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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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  • Illinois beats Northwestern, becomes bowl-eligible

    Illinois beats Northwestern, becomes bowl-eligible
    Running off Ryan Field after beating Northwestern, Illinois players were greeted by a small but exuberant bunch of fans chanting their names and yelling their call-and-repeat I-L-L, I-N-I cheer. But what Illinois savored most was the silence. "I...
  • 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...
  • Reilly O'Toole's never-give-up attitude could get him another shot

    CHAMPAIGN — Shortly after Bill Cubit arrived at Illinois as the offensive coordinator two seasons ago, he said he felt like he needed to have a frank discussion with quarterback Reilly O'Toole. O'Toole says he needed to listen. "I thought he was...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Northwestern

    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPNU, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720, WGWG-FM 87.7. Line: Northwestern by 8. Records: Illinois 5-6, 2-5 Big Ten; Northwestern 5-6, 3-4. Last meeting: Northwestern won 37-34 on Nov. 30, 2013 in Champaign. On the offensive: Whether...
  • 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...
  • Illinois' Donovonn Young hopes to end career on high note

    Illinois' Donovonn Young hopes to end career on high note
    CHAMPAIGN — Donovonn Young remembers feeling special at Illinois. The running back from Houston remembers having the sacred No. 5 jersey bestowed upon him. He remembers former coach Ron Zook telling him after one freshman year practice that he was...
  • 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-...
  • Former Olympia QB ends career at Northwestern with torn ACL

    Former Olympia football player Trevor Siemian's career ended at Northwestern when he tore the ACL in his left knee Saturday during the Wildcats’ 38-14 victory against Purdue. The senior starting quarterback had collected 2,214 passing yards and...
  • Tuesday's matchup: Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)

    Tuesday's matchup: Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)
    TV/radio: 8:30 p.m., Tuesday; CBS Sports Network, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 4-0, Miami of Ohio 2-1. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats are unbeaten heading into the semifinals of the Cancun Challenge in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. Coach...
  • Illinois' Tim Beckman wants rivalry with Northwestern to have more heat

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach Tim Beckman has banned purple pens from the football offices. Before his first game at Illinois, he hung a sign in a football meeting room with "NU" crossed out. He has said often that he won't suck on purple Life...
  • 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,...