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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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  • The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer

    The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer
    Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up. Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the...
  • Motherhood breeds patience in Northwestern coaches

     Motherhood breeds patience in Northwestern coaches
    The celebration of the most dramatic triumph in Claire Pollard's relentlessly successful 16 years as Northwestern women's tennis coach included the obligatory dousing with the water bucket. The difference this time was the coach wasn't the only member...
  • Bryant upsets No. 2 seed Syracuse, 10-9, in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

    Even after fighting back to tie the game in the fourth quarter, host No. 2 seed Syracuse could not break through against Bryant, which never trailed en route to a 10-9 upset on Sunday night. Led by attacker Tucker James' four goals and two assists,...
  • Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals

    Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals
    Duke (11-7) at No. 1 seed Maryland (20-1) Saturday, noon Outlook: In one of three all-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals, the ACC champion Terps go for their fourth straight win over the Blue Devils. Beth Glaros (Wilde Lake) and Tewaaraton...
  • NCAA women's tournament more like ACC tournament 2.0

    NCAA women's tournament more like ACC tournament 2.0
    This year’s NCAA Division I women’s tournament looks more like the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament 2.0 than a national tournament. Six quarterfinalists hail from the¬†ACC. Top-seeded and ACC champ Maryland, No. 2 Syracuse, No. 3 North...
  • Boys swimming | Normal U-High wins downstate-themed state meet

    Boys swimming | Normal U-High wins downstate-themed state meet
    Chicago-area teams have dominated the boys state swimming and diving meet, with the only non-Chicagoland team champion coming in 1933 when Rockford turned the trick. That 81-year streak came to an end Saturday in Evanston when Normal U-High earned a...
  • Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern

    Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern
    By following in his brother's footsteps, Wheaton Warrenville South junior outside linebacker Tommy Vitale provided his family some relief for future travel plans. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Vitale announced his plan to join his older brother, Dan, by...
  • Boys swimming | Libertyville is runner up at state meet

    Boys swimming | Libertyville is runner up at state meet
    The Libertyville boys' swim team knew they were in store for a special day this weekend from the moment the first horn sounded on the very first event of the Illinois High School Association state meet. Thanks to a blistering first lap from senior...
  • NCAA roundup: Salisbury women roar past Augustana, 16-3

    Three Sea Gulls each scored three goals or more to help host Salisbury rout Augustana, 16-3, in the third round of the Division III tournament. The Vikings (19-1) did not score over the first 36 minutes as the Sea Gulls (20-1) took a 14-0 lead....
  • Northwestern makes 10th straight lacrosse Final Four

    Northwestern makes 10th straight lacrosse Final Four
    For the last week, Northwestern lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller did her best to get into Kat DeRonda’s head. Amonte Hiller wanted to encourage the senior from Carthage, N.Y., who had lost her starting attack position in early May and would...
  • Roundup: No. 4 Duke men's lacrosse tears past No. 9 Syracuse, 21-7

    Roundup: No. 4 Duke men's lacrosse tears past No. 9 Syracuse, 21-7
    Midfielder Deemer Class (Loyola High) scored six times, and three other Blue Devils had four or more goals as No. 4 Duke rushed past the visiting No. 9 Orange, 21-7. After Syracuse (4-3, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) went up, 2-1, in the first quarter,...