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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

Top Northwestern Wildcats Articles

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  • Vic Law emerging as serious contributor for Northwestern

    Vic Law emerging as serious contributor for Northwestern
    Vic Law is embracing the journey while gradually maturing into a major contributor as a freshman for Northwestern. When the spindly 6-foot-7 forward chose Northwestern as a highly decorated recruit out of St. Rita, he boldly proclaimed that he wanted to...
  • Indiana's shooting struggles too much to overcome

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A bad second-half stretch kept Indiana from ending its woes against Northwestern. Indiana missed 10 straight shots during a 13-0 Northwestern run, and the Wildcats beat the Hoosiers 72-65 on Thursday night. "We look like we were...
  • Northwestern wins 4th straight in Big Ten for 1st time since 1967

    Northwestern wins 4th straight in Big Ten for 1st time since 1967
    Chris Collins was drenched. His jubilant Northwestern players made sure their high-energy coach was soaked with water in the locker room after Wednesday night's stunning 72-65 victory over Indiana at Welsh-Ryan Arena. It has become a fun tradition for...
  • Northwestern sets sights on equaling team's 1967 4-game winning streak

    Northwestern sets sights on equaling team's 1967 4-game winning streak
    Chris Collins wasn't born when Northwestern last won four straight Big Ten games. Yet the second-year Wildcats coach could witness his team achieve a feat Northwestern hasn't accomplished in 48 years. "I hadn't seen that stat," Collins said Monday....
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings

     Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parenthesis) 1. Wisconsin (25-3, 13-2; 1): The Badgers still are the strongest team in the conference despite Tuesday's loss to Maryland. Up next: Sunday vs. Michigan State. 2. Maryland (23-5, 11-4; 2): The victory over...
  • Dez Wells scores 26 points as No. 14 Terps upset No. 5 Wisconsin, 59-53

    Dez Wells scores 26 points as No. 14 Terps upset No. 5 Wisconsin, 59-53
    Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had been waiting four years for a meaningful win with national significance. Dez Wells had been waiting three years for a signature performance that fans will talk about long after he leaves college. Together, they and the...
  • Big Ten brings up question of freshmen ineligibility

    Big Ten brings up question of freshmen ineligibility
    Roll your eyes if you must. The Big Ten seems serious about creating a national conversation regarding a "year of readiness" — code for making freshman ineligible, as they were until 1972. Big Ten athletic directors, faculty reps and some student-...
  • Humiliating Michigan State loss a turning point for Northwestern

    Humiliating Michigan State loss a turning point for Northwestern
    Northwestern's humiliating 68-44 home loss to Michigan State on Feb. 10 proved to be a motivating factor. "We (coaches) spent a lot of time (working) after our Michigan State game," coach Chris Collins said. "We got hammered. I mean, Michigan State,...
  • Monday's local interest college roundup: Norfolk State men, women handle Delaware State

    MEN'S BASKETBALL: Norfolk State shook off a sluggish first half and beat Delaware State 81-71 Monday at Echols Hall on the Spartans' Senior Night. Jeff Short had 25 points and six rebounds for NSU, while D'Shon Taylor had 19 points and RaShid Gaston...
  • Northwestern enters women's basketball poll for first time in 19 years

    Northwestern enters women's basketball poll for first time in 19 years
    Northwestern's long drought outside of the Top 25 has finally come to an end. The Wildcats are back in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in 19 years after entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday. "It's good to be...
  • Northwestern zone smothers Penn State for 3rd straight Big Ten victory

    Northwestern players and their intrepid coach Chris Collins are feeling pretty good about themselves lately, and for good reason. After enduring a demoralizing 10-game losing streak, the Wildcats have bounced back to win three straight in the Big Ten...