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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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  • Venric Mark leaving Northwestern

    Venric Mark leaving Northwestern
    One day after Venric Mark said he planned to “hit the ground running” after returning from a two-game suspension, Northwestern announced that its star tailback is hitting the road. The news release says Mark, a native Texan, is leaving...
  • Northwestern kicking game may not be automatic

    Northwestern kicking game may not be automatic
    Northwestern kicker Hunter Niswander has one obvious advantage over Jeff Budzien — size. At nearly 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, he could pass for a linebacker. But as they say in golf, the ball doesn't know who's hitting it. And size can actually be...
  • Nebraska's Bo Pelini keeps everyone on their toes

    That Bo Pelini is nuts, isn't he? Did you hear about the time the Nebraska coach took a sledgehammer to the cellphone of defensive tackle Thad Randle after it went off in a meeting? From his first-row seat in the meeting room, tailback Ameer Abdullah...
  • Michigan really counting on linebacker Jake Ryan

    If you ask Michigan defensive end Frank Clark, Wolverines linebacker Jake Ryan always makes sure he keeps up appearances. "He's a really laid-back type of guy, keeps a smile on his face and always makes sure his hair is in perfect condition," Clark...
  • Northwestern sheds little light on Venric Mark's exit

    KENOSHA, Wis. — A day later, the only thing clear about Venric Mark is that he no longer plays for Northwestern. He departed Camp Kenosha on Wednesday, much to the sadness of his teammates. “It’s a family member our guys know and love,...
  • Mason Monheim assuming leadership of Illini defense

     Mason Monheim assuming leadership of Illini defense
    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim sports a Fu Manchu and doesn't typically use the same slang as most of his peers. But he could find no other words to describe the difference he has noticed in his defensive teammates. "They have swag,...
  • 2-a-days: Lemke-Bell, Yates thinking big for No. 20 Oak Park-River Forest

    2-a-days: Lemke-Bell, Yates thinking big for No. 20 Oak Park-River Forest
    For Adam Lemke-Bell, the wait was about weight, and whether he would have enough to be an offensive lineman. For quarterback Lloyd Yates, it was the reality that there are only so many scholarships at his position to go around. Both remained patient...
  • Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion

    The Sports Xchange Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In James Franklin's experience, sometimes the wrong play call isn't always a bad thing if every guy on the defense is carrying out that assignment. "A lot of times,...
  • The Sports Xchange: Big Ten newcomers to watch

    The Sports Xchange The Sports Xchange: Big Ten newcomers to watch The Sports Xchange polled its college football correspondents in the Big Ten to identify the top newcomers in the conference. One player who could be a star from the opening snap is...
  • The Sports Xchange: Big Ten breakout players

    The Sports Xchange The Sports Xchange: Big Ten breakout players One player's bad break is a chance for another to become a breakout. Such is the hope in Columbus, where Big Ten Player of the Year frontrunner Braxton Miller re-injured his right...
  • Huskies search for new signal caller

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northern Illinois - INSIDE SLANT The Huskies are coming off the best two-year stint in school history, but coach Rod Carey continues to find ways to motivate his players. Despite appearing in a BCS game in 2013 and...