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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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  • Video cameras becoming fixture in college locker rooms

    Before his team flipped its season at Penn State, coach Pat Fitzgerald held up a sign in the Northwestern locker room that read, "TRUST YOURSELF." "Right here. Right here," he told his players in an earnest tone. "Trust what we do. Have discipline in...
  • Northwestern's Godwin Igwebuike opening eyes with his play

    Joel Stave rolled left and fired a pass down the middle, a desperation heave with 23 seconds to play. Godwin Igwebuike cut in front of Wisconsin receiver George Rushing and leaped, extending his left arm. "I went to bat it down," Igwebuike said, "and it...
  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Minnesota

    Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Minnesota
    Halfway through the season, Northwestern is halfway to bowl eligibility. And with a remaining slate of Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue and Illinois, the Wildcats should get to six wins … shouldn't they? Here's a look back at the 24-...
  • College football: What games to watch on TV

    College football: What games to watch on TV
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1) 9 a.m., Channel 2 This game is...
  • Players' meeting after 0-2 start revived Wildcats

    With a brawl on tap against Minnesota — Wisconsin's equally physical twin brother — the Northwestern players are looking ahead. The rest of us can't get over how the Wildcats transformed from a listless 0-2 to a powerful 3-2 team that has as...
  • Teddy Greenstein predicts the Big Ten's bowl games

    The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner. For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
  • Miracle windup for Northwestern

    Miracle windup for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Just like in 1995, no one showered the victorious Northwestern coach with Gatorade. The players didn't carry Pat Fitzgerald off the field, just as the previous generation of Wildcats declined to hoist Gary Barnett, following his...
  • After a wild college football weekend, let's all calm down

    The only thing more stunning than an incredible weekend of games, perhaps, was the stunning overreaction to them. We warned you that wild times were coming and that the polls were about to get poached and scrambled. It happened, just as predicted, yet...
  • Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern

    Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before overtime Saturday in Northwestern's nutty 43-40 victory over Notre Dame, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald stepped on the field to deliver a direct message to his defense. Smiling and clapping his hands, Fitzgerald...
  • Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin

    Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin
    They are team Rope-a-Dope, these Northwestern Wildcats. After opening the season with back-to-back losses and 12 quarters of crummy play, they are contenders in the Big Ten West. What other conclusion can be drawn after Northwestern improved to 2-0 in...
  • NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity

    NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity
    His first plan for a post-football career was to become Gordon Gekko. Yes, Northwestern's Anthony Walker would dominate Wall Street. Then he changed his mind. Walker would become a sports agent. Then he saw "Draft Day," and Kevin Costner's character...