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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

Top Northwestern Wildcats Articles

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  • Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin

    Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin
    They are team Rope-a-Dope, these Northwestern Wildcats. After opening the season with back-to-back losses and 12 quarters of crummy play, they are contenders in the Big Ten West. What other conclusion can be drawn after Northwestern improved to 2-0 in...
  • NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity

    NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity
    His first plan for a post-football career was to become Gordon Gekko. Yes, Northwestern's Anthony Walker would dominate Wall Street. Then he changed his mind. Walker would become a sports agent. Then he saw "Draft Day," and Kevin Costner's character...
  • Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena

    Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena
    Dan Persa didn't get to watch Northwestern's 29-6 win over Penn State on Saturday as it unfolded at Beaver Stadium. That's because he was at a wedding. But he made sure to watch a replay of it on Sunday. "It was great win for the program," the...
  • Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results

     Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results
    The morning after Northwestern lost its second straight home game, the Wildcats coaching staff gathered to meet the new boss. Who looked exactly like the old boss, except something definitely was different about Pat Fitzgerald. "Sometimes you have to...
  • Praise for Christian Hackenberg goes beyond the numbers

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald loves to say it: "Stats are for losers." And in the case of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, they are. Hackenberg ranks 62nd nationally in passing efficiency rating, thanks to a pedestrian completion...
  • Michigan's leaders asleep at wheel in concussion controversy

    In the waning minutes of Saturday's game, ABC/ESPN cameras spotted Lloyd Carr exiting his luxury suite at Michigan Stadium. Apparently the former Wolverines coach was as disgusted as the rest of us are with Michigan football. The hideous sight of...
  • Freshman tailbacks lead way for Northwestern

    Freshman tailbacks lead way for Northwestern
    The cover of the Northwestern game program carried the words: "WELCOME, CLASS OF 2018!" Perhaps it should have read: "THANK YOU, CLASS OF 2018!" Freshmen tailbacks Solomon Vault and Justin Jackson scored all three Northwestern touchdowns Saturday,...
  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. WIU

    Coach Pat Fitzgerald is fond of telling his players that "winning a Big Ten game is the hardest thing to do." With a trip to Penn State looming, they're about to find out. Offense: D When your punter registers more yards (309) than your offense (283),...
  • Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area

     Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area
    The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
  • Northwestern passing game needs a quick fix

     Northwestern passing game needs a quick fix
    The stats are horrifying, and they reflect what Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has seen on film. "The passing game," he said, "is a major work in progress. We're leaving way too many plays out there. We have guys open, we're not getting them the...
  • No jacket, no tie, no problem at Randy Wells' benefit

    No jacket, no tie, no problem at Randy Wells' benefit
    When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...