Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Week four: the season take a little shape


South Dakota tossed No. 23 Iowa State, 64-59.

More results:

No. 2 UConn 99, No. 16 DePaul 63

No. 6 Mississippi State 99, Little Rock 63

No. 10 Texas 98, UTSA 54

No. 18 South Carolina 65, Dayton 55

FGCU 76, Houston 71

Ball State 75, Cincinnati 63

Villanova 67, Princeton 46

Georgia 67, Mercer 60

Michigan State 91, Virginia 66

Virginia Tech 67, Rutgers 51

Arkansas 74, Oral Roberts 61

Duke 60, Wisconsin 53

New Mexico 84, Oklahoma 80

All scores

Some big match ups on tap tomorrow

College team news:

A massive opportunity awaits Iowa in their showdown with Notre Dame.

Georgia looks forward to returning home after a tough road trip. The Bulldogs have renewed their rivalry with Mercer.

Oregon State looks to grow after their loss in the Vancouver Showcase over the weekend.

Louisville will offer another road test for young Nebraska.

December is paramount to the success of Seton Hall.

A closer look at Ohio's hot offense.

Illinois State returns home facing another injury.

ESPN's mid-major rankings.

College player news:

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

Five seniors want to spearhead a turnaround for Pitt.

Syracuse freshman Emily Engstler patiently fits into the offense.

Sophomore forward Abby O’Connor is preparing for a bigger role for Loyola Chicago.

Ashley Bolston hopes to cement her legacy at Portland State with a strong senior season.

This Wichita State freshman is becoming a defensive nightmare for opponents.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley asks: where are all the black coaches?

Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen has had a high school gym named after her.

Recruiting news:

No. 1 prospect Haley Jones has signed with Stanford.

Jones is "excited."

UConn's dominance on the recruiting trail has stalled.

WNBA news:

Lisa Leslie is interested in becoming WNBA president.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Not a darned upset happened today

Today's results:

No. 8 Stanford 81, Hawaii 59

No. 10 Texas 72, Fordham 54

No. 21 Missouri 62, Duke 54

No. 24 Miami 73, Temple 61

Quinnipiac 69, Ball State 66

Nebraska 77, Radford 39

Seton Hall 100, St. Francis 77

UCF 71, Villanova 56

Colorado 78, Utah State 68

Old Dominion 80, Tennessee Tech 73

Stony Brook 81, Penn State's the first win over a Power 5 school in program history for the Seawolves

LSU 60, Little Rock 45

Maine 47, Penn 46

Arkansas 69, Wisconsin 68

St. Louis 67, Virginia 65

USC 72, Nevada 51

Michigan 60, Washington 73

FGCU 90, American 71

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College player news:

No Belmont player matches up to senior Darby Maggard's scoring.

College coach news:

FGCU's win today was coach Karl Smesko's 500th for his career.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Results in a world of parity are upsetting, and close

What a day of games!!!


North Carolina knocked off No. 17 South Florida, 71-69.

Michigan took care of No. 21 Missouri, 70-54.

Kentucky nipped UCLA in OT, 75-74. Sophomore Michaela Onyenwere dropped a career-high 28 points for the Bruins.

Washington stopped Duke, 71-64.

Rallies and close games:

No. 2 UConn pulled away from St. John's in the game's final minutes to win, 65-55.

No. 4 Baylor outlasted South Dakota State, 72-66.

A last-second layup propelled No. 5 Louisville by No. 19 Arizona State, 58-56.

No. 9 held off No. 13 South Carolina, 70-68.

No. 10 Texas survived Quinnipiac, 56-55.

No. 12 Iowa rallied from a 24-point deficit to top No. 25 West Virginia, 84-81.

Fordham fought past Ball State, 78-70.

Northern Arizona edged LMU, 63-62.

CSUN rallied from 14 down to defeat Washington State, 65-52.

BYU 61, TCU 58.

More results:

No. 1 Notre Dame 82, Drake 64.

No. 3 crushed UC Riverside, 94-44.

No. 14 Syracuse thrashed Princeton, 92-61.

