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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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  • NU lacrosse to make history at Wrigley

    NU lacrosse to make history at Wrigley
    For at least one day, Wrigley Field will be the home field of a seven-time national champion. In lacrosse, that is. "We're really excited to be playing at Wrigley," said Christy Turner, the 22-year-old captain of Northwestern's women's team. "It's...
  • Wrigley Field welcomes Northwestern women's lacrosse team

     Wrigley Field welcomes Northwestern women's lacrosse team
    The dynastic Northwestern women's lacrosse team will make history by playing at Wrigley Field during a season in which the Wildcats surprisingly have something in common with the ballpark's usual home team: Losing. Call it wilt by association. Of...
  • Maryland mocked, assigned Harry Potter character in Big Ten-Game of Thrones comp

    Maryland mocked, assigned Harry Potter character in Big Ten-Game of Thrones comp
    Welcome to the Big Ten, Maryland. It’s going to be a long road to acceptance. The Chicago-based blog Sherman Ave assigned each Big Ten school a corresponding Game of Thrones character last week. Many of their assignments were spot on —...
  • The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer

    The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer
    Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up. Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the...
  • College update: Former Spartans standouts doing well on diamond

    College update: Former Spartans standouts doing well on diamond
    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Catherine Horner (La Cañada High, 2012) University of Tulsa sophomore: A two-time CIF Southern Section champion with the Spartans, Horner is now a steady contributor to a torrid...
  • USC, UCLA athletes keeping eye on Northwestern unionization case

    USC, UCLA athletes keeping eye on Northwestern unionization case
    Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon. Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice,...
  • Former Phoebus back Shawne Alston hopes to make things better for college athletes

    Former Phoebus back Shawne Alston hopes to make things better for college athletes
    Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night. Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...
  • Women's lacrosse: No. 7 Johns Hopkins tops No. 9 Ohio State, 8-7

    Jenna Reifler scored the game-winner on a feed from Taylor D'Amore with 3:52 left as No. 7 Johns Hopkins beat No. 9 Ohio State, 8-7, in women's lacrosse Saturday. Jenna Reifler scored the game-winner on a feed from Taylor D'Amore with 3:52 left as No. 7...
  • Chris Chelios: 'I wouldn't give us a chance' vs. current Hawks

    Chris Chelios: 'I wouldn't give us a chance' vs. current Hawks
    Chris Chelios played on some of the most electrifying Blackhawks teams ever, teaming with the likes of Jeremy Roenick and Ed Belfour on a memorable Stanley Cup Final run in the early '90s. So how would his squad fare against the current bunch? "I don&...
  • Pac-12 presidents reportedly push for NCAA reform

    Pac-12 presidents reportedly push for NCAA reform
      Presidents from the 12 schools in the Pac-12 are urging their counterparts from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and SEC to push for sweeping changes to the NCAA including autonomy. The move was first reported by The Associated Press, which obtained a...
  • Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal

    Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal
    Maryland's national women's lacrosse semifinal with Northwestern on Friday pits two of the top draw control experts. Terps sophomore Taylor Cummings will square off against the Division I career leader, Alyssa Leonard, who has 424 draw controls over her...