NU Sports News Digest for Friday 3/14

Look out! Here come the <b>Wildcats</b> - <br>Big win in the <b>Big 10 Tournament</b> for <b>the Court Cats.</b><br><br> Sorry to say, there isn't much else on the <b>Wildcats'</b> Athletic Team Plate today, its reading week...


Its time for another game already...Illinois
Purple Reign Pregame Intel Report

There are a few of us that thought NU could take Minny - if everything worked right - Bill Carmody said on Monday that he had to go figure something out  to counter the size of the Gophers --
Apparently he did ...
The Third Time was the Charm [Purple Reign - with Link to AP Story on Yahoo]
Wildcats Advance To Quarterfinal Round; Illinois Next [NU Sports-AP]
Cats purring right along [Chicago Trib]
Catty shock by NU [Sun Times]
NU more than happy to be playing Illinois [Daily Herald]
Wildcats looking forward to another shot at Illinois [Daily Herald]
Big Ten Tournament: NU 76, Minnesota 64 [Daily Southtown]
Energized NU keeps ticking [Daily Southtown]

  The official Box Score [NU Sports]

Tormey: The Team nobody wants to play [WNUR]

Re: Angry Gophers
We've kidded about "Angry Gophers" from time to time - read a few of these stories and you'll see what we mean...
Minnesota's NCAA hopes take a big hit [Sun Times]
Men's Hoops Exits Big Ten Tournament Early With 76-64 Loss to Northwestern [Gopher Sports]
NIT bound: Men's hoops loses without much fight [MN Daily]
Gophers show little intensity in crunch time [MN Daily]
U's NCAA hopes vanish with 76-64 loss to Northwestern [Star Trib]
Gophers resigned to another NIT trip [Star Trib]
All talk, no action [Pioneer Press]
Seniors' NCAA hopes die [Pioneer Press]
Gophers are looking for inspiration [Pioneer Press]

Dan Barreiro: Court of public opinion tired of Monson's amateur antics [Star Trib]

Another Shot at the Illini

Illinois To Make Second Appearance At Big Ten Tournament As No. 2 Seed [Fighting Illini]
Self plants seeds for success [Chicago Trib]
Playing at UC lets Illini feel right at home [Sun Times]
Illinois Fighting Illini [WNUR]
In-state battle awaits Illinois [DailyIllini]

Big 10
WNUR's Tournament Page
Hoosiers drill Lions when it counts [Chicago Trib]
Indiana gets its act together [Sun Times]
Indiana gets back at Penn St. [Daily Herald]

Buckeyes stave off Hawkeyes' rally [Chicago Trib]
Darby carries Ohio State past Iowa [Sun Times]
Darby, Buckeyes trip Iowa, advance to meet Wisconsin [Daily Herald]

Team mascots all dressed up with someplace to go [Chicago Trib]

Greg Couch: Now he doesn't like the tournament in Chicago [Sun Times]


Purple Reign's Recruiting List for 2004
Is starting to take shape with offers, etc.

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


BIENEN Touches On Successes, Cand Challenges in State of the University Address [Northwestern]


NFL Cats
Follow the news about the NFL Draft
PGA Cats
Luke Donald: is taking the week off
[PGA Leaderboard]

Go Cats - Beat 'em All!
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