NU Sports News Digest

<b>Yes its Football on Saturday! </b>Words from both Coaches. <br>More pregame buildup, there's also some recruiting news. <br><b>Basketball</b> comes under the microscope too. <br>The <b>PGA Cats</b> are active - at least 2 of them are, and there don't appear to be any more <b>NFL Cat</b> Cuts. <br>Your daily reading list is inside...

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FOOTBALL

Story about Bakes and Ayeni playing for Jerry Brown in the D-Backfield:
Opposite routes to NU secondary [Sun Times]

Good interview with Randy Walker by Tim Cronin - they talk about the grieving process over Rashidi Wheeler and how the team is different this year:
College Football: NU looking for an upswing [Daily Southtown]

Another Tim Cronin about RB Jason Wright - he explains why he was just an obscure player on the team until last year, when he had to step up at Tailback...
This season, NU will find Mr. Wright [Daily Southtown]

The Lowes Line takes a look at  the Wildcat opener.,
Jersey Cat previews the Jayhawk game! [Hail to purple]
 

And don't forget Steve Truog's Pigskin Picks They're due today!

Recruiting
Prospect updates from The Insiders:
RB Ray Jones: Big Season Opener for Ohio ATH
CB Brandon Robinson: Schedules First Official Visit
QB C.J. Bacher: New Offers, Tough Decisions
Next up: Kansas
Mangino talks about the challenges of playing NU with a lot of young players on the depth chart, how will they play under the lights, and some of the position changes...He's worried about stopping Jason:
Kansas Head Coach Mark Mangino Weekly Press Conference [KU]

Another take on the Mangino Press Conf from the local paper...
Ready for prime time [KU Sports]

Big 10:
All it took was a National Championship and the Big 10 has rebounded - lets see how it goes this year, the Coaches are really ready for instant replay, however.
Big Ten's big stuff again [Chicago Trib]
Coaches applaud replay program  [Chicago Trib]

Various updates about Big 10 teams:
Illinois fullback sidelined[Chicago Trib]

The Big story in the Big 10 is dOSU and what if they lost Clarett. The OSU coaches don't seem to be bothered by his suspension, however.
Distractions raising hopes [Chicago Trib]
Upstarts ready if OSU loses Clarett [Sun Times]
Clarett Won't Even Dress For Opener [Fox]

Coach Wacker game NU a rough time when he was at Minny.
Former Minnesota coach Wacker dead at 66 [Sun Times]

BASKETBALL

Sporting News is looking at the Big 10 Basketball season now that games have been announced:
Inside Dish: Winning record in college matters not to NBA teams [TSN]

ALUMNI

NFL CatsNBA Cats

PGA Cats
Where They're Playing this week - Tee Times Local

Luke Donald: Will be at the Deutsche Bank Championship
Birdies in Beantown [PGA]
Tee Times:
Thursday: 7:30 Tee 1
Friday 12:40 Tee 10
 

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
 Alberta Calgary Classic
Nicklaus accepts [PGA]

Jim Benepe - Scheduled to play
Tee Times:
Thursday:
Friday

Jess Daley - Not Scheduled
Brian Payne - Not scheduled

* Playing the Canadian Tour
Casino de Charlevoix Cup

Josh Habig - No Info yet

Scott Harrington - Not Scheduled

* Playing The NGA/Hooters Tour

Bjorn Widerstedt - No tourney this week


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