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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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  • College sports' billion-dollar issue: Who pays freight on pay-to-play?

    The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer. Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
  • Alabama trustees approve $6.9-million salary for Nick Saban

    Alabama football Coach Nick Saban's new $6.9-million salary, unanimously approved Tuesday by the school's Board of Trustees, represents everything that is wrong, and right, with college athletics. Saban's pay package will make him one of the highest-...
  • NU, DePaul agree to 5-year basketball series

    Northwestern and DePaul won’t meet this season in men’s basketball, but the schools have agreed to a five-year series beginning in 2015-16.   “As a Chicago native, I think it's terrific for basketball in the area,” NU coach Chris...
  • National champ Terps No. 1 in final women's media poll

    National champ Terps No. 1 in final women's media poll
    Maryland's national championship victory over Syracuse on Sunday night sealed the No. 1 ranking for the Terps in the final Inside Lacrosse Brine Division I Women's Media Top 20, while Loyola Maryland and Johns Hopkins also finished in the Top 10. The...
  • Northwestern football players vote on union; results not known yet

    Northwestern football players finished voting Friday on whether or not to be represented by a union, but the results won’t be known any time soon. The balloting at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., concluded at noon Central time, according to...
  • Northwestern union vote just small part of drive for NCAA reforms

    Northwestern union vote just small part of drive for NCAA reforms
    Think of Friday's union vote by Northwestern University football players as the necklace in "Titanic," the ruby slippers or the meaning of Rosebud. It's what filmmakers, like the late Alfred Hitchcock, would call a MacGuffin — something pursued and...
  • Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals

    Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals
    Duke (11-7) at No. 1 seed Maryland (20-1) Saturday, noon Outlook: In one of three all-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals, the ACC champion Terps go for their fourth straight win over the Blue Devils. Beth Glaros (Wilde Lake) and Tewaaraton...
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...
  • NCAA women's tournament more like ACC tournament 2.0

    NCAA women's tournament more like ACC tournament 2.0
    This year’s NCAA Division I women’s tournament looks more like the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament 2.0 than a national tournament. Six quarterfinalists hail from the ACC. Top-seeded and ACC champ Maryland, No. 2 Syracuse, No. 3 North...
  • Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern

    Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern
    By following in his brother's footsteps, Wheaton Warrenville South junior outside linebacker Tommy Vitale provided his family some relief for future travel plans. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Vitale announced his plan to join his older brother, Dan, by...
  • Maryland to host Virginia in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

    The Maryland men's basketball team will host Virginia in next season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the Terps' first since switching conferences. After playing the last two years of the event on the road as a lame-duck ACC team, Maryland gets a home date...