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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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  • Preview: Wisconsin at Northwestern

    Melvin Gordon hasn't encountered a great deal of resistance thus far on his way to helping No. 16 Wisconsin establish the third-best rushing attack in the country. The decorated junior running back may face his stiffest test to date in that regard on...
  • Recap: Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14 Northwestern 20, No. 16 Wisconsin 14: Trevor Siemian threw for a touchdown and wide receiver Miles Shuler added a rushing score as the host Wildcats withstood a standout performance from Melvin...
  • Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

    Northwestern 20, No. 16 Wisconsin 14: Trevor Siemian threw for a touchdown and wide receiver Miles Shuler added a rushing score as the host Wildcats withstood a standout performance from Melvin Gordon to upset the Badgers on Saturday. Justin Jackson...
  • Igwebuike, Northwestern pick off Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Igwebuike, Northwestern pick off Wisconsin EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern couldn't slow down vaunted Wisconsin running back Gordon Melvin on Saturday, but Wildcats safety Godwin Igwebuike found...
  • Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin

    Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin
    They are team Rope-a-Dope, these Northwestern Wildcats. After opening the season with back-to-back losses and 12 quarters of crummy play, they are contenders in the Big Ten West. What other conclusion can be drawn after Northwestern improved to 2-0 in...
  • Wildcats tip off with postseason goals

    Wildcats tip off with postseason goals
    Northwestern men’s basketball coach Chris Collins held his team’s first practice session of the 2014-15 season on Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The inevitable question about the Wildcats’ chances of earning a first-ever NCAA tournament...
  • NU's Fitzgerald has high praise for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon

     NU's Fitzgerald has high praise for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon
    To a generation of Chicago football fans Walter Payton was unmatched. From the late 1970s to the early '80s, he was about the only reason to watch the Bears. "He was the best," said Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, born in 1974 and raised in Orland...
  • NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity

    NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity
    His first plan for a post-football career was to become Gordon Gekko. Yes, Northwestern's Anthony Walker would dominate Wall Street. Then he changed his mind. Walker would become a sports agent. Then he saw "Draft Day," and Kevin Costner's character...
  • After one month, this is what we have learned about college football

    One month in, here's what we know about college football thus far on a local, regional and national level: Cal is better prepared, better coached, better conditioned better in every sense, really than it was a year ago. Given reasonably good health over...
  • Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results

     Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results
    The morning after Northwestern lost its second straight home game, the Wildcats coaching staff gathered to meet the new boss. Who looked exactly like the old boss, except something definitely was different about Pat Fitzgerald. "Sometimes you have to...
  • Praise for Christian Hackenberg goes beyond the numbers

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald loves to say it: "Stats are for losers." And in the case of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, they are. Hackenberg ranks 62nd nationally in passing efficiency rating, thanks to a pedestrian completion...