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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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  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Nebraska

    Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Nebraska
    Their egos are bruised, their bodies are battered. Nebraska dominated the second half in its 38-17 victory over Northwestern on Saturday, leaving a bevy of injured Wildcats in its wake. Superback Dan Vitale left Ryan Field in a walking boot; receiver Kyle...
  • Top 25 roundup: FSU holds off Notre Dame in thriller

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6: Adds Arizona State-Stanford Top 25 roundup: FSU holds off Notre Dame in thriller TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It wasn't quite the Game of the Century, but the first top-five matchup between No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2...
  • Nebraska takes control in second half to defeat Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Nebraska takes control in second half to defeat Northwestern EVANSTON, Ill. -- It was a trick play that Nebraska wasn't quite certain would work. But a reverse and a 16-yard touchdown strike from...
  • Northwestern unravels late in loss to Nebraska

     Northwestern unravels late in loss to Nebraska
    Northwestern and Nebraska, it seemed, were incapable of playing a lopsided game. Their previous three meetings resulted in victories decided by three points, one point and a last-second Hail Mary. The Saturday night gathering at soggy Ryan Field had the...
  • Top 25 roundup: West Virginia upsets No. 4 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update4: Adds Ole Miss, Oregon, Nebraska games Top 25 roundup: West Virginia upsets No. 4 Baylor MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia had played two Top 10 foes tough already this season. The third time proved to be the...
  • Preview: Nebraska at Northwestern

    Since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, perhaps no conference game has consistently delivered more dramatic finishes than its annual meeting with Northwestern. The 19th-ranked Cornhuskers, who hit the road to face the Wildcats on Saturday, pulled out a...
  • 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....
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Every week I spend about two minutes predicting 10 national games for the Sporting News. And every week I grind over these Big Ten picks, factoring in turnover ratio, second-down conversion rate, wind patterns in the stadium and the mental state of each...
  • Northwestern looks to blend veterans, newcomers

    With half of his Northwestern roster newcomers, coach Chris Collins is soliciting the help of his upperclassmen to mentor them — even if it means the newbies might grab some of their playing time. The Wildcats finished 14-19 last season and 6-12...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: @FauxPelini prefers 'wild pants' to Northwestern Wildcats

    Q&A: @FauxPelini prefers 'wild pants' to Northwestern Wildcats
    Bo Pelini’s alter ego is a Chicagoan who normally bats out tweets while watching Nebraska games at a sports bar or friend’s house. Not Saturday. The brains behind the equally dimwitted and clever @FauxPelini will be at Ryan Field on Saturday...