NU Sports News Digest

More coaches' comments as we head into <b>Football</b> with Minny <br><b>Mason </b>isn't looking past <b>NU</b>, and <b>Indy </b>is working on Pass D and O <br>Using some psychology gets <b>Soccer </b>Scholarships to better players, the <b>Crew</b> folks just gets up early. <br><b>Golf</b> has their big tourney next week, as the <b>PGA Cats</b> look to finish strong...

Trying a new format - no sources, comments follow the links. Let me know what you think...


NU is on TV Again this week - ESPN2
Little mistakes keep adding up [From Larry Watts - Walker is trying to get the offense, all 11, to execute at the same time]

Familiar situation [Skip says that the locations may be reversed, but this year is awfully like last year....]

Coach Walker Q&A Answers [Questions about the Defense, no-huddle, Kicking Game, going long, walk-on starters and kickoff returns:]

Mason talks about NU [From the Gophers -  there's no way they're looking ahead to Michigan this week]

Upper Level, Half-Priced Football Tickets Available for Saturday's Game vs. Minnesota [Get your Minny tickets now]

Sterrett: Tough bill is unexpected [talking about the tough preBig 10 schedule the Cats played]

A Fan Reports: excursion into the madness of Buckeye country! [amazing with all the beer that he remembers so much - but seriously - this one is a good commentary on how approachable our guys are]

I guess if you like negative vibes - the Waterboy is up on FEW's Site [Nice words for Jim Tressell, but I stopped reading at "dumb and...well you know]

October 4 its Minnesota in Evanston
The News from Minny is all about players - some of the guys we're facing Saturday...

Bigger, stronger Barber leads U running attack [Marion Barber is the Gopher's big gun with the football...]

U's Fraley finds a home at strong safety [The ongoing battle to set a position]

Depth making a difference for Gophers football team [The Gophers are a lot deeper this year - they use a lot of players to win as a team]

At Indiana [10/11]
FB: Practice Report [Hoosiers practicing Pass Offense and Defense as they get ready for Michigan State]

Military mindset helps linebacker in life, on field [Looking at Josh Moore-one of the LB's]

IU picking up intensity in practice [Hoosiers hope to turn the corner at MSU]

IU kicker seeks pressure point [Bryan Robertson wants to kick a game winner this year]

Hoosiers' offense not completely clicking [the O is described as stumbling, misstepping, but hope that the 2nd half against Michigan is the real team]

Other Future Big 10 Opponents, etc.
Badgers' Smith rushes to limelight

From the Illini:
Sinclair's motor still running hot

Spartans buy Smith's team concept [Changes at MSU working out?]

Penn State: Paterno doesn't have an answer [If he doesn't have the answer, at least he's making changes...]

PSU's Robinson to make first start at QB [Zack is day-to-day and JoePa is trying to get his offense going with a new man at the helm]
Struggling Michigan, Iowa meet in Big Ten showdown [Somone comes out of this a big winner]


Nothing new that I can find....
Taj Finger*: NY Forward Makes His Commitment [NU was in the hunt for this guy - he visited in September but chose Stanford]
[Players with * have NU offers]


Former Michigan star joins Wildcats [Cats add Arvid Swan - former UM standout as a coach]


Wildcats to defend Windon golf crown [This is our tourney, and the Cats are out to win it again]

Cats off to slow start after first major tournament [They're young but with some experience as they prepare for the Windon Memorial next Monday & Tuesday]


Scholarships well spent on rising talent  [How to build a team with only 5 scholarships a year]


Early wake up not a problem for NU crew [rowing on the lake early in the morning]


New fall fashions for football teams [and the reviews from the fans and alums are really mixed]

Judge rules on Redskins' nickname [Its still a trademark]

Maturi concerned with number of male walk-on athletes [Believe it or not, walk-ons screw up the title IX may not be able to walk-on at Minny next year]


NFL Cats
D'Wayne Bates: No progress made [This doesn't look good for Bates as he sits trying to heal]
NBA Cats

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

Luke Donald: Will be trying to repeat as the champ - Southern Farm Bureau Classic

Encore slow coming for England (and NU's) Donald [A rundown on what's happened to Luke this year...]

Game on [Donald is defending his first PGA Title, hoping to repeat]

Thursday Tee Time: 12:30 Tee 10

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
Monterey Peninsula Classic
Thatcher returns [preview from the PGA]

Jim Benepe -  No
Jess Daley -
Tee Times;
Thursday: 1:25 Tee 10
Friday: 8:45 Tee 1

Brian Payne -  No

* Playing the Canadian Tour
Tour is done for the year
Josh Habig -
Scott Harrington -

* Playing The NGA/Hooters Tour
Bjorn Widerstedt -NGA/Hooters Tour:
Final money list [Bjorn is done for the Fall - looking for sponsorship to play this Winter....]

Coach Roy's Comments on the stories are in Italics:
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