November 4, 2013

Slimmed down Sobolewski ready for battle

CHICAGO-The Big Ten Conference basketball schedule can best be described as 18 heavyweight fights leading up to the postseason tournament.

In order to prepare for that endurance test, Dave Sobolewski has dropped down to a different weight class. Northwestern's 6-foot-1 junior guard has shed 16 pounds (193 to 177) from his frame while building up his muscle mass in the offseason.

"We took away the Lou Malnati's pizza,'' says new head coach Chris Collins with a laugh. "He's at a good fighting weight now and he's a new guy mentally.''

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