Tuesday's news felt a lot like Monday's...
Football agreed to a two-game series with Northern Illinois. BC will host next year and the return date is still to be determined, but likely in 2017. Playing a MAC school is always tricky because winning gets you nothing but the risk of losing is real. I don't mind the NIU matchup. We should beat them both years. We needed a game for next year and if we ever play the return date, the Chicagoland area is not a bad place to visit for recruiting and Alumni purposes. The reason I say "if" on the return is that future schedules mean less and less. Look at what happened with our Army games or Ohio State games. Every conference mandate has a ripple effect. I don't know if we will even need Northern Illinois in two years. All we can count on is the 2015 game.
Jim Christian added a second player to his 2015 recruiting class. North Carolina point guard Jerome Robinson committed Tuesday. Robinson is not an elite prospect, but he is a late bloomer and shows good promise. With two guys on board, there is probably room for two more true freshmen and then a few transfers.
BC will honor Welles Crowther this weekend. I don't know if it will inspire the team or overcome USC (like the writer hopes) but it is the right thing to do.