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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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  • NU's Siemian OK for Western Illinois?

    NU's Siemian OK for Western Illinois?
    Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian said he is “planning” to play Saturday against Western Illinois, adding: “It’s ultimately up to the trainers.” Asked if he could have played last Saturday, when Northwestern had a...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern's Ifeadi Odenigbo making his name

     Northwestern's Ifeadi Odenigbo making his name
    Ifeadi Odenigbo's favorite jersey is for futbol, not football, and he'll watch Bruce Lee movies or "Game of Thrones" reruns over "College GameDay." Northwestern's heat-seeking missile, who tied a Big Ten record Saturday by forcing three Western Illinois...
  • Grumbling over Michigan coach coming from all sides

    Grumbling over Michigan coach coming from all sides
    Credit Michigan coach Brady Hoke with one good decision: He's tuning out all the harsh criticism. "Not to hurt anybody's feelings, but no, I don't (read or listen to media reports). Never have," he said. "For us to get unfocused would be cheating this...
  • 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),...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among the Power 5

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among the Power 5
      As most of us know, strength of schedule is going to be an important factor considered by members of the new selection committee as they move forward in selecting the teams to qualify for the new College Football Playoff. That means wins against...
  • Glenbard West grad helps her school win

    Former Glenbard West standout Caleigh Ryan is Northwestern University's starting setter, and the sophomore had 39 assists against the University of Virginia as the Wildcats finished 3-0 and won their own Wildcat Classic over the weekend. The 5-foot-10...