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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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  • Northwestern, DePaul, Notre Dame into women's NCAA basketball tourney

    Northwestern, DePaul, Notre Dame into women's NCAA basketball tourney
    For the Northwestern women’s basketball team, Monday brought the joy of unusual good news. For Notre Dame and DePaul, it was more of the happy same old, same old. The Wildcats (23-8), ranked No. 22 in the AP poll, learned they had earned a bid...
  • Signs point to Northwestern's NCAA breakthrough in 2015-16

    Signs point to Northwestern's NCAA breakthrough in 2015-16
    Northwestern players celebrated Big Ten victories this season with locker-room eruptions, circling their coach and spraying him with water while jumping up and down. Chris Collins loved it. "At Duke, people got spoiled to the winning," he said. "You'...
  • Northwestern no match for Indiana in Big Ten tourney

    Northwestern no match for Indiana in Big Ten tourney
    The calling card for Indiana this season has been proficient 3-point shooting, and Thursday night the Hoosiers again dialed long distance against Northwestern. The best team in the conference from beyond the arc rattled the Wildcats early and often en...
  • Freshman Bryant McIntosh a natural floor leader for Northwestern

    Freshman Bryant McIntosh a natural floor leader for Northwestern
    For an article in the New Castle (Ind.) Courier-Times, a reporter covering the annual Steve Alford basketball camp asked 6-year-old Bryant McIntosh to name his favorite player. "Jimmy Chitwood," the boy answered. Chitwood was the hero who hit the...
  • Does Indiana have to make NCAA field to save Tom Crean's job?

    Does Indiana have to make NCAA field to save Tom Crean's job?
    The team that got thumped knows exactly where it's headed and who will lead it. The team that did the thumping will return to the United Center on Friday for a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland. Beyond that, who knows where Indiana...
  • Even with NCAA bid assured, Terps set sights on winning Big Ten tourney

    Even with NCAA bid assured, Terps set sights on winning Big Ten tourney
    Any uncertainty surrounding the postseason outlook for Maryland's men's basketball team is nearly gone. The eighth-ranked Terps (26-5) enter the Big Ten Conference tournament as the hottest team in the field, having won seven straight, including a...
  • Maryland-Indiana is starting to feel like a rivalry as teams meet again in Big Ten tourney

    Maryland-Indiana is starting to feel like a rivalry as teams meet again in Big Ten tourney
    Maryland's first official Big Ten rivalry might begin Friday night. Mark Turgeon has been hesitant to call any team the eighth-ranked Terps have faced in their inaugural season in the Big Ten a rival, though a quarterfinal matchup with Indiana at the...
  • As Big Ten quarterfinal nears, Terps should prefer to play Northwestern over Indiana

    As Big Ten quarterfinal nears, Terps should prefer to play Northwestern over Indiana
    Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday in College Park that there was a benefit to not knowing which team his second-seeded Terps would be playing in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday until Thursday night....
  • Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance

    Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance
    Aubrey Dawkins believed he could play at this level. So did his father, Johnny, the former Duke star and head coach at Stanford. But few college coaches were enamored with Dawkins, even though he's 6-foot-6, bright, shoots it well and has a 39-inch...
  • Indiana stays right on target, throttles Northwestern

    CHICAGO — For at least one night, all was right for Indiana. With their NCAA tournament prospects hanging in the balance and the status of coach Tom Crean a popular topic of conversation, the Hoosiers were in control throughout a 71-56 win over...
  • 5 things Northwestern needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament

    5 things Northwestern needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament
    1. Beyond the arc awareness: Indiana made nine 3-point shots in the first half against Northwestern in the last game. "We have to do a good job defensively defending the 3-point line," NU coach Chris Collins said. "Fortunately for us they went cold in the...