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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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  • Illinois, Northwestern to play three games at Soldier Field

    Illinois, Northwestern to play three games at Soldier Field
    Illinois took a major step Monday to enhance its football team's exposure in Chicago, announcing it will play three home games against Northwestern at Soldier Field. The games will be played in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Nov. 28, 2015, game originally...
  • Terps know they need better defense to slow hot-shooting opponents

    Terps know they need better defense to slow hot-shooting opponents
    Whatever silver lining the Maryland men's basketball team is taking from Sunday's 71-55 loss at Iowa, it probably has a few perforations, much like the defense the Terps are playing these days. The most glaring difference between the team that won...
  • Girls basketball: Fremd's Bryana Hopkins commits to Northwestern

    Girls basketball: Fremd's Bryana Hopkins commits to Northwestern
    Bryana Hopkins pondered her college choices before the school in Evanston was the best fit for her. The Fremd junior forward orally committed to Northwestern following the Wildcats' victory Sunday against Illinois. "I watched the Illinois game and...
  • BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'

    BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'
    The 2005 Illinois basketball team, which reached the NCAA title game, might have been the best team in school history. But there’s no question which group was the most colorful: The 1989 “Flying Illini.” The team is the focus of a...
  • No. 5 Terps women rout No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, capping perfect Big Ten regular season

    No. 5 Terps women rout No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, capping perfect Big Ten regular season
    With five seconds left and the No. 5 Maryland women's basketball team assured of perfection in the Big Ten Conference, coach Brenda Frese approached Brene Moseley near the bench during a stoppage in play Sunday for a long embrace. Frese had turned to...
  • Perfect Maryland routs Northwestern women 69-48

    Perfect Maryland routs Northwestern women 69-48
    The first women’s basketball meeting between Northwestern and Maryland became another jewel in the crown of the Big Ten’s new court queen. A 69-48 victory Sunday at Welsh-Ryan made No. 5 Maryland, a Big Ten debutante, the first women's...
  • Maryland women have shot at Big Ten perfection in finale vs. Northwestern

    Maryland women have shot at Big Ten perfection in finale vs. Northwestern
    When the Big Ten held media day for women's basketball in mid-October, coaches hailed the arrival of Maryland as a boon to the profile of the conference by selecting it as the favorite to win the regular season title. They spoke about the Terps' depth,...
  • Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra

    Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra
    Freshmen Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and Taylor Hensh (Marriotts Ridge) each had a hat trick as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (3-0) pushed past host Hofstra (2-2) in a dominant 14-6 win Saturday. Whittle had three goals for the second straight...
  • Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections

    Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections
    College basketball student sections can’t be judged merely by the decibels registered from their cheers or by how many undergrads pack a gym on a frigid night. Face-painted, costume-wearing, vocal-chord-shredding 18- to 22-year-olds make Big Ten ...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois
    TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 14-14, 5-10 Big Ten; Illinois 17-11, 7-8. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Streaking Wildcats are seeking a fifth straight win. The last time they won five Big Ten games in a...
  • Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes

    Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes
    Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season. The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...