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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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  • 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,...
  • Northwestern wants to keep 'one-game season' going

    Northwestern wants to keep 'one-game season' going
    Offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile reacted to a question about whether he had glanced at any bowl projections by adopting a poker face. Apparently that's a no-no for Northwestern players. Finally Vitabile cracked and asked: "They do those?" Yes,...
  • There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season

    There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season
    Let's all breathe a sigh of relief. The wussification of America is not complete. Gary Andersen scared us there with his Monday comments regarding the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Wisconsin coach said that the axe, a super-cool trophy awarded to the Minnesota-...
  • 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...
  • 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 recruit Lloyd Yates out to prove he can play quarterback

    Northwestern recruit Lloyd Yates out to prove he can play quarterback
    Lloyd Yates' favorite quarterback is Tom Brady. "I just like the way he carries himself," Yates said. "He has a swagger. The wife, the house … he has it all, on and off the field." Plus there's this: Barely anyone thought Brady could flourish...
  • Harbaugh Effect, Ohio State's success rev up Big Ten recruiting

    Harbaugh Effect, Ohio State's success rev up Big Ten recruiting
    It's a convenient storyline: The manically competitive Jim Harbaugh, a man who once reportedly picked on a 10-year-old kid to beat friends at laser tag, is tearing through the Big Ten, flipping recruits to Michigan in his first five weeks on the job....
  • 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...