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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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  • 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...
  • Lasota's OT goal finishes memorable NU lacrosse rally

    Lasota's OT goal finishes memorable NU lacrosse rally
    Selena Lasota turned her college lacrosse debut into one of the most memorable victories in Northwestern history. That says something, given that the Wildcats have won seven NCAA titles in the past 10  seasons. Lasota, the highly touted Northwestern...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Wisconsin

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Wisconsin
    TV/radio: 4:30 p.m., Saturday; BTN, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 10-12, 1-8 Big Ten; Wisconsin 20-2, 8-10. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Northwestern upset the Badgers at the Kohl Center last season, but the Wildcats are now in the midst of an...
  • Northwestern, coach Chris Collins must stay positive against Wisconsin

     Northwestern, coach Chris Collins must stay positive against Wisconsin
    Northwestern coach Chris Collins continues to reassure his beleaguered Wildcats during their eight-game losing streak that better times are ahead and that this is a test of their mental and emotional fortitude. Facing No. 5 Wisconsin on Saturday at...
  • Behind Dez Wells and Jon Graham, Terps beat scrappy Penn State, 64-58

    Behind Dez Wells and Jon Graham, Terps beat scrappy Penn State, 64-58
    More than two months removed from fracturing his right wrist after hitting the floor at the Sprint Center in Kansas City in the first minute of Maryland’s upset of No. 11 Iowa State, senior guard Dez Wells finally looked like the player who...
  • Pat Fitzgerald wants overhaul of 'antiquated' recruiting system

     Pat Fitzgerald wants overhaul of 'antiquated' recruiting system
    For the second straight recruiting cycle, Northwestern lost four players to decommitments. Two of those came within a week of national signing day. Coach Pat Fitzgerald is getting tired of the annual bind he and his staff are put in. "There needs to...
  • Football: Raby's Jamal Milan picks Illinois

    Football: Raby's Jamal Milan picks Illinois
    Jamal Milan allowed his teammates to make last-minute suggestions on how to add some drama to his signing announcement Wednesday morning. The Raby senior defensive tackle settled on a popular method with a twist. "One of my coaches told me to do eeny-...
  • Illinois, Northwestern battle, but struggle to snag recruits

    Illinois, Northwestern battle, but struggle to snag recruits
    Illinois may not have one of the better signing day hauls in the Big Ten, but it's not for lack of trying. CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming ranks the Fighting Illini's class in the bottom third of the Big Ten, though it could have...
  • Freshman Selena Lasota takes circuitous route to Northwestern lacrosse

    Freshman Selena Lasota takes circuitous route to Northwestern lacrosse
    It began with a clinic Danielle Spencer gave in Vancouver during the summer of 2012, which led to the email tip from a Canadian coach who had attended the clinic, which is how the Northwestern assistant coach found herself a couple of months later...
  • Maryland gives Big Ten women's lacrosse a big boost

    Maryland gives Big Ten women's lacrosse a big boost
    When a college athletics conference introduces a new sport, it usually takes a while to get up to speed and compete on a national level. Not Big Ten women's lacrosse. It went from 0 to 60 in an instant. With the two most successful programs in the...