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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...
  • BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'

    BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'
    The 2005 Illinois basketball team, which reached the NCAA title game, might have been the best team in school history. But there’s no question which group was the most colorful: The 1989 “Flying Illini.” The team is the focus of a...
  • No. 5 Terps women rout No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, capping perfect Big Ten regular season

    No. 5 Terps women rout No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, capping perfect Big Ten regular season
    With five seconds left and the No. 5 Maryland women's basketball team assured of perfection in the Big Ten Conference, coach Brenda Frese approached Brene Moseley near the bench during a stoppage in play Sunday for a long embrace. Frese had turned to...
  • Perfect Maryland routs Northwestern women 69-48

    Perfect Maryland routs Northwestern women 69-48
    The first women’s basketball meeting between Northwestern and Maryland became another jewel in the crown of the Big Ten’s new court queen. A 69-48 victory Sunday at Welsh-Ryan made No. 5 Maryland, a Big Ten debutante, the first women's...
  • Maryland women have shot at Big Ten perfection in finale vs. Northwestern

    Maryland women have shot at Big Ten perfection in finale vs. Northwestern
    When the Big Ten held media day for women's basketball in mid-October, coaches hailed the arrival of Maryland as a boon to the profile of the conference by selecting it as the favorite to win the regular season title. They spoke about the Terps' depth,...
  • Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra

    Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra
    Freshmen Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and Taylor Hensh (Marriotts Ridge) each had a hat trick as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (3-0) pushed past host Hofstra (2-2) in a dominant 14-6 win Saturday. Whittle had three goals for the second straight...
  • Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections

    Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections
    College basketball student sections can’t be judged merely by the decibels registered from their cheers or by how many undergrads pack a gym on a frigid night. Face-painted, costume-wearing, vocal-chord-shredding 18- to 22-year-olds make Big Ten¬†...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois
    TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 14-14, 5-10 Big Ten; Illinois 17-11, 7-8. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Streaking Wildcats are seeking a fifth straight win. The last time they won five Big Ten games in a...
  • Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes

    Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes
    Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season. The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...