NU Sports News Digest

NU Sports News Digest

<b>Jason Wright</b> 's award, looking ahead to <b>Football </b>with the<b> Air Force </b>[and some <b>Miami of Ohio</b> news too. <br>We've also got links to weekend stories about <b>Soccer</b> and <b>Field Hockey</b>

[Coach Roy's Comments on the stories are in Italics:]

FOOTBALL

NU Gets a good opening win, and comes out with few important injuries - there are no changes to the 2 deep for Air Force...
Fresh Off Their Win at Kansas, 'Cats Return Home to Face Air Force at Noon Saturday [NU Sports]

Whew! 'Catsbeat Kansas 28-20 in the Wildcats' season opener [HailtoPurple]

No "deer in the headlights" look this year and there's more here about how the 'Cats' receivers got ready this summer... but Coach Walker puts it in perspective - this isn't the "time for rejoicing," not yet...
Wildcats' win produces a little levity [Daily Herald]

Interesting take on NU's MLB and Walker's desire to avoid self inflicted wounds...
Durr blocks out chop [Chicago Trib]

Story also talks about Jason Wright's Player of the Week award...
Former MSU captain, 23, dies [Sun Times]

Surprise, the new NU Defensive schemes are being noticed, and the players are talking too.
Northwestern aggressive while keeping composure [Sun times]

It was a great night for NU's Tailback - and the Big 10 recognized it too...
Wright Named Big Ten POW [NU Sports]
Water, water everywhere [Chicago Trib]

Recruiting
from the Insiders.com:
Two running backs with NU offers are out showing what they can do...
Ray Jones: RB runs away again in second game
Jay Lucas: Big La. back shows he has some speed too
Next up is Air Force Falcons:
Here's the Air Force Official News Release
Air Force Football Travels to Northwestern in Battle of Unbeaten Teams [AF Sports]

Updating The Numbers [AFInsiders]

The AF Offense is built on establishing the fullback up the middle -  looks like they have that part back...
Fullback looks sharp in Air Force rout [RMB]
AFA: Answers to five key questions [RMN]
Falcons sure Wildcats remember 52-3 romp [Denver Post]


Miami of Ohio Redhawks

Not a good day for the Redhawks as their "Heisman" candidate is intercepted 4 times...
RedHawks Drop Season Opener At Iowa, 21-3 [AP/MURedhawks]
RedHawk Football Unable to Overcome Mistakes in 21-3 Loss at Iowa [MU Redhawks]
Iowa stops Roethlisberger [Cincy Post]
Duke Blue Devils:
Change in the air for Duke? [Herald Sun]
Big 10
Freshman makes most of fresh start [Chicago Trib]
Too many false starts [Chicago Trib]

SOCCER

Men
Wildcats Earn Another Draw, 2-2 [NU Sports]
Women
Wildcats Are Shut Out at Missouri, 2-0 [NU Sports]

VOLLEYBALL

The Big 10's Weekly Volleyball Release [no we didn't read it all, but NU's Jessica Lang is listed...
Sept. 1 Release [Big 10]

FIELD HOCKEY

Wildcats Fall to New Hampshire, 2-1 [NU Sports]

ALUMNI

NFL Cats
Cut Down Day in the NFL: [Purple Reign]
Salem Simon - Cut by the Jets
Kevin Bentley - Back into the swing...
Jeff Roehl: Undrafted Wildcat makes Giants 53 man roster
Sam Simmons: Definitely on the Dolphins
Damien Anderson: DA2 makes the Cardinals
NBA Cats

PGA Cats
Where They're Playing this week - Tee Times Local

Luke Donald: Taking the week off

* Playing The Nationwide Tour
Envirocare Utah Classic

Jim Benepe - Finished 16th at the Alberta Calgary Classic - Scheduled to appear
Jess Daley - Scheduled to appear

Brian Payne - Not scheduled

* Playing the Canadian Tour
Casino de Charlevoix Cup

Josh Habig - Not playing
Scott Harrington - Not Scheduled

* Playing The NGA/Hooters Tour

Bjorn Widerstedt - No tourney this week


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