NU Sports News Digest for Monday 2/3

The <b>Softball Team</b> got to the finals, but #2 Arizona was too much. The Cats with Long Knives had the best weekend, taking 3 of 5 at Notre Dame. Football Recruiting, Basketball, Tennis and more on tap for Wildcat fans on a Monday...

BASKETBALL

Men
Finger injury likely to KO Young [Chicago Sports]
NU sweating Young injury [Sun-Times]
Buckeyes add insult to injury in easy home win [The Daily]

Commentary:
NU freshmen, like alcohol, dull the pain [The Daily]

Next up is Indiana Again
Pressure gets to Hoosiers in second half [IDS]
Women
Wildcats Defeated By No. 15 Minnesota [NU Sports]
Cats on the defensive after foul-filled loss to No. 15 Gophers [The Daily]
Von Wald leads No. 15 Minnesota Over Northwestern 67-56 [Gopher Sports]
Gophers end two-game losing streak [Star Trib]
GOPHERS WOMEN 67, NORTHWESTERN 56: Von Wald lifts U [Pioneer Press]

Big 10
Illini loss: A tale of no tape [Chicago Sports]
Powell regains some of his pop [Chicago Sports]
Tough loss one to build on [Sun-Times]
Illinois clocked by Spartans [Sun-Times]
Spartans don't want to be forgotten in Big Ten [Hoosier Times]

FENCING

Northwestern Goes Three-for-Three in Day Two of Notre Dame Duals [NU Sports]

SOFTBALL

No. 2 Arizona Downs Wildcats, 6-0 [NU Sports]

TENNIS

Women:
No. 16 Wildcats Fall to No. 5 Tar Heels [NU Sports]
Singled out: NU can't finish Heels [The Daily]
Men:
Freshman wipes out as No. 17 Crimson Tide nab victory [The Daily]

FOOTBALL

Recruiting
Thomas Clayton: RB Visits Northwestern [Purple Reign]
Nick Skeparnias: 'Cats Contact PA Junior [Purple Reign]
It all Starts When? and Where? [Purple Reign]
FSU transfer eyeing Cats [The Daily]
Is it time to cut football scholarships again? [Scripts Howard]

MISCELLANY

Title IX: 'Grass ceiling' impeding women [Chicago Trib]


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