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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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  • 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...
  • Northwestern enters hostile environment seeking 5th straight win

    Northwestern enters hostile environment seeking 5th straight win
    Northwestern may have a shot at an NIT bid if the Wildcats continue to finish strong. And Illinois is entertaining notions of an NCAA berth, with plenty of company on that precarious tournament bubble. Saturday night's intrastate meeting at the...
  • Mincy's career-high 28 points lead Maryland women on senior night

    Mincy's career-high 28 points lead Maryland women on senior night
    As the lone senior on the Maryland women's basketball team, Laurin Mincy was the center of attention in a pregame ceremony on senior night Thursday honoring a resilient career that included overcoming a torn ACL as a junior. Then the redshirt shooting...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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's JerShon Cobb knows what Derrick Rose is going through

    Northwestern's JerShon Cobb knows what Derrick Rose is going through
    JerShon Cobb hasn't worn matching shoes since October. Or maybe it's November. The Northwestern swingman has injured so many body parts on so many occasions, the timeline sometimes gets fuzzy. Cobb sat on the bench Wednesday night during NU's game...
  • 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...