No. 15 NC State is undefeated after a 69-61 win over George Washington.

Gonzaga routed Rutgers, 57-40.

Wisconsin is 5-0 after handling Pitt, 57-42.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Boise State and Idaho have renewed their in-state rivalry in California.

A very long flight helped Nebraska land an Australian player. The Huskers drop to 1-3 with today's loss to Miami.

College player news:

Meet Megan Huff, Utah's most valuable player.

College coach news:

Arizona coach Adia Barnes hosted Thanksgiving dinner for her team yesterday.

Women's hoops coaches talk about getting players to the pros.

WNBA news:

Can new Sky coach James Wade instill a new culture with the team?

Podcast with Sue Bird.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Weekend of holiday tournament games begins tomorrow

College kids used to get Thanksgiving off, but now they just take the week as a vacation and travel to a tournament to play.

Vancouver Showcase:

Conversation with Vancouver Showcase coaches Muffet McGraw and Dawn Staley.

Rutgers will face and elite field at the tournament.

Well-traveled Notre Dame mean business in Canada.

Oregon State is set for a strong challenge in the Showcase.

Watch all 12 Vancouver Showcase games online.

College team news:

Ahead of a tough nonconference schedule, No. 14 Iowa hopes to follow the success of their men's team.

South Florida must reply on depth and experience after the loss of Kitija Laska.

Youth development is key to JMU reaching their goals.

Senior leadership is boosting Stony Brook.

Ohio will play on Thanksgiving.

College player news:

Sophie Cunningham is right at home for her senior season at Missouri.

Aarion McDonald's play at Arizona is inspired by her late grandfather. At this moment, McDonald leads the nation in scoring.

Purdue walk-on Ajah Stallings is excited to contribute in any way.

Two of Colorado's best players said goodbye to their longtime rivalry last night.

Audrey Holt retired at Missouri State after suffering 14 concussions.

Introducing the Pac-12's stand out freshmen.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

Missouri has extended coach Robin Pingeton's contract four years, through the 2024-2025 season.

Kansas State coach Jeff Mittie got some fight out of forward Kali Jones.

Today's scores

Tomorrow's schedule

Recruiting news:

No. 3 prospect Aliyah Boston has committed to South Carolina.

WNBA news:

Team general managers have tabbed Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan as the top pick in next year's draft.

Sue Bird talks about her new Nuggets job.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is confident the league will hire a female head coach.

The Milwaukee Aces have joined the Women’s Basketball Development Association, which functions as a D-league for the WNBA, and international play.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Some poll shifting and shaking


In this week's AP top 25 poll, the top six are unchanged: Notre Dame, UConn, Oregon, Baylor, Louisville and Mississippi State. South Carolina's 89-week run in the top 10 ended, as they fell to No. 13. West Virginia is in and Georgia drops out.

WomensHoopsWorld's weekly poll is similar.

Today's results:

No. 5, Louisville 74, Boise State 55

No. 21 Missouri 59, SIUE 36

Virginia Tech 74, Chattanooga 59

Alabama 76, Clemson 56

Wisconsin 65, IUPUI 64 (OT)

Utah 74, Idaho State 60

Georgetown 70, Pitt 41

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

How rhythm might be a key for South Carolina in shaking off a bad shooting night vs. Maryland.

"Completely different" Iowa State is off to a strong start.

Georgia is searching for an identity after dropping two straight games.

Duke's back court impressed in their win yesterday.

College player news:

Asia Durr is poised for an epic final chapter at Louisville.

Why Teaira McCowan and Anriel Howard are college basketball's best 1-2 punch.

Rodrea Echols is providing stability at point guard for New Mexico State.

The development of Cece Hooks' jumper for Ohio.

Louisiana Tech's Kierra Anthony is ESPNW's player of the week.

College coach news:

Coach's Chair: Amy Williams, University of Nebraska.

Syracuse's Quentin Hillsman schedules with an eye for the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia Tech is unbeaten, but coach Kenny Brooks isn't happy.

WNBA news:

The WNBA is at a crossroads.

