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Encyclopedia > Northwestern Wildcats
Northwestern Wildcats
University Northwestern University
Conference Big Ten
NCAA Division I (Division I-A in Football)
Athletics director Mark Murphy
Location Evanston, IL
Varsity Teams 19 varsity teams
Stadium Ryan Field (stadium)
Arena Welsh-Ryan Arena
Mascot Willie the Wildcat
Nickname Wildcats
Fight Song
Colors Purple and White

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The Northwestern Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent Northwestern University, a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and the only private university member. Northwestern has eight men's and eleven women's Division I sports teams. Before 1924, Northwestern teams were known as "The Purple" and unofficially as "The Fighting Methodists." The name Wildcats was bestowed upon the university in 1924 by a writer for the Chicago Tribune who published an article that described the football team as, "a wall of purple wildcats." The name was so popular that university board members made "Wildcats" the official nickname just months later. The mascot is Willie the Wildcat. Northwestern University is a prestigious private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... “Big Ten” redirects here. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... It has been suggested that Red-violet be merged into this article or section. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... Willie the Wildcat is the mascot for the Northwestern University Wildcats. ...

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History

Northwestern's athletic history has been somewhat lamentable, though there have been signs of a turnaround in the last decade. The Northwestern Wildcats football team once had the longest losing streak in NCAA Division I-A history at 34 games. The men's basketball team has never made it to the NCAA tournament. Through even the roughest years, though, the school continued to field competitive teams in the so-called "non-revenue" sports, including tennis and swimming. Moreover, in the last decade, the school has begun to put many of its athletic woes behind it. Notable programs that are usually ranked in the Top 20 include men's swimming, and women's tennis, fencing and lacrosse. The football team has appeared in several bowl games since 1995, and the men's basketball team has made occasional appearances in the postseason, as well. The Northwestern women's lacrosse team has won consecutive national championships (2005 and 2006). The Northwestern women's softball team finished 2nd nationally in 2006, after losing to Arizona in the title game series of the Women's College World Series. // Basic Information Northwestern University athletics logo Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald Stadium: Ryan Field Conference: Big Ten All-Time Win/Loss/Tie Record as of 2006: 449-596-44 Big Ten Championships: 1903, 1926, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1995, 1996, 2000 Trophy Game: Sweet Sioux Tomahawk - University of Illinois History The Northwestern... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... // Final four redirects here. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... The Womens College World Series (WCWS) refers to the final portion of the NCAA Womens Softball Tournament. ...


Traditions

The Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band forms the "Sculpted N" and performs "Go U Northwestern!" to close its pregame performance at the 2005 Sun Bowl under the direction of Daniel J. Farris.
The Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band forms the "Sculpted N" and performs "Go U Northwestern!" to close its pregame performance at the 2005 Sun Bowl under the direction of Daniel J. Farris.

During football games, students jingle their car keys before every kickoff and punt. This began as an arrogant taunt; Big Ten rivals often bested Northwestern at football, and the keys implied "while your school may win the football game, in a few years your school's graduates will be parking Northwestern graduates' cars." When Northwestern is on defense, students extend their arms, make a claw with their hands, and growl. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3288x2152, 1997 KB) The Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band forms the Sculpted N and performs Go U Northwestern! to close its pregame performance at the 2005 Sun Bowl. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3288x2152, 1997 KB) The Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band forms the Sculpted N and performs Go U Northwestern! to close its pregame performance at the 2005 Sun Bowl. ...


The Northwestern student section is led in their cheers by NUMB, the Northwestern University Marching Band. NUMB performs on the field and in the stands at all home games and follows the football team to one Big Ten away game per season. The Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band (NUMB) is the marching band of Northwestern University. ...


For many years, students would throw marshmallows at the kick-off of football games. Northwestern archivist Patrick Quinn says that students were likely "trying to get them into the tubas, and then started throwing them at each other," leading to the tradition of throwing marshmallows at the field. While Gary Barnett was football coach, he banned marshmallows because they supposedly detracted from the serious level of football that he wanted for the school. Gary Barnett (born May 23, 1946 in Lakeland, FL) is a college football head coach. ...


The "official" cheer at Northwestern sporting events is the chant "Go U! NU!" Students also commonly taunt opposing sports teams with "State-school, state-school," referencing that all institutions of the Big Ten conference, except for Northwestern, are public universities. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Northwestern's fight song is "Go U Northwestern" A secondary fight song is "Rise Northwestern (Push On Song)," the final 4-measure tag (ending with a shouted "Go, 'Cats!") of which is often played after first downs. A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ... The Go U Northwestern is the primary fight song for Northwestern University. ...


