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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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  • Alabama looks like title contender with 59-0 rout of Texas A&M

    Alabama looked every bit the part of a national title contender, with a point-a-minute attack and a defense that planted a goose egg on one of the nation's most prolific offenses. Blake Sims passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 43-...
  • Top 25 roundup: FSU holds off Notre Dame in thriller

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update5: Adds ND-FSU as new lede 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 Florida...
  • Nebraska takes control in second half to defeat Northwestern

    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 wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El to quarterback Tommy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No. 6 Notre Dame edges North Carolina; No. 11 Oklahoma tops Texas

    No. 6 Notre Dame edges North Carolina; No. 11 Oklahoma tops Texas
    Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers that led to North Carolina scores and No. 6 Notre Dame remained unbeaten with a 50-43 victory Saturday in South Bend, Ind. North Carolina's Marquise Williams threw two touchdown...
  • Minnesota 24, Northwestern 17

    Minnesota 24, Northwestern 17: Jalen Myrick snapped a tie with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 7:19 remaining and the Golden Gophers edged the visiting Wildcats in a Big Ten contest. Mitch Leidner completed 10-of-15 passes for 153 yards...
  • Big Ten isn't running away from image - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Penn State - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten is doing nothing this year to change its national image as a ground-and-pound conference. After this weekend's games, three of the top four and four of the top 10 rushing...