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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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  • NU senior JerShon Cobb tries to fight through injuries

    NU senior JerShon Cobb tries to fight through injuries
    JerShon Cobb barely has a leg to stand on. When he is not hobbling along on the basketball court, he is wearing a protective walking boot. Lingering foot and knee injuries have broken down the body of the Northwestern senior guard. "I had surgery on...
  • Northwestern has that beaten-down look

     Northwestern has that beaten-down look
    Michigan State began punishing Northwestern with a 22-0 first-half run and wound up delivering a 68-44 knockout punch in a Big Ten mismatch Tuesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. As losses go, this one was the most disheartening for a Wildcats team that...
  • At its best, Michigan State romps over Northwestern at its worst

    At its best, Michigan State romps over Northwestern at its worst
    When these teams met in East Lansing, Mich., a month ago, 40 minutes were not enough to decide the outcome. Tuesday night's game at Welsh-Ryan was in the books by halftime. By then, Michigan State had reeled off an absurd 22 consecutive points. The...
  • Illinois stands to lose more than it gains in playing at Soldier Field

    Illinois stands to lose more than it gains in playing at Soldier Field
    In 2012, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas made the idea of giving up a home game in Champaign to play Northwestern in Chicago sound ludicrous. "Our home game against Northwestern still would be played in Champaign," Thomas said then. "(...
  • Terps have some extra motivation as Indiana visits Xfinity Center

    Terps have some extra motivation as Indiana visits Xfinity Center
    Nearly three weeks ago, Maryland forward Jake Layman stood steely-eyed outside the visiting dressing room at Assembly Hall after the Terps were buried in the second half by Indiana's hot shooting. The normally laid-back junior was seething. Layman was...
  • Northwestern looking for some quick help from recruits

    Northwestern looking for some quick help from recruits
    Northwestern has limped to two straight 5-7 seasons, but help could be on the way. Coach Pat Fitzgerald introduced his 2015 class of 20 Wednesday morning on national signing day, and several of them could make an impact immediately. "I've said it...
  • Illinois, Northwestern to play three games at Soldier Field

    Illinois, Northwestern to play three games at Soldier Field
    Illinois took a major step Monday to enhance its football team's exposure in Chicago, announcing it will play three home games against Northwestern at Soldier Field. The games will be played in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Nov. 28, 2015, game originally...
  • Terps know they need better defense to slow hot-shooting opponents

    Terps know they need better defense to slow hot-shooting opponents
    Whatever silver lining the Maryland men's basketball team is taking from Sunday's 71-55 loss at Iowa, it probably has a few perforations, much like the defense the Terps are playing these days. The most glaring difference between the team that won...
  • Girls basketball: Fremd's Bryana Hopkins commits to Northwestern

    Girls basketball: Fremd's Bryana Hopkins commits to Northwestern
    Bryana Hopkins pondered her college choices before the school in Evanston was the best fit for her. The Fremd junior forward orally committed to Northwestern following the Wildcats' victory Sunday against Illinois. "I watched the Illinois game and...
  • With his shot not falling, Terps' Melo Trimble becomes pass-first point guard

    With his shot not falling, Terps' Melo Trimble becomes pass-first point guard
    If the Maryland men's basketball team's return to prominence this season can be tied to the arrival of Melo Trimble, so, too, can the Terps' recent slippage. After leading Maryland to its first national ranking and the brink of its first NCAA tournament...
  • Northwestern easy prey as Wisconsin equals its best-ever 23-game start

    Northwestern easy prey as Wisconsin equals its best-ever 23-game start
    MADISON, Wis. — Northwestern players were in a zone Saturday against Wisconsin. Not one of those precious hot-shooting zones, just a fundamental zone defense designed to limit the Badgers' potent inside offense. The strategy worked to the extent...