Sue Bird discusses her new role with the Denver Nuggets.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

On day 13, a few surprises


Georgia Tech 63, No. 14 Georgia 53

Iowa State 75, No. 24 Miami 52.....the Cyclones are undefeated

LSU 58, Florida State 45

More results:

No. 3 Oregon 102, Buffalo 82

No. 9 Maryland 85, No. 10 South Carolina 61

No. 12 Tennessee 96, Florida A&M 31

No. 18 Syracuse 70, Bucknell 56

No. 21 South Florida 87, Oklahoma 70

No. 22 Arizona State 88, Arkansas 85

No. 23 Cal 81, Pacific 69

Iona 52, George Washington 43

Drake 73, CSUN 63

Duke 81, Elon 64

Northwestern 83, Florida 74 (OT)....the Wildcats are undefeated

Boston College 64, Houston 57

Kentucky 71, High Point 49.....the Wildcats are undefeated

Penn State 79, Princeton 71 (OT).......the Tigers are struggling so far this season

Colorado 86, North Carolina 74

Fordham 71, Charlotte 64

Cincinnati 51, St. Louis 50

TCU 65, SMU 63

Tulane 63, Washington 51

UCLA 78, Seton Hall 62

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

How a beer and a bite brought a Final Four team to Boise.

Virginia won their first game of the Tina Thompson era with a 73-67 decision over Old Dominion.

Mississippi State raised their Final Four banner today before dismantling Coppin State.

How Tennessee continues to sign strong recruiting classes.

Missouri looks to get back to their winning ways tomorrow against SIUE.

Northwestern is 4-0 after an OT win over Florida today.

Portland is looking to prove doubters wrong.

College player news:

Despite shooting a career-low 1-7, Sabrina Inoescu racked up her 12th career triple-double, tying the NCAA record.

College coach news:

Former UMaine coach Joanne P. McCallie is still going strong at Duke.

Penn State coach Coquese Washington won her 200th career game today.

Lindsay Whalen: the whims of being a hometown hero.

WNBA news:

Chicago Sky players are at home in Deerfield.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

No upsets today

Today's results:

No. 1 Notre Dame 101, No. 15 DePaul 77

No. 2 UConn 80, Vanderbilt 42

No. 25 Minnesota 53, San Diego 48

Central Michigan 108, Western Kentucky 90

Northeastern 84, Dayton 79 (OT)

Missouri State 74, Ball State 54

New Mexico State 69, UTEP 65

Idaho 88, Texas Tech 77

USC 77, Santa Clara 46

Gonzaga 70, UNLV 59

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule is full of tasty match ups

College team news:

An exciting point guard match up will be on tap tomorrow when Pacific visits Cal.

UTEP marked the program's 45th anniversary with a tribute to the first Miner team.

College player news:

Rider's Stella Johnson notched a triple-double today: 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Sirena "Peanut" Tuitele is off to strong start for Colorado.

Sanjana Ramesh's potential is unlimited for Northern Arizona, according to coach Loree Payne.

UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield is playing with a newfound toughness.

Friday, November 16, 2018

It feels like anyone can lose this season


Green Bay took down No. 16 Missouri, 56-49.

Washington State held off Nebraska in 2OT, 87-84.

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

Iowa is on an early hot streak, and have one more tuneup before the tough part of their nonconference schedule begins.

What really matters to Kentucky, and what doesn't.

Kansas State aims to leave no doubt.

Minnesota is playing through tough defense.

UConn is far from realizing their full potential.

Duke is set for their home opener against Elon with room for improvement.

The Ohio State at Stanford game Sunday has been canceled due to air quality issues.

Oregon State is expecting a test from Saint Mary's.

Two-time national champions Amherst open their season with new expectations.

College player news:

All-America candidate Kitija Laska suffered a knee injury in South Florida's game last night and will miss the rest of the season.

Senior Annalese Lamke is making the most of her starting gig for the Gophers.

Destiny Slocum has found the right fit at Oregon State.

Baylor's Kalani Brown talks about her next evolution.

Illinois State is moving on without Megan Talbot.

UConn's young starters are adjusting to big roles.

