NU Sports News Digest for Monday 1/6

So now we put College Football behind us, and get the Big 10 Basketball Season rolling. Two predictions of a big 10 finish and some fan comments. Then there's a profile of one of Iowa's stars, and some more Big 10 roundball News.<br> You will also find links to some recruiting news and an NFL Cat Update...

The List of NU Alums in the NFL Playoffs is now down to 4, with the loss by Cleveland Sunday. Barry Gardner, Napoleon HarrisDarryl Ashmore, and Bob Christian's teams are still in it and everyone plays this weekend.

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The Chicago Papers have their Big 10 Previews up this morning. The Cats are not highly regarded this year....
Big Ten capsules [Chicago Sports]
It's not lonely at the top [Sun Times]
Is the Glass Half Full? or Half Empty [Purple Reign]
Next up is the Iowa Hawkeyes:
Leslie Puts Charge Into Hawks [HawkeyeSports]

Big 10

Big Ten newcomers making their mark  [Chicago Sports]
Indiana's Davis learns a lesson [Sun Times]

FOOTBALL
There are rumbles that Sam Cheatham has dropped Colorado because of the coaching changes there last week. NU is now the leader.
Chris Dunlap: WR Commits  [Insiders]
Moderick Johnson: Committed to Kansas, but still taking visits [Heartland Recruiting]

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