NU Sports News Digest for Tuesday 2/4

One Day to <b>Football Signing Day</b> - The big Roundball story is Jitim's Finger - it appears he's OK to play. Also some interesting commentary on nutritional supplements... <p>Plus the Daily arrived with lots of Updates from the past Weekend

Northwestern Names Hilton Garden Inn Athletes of the Week [NU Sports]
Aaron Jennings of the men's basketball team and Carmen Cosgrove of the women's swimming and diving squad are this weeks honorees.

BASKETBALL

Men
Bill Carmody on the Big 10 Teleconference-Transcript [Purple Reign]
Northwestern Coach Bill Carmody [Big 10]

Jitim Young: Apparently has a very badly jammed middle finger. The trainers are working on splinting and he is practicing for Wednesday's game...
Cats guard Young won't miss action due to dislocated finger [The Daily]
Its not broken, but....[Purple Reign]
Young returns to practice [Chicago Trib]
Young practices, will play [Sun-Times]

Home again for Indiana
The Hoosiers are trying to stop a 3 game losing streak and want to do it on our floor.
IU must plug some leaks [IDS]
Indiana Coach Mike Davis [Big 10 Teleconference]
Northwestern Game Notes [IU Hoosiers]
Northwestern Player Notes [IU Hoosiers]
Big 10
Self sees 3-horse race to wire [Chicago Trib]
Nationally, Big Ten comes up Lite [Sun-Times]
Noting Big Ten Men's Basketball [Big 10]
No. 24 Purdue eager to prove it is worthy [IndyStar]

FOOTBALL

Situations like the Northwestern case are only a small example of college football's underlying problem with drugs, and advances in the supplement industry are only going to make it worse.
Dowd: Enhancement advances further muddying drug quagmire [Sportsline]

Recruiting
We've been preaching this for years...
For real skinny on signing day, wait 4 years [Courier-Journal]

FENCING

No weak knees in Notre Dame [The Daily]

GOLF

Cats hit opponents on the screws in first exhibition of season [The Daily]

SWIMMING

Michigan paddles way to 30 in a row [The Daily]

WRESTLING

Cats whipped, but live to fight yet another day [The Daily]


SOFTBALL

NU gets a little fresh air, winning 3 of 5 in Florida [The Daily]
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