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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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  • Kendrick Nunn and Aaron Cosby played best games in Illinois uniforms

     Kendrick Nunn and Aaron Cosby played best games in Illinois uniforms
    The preseason blow of losing Tracy Abrams to injury was a worry. Losing Rayvonte Rice last week was cast as a potentially fatal blow. To win without two pivotal guards, Illinois needed a little more from everybody. "It's going to take different guys...
  • Dez Wells' role has changed, but leadership hasn't

    Dez Wells' role has changed, but leadership hasn't
    Mark Turgeon has used the expression countless times since Dez Wells arrived at Maryland three years ago and immediately became the leader of a team devoid of one. Whether it was an unexpected 3-pointer in the waning seconds to beat Miami last season,...
  • Year later, colleges in early stages of reforming athletes' rights

    Year later, colleges in early stages of reforming athletes' rights
    One year ago Wednesday, college athletes had no say in their future. Free meals were scrutinized. They had to cough up cash for laundry and gas. Response to a concussion was uneven. And at most schools, they could lose their scholarships if they started...
  • Terps' Dez Wells says shot vs. Northwestern was 'good,' but not career highlight

    Terps' Dez Wells says shot vs. Northwestern was 'good,' but not career highlight
    Dez Wells said he heard from a number of friends after his game-winning, torso-contorting, in-the-air bank shot on Sunday that helped Maryland erase what had been a 14-point deficit and beat Northwestern, 68-67, at Xfinity Center. “That was a good...
  • One shot changes conversation about Terps' future

    One shot changes conversation about Terps' future
    It only took one acrobatic follow shot the other night at Xfinity Center to change the conversation surrounding Mark Turgeon's surprising — and very exciting — Maryland men's basketball team. If the Terps had lost at home to a pesky...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

     Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    1. Wisconsin (18-2, 6-1; 1): Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, including eight in overtime, to hold off Michigan. Up next: Saturday at Iowa. 2. Maryland (18-3, 6-2; 2):Should Maryland have needed a last-second tip-in to beat Northwestern? No. But count...
  • Northwestern's Dave Sobolewski handles demotion like a pro

    Northwestern's Dave Sobolewski handles demotion like a pro
    Point guard Dave Sobolewski is a senior captain for Northwestern. His face adorns promotional posters around Evanston. Coach Chris Collins calls him one of the team's most important players. The Benet product started every game as a freshman, posted...
  • Mark Turgeon says close win over Northwestern should help Terps 'figure out how to get better'

    Mark Turgeon says close win over Northwestern should help Terps 'figure out how to get better'
    On the morning after one of the most exciting wins in his four years at Maryland, Mark Turgeon made it clear that he didn't think his Terps were totally deserving of their 68-67 victory Sunday over Northwestern at Xfinity Center. Speaking on the Big Ten...
  • Terps trail for most of game, rally for 68-67 win over Northwestern

    Terps trail for most of game, rally for 68-67 win over Northwestern
    Maryland quickly erased the memory of Thursday's blowout loss at Indiana by saying that the Hoosiers would have beaten any team in the country at Assembly Hall the way they shot the ball, particularly their 3-pointers. The No. 13 Terps made another...
  • In dream season, Terps freshman Melo Trimble turning fantasy into reality

    In dream season, Terps freshman Melo Trimble turning fantasy into reality
    As the video board at Xfinity Center flashed above the Maryland men's basketball team's darkened court, freshman Melo Trimble found himself looking up and thinking back to when he was a little kid in Prince George's County, rooting for the Terps. It was...
  • No. 13 Terps look past loss to Indiana, ahead to game vs. lowly Northwestern

    No. 13 Terps look past loss to Indiana, ahead to game vs. lowly Northwestern
    The vibe around the Maryland men's basketball team is much different these days, and it's as easy to pinpoint after the Terps' first blowout loss of the season as after the 17 wins that preceded it. Two days after suffering their worst loss of the...