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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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  • Q&A: @FauxPelini prefers 'wild pants' to Northwestern Wildcats

    Q&A: @FauxPelini prefers 'wild pants' to Northwestern Wildcats
    Bo Pelini’s alter ego is a Chicagoan who normally bats out tweets while watching Nebraska games at a sports bar or friend’s house. Not Saturday. The brains behind the equally dimwitted and clever @FauxPelini will be at Ryan Field on Saturday...
  • Big Ten isn't running away from image - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Indiana - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten is doing nothing this year to change its national image as a ground-and-pound conference. After this weekend's games, three of the top four and four of the top 10 rushing leaders...
  • Gophers keep finding ways to win

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Minnesota - INSIDE SLANT Good teams find a way to win. In the past, the Gophers usually found a way to lose games in which they weren't clicking in all areas. This season's team is finding a way to win such...
  • Kids are all right for Wildcats

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Northwestern's kids certainly can play. Running back Justin Jackson was named the Wildcats' third straight Big Ten freshman of the week after collecting 156 all-purpose yards and a...
  • Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena

    Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena
    Dan Persa didn't get to watch Northwestern's 29-6 win over Penn State on Saturday as it unfolded at Beaver Stadium. That's because he was at a wedding. But he made sure to watch a replay of it on Sunday. "It was great win for the program," the...
  • Game slowing down for Northwestern's Chris Collins

     Game slowing down for Northwestern's Chris Collins
    Chris Collins intends to do a better job of pacing his players — and himself — during his second year as Northwestern's basketball coach. "I am a much better coach today than I was a year ago," Collins said. "There are a lot of things in...
  • Northwestern would go all out to prevent another Hail Mary

     Northwestern would go all out to prevent another Hail Mary
    After Nebraska stunned Northwestern last year on a Hail Mary, the prevailing question was this: How could you let that happen? Given what has transpired this season in the Pac-12, the question is this: How on earth do you prevent that from happening?...
  • Gophers TD return stuns Wildcats 24-17

    MINNNEAPOLIS — Kyle Prater was said to be "beating himself up" over a fourth-down drop that essentially turned out the lights out on Northwestern's 24-17 loss to Minnesota. Prater shouldn't have been, considering he came through four plays...
  • 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...
  • NCAA grants Northwestern DL sixth year of eligibility

    NCAA grants Northwestern DL sixth year of eligibility
    The NCAA on Thursday granted Northwestern defensive lineman Sean McEvilly a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, allowing the Wildcat to return to play football in 2015. The school announced the NCAA's decision Thursday. McEvilly, who is sitting out...