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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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  • Teddy Greenstein predicts the Big Ten's bowl games

    The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner. For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
  • Miracle windup for Northwestern

    Miracle windup for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Just like in 1995, no one showered the victorious Northwestern coach with Gatorade. The players didn't carry Pat Fitzgerald off the field, just as the previous generation of Wildcats declined to hoist Gary Barnett, following his...
  • Grading Notre Dame's performance vs. Northwestern

    Saturday's 43-40 shocker against Northwestern was the kind of loss Notre Dame fans thought had been left behind in the Charlie Weis years. But the Irish couldn't get out of their own way, and it cost them. Offense: F Four more turnovers, with two...
  • Notre Dame tumbles out of polls

    Notre Dame tumbles out of polls
    Notre Dame's 43-40 loss Saturday to Northwestern was bad enough to drop the Irish out of the top 25 in both polls Sunday.  The Irish fell out of the top 25 after being ranked No. 15 last week in the Associated Press poll and No. 16 in the coaches' poll....
  • Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern

    Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before overtime Saturday in Northwestern's nutty 43-40 victory over Notre Dame, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald stepped on the field to deliver a direct message to his defense. Smiling and clapping his hands, Fitzgerald...
  • Tim Beckman says he needs time to build Illinois into a winner

    Tim Beckman says he needs time to build Illinois into a winner
    CHAMPAIGN — A four-win season at this point of the year is "nothing to brag on," Illinois coach Tim Beckman said. Yet on Monday he was projecting a seven-win season this year that could lead to an eight-win season next year. Meanwhile, many around...
  • NU's Trevor Siemian shakes off criticism, leads big win at Notre Dame

    Dan Persa was intense and high-strung. Kain Colter oozed confidence and had a distaste for authority. Trevor Siemian has brought a different personality to the Northwestern quarterback room. Coach Pat Fitzgerald has described him as having a "Luke...
  • Despite flubs against Northwestern, Notre Dame kicker's confidence high

    Despite flubs against Northwestern, Notre Dame kicker's confidence high
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — As a kicker, Notre Dame senior Kyle Brindza has a routine. For instance, he takes three steps before every kick. But Brindza also has an important routine he goes through after every Saturday. "Wake up Sunday, it's a new day,...
  • Preview: North Florida at Northwestern

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: North Florida at Northwestern Northwestern guard JerShon Cobb had one subpar outing and one solid performance and he is looking for more of the latter as the Wildcats host North Florida on Thursday. Cobb struggled to five...
  • Thursday's matchup: North Florida at Northwestern

    Thursday's matchup: North Florida at Northwestern
    Streaming video/radio: 7 p.m., Thursday; BTN-Plus, WGWG-FM 87.7. Records: North Florida 1-1; Northwestern 2-0. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats won one on the road Monday night when they defeated Brown 69-56. Coach Chris Collins was pleased...
  • After heroics vs. Notre Dame, Northwestern kicker getting back to normal

    After heroics vs. Notre Dame, Northwestern kicker getting back to normal
    He is Northwestern's closest thing to Deion Sanders. Chuckle if you want at the comparison, but after what transpired Saturday evening at Notre Dame, there is no disputing that Jack Mitchell is "Prime Time." He nailed a 45-yarder to send the game to...