Football

Northwestern football on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1995
Northwestern football on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1995

The Northwestern University football team has evidence of organization in 1876. Northwestern achieved an all-time high rank of #1 during the 1936 and 1962 seasons, which has thus far not been duplicated. Northwestern has won one bowl game, the Rose Bowl, in 1949. After that, the team has languished in decades of mediocrity. The team achieved notoriety with a 34-game losing streak from 1979-1982, the longest in Division I-A college football. Upon setting the new record in 1981 (thanks to a 61-14 home loss to Michigan State), students rushed the field to "celebrate" and chanted "We're the worst!", ending the festivities by tearing down the goalposts and throwing them into Lake Michigan. A win over Northern Illinois finally broke the losing streak. Image File history File links Northwestern_si_1995. ... Image File history File links Northwestern_si_1995. ... // Basic Information Northwestern University athletics logo Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald Stadium: Ryan Field Conference: Big Ten All-Time Win/Loss/Tie Record as of 2006: 449-596-44 Big Ten Championships: 1903, 1926, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1995, 1996, 2000 Trophy Game: Sweet Sioux Tomahawk - University of Illinois History The Northwestern... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Head Coach Mark Dantonio 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Spartan Stadium (East Lansing) Capacity 75,005 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1896 Athletic Director Ron Mason Website MSUSpartans. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb, Illinois, is the second largest university located in the state of Illinois. ...


The surprising 1995 team, under head coach Gary Barnett, won the Big Ten conference and earned a bid to the Rose Bowl, where they lost to USC. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Barnett (born May 23, 1946 in Lakeland, FL) is a college football head coach. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 64-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ...


The football team's rankings of 21 by the AP Poll and 23 by the Coaches Poll in 2005 marked the team's first appearance in a national poll in 4 years. The Wildcats finished the year ranked 25 in the BCS rankings and lost against UCLA in the Sun Bowl. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game with the winner being the BCS national champion. ... Official Athletic Logo The UCLA Bruins are a major college football program. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ...


Around 10pm on June 29, 2006, the program was struck with tragedy when coach Randy Walker died of an apparent heart attack. On July 7 the school named Pat Fitzgerald head coach. June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Randy J. Walker (May 29, 1954 – June 29, 2006) was the head football coach of the Northwestern University Wildcats of the Big Ten Conference. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Fitzgerald was a member of the 1996 Rose Bowl squad. ...


Northwestern holds the all-time records for Division I-A losses, points allowed, and negative point differential (amount opponents have outscored them by). They are also on the losing end of the greatest comeback in Division I-A history, blowing a 38-3 lead in the third quarter of a 41-38 loss to Michigan State on October 21, 2006. Biggest Comeback in NCAA History Regular Season Big Ten Conference Game Michigan State Spartans at Northwestern Wildcats Northwestern Wildcats (2-6) 38 October 21, 2006 Ryan Field The 2006 edition to the Michigan State Spartans / Northwestern Wildcats football game featured the biggest comeback in NCAA history. ... Head Coach Mark Dantonio 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Spartan Stadium (East Lansing) Capacity 75,005 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1896 Athletic Director Ron Mason Website MSUSpartans. ...


The Wildcats play their home games at Ryan Field. Their chief Big Ten rival is the Illinois Fighting Illini, and the teams play annually for the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk. For other uses, see Ryan Field. ... Chief Illiniwek The Illinois Fighting Illini are a major college football program. ... The Sweet Sioux Tomahawk is presented to the winner of the Illinois-Northwestern football game. ...


Basketball

The men's basketball team has never earned a bid to the NCAA tournament, and its last conference championship came in 1933, when it tied with Ohio State. The last time the team made the NIT was 1999. The team plays its home games in Welsh-Ryan Arena, where it is cheered on by the Wildside student section. Bill Carmody is the current coach of the Wildcats. Under Carmody, a former head coach at Princeton, the team runs the Princeton offense. // Final four redirects here. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams/players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Welsh-Ryan Arena 2006 Welsh-Ryan Arena is an 8,117-seat multi-purpose arena in Evanston, Illinois. ... The Wildside is the student section of Northwestern Universitys NCAA mens basketball team. ... Bill Carmody (December 4, 1951 – ) is an American college mens basketball coach. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... The Princeton Offense is an offensive basketball style that was developed at Princeton University by Pete Carril. ...


Lacrosse

In 2006 Northwestern won the national championship in women's lacrosse for the second year in a row. In 2005, the women's lacrosse team enjoyed a perfect season and defeated many long-established east-coast schools after only 5 years as a varsity sport to capture the school's first national championship since 1941. In doing so, it became the westernmost institution to ever win the title. Soon after, the team made national news when members appeared in a White House photo with President Bush wearing thong sandals, or flip-flops. NCAA women Lacrosse champions. ... A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Various kinds of flip-flops, from cheap foam/plastic to leather In footwear and fashion, flip-flops are a kind of flat, backless sandal that consist of a flat sole held on the foot by a u-shaped strap that passes between the first (big) and second toes and around...


