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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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  • USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?

    USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?
    Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit? Paul Hovsepian Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
  • Thornton gives NU women's lacrosse best of both worlds

    Thornton gives NU women's lacrosse best of both worlds
    There are times when Northwestern women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller must want to say the heck with Solomonic wisdom and split Taylor Thornton in two so one half could play offense and the other half defense. "Whichever half Kelly doesn't want,...
  • U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16

    U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16
    NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden hasn't hosted an NCAA tournament game of Sweet 16 magnitude since 1955, but if any team is prepared for this moment on this stage, it's Michigan State. The world's most famous arena? Friday's regional semifinal...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 16 Nebraska

    Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense. Says who? "Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads. He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 10 Northwestern

    Thirty years ago (1983) Stanford and Northwestern put their brainy football heads together to go a combined 3-19. And no one blinked, cared, or was the least bit surprised, because mediocrity then was considered the price to be paid for academic...
  • Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do

    They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home. Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty. Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
  • Chicagoan Evans pushes herself for Olympic bobsled spot

     Chicagoan Evans pushes herself for Olympic bobsled spot
    It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can't stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel. Ice was part of Aja Evans' midsummer day's dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she...
  • Play it forward: Week ahead in college football

    Five things to watch this week in college football. 1: Rutgers at Louisville on Thursday offers undefeated Louisville a decent test in a season where the Cardinals' weak schedule could cost them a shot at the national title. Rutgers has seen both ends...
  • College football rankings rattle but just miss a fault line

    College football rankings rattle but just miss a fault line
    The guy who first said "football is a game of inches" is smiling somewhere today in that big replay booth in the sky. At least four games of national import were decided over the weekend by less than the size of a five-dollar footlong at Subway. In...
  • Indiana finds its range early to hold off Purdue late

    Indiana finds its range early to hold off Purdue late
    The heat was on Purdue right from the opening tip-and it had nothing to do with their post-season future. In a game more about pride than tournament seed, Indiana brought the pressure to their rivals from West Lafayette with a hot shooting touch that has...