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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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  • NCAA union, subdivision storylines could have domino effect for lacrosse

    NCAA union, subdivision storylines could have domino effect for lacrosse
    It was a tumultuous spring off the field for the NCAA, and the effect could change college lacrosse in substantial ways. The consensus to this point, however, is that there’s still so much to be determined that it’s impossible to project how...
  • One more challenge for McDonogh's Whittle

    One more challenge for McDonogh's Whittle
    After leading No. 1 McDonogh to its 112th straight win and sixth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship, Megan Whittle was the youngest player invited to try out for the U.S. national women's lacrosse team....
  • Maryland commit Mason Zimmerman learned to snap playing backyard football

    Maryland commit Mason Zimmerman learned to snap playing backyard football
    While tossing a football around the back yard in eighth grade, Mason Zimmerman would crouch down and snap the ball to his best friend, Jacob Yunker, who lined up as the quarterback. The duo developed a connection and Zimmerman, a former tackle, went...
  • Bryant upsets No. 2 seed Syracuse, 10-9, in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

    Even after fighting back to tie the game in the fourth quarter, host No. 2 seed Syracuse could not break through against Bryant, which never trailed en route to a 10-9 upset on Sunday night. Led by attacker Tucker James' four goals and two assists,...
  • Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals

    Previewing the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals
    Duke (11-7) at No. 1 seed Maryland (20-1) Saturday, noon Outlook: In one of three all-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals, the ACC champion Terps go for their fourth straight win over the Blue Devils. Beth Glaros (Wilde Lake) and Tewaaraton...
  • NCAA women's tournament more like ACC tournament 2.0

    NCAA women's tournament more like ACC tournament 2.0
    This year’s NCAA Division I women’s tournament looks more like the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament 2.0 than a national tournament. Six quarterfinalists hail from the ACC. Top-seeded and ACC champ Maryland, No. 2 Syracuse, No. 3 North...
  • NCAA roundup: Salisbury women roar past Augustana, 16-3

    Three Sea Gulls each scored three goals or more to help host Salisbury rout Augustana, 16-3, in the third round of the Division III tournament. The Vikings (19-1) did not score over the first 36 minutes as the Sea Gulls (20-1) took a 14-0 lead....
  • Maryland mocked, assigned Harry Potter character in Big Ten-Game of Thrones comp

    Maryland mocked, assigned Harry Potter character in Big Ten-Game of Thrones comp
    Welcome to the Big Ten, Maryland. It’s going to be a long road to acceptance. The Chicago-based blog Sherman Ave assigned each Big Ten school a corresponding Game of Thrones character last week. Many of their assignments were spot on —...
  • Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal

    Draw controls a big factor in Terps-Northwestern semifinal
    Maryland's national women's lacrosse semifinal with Northwestern on Friday pits two of the top draw control experts. Terps sophomore Taylor Cummings will square off against the Division I career leader, Alyssa Leonard, who has 424 draw controls over her...
  • Previewing the women's lacrosse national semifinals

     Previewing the women's lacrosse national semifinals
    Division I semifinals (At Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University) No. 1 seed Maryland (21-1) vs. No. 5 Northwestern (14-6) Friday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3 Outlook: The Terps and the Wildcats get a jump on next year's inaugural Big Ten season as the two...
  • Maryland turns to its offense in 9-6 win over Northwestern

    Maryland turns to its offense in 9-6 win over Northwestern
    Maryland's high-powered offense took a little while to heat up in Friday night's NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinal, but once it did, the No. 1 Terps kept rolling into the title game. No. 5 Northwestern managed to slow the Terps offense in the...
  • Capstone project for Terps' Glaros is a lacrosse national title

    Capstone project for Terps' Glaros is a lacrosse national title
    Beth Glaros believes she's been a Terp all her life. The only starting senior on the Maryland women's lacrosse team, Glaros followed her parents, who met at Maryland, to College Park and also has two brothers and several members of her extended family...