Daily links for Boston College Eagles fans, September 5, 2012.
I usually try to post interesting links I come across right away in the form of those blue boxes on the site, but over the last two days there were enough links that the whole front page would've...
Last year, a lot of [Northwestern's] offense was focused around Amy [Jaeschke]. We don't have that anymore. This opens up more opportunities for people to step up. We'll run a lot more. I think we'll be a quicker team, which will be different, I think harder to guard. Almost our whole team can shoot. They're going to have to respect that, but we also have post players who aren't afraid to go up hard inside. I feel like last year we were oriented towards getting the ball to the paint, but now we'll keep teams guessing. Will we shooting the three or getting it inside? That'll be different for us this year.
...this should be a pretty exciting season for [Northwestern] women’s basketball, which is coming off two straight WNIT berths, and I’m not just saying that to entice you to read on. While we lose one of the best players in NU history in All-American Amy Jaeschke, along with four-year starting PG Beth Marshall, we’ve got five hyped newcomers — three highly touted freshmen, including a McDonald’s high school All-American, and two solid transfers — all of whom could make immediate impacts, as we search for our first NCAA tournament berth since 1997.
NU, which finished 19-14 last year, 6-10 in the Big Ten, with a second-round exit in the WNIT, will have some really good depth that it hasn’t seen for years.