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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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  • Downers South: Cross country standout headed to Northwestern

    Former Downers Grove South cross country standout Haley Albers is taking her talent to Northwestern and the freshman is on the Wildcats' roster this fall. Albers was the MVP for South in 2013 and helped the team extend its streak of 15 straight...
  • Northwestern's receiving corps takes a hit

    Northwestern's receiving corps takes a hit
    Northwestern’s receiving corps took a hit even before the team stepped on the field Monday for the start of fall practice. Of the seven NU players ruled out for the season and five that will be limited in preseason practice, four are receivers....
  • Northwestern's Venric Mark hungry after injury-plagued 2013

     Northwestern's Venric Mark hungry after injury-plagued 2013
    Venric Mark felt so strong after Northwestern's first practice Monday, he would have volunteered for a conditioning test. "I feel amazing," he said after two-plus hours of drills. "I'm not even tired right now." Mark said the running backs altered...
  • Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result

    Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result
    After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in. The turnout and the results are equally stunning. As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500...
  • Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player

    Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player
    All Jannelle Flaws wanted was another chance. A chance to get back on the field at the University of Illinois and prove she could play soccer again. And along the way she made history. Flaws, one of the top recruits coming out of Glenbrook South three...
  • NCAA finally does the right thing with concussion proposal

    I woke up on a stretcher. I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989. By the time I was alert enough...
  • Former Illini player dies practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...
  • Oak Park-River Forest quarterback commits to Northwestern

    John Hoerster has been singing quarterback Lloyd Yates' praises for years, and the Oak Park football coach could not comprehend why his quarterback wasn't receiving scholarship offers from major Division I programs. "When I see him play and I'm...
  • NU football game times set for first two games

    NU football game times set for first two games
    The Big Ten Conference announced start times for the first two Northwestern games of the 2014 season Wednesday, which should excite tailgating fans in Evanston. The Wildcats open the season at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 against Cal, a game that will air on...
  • NU lands mobile Oak Park QB

    NU lands mobile Oak Park QB
    As Pat Fitzgerald's latest Northwestern recruiting class continued to fill up, the one thing it lacked was the most important position. That changed Thursday, when Oak Park quarterback Lloyd Yates committed to the Wildcats. A mobile quarterback and...
  • Girls soccer | Wildcats' Sebo ready to play again

    Girls soccer | Wildcats' Sebo ready to play again
    It wasn't necessarily the pain that came with tearing an anterior cruciate ligament that bothered Northwestern midfielder Niki Sebo. It was being away from the game she's loved most of her life. And one she wondered she'd ever be able to play again....