How Football Capsized N’Western’s ‘Rescue’ Team

When it comes to sports, Northwestern University has had a mixed bag of success & failure. The Wildcats have had well-known struggles in ‘revenue sports’, i.e. a football team that once had a 34-game losing streak & a men’s basketball team that has never been to the NCAA tournament. But NU has also excelled through other athletic avenues, such as a women’s lacrosse squad that has won four national championships in a row (and counting), and a softball team that were national runners-up in 2006.

Northwestern boat

However, before any of these activities came to Evanston, there was one squad on campus that not only kept its members in shape, but also rescued many shipwrecked souls - the Northwestern Life-Saving team.

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