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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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  • Chris Chelios' lacrosse-playing daughters: 'tough and mean'

    Chris Chelios' lacrosse-playing daughters: 'tough and mean'
    In her first three years on the Northwestern lacrosse team, Caley Chelios played in just 12 of the Wildcats' 66 games, almost never with the outcome still in doubt. That did not discourage Tara Chelios from joining her older sister in a lacrosse program...
  • Terps guard Mincy drafted 27th overall by Liberty

    Terps guard Mincy drafted 27th overall by Liberty
    Maryland senior guard Laurin Mincy was selected by the New York Liberty in the third round with the No. 27 pick overall in the 2015 WNBA draft Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Mincy was the Terps' leading scorer with 13.5...
  • Loss to Penn State puts Northwestern lacrosse in tough spot

    Loss to Penn State puts Northwestern lacrosse in tough spot
    When the final horn sounded in Sunday afternoon’s Northwestern-Penn State women's lacrosse game at Lakeside Field, the Nittany Lions celebrated a 14-10 victory as if they had just won the national championship. For Northwestern lacrosse coach...
  • Boys basketball: Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern

    Boys basketball: Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern
    Barrington junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas weighed his options and elected to stick with his closest suitor. During an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Saturday, the 6-foot-8 Ivanauskas orally committed to coach Chris Collins. "I just looked at...
  • Football: Bolingbrook LB Tuf Borland selects Ohio State

    Football: Bolingbrook LB Tuf Borland selects Ohio State
    Bolingbrook football coach John Ivlow had one request for junior linebacker Tuf Borland during his recruiting process. “I told him to just text to let me know when he committed,” Ivlow said. Minutes after announcing his oral commitment...
  • Maryland gives Big Ten women's lacrosse a big boost

    Maryland gives Big Ten women's lacrosse a big boost
    When a college athletics conference introduces a new sport, it usually takes a while to get up to speed and compete on a national level. Not Big Ten women's lacrosse. It went from 0 to 60 in an instant. With the two most successful programs in the...
  • Northwestern has that beaten-down look

     Northwestern has that beaten-down look
    Michigan State began punishing Northwestern with a 22-0 first-half run and wound up delivering a 68-44 knockout punch in a Big Ten mismatch Tuesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. As losses go, this one was the most disheartening for a Wildcats team that...
  • Terps have some extra motivation as Indiana visits Xfinity Center

    Terps have some extra motivation as Indiana visits Xfinity Center
    Nearly three weeks ago, Maryland forward Jake Layman stood steely-eyed outside the visiting dressing room at Assembly Hall after the Terps were buried in the second half by Indiana's hot shooting. The normally laid-back junior was seething. Layman was...
  • At its best, Michigan State romps over Northwestern at its worst

    At its best, Michigan State romps over Northwestern at its worst
    When these teams met in East Lansing, Mich., a month ago, 40 minutes were not enough to decide the outcome. Tuesday night's game at Welsh-Ryan was in the books by halftime. By then, Michigan State had reeled off an absurd 22 consecutive points. The...
  • Illinois stands to lose more than it gains in playing at Soldier Field

    Illinois stands to lose more than it gains in playing at Soldier Field
    In 2012, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas made the idea of giving up a home game in Champaign to play Northwestern in Chicago sound ludicrous. "Our home game against Northwestern still would be played in Champaign," Thomas said then. "(...
  • Arkansas women rally for 57-55 NCAA win over Northwestern

    Arkansas women rally for 57-55 NCAA win over Northwestern
    WACO, Texas (AP) — With a big comeback, the Arkansas women proved to first-year coach Jimmy Dykes they weren't satisfied with just being in the NCAA Tournament. The Razorbacks wanted to keep playing, and they will after overcoming a 13-point...