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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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  • Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition

    Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition
    Penn State's latest graduation-success rate for football was 87 percent, tied for the second-highest rate in school history. The NCAA released its annual report of graduation success rates Wednesday, with Penn State's sports teams achieving an overall...
  • Week 10 Friday night football updates

    Week 10 Friday night football updates
    Follow along on Twitter @ChiTribPreps. At a game? Send updates using hashtag #TribFB on Twitter. Get all the scores here. Mike Helfgot breaks down this week's top games here. Want to know where your team is ranked? Check it out here.  Catch up...
  • Football Roundup: Hereford beats Owings Mills, 73-43

    Football Roundup: Hereford beats Owings Mills, 73-43
    Hereford 73, Owings Mills 43: The visiting Bulls (6-3) fell behind 6-0 after the opening kickoff but took a 30-14 lead at halftime. Jamal Cody had four touchdowns as Hereford's ground game accumulated yards and points. The Eagles dropped to 4-5....
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Oh, how I loved it when Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had the Spartans punch in that final touchdown in garbage time against Michigan. It reminded players on both sides that it's a 60-minute game. It rewarded the Spartans fans who stayed till the...
  • Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays

     Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays
    Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game. But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
  • Iowa blows out Northwestern

    Iowa blows out Northwestern
    IOWA CITY — If this putrid performance doesn't prompt Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald to ponder significant changes in his program, what will? Northwestern got destroyed Saturday by Iowa, losing 48-7 in a game that wasn't that close. NU's only...
  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...
  • Pat Fitzgerald: Northwestern keeps making same mistakes

     Pat Fitzgerald: Northwestern keeps making same mistakes
    It's heavy stuff, this malaise afflicting Northwestern football. There are the obvious problems: The Wildcats have scored seven points in their last three halves; their 4.4 yards per play ranks 123rd of 128 FBS teams; and injured receivers Miles Shuler,...
  • Saturday's matchup: Michigan at Northwestern

    Saturday's matchup: Michigan at Northwestern
    TV/radio: 2:30 p.m. Saturday; ESPN2; WGN-AM 720, WGWG-FM 87.7. Line: Michigan by 1 1/2. Records: Michigan 4-5, 2-3 Big Ten; Northwestern 3-5, 2-3. Last meeting: Michigan won 27-19 in triple overtime on Nov. 16, 2013, in Evanston. On the offensive:...
  • Northwestern rolls 102-52 over McKendree in exhibition

    Northwestern rolls 102-52 over McKendree in exhibition
    The plan was to give his young players an opportunity to become acclimated to playing in game conditions at Welsh-Ryan Arena during Friday night's exhibition game against McKendree. As it turned out, coach Chris Collins' young Wildcats made themselves...
  • Wildcat takeaways

    Wildcat takeaways
    Surprise, surprise: Michigan coach Brady Hoke figured Northwestern would go for a tie instead of gambling on a two-point conversion in Saturday's final seconds. "But (coach Pat Fitzgerald) has shown his team he has a lot of faith in them. As a coach you...