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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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  • Preview: Western Michigan at Northwestern

    Northwestern looks to get back on track when it hosts Western Michigan on Saturday. The Wildcats had held 15 consecutive opponents to 70 points or less before Central Michigan snapped the streak by handing the Wildcats an 80-67 loss on Wednesday....
  • Entire Northwestern football staff to return

    Entire Northwestern football staff to return
    The definition of insanity, Pat Fitzgerald often says, is trying the same thing and expecting different results. Fitzgerald will test that theory with his latest decision: He will retain all nine assistant coaches, including embattled offensive...
  • Lou Holtz talks Notre Dame, Ohio State and unions

    Lou Holtz talks Notre Dame, Ohio State and unions
    It was a short and understandably brief trip down memory lane. Lou Holtz’s final Notre Dame team was the first I ever covered for the Tribune. The year: 1996. All the Irish had to do was beat 5-6 USC to make a prestigious “alliance”...
  • Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden

    Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden
    The drive from Drew Longo's hometown of Ardsley in Westchester County, N.Y., to the "World's Most Famous Arena" in midtown Manhattan is a simple one. Hop on the Saw Mill River Parkway, which becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway when you cross into the Bronx...
  • Northwestern defense no match for hot-shooting Central Michigan

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins was asked afterward if there was a redeeming aspect to Wednesday night's 80-67 home loss to Central Michigan. "Personally I don't take anything positive from this game," Collins said. Central Michigan (7-1) of the MAC...
  • Preview: Central Michigan at Northwestern

    Northwestern must shore up its perimeter defense if it stands a chance against visiting Central Michigan on Wednesday. The Chippewas set a school record and tied a Mid-American Conference standard with 20 made 3-pointers in their 94-61 victory over SIU-...
  • Northwestern routs Mississippi Valley State, hits century mark

    Northwestern routs Mississippi Valley State, hits century mark
    One-hand jams, two-hand flushes, breakaway dunks. After three straight losses, Northwestern needed a reason to have fun and smile on the court Sunday. The Wildcats plastered Mississippi Valley State 101-49 at Welsh-Ryan Arena, hitting the century mark...
  • Preview: Mississippi Valley State at Northwestern

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Mississippi Valley State at Northwestern Northwestern looks to end a three-game losing streak and gain momentum for Big Ten Conference play when it starts a five-game homestand against struggling Mississippi Valley State on...
  • Chris Collins putting lessons from father to use at Northwestern

    Chris Collins putting lessons from father to use at Northwestern
    Chris Collins felt as if he had the entire Chicago Stadium floor to himself while the crowd cheered him on. The 12-year-old sharpshooter fired away at the basket before games and during halftime as a Bulls ball boy. "I knew that he loved to play,"...
  • Northwestern football in need of change; will it happen?

    Northwestern football in need of change; will it happen?
    It struck me while covering Cardale Jones' spectacular performance against Wisconsin. And J.T. Barrett's near-perfect night at Michigan State. Ohio State is a program. Every coach says his team adopts a "Next Man Up" philosophy, but how many can...
  • Roundup: Rams boys outlast Ben Franklin

    Roundup: Rams boys outlast Ben Franklin
    Host Ben Franklin forced both overtimes, but Digital Harbor prevailed behind a 41-point performance by Michael Gayden to win 79-72, in boys basketball Tuesday. The Rams (1-1) led by seven points with two minutes left in regulation before the Bayhawks...