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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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  • Dollar signs blind Maryland officials in move to Big Ten

    Dollar signs blind Maryland officials in move to Big Ten
    Just when you think this wild game of conference musical chairs is over, the band starts up again and the craziness continues. What we learned when Maryland bolted the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten on Monday were some sad, ugly truths...
  • Steps 4 Stellar continues down the path of helping families battling cancer

    The next generation is taking over at the Stellar Construction "Catch A Rising Star" Basketball Showcase. Tournament director Glen Klein, lead sponsor Tony Stellar and staff stalwarts such as Bob Wootsick and John Hrebik, all have their children...
  • Big splash for Naperville's Cordes

    Big splash for Naperville's Cordes
    Naperville's Kevin Cordes is making quite a splash in his first NCAA Swimming Championships. And the Arizona freshman was confident he could do exactly that. Friday night, Cordes won the 100-yard breaststroke final after having broken the U.S. record...
  • NCAA finally does the right thing with concussion proposal

     NCAA finally does the right thing with concussion proposal
    I woke up on a stretcher. I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989. By the time I was alert enough...
  • Jennifer Hudson says wedding still on, Cavallari to play nurse for injured Cutler, Fitz and the Tantrums dine at Paris Club

    Jennifer Hudson says wedding still on, Cavallari to play nurse for injured Cutler, Fitz and the Tantrums dine at Paris Club
    Jennifer Hudson is well aware of the rumors that she and fiancÚ David Otunga had broken up and was quick to address them Sunday during an interview with “Access Hollywood” on the American Music Awards red carpet. “We’re going...
  • No jacket, no tie, no problem at Randy Wells' benefit

    No jacket, no tie, no problem at Randy Wells' benefit
    When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...
  • Motherhood breeds patience in Northwestern coaches

     Motherhood breeds patience in Northwestern coaches
    The celebration of the most dramatic triumph in Claire Pollard's relentlessly successful 16 years as Northwestern women's tennis coach included the obligatory dousing with the water bucket. The difference this time was the coach wasn't the only member...
  • College sports' billion-dollar issue: Who pays freight on pay-to-play?

    The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer. Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
  • USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?

    USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?
    Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit? Paul Hovsepian Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
  • Thornton gives NU women's lacrosse best of both worlds

    Thornton gives NU women's lacrosse best of both worlds
    There are times when Northwestern women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller must want to say the heck with Solomonic wisdom and split Taylor Thornton in two so one half could play offense and the other half defense. "Whichever half Kelly doesn't want,...
  • U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16

    U.Va. faces more-seasoned Michigan State in Sweet 16
    NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden hasn't hosted an NCAA tournament game of Sweet 16 magnitude since 1955, but if any team is prepared for this moment on this stage, it's Michigan State. The world's most famous arena? Friday's regional semifinal...
  • 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...