NU Sports News Digest for Friday 3/7

The <b>Lady Court Cats</b> are done -<br>as they Lose to Iowa in the Big 10 Tournament<br> <b>AD Rick Taylor</b> announces retirement<br> <b>Softball</b> takes 2 <br> and a lot of NU Daily Backgrounders as the weekend gets going... <br>


MISCELLANY

Athletic Director Rick Taylor Announces Retirement [NU Sports]
Taylor leaving AD's job at NU [Chicago Sports]
Embattled AD Taylor to retire [Sun Times]
Northwestern AD Taylor retiring [Daily Herald]

Lamberton:Random Thoughts on RT's Retirement [Purple Reign]
Mariotti: NU's AD: Another Domino [Sun Times]

BASKETBALL

MEN
First Iowa, then the conference [The Daily]

Wildcats report: Getting inside [Sportsline]
   Notes, quotes

We've simply got to give Iowa a try
Iowa's Reiner Named Big Ten Player of the Week [Big 10]
Iowa Coach Steve Alford [Teleconference]
Michigan State Races Past Alford's Bunch [Hawkeyesports]
Coaches use Iowa's runs as motivation [QC Times]
League coaches aren't Packer backers [QC Times]

Big 10
Illini: Let's move on [Chicago Sports]
The Big Eleven [The Daily]
WOMEN
Needed: attitude adjustment [The Daily]

'Cats Falter to Iowa In First Round of Big Ten Tourney, 70-58 [NU Sports]
Illinois, Northwestern eliminated from Big Ten tourney [Daily Herald]

Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Day One Complete [Big 10]

Faulkner shines in Iowa's first Big Ten Tournament matchup [Daily Iowan]
Iowa's win brought on by personal heroics [Daily Iowan]
Without rest, Hawkeye five remains alive [DM Register]

SOFTBALL

Schwendimann Fires No-Hitter as 'Cats Win Two [NU Sports]
Cats hope strong defense, pitching power win titles [The Daily]

BASEBALL

NU Heads to New Mexico for DKD Electric Shootout [NU Sports]
'Blue-collar' team off to its best start in 16 seasons [The Daily]

SOCCER

NU Welcomes Assistant Coach to Staff [NU Sports]

TENNIS

NU Gets Crack at Top-Ranked Illinois, Purdue [NU Sports]

FOOTBALL

NU linebacker pleads guilty to charges from ZBT altercation [The Daily]

Often imitated, never duplicated -

Purple Reign's Spring Practice Central

FENCING

At Regionals, a good performance could extend NU's season [The Daily]

WRESTLING

Cats look to fulfill dreams, take home individual titles [The Daily]
In the name of the father [The Daily]

ALUMNI

PGA Cats
Luke Donald: Shoots a -1 71 in the first round of the Ford Championship at Doral  - he's tied at 56th.

Blue-chip beginning for Pampling at Doral [Golfweek]
Nicklaus adds star power to depleted Doral event [Golfweek]

[PGA Leaderboard]


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