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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 continues revival, tops Wisconsin

    Northwestern continues revival, tops Wisconsin
    They are team Rope-a-Dope, these Northwestern Wildcats. After opening the season with back-to-back losses and 12 quarters of crummy play, they are contenders in the Big Ten West. What other conclusion can be drawn after Northwestern improved to 2-0 in...
  • Wildcats tip off with postseason goals

    Wildcats tip off with postseason goals
    Northwestern men’s basketball coach Chris Collins held his team’s first practice session of the 2014-15 season on Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The inevitable question about the Wildcats’ chances of earning a first-ever NCAA tournament...
  • NU's Fitzgerald has high praise for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon

     NU's Fitzgerald has high praise for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon
    To a generation of Chicago football fans Walter Payton was unmatched. From the late 1970s to the early '80s, he was about the only reason to watch the Bears. "He was the best," said Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, born in 1974 and raised in Orland...
  • NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity

    NU's Anthony Walker from unknown to hot commodity
    His first plan for a post-football career was to become Gordon Gekko. Yes, Northwestern's Anthony Walker would dominate Wall Street. Then he changed his mind. Walker would become a sports agent. Then he saw "Draft Day," and Kevin Costner's character...
  • Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena

    Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena
    Dan Persa didn't get to watch Northwestern's 29-6 win over Penn State on Saturday as it unfolded at Beaver Stadium. That's because he was at a wedding. But he made sure to watch a replay of it on Sunday. "It was great win for the program," the...
  • Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results

     Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results
    The morning after Northwestern lost its second straight home game, the Wildcats coaching staff gathered to meet the new boss. Who looked exactly like the old boss, except something definitely was different about Pat Fitzgerald. "Sometimes you have to...
  • Praise for Christian Hackenberg goes beyond the numbers

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald loves to say it: "Stats are for losers." And in the case of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, they are. Hackenberg ranks 62nd nationally in passing efficiency rating, thanks to a pedestrian completion...
  • Northwestern graduate Cole Miller named Big Ten golfer of the week

    Northwestern graduate Cole Miller named Big Ten golfer of the week
    Cole Miller's golf career is off to an impressive start at Penn State, as he won the school first Big Ten player-of-the-week award in more than three years. Miller, a Northwestern High graduate, tied for third at last weekend's Primland Collegiate...
  • Some of Penn State's issues won't be fixed overnight, James Franklin warns

    Penn State's bye week might be timely for healing bodies but it won't solve the 2014's team ongoing depth concerns that manifested in Saturday's loss to Northwestern. Despite promising fixes after his team fell 29-6 to the Wildcats, coach James Franklin...
  • Michigan's leaders asleep at wheel in concussion controversy

    In the waning minutes of Saturday's game, ABC/ESPN cameras spotted Lloyd Carr exiting his luxury suite at Michigan Stadium. Apparently the former Wolverines coach was as disgusted as the rest of us are with Michigan football. The hideous sight of...
  • Badgers looking for consistency

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Wisconsin - INSIDE SLANT Inconsistency is the theme for the Badgers this season through the first four games. The No. 17 Badgers (3-1) were 33-point favorites against South Florida last Saturday but started slow...