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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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  • Northwestern scares Michigan State but falls short in overtime

    Northwestern scares Michigan State but falls short in overtime
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Chris Collins looked at his team's upcoming Big Ten schedule recently and said it would make him "sick to his stomach" if he dwelled on it. Sunday's immediate challenge was a visit to Michigan State, where the Wildcats have...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parentheses.) 1. Wisconsin (14-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten; No. 1): Doesn't look like Wisconsin will be truly tested in the Big Ten season until a Feb. 24 date at Maryland. The first two conference victories were double-...
  • Northwestern loses its grip in second straight narrow loss

    Northwestern loses its grip in second straight narrow loss
    Northwestern coach Chris Collins is trying his best to "embrace the process" of developing his young Wildcats into winners. But some steps are more agonizing than others. Wednesday night's 72-67 home loss to Illinois and Sunday's frustrating...
  • Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say

    Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say
    Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
  • Illinois defense on the upswing heading into bowl game

    Illinois defense on the upswing heading into bowl game
    DALLAS — Early in the season, Illinois coach Tim Beckman described the team's inability to create turnovers as one of its biggest weaknesses. The defense finished the regular season ranked 112th nationally, allowing 464.3 total yards per game, and...
  • No upset this time: Wisconsin blows out Northwestern

    No upset this time: Wisconsin blows out Northwestern
    Wisconsin players showed their age and experience while dismantling a young Northwestern team 81-58 Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. "In a game like this, we have to have a lot of things go right to have a chance," Northwestern coach Chris Collins...
  • Northwestern coach Chris Collins not afraid to shake things up

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins not afraid to shake things up
    Chris Collins coaches the way you and I would. He was so disgusted with Northwestern's Dec. 17 home loss to Central Michigan, he changed the pregame routine. He removed the locker-room chairs so his players would stay upright and lathered as they...
  • Northwestern romps over Northern Kentucky 76-55 in final Big Ten tuneup

    Tre Demps' philosophy is simple: See the opportunity, seize the opportunity. See his father, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps, seize it more. The father made a trip to Evanston on Saturday before his team faced the Bulls at the United Center on...
  • Jim Harbaugh belongs at Michigan after he and 49ers part ways

     Jim Harbaugh belongs at Michigan after he and 49ers part ways
    One minute after Jim Harbaugh's news conference ended Sunday, the 49ers announced what everyone already assumed: The team would part ways with the coach who guided them to three consecutive NFC title games. "It's been the time of my life," Harbaugh ...
  • Preview: Northwestern at Rutgers

    Northwestern looks for its fourth straight victory when it begins Big Ten play on the road against Rutgers on Tuesday. The Wildcats have won four of their last five games - including a 76-55 triumph over Northern Kentucky on Saturday - and hope to win...
  • Outside of Wisconsin, Big Ten defying early expectations

    Figuring out the Big Ten is confounding. Michigan State, the team picked to finish third in the conference in the preseason media poll, already has four losses. Nebraska, a dark horse choice to win the league, is saddled with four losses as well —...