled offensive...
  • Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden

    Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden
    The drive from Drew Longo's hometown of Ardsley in Westchester County, N.Y., to the "World's Most Famous Arena" in midtown Manhattan is a simple one. Hop on the Saw Mill River Parkway, which becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway when you cross into the Bronx...