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League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Northwestern Wildcats

Head Coach: Chris Collins

Team Mascot: Willie the Wildcat

Year Opened: 1952

Capacity: 8117

City / State: Evanston / Illinois

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Northwestern vs Illinois

Rival Team: Illinois Fighting Illini

An instate rivalry between Northwestern and Illinois has blossomed over the years due to the proximity of the two schools. The facts both Illinois schools are so close to each other means you’ll encounter many fans of both teams at this matchup, which creates a fun and intense atmosphere. Don’t miss it when the Illini come to Welsh-Ryan if you want to see the arena at its best.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Northwestern Wildcats

Head Coach: Chris Collins

Team Mascot: Willie the Wildcat

Year Opened: 1952

Capacity: 8117

City / State: Evanston / Illinois

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