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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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  • Northwestern gets best of Rutgers in Big Ten tourney quarterfinals

    Northwestern gets best of Rutgers in Big Ten tourney quarterfinals
    Ashley Deary made it look as easy as 1-2-3-4 on Friday. Northwestern’s 62-57 victory against Rutgers in a Big Ten quarterfinal Friday at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates was anything but. After going 0-for-0 from the field in the first half,...
  • Lexie Brown's 27 points help Maryland women top Michigan State in Big Ten quarterfinals

    Lexie Brown's 27 points help Maryland women top Michigan State in Big Ten quarterfinals
    The last time Maryland's Lexie Brown played a game in the Chicago area, she got into early foul trouble, logged her fewest minutes in a Big Ten game and was unable to settle into an offensive flow in the regular-season finale. Five days later in the Big...
  • Northwestern focused on wins, not NIT

     Northwestern focused on wins, not NIT
    Making the NIT might not happen for Northwestern, but the Wildcats have defied the odds on occasion already this season. Entering their regular-season finale Saturday at Iowa, the Wildcats are 15-15 overall and 6-11 in the Big Ten. They have won five...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Iowa

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Iowa
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; BTN, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 15-15, 6-11 Big Ten; Iowa 20-10, 11-6. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats have won five of six, including Tuesday night's double-overtime thriller against Michigan. The Hawkeyes...
  • Future is now for Maryland, Northwestern women's basketball

     Future is now for Maryland, Northwestern women's basketball
    Anyone looking at the Northwestern and Maryland women's basketball rosters might have thought both teams were one year away from their landmark successes in the Big Ten this season. The Terps' top three players all are sophomores, and starting guard...
  • Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic prepare for PIAA 3A tournament; three area 4A teams competing

    Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic prepare for PIAA 3A tournament; three area 4A teams competing
    Bethlehem Catholic and Central Catholic have proved to be the cream of the crop in the area throughout the girls basketball season. They've already met twice — once in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference finals and once in the District 11 3A...
  • 'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'

    'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'
    Was there ever a "Golden Age of Chicago Sports"? Many Chicagoans would cite the 1990s, when the legendary Michael Jordan-led Bulls won six NBA championships in eight years. Those Bulls were certainly Chicago's best ever, but it was hardly a golden age,...
  • Arthur Ray Jr. an uplifting story at Northwestern pro day

    Arthur Ray Jr. an uplifting story at Northwestern pro day
    Arthur Ray Jr. is a long shot to make it in the NFL. If he's lucky, he might get a training camp invite. He knows the odds are stacked against him. The 25-year-old offensive lineman from Division II Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo., was the oldest player at...
  • Big Ten quarterback battles to watch this spring

    Big Ten quarterback battles to watch this spring
      A handful of Big Ten teams enter spring football practice with question marks at quarterback. Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State all have questions heading into camp. That being said, keep an eye out for these quarterback battles this spring:...
  • Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble

    Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble
    CHAMPAIGN — After a 26-point blowout loss to Illinois on Saturday night, Northwestern coach Chris Collins described the Illini in complimentary terms as "hungry" and "desperate." Illinois guard Ahmad Starks doesn't have a term for his team. But he...
  • Illini crush Northwestern 86-60

    Illini crush Northwestern 86-60
    CHAMPAIGN --Illinois got back on track with some emphasis. The Illini broke a three-game losing streak with an  86-60 victory against Northwestern on Saturday night at the State Farm Center. Their 14 3-pointers on 28 attempts was two shy of tying...