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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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  • Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays

     Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays
    Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game. But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
  • Iowa blows out Northwestern

    Iowa blows out Northwestern
    IOWA CITY — If this putrid performance doesn't prompt Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald to ponder significant changes in his program, what will? Northwestern got destroyed Saturday by Iowa, losing 48-7 in a game that wasn't that close. NU's only...
  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...
  • Pat Fitzgerald: Northwestern keeps making same mistakes

     Pat Fitzgerald: Northwestern keeps making same mistakes
    It's heavy stuff, this malaise afflicting Northwestern football. There are the obvious problems: The Wildcats have scored seven points in their last three halves; their 4.4 yards per play ranks 123rd of 128 FBS teams; and injured receivers Miles Shuler,...
  • Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell steals the show in win at Northwestern

    Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell steals the show in win at Northwestern
      We'll remember this game for two things: Northwestern coach Chris Collins going bonkers after a blown goaltending call and D'Angelo Russell dropping a Larry Bird (33 points) in a sensational performance. The freshman guard scored Ohio State's...
  • Auburn fumbles away chances to stay atop College Football Playoff race

    Auburn's amazing streak of having everything goes its way during a championship run might have ended in Saturday's 41-38 loss to Texas A&M. It seemed impossible third-ranked Auburn would lose at home, even after trailing by 10 points with 7:54 left....
  • Forward Sam Dekker could be Wisconsin's X-factor

     Forward Sam Dekker could be Wisconsin's X-factor
    As Chris Collins returned to Northwestern's jubilant locker room after his news conference at the Kohl Center, he heard the unmistakable sounds of a dribbling basketball and sneakers squeaking on a gym floor. He peaked inside and spotted Sam Dekker. "He...
  • Witnesses recall Northwestern's 1995 upset of Notre Dame

     Witnesses recall Northwestern's 1995 upset of Notre Dame
    Sept. 2, 1995, is the day Northwestern stopped being Northworstern. It's when the Mildcats became the Wildcats. It's when coach Gary Barnett's "Expect Victory" mantra stopped eliciting chuckles. Unlikely doesn't begin to describe what happened at...
  • Postseason questions already aplenty for Northwestern

    There's a time for deep thinking – and a time when it's better to be a dummy. Or to simplify, in football parlance. The deep thoughts will come at the end of this miserable Northwestern season, a campaign marked by the Wildcats' incredible...
  • Northwestern motivated to extend season for seniors with bowl game

    Northwestern motivated to extend season for seniors with bowl game
    People laugh at the awkward sponsor names of the bottom-tier bowl games. Hey, there's a Bitcoin Bowl! How many stadium nachos can one get me? But there's a serious side, too, and that became clear when cornerback Nick VanHoose spoke Monday about...
  • After heroics vs. Notre Dame, Northwestern kicker getting back to normal

    After heroics vs. Notre Dame, Northwestern kicker getting back to normal
    He is Northwestern's closest thing to Deion Sanders. Chuckle if you want at the comparison, but after what transpired Saturday evening at Notre Dame, there is no disputing that Jack Mitchell is "Prime Time." He nailed a 45-yarder to send the game to...