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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

Top Northwestern Wildcats Articles

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  • No. 16 Loyola women beat No. 10 Penn State in OT

    Cass Cursaro scored the game-winning goal for No. 16 Loyola (2-2) with 5:07 left in overtime Wednesday as the visiting Greyhounds women defeated No. 10 Penn State, 12-10. Freshman Sydney Thomas added an insurance goal at the 3:28 mark. Both goals were...
  • Women's lacrosse Player of the Week: Shannon Smith, Northwestern

    Shannon Smith, Northwestern Senior, West Babylon NY, Attack Last season's Tewaaraton Award winner helped keep the No. 1 Wildcats' record perfect by scoring five times, including the insurance goal in overtime, as the defending national champs rallied...
  • Twins Andrew, David Dowell head flurry of Northwestern commitments

     Twins Andrew, David Dowell head flurry of Northwestern commitments
    They first raced on the day they were born, with Andrew Dowell beating twin David by 22 minutes. In the ensuing years, the three Dowell brothers — Michael is the youngest — would sprint to see who could touch the door handle of the family...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Colter Pro Day closed to media

    Colter Pro Day closed to media
    NFL scouts will get to watch Kain Colter work out Wednesday at Northwestern. But media members will not. NU’s Pro Day will be closed to reporters. The decision was collaborative, with all parties -- NU officials, Colter and scouts -- deciding that...
  • Penn State-Ohio State kickoff in prime time

    Penn State-Ohio State kickoff in prime time
    For the sixth time in 10 seasons, Penn State's game with Ohio State this fall will again be played under the lights. The October 25 showdown at Beaver Stadium will kick off at 8 p.m. and be televised by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. It's the second...
  • Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern

    Wheaton South's Vitale orally commits to Northwestern
    By following in his brother's footsteps, Wheaton Warrenville South junior outside linebacker Tommy Vitale provided his family some relief for future travel plans. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Vitale announced his plan to join his older brother, Dan, by...
  • Northwestern calls ruling on athlete unionizing 'faulty' in NLRB filing

    Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board. "In this unprecedented decision, the...
  • NU's Siemian takes stand against unionization

    NU's Siemian takes stand against unionization
    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald calls starting quarterback Trevor Siemian “our leader … it’s his football team." ┬áSiemian on Wednesday used that platform to explain why he will vote no to unionizing on April 25. “We filed...
  • Northwestern coach can't have it both ways on union

    Northwestern coach can't have it both ways on union
    Pat Fitzgerald is the face of modern Northwestern football. He's the embodiment of the recent success the program has had. After all, the school will tell you it is Chicago's Big Ten team. Not only is Fitzgerald a former player coaching at his alma...
  • Blair Kerkhoff: Unions and courtrooms aren't needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say

    ARLINGTON, Texas Final scores weren't the only way of measuring success at the just completed Final Four. The other game being played is determining who is and isn't benefiting from the hoops extravaganza. The NCAA certainly is. College sports'...
  • Larry Scott criticizes ruling on Northwestern players' union efforts

    Larry Scott may be the Pac-12 commissioner, but he is concerned about what’s going on in the Big 10. Scott weighed in on the Northwestern situation this week with an opinion piece in USA Today. The Northwestern players are attempting to unionize,...