NU Sports News Digest

Its Game Day and we've got a couple of stories about the <b>Wildcats</b> to get you going, <br>Then a bunch more from <b>Kansas</b>. <br><b>Volleyball</b> and <b>Women</b>'s <b>Soccer</b> got off to a rough start <br>both the <b>PGA Cats</b> are on the course today...

Comments on the stories are in Italics:

FOOTBALL

Bret Basanez has been the silent one on the NU team so far, but the St. Viator [Chicago area] QB is ready to show what the NU offense can do against Kansas tonight. Some nice words about OC Mike Dunbar too.
Basanez eager to unleash NU's offense on Kansas [Sun Times]

Larry Watts weighs in with a story about the NU Defense: 3-4 or 4-3, the D expects to get a test against the passing of Kansas.
Cat defense unveils new look at Kansas [Evanston Review]

Wildcats eager to improve [KU Sports]

Recruiting
from the Insiders.com:
We've had word that the Mendenhall brothers have committed to Illinois.
Next up: Kansas Jayhawks
Here's the pregame scoop on Kansas - They really expect the JUCO guys to change the face of KU football - The key is how well they actually can perform ...but to put it in perspective - the KC Star's top KU story is about a volunteer coach...
Transformation starts with juco transfers [KU Sports]

Hey guys - It all starts with the Offensive Line...
KU optimistic about revamped offensive line [KU Sports]

6Sports video: Kansas ready for opener with 'Cats [KU Sports]
KU recruit Haverkamp injured, but barely [KU Sports]

Fans ready for glimpse of gridiron prowess [KU Sports]

Sometime soon – perhaps after a monumental victory – Kansas football coach Mark Mangino may stand atop a podium, raise his arms in the air and bellow, "We've arrived!"
For openers, Mangino won't judge Jayhawks [KC Star]

Big 10:
The big interest in college this week is the OSU opener against Washington. Lots of turmoil surround both teams. The Huskies lost a coach, the bucks their top RB. Could be interesting...if you weren't an NU fan.
Early showdowns mean teams must rise, shine [Sun Times]
Washington, Ohio St. eager to get started  [Daily Herald]

Here's the Big 10 preview:
Weekly Previews

SOCCER

Women
Not a good start for the Women or the fall season as NU loses to Jayhawks and the Big 12 in this NU "other football" opener.
Wildcats Fall at Kansas In Season Opener, 4-1 [NU Sports]

VOLLEYBALL

Gee Can't we schedule some patsy for our opening game?
Wildcats Fall To 12th-Ranked Georgia Tech In Season Opener [NU Sports]

Big Ten Volleyball Teams Take to the Court this Weekend [Big 10]
Preseason Release [Big 10]

ALUMNI

NFL Cats
NBA Cats

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

Luke Donald: Will be at the Deutsche Bank Championship
Is +2 in his 1st round, one below the projected cut of +1. He tees off around Noon, ET.

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
 Alberta Calgary Classic

Jim Benepe - is -1after 2 rounds, Tied for 56th. Is on the course right now. (11 AM ET)

Jess Daley - Not Scheduled
Brian Payne - Not scheduled

* Playing the Canadian Tour
Casino de Charlevoix Cup

Josh Habig - Not playing
Scott Harrington - Not Scheduled

* Playing The NGA/Hooters Tour

Bjorn Widerstedt - No tourney this week


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