The Wildcats' best player over the past two years has been Kristen Kjellman, who led the team in goals both championship years. In 2006, she received the Tewaaraton Trophy honoring the best collegiate lacrosse player in the country. She is the first player from a non-East coast school to win the distinction. Tewaaraton Trophy is an award given to the top American college lacrosse player since 2001. ...


Golf

Current Top 10 golfer Luke Donald attended Northwestern, winning the NCAA title in 1999. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ...


Rivalries

Yearly, Northwestern and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in football for the rights to the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk Trophy. Northwestern fans have cultivated strong rivalries with many Big Ten Conference foes, including Iowa and, particularly, Wisconsin. The rivalry with Wisconsin, the Big Ten conference school geographically closest to the Evanston campus, has grown stronger in recent years, though there is currently no official trophy for the football game. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The Sweet Sioux Tomahawk is presented to the winner of the Illinois-Northwestern football game. ... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


2006

Spring 2006 was one of the best athletic seasons in Northwestern University's history. Following the Women's Lacrosse team's 2nd National Championship, the Women's double's team of Christelle Grier and Alexis Prousis won the National Championship as well. The Women's Softball team made an incredible run to the finals of the Women's College World Series, finishing in second place. The Womens College World Series (WCWS) refers to the final portion of the NCAA Womens Softball Tournament. ...


Recently, another women's team has made national news and generated controversy for what they were wearing in a picture. In May 2006 the website BadJocks.com republished photos a reader had found on Webshots of the women's soccer team hazing its freshmen. The whole team was suspended for a time as a result and in the wake of the incident Head Coach Jenny Haigh resigned. Since, Athletic Director Mark Murphy named Stephanie Erickson, the school's all-time leader in goals and points, as Haigh's replacement. BadJocks. ... Webshots is a free online photo sharing site, and is the largest and most popular photo sharing community. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Mark Murphy is the name of two American Football safeties, an ice hockey player and one singer. ...


Notable Alumni


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Northwestern University  

Academics Northwestern University is a prestigious private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ...

Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences • School of Communication • School of MusicJ. L. Kellogg School of ManagementRobert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied ScienceMedill School of Journalism • School of Education and Social Policy • Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern University School of Law The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) at Northwestern University was established in 1851 and is the largest of Northwesterns schools. ... Established in 1895, the Northwestern University School of Music is an undergraduate and graduate institution devoted to musical performing arts and academia, located on Northwestern Universitys campus in Evanston, Illinois, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. ... The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, also known as The Kellogg School or simply Kellogg, is considered one of the worlds leading graduate business schools. ... Established in 1909, the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (MEAS) is one of six undergraduate schools at Northwestern University. ... Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism (often just called Medill) is one of the premier journalism, integrated marketing, and media schools in the United States. ... The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is located in Chicago, Illinois, at 330 East Chicago Avenue. ... The Northwestern University School of Law is a private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Athletics

Big TenGo U NorthwesternNorthwestern WildcatsNUMBRyan Field • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Willie the Wildcat “Big Ten” redirects here. ... The Go U Northwestern is the primary fight song for Northwestern University. ... The Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band (NUMB) is the marching band of Northwestern University. ... For other uses, see Ryan Field. ... Welsh-Ryan Arena 2006 Welsh-Ryan Arena is an 8,117-seat multi-purpose arena in Evanston, Illinois. ... Willie the Wildcat is the mascot for the Northwestern University Wildcats. ...

Campus

ChicagoEvanstonThe LakefillThe RockTechnological Institute Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government... The Arch, the main entrance to the Evanston campus of Northwestern University Evanston (elevation 600 ft. ... The Northwestern University Lakefill is an area of land that was reclaimed from underwater. ... The Rock is a boulder on the campus of Northwestern University, located in between University Hall and Harris Hall. ... The Technological Institute is a landmark building at Northwestern University. ...

Culture

AlumniThe Daily NorthwesternDance MarathonDillo DayDolphin Show • Mee-Ow • NNN • Waa-Mu • WNUR The following is a list of notable alumni who attended Northwestern University // Robert J. Alpern, dean, Yale School of Medicine Elijah Anderson, The Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania Cheshire Calhoun, Charles A. Dana professor of Philosophy, Colby College Juan Cole, professor of... The Daily Northwestern is a student newspaper at Northwestern University that is published on weekdays during the academic year. ... Currently in its 32nd year, The Northwestern University Dance Marathon is one of the worlds largest student-run philanthropies. ... Dillo Day is an annual music festival that takes place on the Saturday before Memorial Day at Northwestern University. ... Visit the Official Web Site Here [[[1]]] From 2006s On the Town Held annually at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, The Dolphin Show is the nation’s largest student-produced musical. ... Mee-Ow, also known as The Mee-Ow Show, is Northwestern Universitys premiere short-form improv and sketch comedy group. ... The Northwestern News Network, commonly known as NNN, is the student television news and sports operation at Northwestern University. ... Waa-Mu is the annual original musical, written and produced almost entirely by students, that Northwestern University puts on every April-May. ... WNUR (89. ...




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