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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern recruit Lloyd Yates out to prove he can play quarterback

    Northwestern recruit Lloyd Yates out to prove he can play quarterback
    Lloyd Yates' favorite quarterback is Tom Brady. "I just like the way he carries himself," Yates said. "He has a swagger. The wife, the house … he has it all, on and off the field." Plus there's this: Barely anyone thought Brady could flourish...
  • Harbaugh Effect, Ohio State's success rev up Big Ten recruiting

    Harbaugh Effect, Ohio State's success rev up Big Ten recruiting
    It's a convenient storyline: The manically competitive Jim Harbaugh, a man who once reportedly picked on a 10-year-old kid to beat friends at laser tag, is tearing through the Big Ten, flipping recruits to Michigan in his first five weeks on the job....
  • After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program

    After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program
    The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out. Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...
  • Teddy Greenstein predicts the Big Ten's bowl games

    The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner. For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
  • Northwestern wants to keep 'one-game season' going

    Northwestern wants to keep 'one-game season' going
    Offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile reacted to a question about whether he had glanced at any bowl projections by adopting a poker face. Apparently that's a no-no for Northwestern players. Finally Vitabile cracked and asked: "They do those?" Yes,...
  • One shot changes conversation about Terps' future

    One shot changes conversation about Terps' future
    It only took one acrobatic follow shot the other night at Xfinity Center to change the conversation surrounding Mark Turgeon's surprising — and very exciting — Maryland men's basketball team. If the Terps had lost at home to a pesky...
  • Year later, colleges in early stages of reforming athletes' rights

    Year later, colleges in early stages of reforming athletes' rights
    One year ago Wednesday, college athletes had no say in their future. Free meals were scrutinized. They had to cough up cash for laundry and gas. Response to a concussion was uneven. And at most schools, they could lose their scholarships if they started...