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Morning Roundup: May 12, 2016

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Morning Roundup: May 12, 2016
(Daily file photo by Leeks Lim)

With most Northwestern teams beginning their postseason tournaments this weekend, we’ve started our preview coverage at The Daily. Here’s what you should know…

  • Melissa Haniff takes a look at the softball Big Ten Tournament and how the Wildcats are thankful for their first-round bye.
  • Mike Marut and Robbie Markus discuss the women’s tennis team’s chances in the weekend NCAA Regionals.
  • Garrett Jochnau and Benjy Apelbaum debate where this year’s men’s tennis team ranks in the annals of Northwestern history
  • Sophie Mann previews the cross country meet this weekend in nearby Naperville, Illinois.
  • Three football start times were announced Wednesday morning, including the Wildcats’ homecoming game.
  • Four softball players earned all-Big Ten honors, with Andrea Filler and Amy Letourneau taking home first team awards.
  • The grandson of Lou Malnati of the famous pizzeria chain walked on to the men’s basketball team, according to the Chicago Tribune.
  • Men’s golfer Dylan Wu qualified for the U.S. Open sectional qualifier, in addition to a volunteer assistant coach.
  • Former NU soccer star Joey Calistri made his first career MLS start Wednesday¬†night.

And here’s a look at Thursday’s back page:

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Tino Malnati, grandson of Lou Malnati, joins Northwestern men’s basketball as walk-on

Tino Malnati, grandson of Lou Malnati, joins Northwestern men’s basketball as walk-on
(Daily file photo by Luke Vogelzang)

The grandson of the founder of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Tino Malnati, has joined the Northwestern men’s basketball team as a walk-on, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

Tino Malnati is a former point guard at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He reportedly considered¬†Division II and Division III schools before deciding to join the Wildcats. Malnati’s father, Rick, coached New Trier basketball from 1999-2008.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened its first location in 1971 in Lincolnwood, Illinois and now has over 40 locations.