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The Northwestern Wildcats football team, representing Northwestern University, is an NCAA Division I college football team and member of the Big Ten Conference, with evidence of organization in 1876. The mascot is the Wildcat, a term coined by a Chicago Tribune reporter in 1924, after reporting on a football game where the players appeared as "a wall of purple wildcats". Northwestern achieved an all-time high rank of No. 1 during the 1936 and 1962 seasons, then plummeted to extended levels of futility from the mid-1970s to 1994. Recently, under Pat Fitzgerald's leadership, the Wildcats have become a well-rounded team capable of competing with top teams across the country. The Wildcats have won three Big Ten championships or co-championships since 1995, and have been "bowl eligible" in six out of the last seven seasons. Northwestern consistently ranks among the national leaders in graduation rate among football teams, having received the AFCA Academic Achievement Award four times since 2002. The Wildcats play their home games at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, since 1926.
Location: Evanston
Arena/Stadium: Ryan Field
Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald
Mascot: Willie the Wildcat

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Sep 21
From Ryan Field in Evanston
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Sep 28
From Camp Randall Stadium in Madison
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Oct 5
From Memorial Stadium in Lincoln
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Oct 18
From Ryan Field in Evanston
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Oct 26
From Ryan Field in Evanston
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Nov 2
From Indiana University Memorial Stadium in Bloomington
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Nov 9
From Ryan Field in Evanston
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Nov 16
From Ryan Field in Evanston
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Nov 23
From Ryan Field in Evanston
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Nov 30
From The University of Illinois - Memorial Stadium in Champaign

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From Ryan Field in Evanston
Aug 31
From Stanford Stadium in Stanford
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From SDCCU Stadium in San Diego