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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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  • Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach

    Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach
    A surprising winning streak. A victory in the rivalry game. A bowl game. The end-of-season flourish seemed to save Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who was retained by athletic director Mike Thomas with an announcement Sunday. Those achievements would whip...
  • For college football coaches coming and going, it's all about location

    Like real estate, everything about a college football head coaching job comes down to three things: Location, location, location. The value of each victory depends largely on where a head coach works. Losses tax each guy's career differently. You always...
  • Dramatic final weekend in Big Ten - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Minnesota - INSIDE SLANT The final weekend of the Big Ten season produced plenty of drama. It started Friday when Nebraska rallied from a 24-7 deficit at Iowa for a 37-34 overtime victory. Then on Saturday,...
  • Morgan State falls to Virginia Tech, 83-63, in men's basketball

    After taking an early lead, the visiting Morgan State men's basketball team could not stop Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith, who hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in the Hokies' 83-63 victory Sunday. Guard Devin Wilson had 10 points, seven...
  • Grading Illinois' performance against Northwestern

    Grading Illinois' performance against Northwestern
    Illinois lived to play another day. The Illini put on a performance Saturday in their 47-33 victory against Northwestern that made the progression from the start of the Big Ten season to the end easy to judge. The defense was stronger than ever. The...
  • Beckman back at Illinois in 2015

    The Sports Xchange Beckman back at Illinois in 2015 Illinois football coach Tim Beckman will return in 2015. The Fighting Illini won three of their final five games, including Saturday at Northwestern. Athletic director Mike Thomas announced Beckman...
  • Tim Beckman will be back for a 4th season as Illinois' football coach

    Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas saw enough improvement from football coach Tim Beckman's team to retain him. Thomas released a statement about keeping Beckman on Sunday, the day after the Illini earned bowl eligibility by beating Northwestern....
  • After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program

    After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program
    The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out. Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...
  • Preview: Illinois at Northwestern

    State bragging rights and bowl eligibility are on the line when Illinois visits Northwestern in the regular-season finale for both on Saturday. The Illini, who have come from behind in the fourth quarter in all five of their wins, rallied with a pair of...
  • Northwestern's Zack Oliver finally gets his opportunity, and he's leaving nothing to chance

    Northwestern's Zack Oliver finally gets his opportunity, and he's leaving nothing to chance
    Offensive lineman Matt Frazier went to bed Monday night without seeing apartment-mate Zack Oliver. Same thing happened Tuesday. Oliver burned the midnight oil cramming for a test. And that test will come Saturday against Illinois when he makes his first...
  • Wildcat takeaways

    Wildcat takeaways
    Better days ahead? There's no reason to expect a major turnaround in 2015. The Wildcats went 5-7 and lost their best offensive lineman in Brandon Vitabile, a solid quarterback in Trevor Siemian and nine other quality players: Ibraheim Campbell, Chi Chi...