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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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  • For college football coaches coming and going, it's all about location

    Like real estate, everything about a college football head coaching job comes down to three things: Location, location, location. The value of each victory depends largely on where a head coach works. Losses tax each guy's career differently. You always...
  • Ms. Basketball of Illinois 1988 | Maine West's Nancy Kennelly

    Ms. Basketball of Illinois 1988 | Maine West's Nancy Kennelly
    As fate would have it, the first time Nancy Kennelly saw any real action on the Maine West varsity, the freshman guard was thrust into the spotlight by a medical emergency. But once she got her first taste of the limelight, Kennelly stayed there the rest...
  • Thursday's local interest college basketball roundup: Drexel drops stunner to D-II city rival; Williamsburg's Hornsby helps LSU upend No. 16 West Va.

    Traditionally, Drexel is known as one of the Colonial Athletic Association's most physical teams and as one of its hardest to beat. But the Dragons incurred one of their most shocking losses ever Thursday night, and it was to a Division II program...
  • Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say

    Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say
    Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Northwestern

    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPNU, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720, WGWG-FM 87.7. Line: Northwestern by 8. Records: Illinois 5-6, 2-5 Big Ten; Northwestern 5-6, 3-4. Last meeting: Northwestern won 37-34 on Nov. 30, 2013 in Champaign. On the offensive: Whether...
  • Northwestern scares Michigan State but falls short in overtime

    Northwestern scares Michigan State but falls short in overtime
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Chris Collins looked at his team's upcoming Big Ten schedule recently and said it would make him "sick to his stomach" if he dwelled on it. Sunday's immediate challenge was a visit to Michigan State, where the Wildcats have...
  • No upset this time: Wisconsin blows out Northwestern

    No upset this time: Wisconsin blows out Northwestern
    Wisconsin players showed their age and experience while dismantling a young Northwestern team 81-58 Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. "In a game like this, we have to have a lot of things go right to have a chance," Northwestern coach Chris Collins...
  • BMX racer Stancil is No. 7 in world, No. 2 in USA

    BMX racer Stancil is No. 7 in world, No. 2 in USA
    News you can use ... or maybe not. 1) There really are Top 10 rankings for just about anything and everything you can think of. And today, we’re thinking about BMX racing, and where Lake Villa’s Felicia Stancil fits into the world picture in...
  • Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach

    Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach
    A surprising winning streak. A victory in the rivalry game. A bowl game. The end-of-season flourish seemed to save Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who was retained by athletic director Mike Thomas with an announcement Sunday. Those achievements would whip...
  • After loss, Chris Collins says he may shake up Northwestern lineup

     After loss, Chris Collins says he may shake up Northwestern lineup
    For starters, Northwestern dug itself a hole it couldn't crawl out of Wednesday night as Georgia Tech rolled to a 66-58 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Wildcats coach Chris Collins said he is considering a different starting lineup when his team travels to...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Butler

    TV/radio: 3:30 p.m. Saturday; FOX-32, WGN-AM 720, WGWG-FM 87.7. Records: Northwestern 5-2; Butler 6-1. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Butler has won 16 straight nonconference games at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Northwestern has lost two straight, including a 66-...