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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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  • Tailback Ameer Abdullah is Nebraska's spark plug

    If you follow college football, you've seen the ugly record: The Big Ten is 1-10 against teams from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame. Instead of East and West, should the conference change its division names to Doom and Gloom? But it's not...
  • College coaches stress the need to 'shut 'er down'

     College coaches stress the need to 'shut 'er down'
    During the 2009 season, Urban Meyer began wasting away. The former minor league baseball player dropped from 217 pounds to 180. "I would get sick — physically ill," Meyer said for a piece on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that debuted this...
  • Preview: Western Illinois at Northwestern

    Northwestern's running game has been virtually non-existent this season and it may not see much improvement when the Wildcats play host to FCS member Western Illinois on Saturday. The Wildcats averaged 90 yards rushing - which ranks 112th in the country -...
  • Penn State 48, Massachusetts 7

    (Updated: CORRECTS spelling of Zwinak in lede. CORRECTS Hackenberg's attempts, second sentence, second graph. CORRECTS Northwestern rushing yardage, first sentence, third graph CORRECTS Frohnapfel passing yardage, second sentence, third graph CORRECTS...
  • Freshman tailbacks lead way for Northwestern

    Freshman tailbacks lead way for Northwestern
    The cover of the Northwestern game program carried the words: "WELCOME, CLASS OF 2018!" Perhaps it should have read: "THANK YOU, CLASS OF 2018!" Freshmen tailbacks Solomon Vault and Justin Jackson scored all three Northwestern touchdowns Saturday,...
  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. WIU

    Coach Pat Fitzgerald is fond of telling his players that "winning a Big Ten game is the hardest thing to do." With a trip to Penn State looming, they're about to find out. Offense: D When your punter registers more yards (309) than your offense (283),...
  • Big Ten rebounds from poor showings - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Indiana - INSIDE SLANT Its reputation battered and deeply bruised after a dismal start to the college football season, the Big Ten made a comeback of sorts Saturday. Conference teams rebounded from two weeks of...
  • Lots of firsts for Old Dominion Friday

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - UAB - INSIDE SLANT A quartet of pivotal Conference USA matchups is highlighted by a Friday night showdown in Norfolk, Va. It's at Foreman Field where Middle Tennessee will try and spoil Old Dominion's first C-...
  • Northwestern passing game needs a quick fix

     Northwestern passing game needs a quick fix
    The stats are horrifying, and they reflect what Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has seen on film. "The passing game," he said, "is a major work in progress. We're leaving way too many plays out there. We have guys open, we're not getting them the...
  • Wildcats open Big Ten play at Penn State

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Now comes the tough part for Northwestern. After three straight home games, Northwestern (1-2) hits the road to kick off Big Ten play against a revived Penn State program (4-0, 1-0)...
  • For Penn State's defense, what's the next step?

    With his defense humming along under its resident "mad scientist," Penn State football coach James Franklin is looking for more. Like a pass rush that hassles quarterbacks without blitzing, or defensive backs who challenge more receivers' routes. "Those...