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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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  • Grading Notre Dame's performance vs. Northwestern

    Saturday's 43-40 shocker against Northwestern was the kind of loss Notre Dame fans thought had been left behind in the Charlie Weis years. But the Irish couldn't get out of their own way, and it cost them. Offense: F Four more turnovers, with two...
  • Notre Dame tumbles out of polls

    Notre Dame tumbles out of polls
    Notre Dame's 43-40 loss Saturday to Northwestern was bad enough to drop the Irish out of the top 25 in both polls Sunday.  The Irish fell out of the top 25 after being ranked No. 15 last week in the Associated Press poll and No. 16 in the coaches' poll....
  • Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern

    Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before overtime Saturday in Northwestern's nutty 43-40 victory over Notre Dame, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald stepped on the field to deliver a direct message to his defense. Smiling and clapping his hands, Fitzgerald...
  • Tim Beckman says he needs time to build Illinois into a winner

    Tim Beckman says he needs time to build Illinois into a winner
    CHAMPAIGN — A four-win season at this point of the year is "nothing to brag on," Illinois coach Tim Beckman said. Yet on Monday he was projecting a seven-win season this year that could lead to an eight-win season next year. Meanwhile, many around...
  • NU's Trevor Siemian shakes off criticism, leads big win at Notre Dame

    Dan Persa was intense and high-strung. Kain Colter oozed confidence and had a distaste for authority. Trevor Siemian has brought a different personality to the Northwestern quarterback room. Coach Pat Fitzgerald has described him as having a "Luke...
  • Northwestern rallies in back-and-forth game to tip North Florida 69-67

    Chris Collins is learning more and more about his opportunistic team in this young season. Tre Demps remains his money player at the end of games and freshman point guard Bryant McIntosh looks to be the same type of clutch player. Demps hit the game-...
  • Teddy Greenstein predicts the Big Ten's bowl games

    The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner. For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
  • Illinois seniors looking to replicate bowl action of their freshman year

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois senior football players were asked to name their favorite memory during their time in the program for the team's website. For most of the 18, the best memory was the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. That was after the 2011 season when...
  • Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win

    Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Offensive coordinator Mick McCall chest-bumped Kyle Prater as the giant receiver strolled toward the Northwestern locker room. Then McCall hugged injured wideout Christian Jones, saying: “Yeah, buddy!”...
  • Northwestern struggles to subdue Elon 68-67 in overtime

     Northwestern struggles to subdue Elon 68-67 in overtime
    Chris Collins refers to Pat Fitzgerald as "Mr. Northwestern" because of his impressive legacy as a football player and coach. In just his second season as the Northwestern basketball coach, Collins says he aspires to leave his mark similarly over a...
  • Tuesday's matchup: Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)

    Tuesday's matchup: Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)
    TV/radio: 8:30 p.m., Tuesday; CBS Sports Network, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 4-0, Miami of Ohio 2-1. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats are unbeaten heading into the semifinals of the Cancun Challenge in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. Coach...