NU Sports News Digest

After the loss to Miami, comes word that one of the best <b>NU Football</b> players ever died Saturday - <b>Ron Burton</b> is remembered.<br> More questions answered about the team & Previews of Duke and OSU<br> <b>Women's Golf</b> finishes up in the rain, good enough for 4th.<br> <b>Alumni</b> updates on the Golf Course and the Football Field...

In Memoriaum - Ron Burton

As many of you know, former Northwestern Running back Ron Burton died Saturday

Halfback led NU renaissance [Chicago Trib]
Former NU All-American dies of cancer [Sun-Times]
Former NU running back Burton dies [Daily Herald]
Ron Burton, Northwestern's powerful running back and the first player ever selected by the Patriots, has lost his battle with Cancer. He was 67 years old. [Hail to Purple]


One thing you noticed durng the game with Miami - the coverage by the d-backs was very "soft." Maybe it was the d-back shuffle?
Secondary shuffle [Chicago Trib]

In case you haven't seen this - the Big 10 considers the matter closed, but if implies that officials will be reminded to start enforcing the "no coaches on the field" rule - altho they didn't at Ryan last weekend....
Big Ten Conference Statement Regarding the Northwestern-Air Force Football Game [Big 10]

Hail to Purple Trivia:
is a tough one about a particular trick play.

Duke Blue Devils [9/20]:

The Dookies barely beat Rice saturday, but a win is a win...
Garber FG Lifts Duke Over Rice, 27-24, In OT [GoDuke]

The Devils are using a Frosh QB, who has raised their offensive play to a new level - and they're playing a younger RB too, but they almost lost in regulation...
>Duke Monday Morning Quarterback [Herald Sun]

"While the offense was unusually efficient, the defense seemed shell shocked early on..."
Blue Devils Outlast Rice 27-24 in OT [Devil's Den]

Ohio State [9/27]

Hear that big whine? Its coming from Columbus all week....
Ohio State drops to No. 5 in AP poll [Daily Herald]

Story of the win is way down the page...
Buckeyes Outlast N.C. State 44-38 in 3-Overtime Thriller [OSUBuckeyes]

The student paper guys have a really good analysis of how dOSU operates without Clarett.
Buckeyes survive overtime thriller against Wolf Pack [The Lantern]

And this article from Dayton may also have the right idea...
Lack of running game putting OSU QB at risk [Daily News]

Buckeyes' winning strategy is to pass on running game [Plain Dealer]

Tight Ends Come Up Big Against N.C. State [Bucknuts$]

Hall, Ross discuss lack of running game [Bucknuts$]

Sunday Morning QB: Another Classic At The 'Shoe [Bucknuts$]

Big 10
Trust the Big 10 to find the silver lining amongst all the clouds...
Big Ten Teams Defeat Three Ranked Opponents in Interconference Play [Big 10]

Davis, Lord lead Nebraska past Penn State [Fox]

GOPHERS FOOTBALL: Mason not impressed [Pioneer Press]
From the and others
Akeem Hunter: Chicago RB Having Huge Season
Ross Lane: Coach gives the Thumbs Up! [Pool]
Brandon Robinson: Offered D-back has a big game
C.J. Bacher: & John Gibson: Two offered prospects stand out in win


The Women play on in football type weather to win 4th place...
Wildcats Place Fourth at Badger Invitational [NU Sports]


The Mo Clarett saga continues - as he tries to make the NFL
Clarett asks NFL for new eligibility rules


NFL Cats
Matt O'Dwyer: Bengals play tough in 23-20 loss to Raiders [DDN]

Barry Gardner: [Browns should let the NU guy play a little]
Lewis sets record against Browns [DDN]

Jeff Roehl
: Now called on to backup both LT Petitgout and LG Seubert...

D'wayne's backup leading Viding Rcvr against da Bares
D'Wayne Bates:
Backup has a big day
NBA Cats

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

Luke Donald: Is playing in the Quad Cities at the John Deere Classic
Luke's at -1 for the first 3 rounds
Deere moves to Monday with 2 tied for top spot [Golfweek]

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
Oregon Classic

Jim Benepe - Missed the cut
Jess Daley - at -1 Tied for 48th

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
Wilfong wins in Dothan [Golfweek]

Bjorn Widerstedt - Tied for 43rd at +8

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