NU Sports News Digest

OK, <b>Football</b> updates as we get ready for Saturday at Home.... <br>There's other news to read too.... <br> <p><b>Trying a new format - no sources, comments follow the links. Let me know what you think..

FOOTBALL

NU is on TV Again this week - ESPN +
No-huddle? No way [According to the coach, it puts too much strain on the defense]

Northwestern's Wright is an NCAA unknown [Amazing, a story on NU's "forgotten" tailback]
Touchdown Terrace to Open at Ryan Field [Eat and drink over the football locker room, try to hear the pregame speech]

Northwestern-Minnesota Game Moves to ESPN Plus [The Baseball playoffs get another Minny-NU Contest]

Commentary:
Tim Cronin A Turner-around in Champaign? That just hasn't happened
 
October 4 its Minnesota in Evanston
Campbell not too small for job [Minny has a mini-linebacker, who leads the team in tackles]

Mr. Versatility [The Gophers also have a kid who's played CB, LB and now Safety with 4.5 speed]

Gophers cool as ice under national spotlight [Ooops-they're talking about the Hockey team!]

At Indiana [10/11]
SPITTOON SHOWDOWN [Indy is hoping to end a 10 game road losing streak in Lansing tomorrow]

Gonzalez embraces role as a leader for Hoosiers [A new leader for the Hoosiers?]

Indiana Hoosiers football report [Lots of stories about Big 10 Football here]


Other Future Big 10 Opponents, etc.

Big Ten Football Weekend Preview [No. 11 Michigan heads to No. 19 Iowa to headline second weekend of Big Ten play.  No. 16 Minnesota travels to Northwestern, while No. 3 Ohio State is idle.]

*Familiar look to Illini
*Illini try to shake nightmare
*Illini hit the road, looking for another U-turn vs. Purdue [Illinois is working on turning the team around after a bunch of losses]

Big Ten Notebook: Spartans coach downplays success [From the Star-Trib about MSU's changes for the better]

Paterno tunes out criticism [OK]

Michigan wants revenge for big loss to Iowa [this sounds normal too]

Recruiting

Football
Nothing new today....
Basketball:
 
Taj Finger: Finger Points At Stanford
Finger Pulls the Trigger [Finger was a top prospect, he visited last week as we were one of his final 3]


[Players with * have NU offers]

FIELD HOCKEY

Road warriors hope to crash Spartans' homecoming

VOLLEYBALL

NU looks to end decade of futility against Minnesota

Gopher volleyball adopts uncommon defensive technique

SOCCER

Men
Wildcats Beaten By Penn State, 3-1 [The Cats drop one on the road]

Women:
Cats young and old anchor solid 'D'

Laskowski, Tuura and Greene Earn Women's Soccer Weekly Award
[The official Big 10 Story on the POW]

CROSS COUNTRY

In snowshoes or racing flats, freshman runner finishes fast

MISCELLANY

To hit or not to hit: Football coaches disagree [This is on the HS level, a good discussion about practices]

ALUMNI

NFL CatsNBA 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
Luke shoots -5 to go 8 under for the tourney and is tied for 2nd

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
Monterey Peninsula Classic

Jim Benepe -  No
Jess Daley - Withdrew after 1st round
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....]


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