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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 women's lacrosse falls 15-9 in faceoff with Duke

     Northwestern women's lacrosse falls 15-9 in faceoff with Duke
    There was more than one area Thursday in which the Duke women's lacrosse team outplayed Northwestern. But in a sport without a shot clock, making possession more than nine-tenths of the law, nothing was more critical to the Blue Devils' 15-9 victory...
  • Northwestern women assure themselves winning Big Ten basketball record

    Northwestern women assure themselves winning Big Ten basketball record
    This has been a long time coming. For the first time since 1997, the Northwestern women's basketball team will have a winning record in the Big Ten. Wednesday's 59-51 triumph over No. 21 Nebraska at Welsh-Ryan Arena gave the Wildcats a 10-5 conference...
  • Eager to win at Northwestern, Chris Collins isn't going anywhere

    Eager to win at Northwestern, Chris Collins isn't going anywhere
    In the mind of his boss, one of Chris Collins' best coaching moves last season came when he was delegating, not actually coaching. Here was the situation: Northwestern was down three to Michigan at home with 7.7 seconds to play in overtime. "My eyes...
  • At its best, Michigan State romps over Northwestern at its worst

    At its best, Michigan State romps over Northwestern at its worst
    When these teams met in East Lansing, Mich., a month ago, 40 minutes were not enough to decide the outcome. Tuesday night's game at Welsh-Ryan was in the books by halftime. By then, Michigan State had reeled off an absurd 22 consecutive points. The...
  • 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...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Northwestern will break your heart — and your record against the spread. After witnessing the Wildcats' debacle at Iowa, there was no way I could pick them as a 1.5-point underdog to Michigan. The NU offense woke up late, but the Wildcats still...
  • 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...
  • Freshman Selena Lasota takes circuitous route to Northwestern lacrosse

    Freshman Selena Lasota takes circuitous route to Northwestern lacrosse
    It began with a clinic Danielle Spencer gave in Vancouver during the summer of 2012, which led to the email tip from a Canadian coach who had attended the clinic, which is how the Northwestern assistant coach found herself a couple of months later...
  • 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...
  • Miracle windup for Northwestern

    Miracle windup for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Just like in 1995, no one showered the victorious Northwestern coach with Gatorade. The players didn't carry Pat Fitzgerald off the field, just as the previous generation of Wildcats declined to hoist Gary Barnett, following his...
  • Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern

    Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before overtime Saturday in Northwestern's nutty 43-40 victory over Notre Dame, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald stepped on the field to deliver a direct message to his defense. Smiling and clapping his hands, Fitzgerald...