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Morning Links: Northwestern, Northwest Basketball & Penn State

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 been blue with news ranging from the beginning of the regular season for so many teams today to recruiting news. 

Thus, some links that were interesting to me - and perhaps not surprisingly revolving around schools I pay attention to - that I thought I would share.

  • SBN's Sippin' On Purple has another interview with the Northwestern women's basketball team, this time with head coach Joe McKeown. Of course, the "life after Amy Jaeschke" theme was covered again, but they also covered topics like the impact of moving the three point line back and his thoughts on paying student-athletes. Read more >>>
  • The C&R Stanford Women's Basketball Blog gives the Longhorn Network a little free publicity in advance of the Cardinal's game against the Texas Longhorns: the network is offering a free weekend and Stanford fans are a beneficiary (which would be a great way to make friends in the event of Pac-16 discussions ever starting up again). The game will be available via the Longhorn Network's website. Read more >>>
  • Scott M. Johnson of the Kitsap Sun takes a look at the adjustments the Washington Huskies had to make for new coach Kevin McGuff, which apparently included center Regina Rogers getting in better shape this off-season. Read more >>>
  • McGuff got off to a good start in his first year with a recruiting class lauded as "a great sign of things to come for Husky fans", according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Katie Collier is the big prize, but one of those signees is USC Trojans guard Ashley Corral's sister, Heather. Read more >>>
  • Seattle University Redhawks coach Joan Bonvicini has big goals as her team's season begins tonight against UC Santa Barbara at the Connolly Center: earning a postseason bid. Read more >>>
  • SBN's Raptors Headquarters has a cool post listing some of the top Canadian players on NCAA Division I rosters this season, including the Redhawks' Elle Kerfoot. Read more >>>
  • Staying in Seattle, the Redhawks also announced signings and among the interesting footnotes is the addition of Taelor Ross, sister of Washington Huskies men's basketball player Terrance Ross who was recently named to the Naismith preseason watch list. Read more >>>
  • University of San Francisco women's basketball made an interesting signing: Taylor Proctor, who was a member of the USA Senior Women's National Team for USA Team Handball. Read more >>>
  • Going back to exhibition play, SBN's Bruins Nation posted photos from UCLA's exhibition game against Vanguard. Read more >>>
  • Luke Cyphers of ESPNW puts a women's basketball spin on the scandal at Penn State that ended the career of NCAA coaching legend Joe Paterno: "The same AD, Curley, and the same president, Spanier, who are accused of mishandling the Sandusky mess also refused to oust Portland after almost three decades of her hateful nonsense." Read more >>>
  • I actually haven't read much about the Penn State situation, but for more perspective on the Penn State situation, Matt Zemek of College Football News put together a rather outstanding overview of the situation and its implications while SBN's Maize 'N' Brew had a great post on the Death of Heroes, which presents the important reminder that these public figures we attempt to put on pedestals are still human and thus fallible. Ultimately, as Jessica described the other day, this really is a black eye on society because so many people who had the opportunity to stop it didn't.

Feel free to add your own links in the comments as you come across them throughout the day, just discuss the above, or tell me how much our interests differ.