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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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  • College lacrosse games of the week

    College lacrosse games of the week
    NO. 12 BROWN MEN (8-2, 2-1) @ NO. 7 YALE (8-2, 2-2) When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Outlook: With six Ivy League teams with two losses or fewer in conference play, securing one of four berths in the league tournament could be a war of attrition, and...
  • Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance

    Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance
    Aubrey Dawkins believed he could play at this level. So did his father, Johnny, the former Duke star and head coach at Stanford. But few college coaches were enamored with Dawkins, even though he's 6-foot-6, bright, shoots it well and has a 39-inch...
  • Indiana stays right on target, throttles Northwestern

    CHICAGO — For at least one night, all was right for Indiana. With their NCAA tournament prospects hanging in the balance and the status of coach Tom Crean a popular topic of conversation, the Hoosiers were in control throughout a 71-56 win over...
  • Arkansas women rally for 57-55 NCAA win over Northwestern

    Arkansas women rally for 57-55 NCAA win over Northwestern
    WACO, Texas (AP) — With a big comeback, the Arkansas women proved to first-year coach Jimmy Dykes they weren't satisfied with just being in the NCAA Tournament. The Razorbacks wanted to keep playing, and they will after overcoming a 13-point...
  • Chris Collins likes Big Ten's chances in NCAA tournament

    Chris Collins likes Big Ten's chances in NCAA tournament
    Chris Collins will fill out an NCAA tournament bracket – but only for consumption by his family. “Home bragging rights,” the Northwestern coach said. Here’s Collins’ breakdown for the Tribune of the first-round games...
  • New Trier grad Maggie Lyon helped Northwestern enjoy breakout season

    New Trier grad Maggie Lyon helped Northwestern enjoy breakout season
    The Saturday before Maggie Lyon played in the Northwestern women's basketball team's first NCAA tournament game in 18 years, she was at New Trier working on her game with her dad. It was just like old times. "We've been doing that for a long time,"...
  • Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition

    Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition
    Remember former football coaches Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine? Both won national championships at Notre Dame, but Parseghian was beloved and Devine was vilified. In the era of Ara, which lasted from 1964-74, the Irish won two national championships....
  • Northwestern guard Johnnie Vassar granted transfer

    Northwestern guard Johnnie Vassar granted transfer
    Northwestern freshman guard Johnnie Vassar, who appeared in 18 games this season, is transferring, Wildcats coach Chris Collins announced Monday. "Johnnie let us know that he has chosen to pursue another university to continue his career," Collins...
  • Navy pitcher earns Patriot League rookie of week honors

    NAVY BASEBALL: The Patriot League recognized the efforts of freshman right-handed pitcher Colin Brady as he was named the league's Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon. Brady gave Navy five innings of scoreless relief this week with the biggest...
  • NCAA tournament: Re-seeding the Sweet 16 (Spoiler: Kentucky is No. 1)

    NCAA tournament: Re-seeding the Sweet 16 (Spoiler: Kentucky is No. 1)
    We’re halfway through the NCAA tournament. Time to re-jigger the field and find a Final Four. Wildcats vs. Wildcats tracking as an NCAA championship game (in semifinals) … sorry Northwestern, we don’t mean you. Kentucky: Wildcats&...
  • Maryland women rout Northwestern in first Big Ten lacrosse game

    Maryland women rout Northwestern in first Big Ten lacrosse game
    It looks as if another Maryland women’s team will dominate the Big Ten in its first season as a member. The Terps’ basketball team went unbeaten in Big Ten play. And the top-ranked, unbeaten Terps’ lacrosse team put on a clinic...