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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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  • Forget Justin Jackson's only a freshman; his Northwestern teammates have

    As a high school freshman, Justin Jackson watched the Illinois-Northwestern game at Wrigley Field on TV and told himself: "Man, I wish I could play at one of these schools some day." He rooted for Northwestern quarterback Evan Watkins — and not...
  • 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...
  • Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job
    As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium. "Bring it to the fans!" he yelled. Those fans in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision

     Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision
    It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day in June, enough to request a doctor’s appointment. White had always been the exception. He was a smallish guy (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) playing a high-risk...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky worked his way to unlikely stardom

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky worked his way to unlikely stardom
    Before adoring fans called him "The Moose" or "Joe College" or "Frank the Tank," Frank Kaminsky was known simply as "Frankie" or "Little Frank." All year round, Little Frank would tag along with his 6-foot-10 dad to gyms around Chicago to watch "Big...
  • Big Ten fares poorly in first playoff rankings

    When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money. Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
  • Northwestern's Collin Ellis remains sidelined by concussion

    Many sprains and strains have healed, but Northwestern exited its off week with at least one prominent starter still sidelined: middle linebacker Collin Ellis. Ellis suffered a concussion Oct. 11 against Minnesota — not his first of the season...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Oh, how I loved it when Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had the Spartans punch in that final touchdown in garbage time against Michigan. It reminded players on both sides that it's a 60-minute game. It rewarded the Spartans fans who stayed till the...