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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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  • Maryland mocked, assigned Harry Potter character in Big Ten-Game of Thrones comp

    Maryland mocked, assigned Harry Potter character in Big Ten-Game of Thrones comp
    Welcome to the Big Ten, Maryland. It’s going to be a long road to acceptance. The Chicago-based blog Sherman Ave assigned each Big Ten school a corresponding Game of Thrones character last week. Many of their assignments were spot on —...
  • Northwestern football players vote on union; results not known yet

    Northwestern football players finished voting Friday on whether or not to be represented by a union, but the results won’t be known any time soon. The balloting at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., concluded at noon Central time, according to...
  • 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...
  • Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal

    Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal
    Maryland's national women's lacrosse semifinal with Northwestern on Friday pits two of the top draw control experts. Terps sophomore Taylor Cummings will square off against the Division I career leader, Alyssa Leonard, who has 424 draw controls over her...
  • Previewing the women's lacrosse national semifinals

     Previewing the women's lacrosse national semifinals
    Division I semifinals (At Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University) No. 1 seed Maryland (21-1) vs. No. 5 Northwestern (14-6) Friday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3 Outlook: The Terps and the Wildcats get a jump on next year's inaugural Big Ten season as the two...
  • Teel Time: U.Va.'s Littlepage, VT's Babcock opine on proposed NCAA reforms

    Teel Time: U.Va.'s Littlepage, VT's Babcock opine on proposed NCAA reforms
    With many of its core principles under siege in the courts — think Northwestern football’s unionization effort and Ed O’Bannon’s ongoing lawsuit — and with the NCAA scrambling to offer meaningful reforms, college athletics...
  • 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...
  • Maryland turns to its offense in 9-6 win over Northwestern

    Maryland turns to its offense in 9-6 win over Northwestern
    Maryland's high-powered offense took a little while to heat up in Friday night's NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinal, but once it did, the No. 1 Terps kept rolling into the title game. No. 5 Northwestern managed to slow the Terps offense in the...
  • Friday's multi-sport college and local roundup: W&M bounces back after loss to reach CAA finals; ODU stays alive in C-USA tournament

    Colleges: Baseball: CAA: William and Mary regained its offensive mojo in time to keep its season alive, bolting to a 10-run lead in a 12-6 victory Friday night that eliminated Colonial Athletic Association tournament host UNC Wilmington and...
  • Capstone project for Terps' Glaros is a lacrosse national title

    Capstone project for Terps' Glaros is a lacrosse national title
    Beth Glaros believes she's been a Terp all her life. The only starting senior on the Maryland women's lacrosse team, Glaros followed her parents, who met at Maryland, to College Park and also has two brothers and several members of her extended family...