NU Sports News Digest

Go out and watch a HS game tonight! as we get ready for <b>Football </b>against Air Force - more background. <br>There's also news from the <b>Soccer</b> Field and <b>Volleyball</b> court. <br>and of course the <b>PGA Cat </b>update too...

[Coach Roy's Comments on the stories are in Italics:
remember that I try to only get one copy of an AP story]

FOOTBALL

Last year, everyone on the defense was taken by surprise by the Air Force triple option. The term "deer in the headlights" was used by both critics and players. Here's some really good indepth interviews with the Seniors
Less reading, more reacting for NU [Chicago Trib]

The Air Force 3-3-5 defense threw the NU offense of guard last year too -- this year,
NU vow: No surprises [Chicago Trib]

Adam has his analysis of how to play Air Force - but Walker says it best - "Get off blocks and find the football"...
NU must outsmart Air Force  [Daily Herald]
NGN Football Luncheons at Harry Caray's Are Back! [NU Sports]

Commentary:
Lamberton: Random Thoughts as we face Air Force [Purple Reign]
Recruiting
from the Insiders.com:
This guy has an NU offer, but is really looking Pac 10
Andrew Pettas: TE adding offers
Next up:

Air Force Falcons:

The Air Force Insiders look at NU...
Into the Wildcats' Lair [AFInsiders]

Officially, the Falcons are worried about NU's offense [Baz/Wright] and its ball control capability...
Possession time key for Air Force victory [Denver Post]

What do you do if you're a tight end in an option attack???
AFA's [TE] Strecker happy to help any way he can [Denver Post]


Miami Redhawks:

Student paper musings over the RedHawks opener...
RedHawks picked to finish first in MAC East division [Miami Student]

All hope is not lost [Miami Studen]


Duke Blue Devils:

The Raleigh-Durham area may be big in basketball, but somehow the game on the field escapes them right now...
Dascenzo: Duke, UNC joined by football misery [Herald Sun]

Duke notes: Devils rebound from Virginia rout [Herald Sun]

The Robertson Report [Devils Den]

Changes for the Devils...?
Duke may start backup QB Saturday [U-wire]

Looks like there's a new QB on the horizon for Duke... Plan B: New QB? [Duke Chronicl


Big 10

Smoker is back, and loving life - there's also a group of story capsules about other Big 10 Teams
Quarterback leads MSU, then leads the band [Chicago Trib]

If it doesn't go your way, litigate - sue your way on to the team
Clarett considering lawsuit against NFL  [Sun Times]

Slow-starting Stanford Faces Rival Spartans [ESPN]
 

VOLLEYBALL

Those other Court Cats travel down-town to play Loyola, Ole Miss and Illinois-Chicago in a local tournament this weekend.
Northwestern Set To Face Familiar Opposition In Chicago Challenge [NU Sports]

SOCCER

Men
The Cats take on College of Charleston, then South Carolina this weekend...in Charleston, SC
Wildcats Have Carolina On Their Minds [NU Sports]

Women
Its the Wildcat Classic at the Thomas Complex - Florida Atlantic, Ohio and Minnesota are in Evanston this weekend...
Wildcats Ready To Start Home Slate

SOFTBALL

NU's last NCAA tournament team gets a new assistant coach - a pitching coach with a no-no to her credit...
Lauren Schwendimann Added to NU Coaching Staff [NU Sports]

MISCELLANY

Hey congress - like life, football isn't fair, somebody always wins! Somebody always loses, its just like an election.
Congress visits BCS fairness issues [Sun times]

Tim Cronin picks up the theme -  but pretty much ridecules the idea of congressional hearings on the BCS...
Why does the BCS exist? - Follow the money [Daily Southtown]

HAYES: Non-BCS Schools Play High-stakes Game Of Chicken [Fox]

ALUMNI

NFL Cats
NFL Started last night - our guys play Sunday....
NBA Cats

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

Luke Donald: Taking the week off

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
Envirocare Utah Classic

Jim Benepe - Shoots a -3 for a 23rd place tie - Tees off at 1:25 Friday

Jess Daley - Shoots a -1 for a 44nd place tie - Tee Time 8:45 MT

Brian Payne - Not scheduled

* Playing the Canadian Tour
Tour is done for the year

Josh Habig - Finished 31st [$15,396] on the Order of Merit List

Scott Harrington -

* Playing The NGA/Hooters Tour
The Dothan Classic

Bjorn Widerstedt - Not Scheduled


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