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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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  • 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,...
  • Northwestern struggles to subdue Elon 68-67 in overtime

     Northwestern struggles to subdue Elon 68-67 in overtime
    Chris Collins refers to Pat Fitzgerald as "Mr. Northwestern" because of his impressive legacy as a football player and coach. In just his second season as the Northwestern basketball coach, Collins says he aspires to leave his mark similarly over a...
  • Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win

    Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Offensive coordinator Mick McCall chest-bumped Kyle Prater as the giant receiver strolled toward the Northwestern locker room. Then McCall hugged injured wideout Christian Jones, saying: “Yeah, buddy!”...
  • Illinois seniors looking to replicate bowl action of their freshman year

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois senior football players were asked to name their favorite memory during their time in the program for the team's website. For most of the 18, the best memory was the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. That was after the 2011 season when...
  • Northwestern rallies in back-and-forth game to tip North Florida 69-67

    Chris Collins is learning more and more about his opportunistic team in this young season. Tre Demps remains his money player at the end of games and freshman point guard Bryant McIntosh looks to be the same type of clutch player. Demps hit the game-...