NU Sports News Digest for Monday 3/10

<b>Basketball</b> takes center stage as we work up to the Big 10 Tournament. <br> Erwinski [<b>Wrestling</b>] makes the NCAAs<br> and some <b>Alumni</b> reports - including NFL Cats

BASKETBALL

MEN
The first round of the Big 10 Tournament is going to be the rubber match of our season against the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. Here are some backgrounders, and stories about Minny's loss to Illinois yesterday.
Looks like its Gopher Hunt III [Purple Reign]
NU Will Meet Minnesota in Big Ten Tournament [NU Sports]
Truog: While we're waiting for the Big 10s [Purple Reign]

The Return of the Gophers
Men's Basketball Drops Final Regular Season Game To Illinois 84-60 [GopherSports]
Gophers dropped at Illinois by 24[DailyMN]
U loses 84-60 to Illinois; NCAA hopes in big trouble [Star Trib]
Gophers basketball notes: Team could face Illinois again [Star Trib]
Fade to black Gophers finish regular season with fourth straight loss [Pioneer Press]
Gophers lament lost focus, trust [Pioneer Press]

Big 10
Illini win big in home finale [Chicago Trib]
Illini whip Minnesota, celebrate Senior Day [Chicago Trib]
Cook wins scoring title [Sun-Times]
No end in sight [SunTimes]
A senior moment [Daily Herald]

BASEBALL

Mavericks Drop Wildcats in New Mexico, 14-7 [NU Sports]

WRESTLING

Erwinski Takes Seventh, Qualifies for NCAA Championships [NU Sports]

FOOTBALL

Often imitated, never duplicated -
Purple Reign's Spring Practice Central

ALUMNI

NFL Cats
Barry Gardner: Visiting the Vikings this week [MN Star-Trib]
Damien Anderson: Emmit Smith's move might impact DA2's chances? [Star Telegram]
PGA Cats
Luke Donald: Shoots a -1 71 in the 4th round of the Ford Championship at Doral - Finishes 64th as darkness falls
Lights out: Playoff postponed at Doral [Golfweek]

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