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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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 fares poorly in first playoff rankings

    When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money. Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
  • Northwestern's Collin Ellis remains sidelined by concussion

    Many sprains and strains have healed, but Northwestern exited its off week with at least one prominent starter still sidelined: middle linebacker Collin Ellis. Ellis suffered a concussion Oct. 11 against Minnesota — not his first of the season...
  • Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision

     Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision
    It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day in June, enough to request a doctor’s appointment. White had always been the exception. He was a smallish guy (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) playing a high-risk...
  • Northwestern's Chance Carter marches to his own beat

     Northwestern's Chance Carter marches to his own beat
    He plays in what's called "the box" — a front designed to corral running backs and harass quarterbacks. But only a fool would put Chance Carter in a box. Northwestern's fifth-year senior defensive tackle is a free thinker in a sport that...