NU Sports News Digest for Thursday 2/20

It got a little ugly in Welsh Ryan Last Night....as the <b>Court Cats</b> played really bad, then really good, then not quite good enough.<br> The <b>Women </b>have Senior night tonight.<br> The Women's <b>Swim </b>Team is working the Big 10's hard.<br> And some more to read on your Thursday, including <b>Austin King</b> on the way to the combine and <b>Luke D</b> - teeing up today.<br>

BASKETBALL

Men
Tale of Four Teams - the guys who played the first half, and the guys who played the 2nd...
Late Run Not Enough To Save Wildcats [NU Sports]
NU vs. Minnesota Post-Game Digest [Purple Reign]
BC - "We Didn't Handle their Press" [Purple Reign]
Horrid 1st half dooms Cats [Chicago Sports]
Rally no consolation to NU coach [Daily Herald]
NU buried in hole by Gophers [The Daily]
Minnesota 73, Northwestern 61 [Sportline/AP]

Flexible Burke proves little things can add up [Evanston Review]

Commentary
Rittenberg: Teams could learn a lesson from toddler [The Daily]

From the Gophers
Men's Basketball Survives Late Scare, Earns 73-61 Win Over Northwestern [GopherSports]
Men's hoops regains grip to win 73-61 [MN Daily]
Gophers roll past Northwestern 73-61 [Star Tribune]
Gophers hold off Wildcats [Pioneer Press]
Gophers start fast, hang on for road win [Post Bulletin]

Big 10
Michigan alone atop Big Ten [Daily Herald]
Penn State knocks Badgers out of first [Star Tribune]
No. 24 Purdue falls to Michigan [Pioneer Press]

Women
Senior Night Highlights Women's Hoops Final Home Game Thursday Night [NU Sports]
Senior night, shmenior night -- Cats must forget sentiment and just win [The Daily]
It's a woman's world, but men are renting space [The Daily]

SWIMMING

Wildcats in Seventh After Day One of Big Ten Meet [NU Sports]
No. 25 Women's Swimming & Diving Shines On Day One Of Big Ten Championship [Purdue]
First Day of Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Complete [Big 10]
Championship Information Page [Big 10]

FOOTBALL

A Passing shot at NU when talking about Steve Bechler [who died of a heatstroke after practice Monday...
Telander: All creatures great & otherwise [Sun Times]

GoUPurple has some interesting Air Willie Pictures.... can't get here quickly enough.... [GoUPurple]

TENNIS

Blue Demons look to beat crosstown traffic, NU squad [The Daily]

MISCELLANY

those who would like to see more computer generated referees & Umpires -
Umpires object to owners' proposed computer ball-and-strike evaluations [Daily Herald]

Achenbach: A little trash would liven up pro golf [Golfweek]

Big 10 Tournament Packages Available [Purple Reign]

ALUMNI

Austin King: The road to Indianapolis [NFL.com]

PGA Cats
Luke Donald will be at the Nissan Open, played at the Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA this weekend - Luke starts at around Noon PST.
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