College coach news:

Second part of Vivian Stringer podcast.

Northern Colorado coach Jenny Huth cleaned up on the recruiting trail.

Recruiting news:

No. 1 prospect Haley Jones has postponed her college announcement until Nov. 28.

No. 9 Rickea Jackson has committed to Mississippi State. She is the highest-ranked recruit the university has landed.

Coach's confessional: misadventures from the recruiting trail.

WNBA news:

Sue Bird is the Denver Nuggets' new basketball operation associate.

For James Wade, love and basketball is a way of life.

A year later, the New York Liberty is still for sale.

Kara Lawson is an all-star in front of the camera.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scores that make you go hmmmm


No. 24 Miami upended No. 19 Marquette, 63-55.

Tulane 56,LSU 54

More results:

No. 10 South Carolina 69, Clemson 57

No. 17 NC State 74, Vanderbilt 54

Duke 66, Maine 63

Drake 76, South Dakota 64

Quinnipiac 48, Providence 44

Alabama 62, SMU 61 (OT)

South Dakota State 74, Creighton 48

Kentucky 63, Virginia 51

Florida State 79, Jacksonville 46

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

Transfer players are bringing energy and experience to Mississippi State.

A three-guard lineup pushes the pace for Gonzaga.

If they win enough, Nebraska hopes they have a schedule that keeps them off the NCAA Tournament bubble.

Purdue has started the season strong.

A repeat of Tuesday's disasters could spell trouble for Missouri tomorrow.

The Rutgers-Charlotte game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

College player news:

A stress fracture in her foot will keep Oklahoma guard Shaina Pellington out until January.

Erica Johnson's handles might be Ohio's next weapon.

College coach news:

Around the Rim on Vivian Stringer, the legend.

Boston University enters a new era under coach Marisa Moseley.

Geno Auriemma explains the quirky start to UConn's schedule.

High school and recruiting news:

South Carolina's 2019 signing class is now No. 1.

Signature moments from signing day.

Chloe Chapman sparks widespread Georgia joy.

MaxPreps preseason top 25 teams.

WNBA news:

The WNBA Board of Governors approved two rule changes for next season, including broadening the definition of a "hostile act."

Candace Parker podcast.

Sue Bird podcast.

Diamond DeShields talks new coach, new goals and more.

Leave Becky Hammon alone and let her work.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Some interesting game results


UCLA 80, No. 14 Georgia 69

More results:

No. 18 Syracuse 75, No. 20 Texas A&M 65

No. 3 Oregon 88, Utah State 58

No. 9 Maryland 69, George Washington 30

No. 12 Tennessee 73, UNC Asheville 46

No. 25 Minnesota 76, Xavier 53

North Carolina 59, VCU 47

Seton Hall 70, Princeton 66.....the Tigers, with three injured, have dropped two straight

Penn State 72, Fordham 55

Mississippi 62, Temple 55

Louisiana Tech 100, Houston 88 (OT).....Kierra Anthony had a school record 50 points for the Techsters

Arkansas 66, UT Arlington 65

Colorado 59, Colorado State 40

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

The big four look to move up in the top-heavy ACC.

Injury has forced Illinois to rely on the by-committee approach.

College player news:

The NCAA's top five players of the week.

Jersey roots and a rivalry bond South Carolina's Nelly Perry and Donyiah Cliney.

Loyola Phoenix newcomers are ready to contribute.


Drake leads in ESPNW's first mid-major poll of the season.

National Signing Day:

Colleges were all over Twitter announcing their signings today, but three recruits - No. 1 Haley Jones, No. 3 Aliyah Boston and No. 9 Rickea Jackson - are still undeclared.

Maryland had the No. 1 class.


A BodyArmor drink is replacing Powerade at NCAA Championships.

WNBA news:

One-on-one with new Sky coach James Wade.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rutgers wins to give Vivian Stringer the 1,000th of her career

Tonight, with their win over Central Connecticut, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer won her 1000th career win. She is the sixth NCAA Division I coach to reach that mark, and the first African-American.

She joins an elite group that includes Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell on the women's side.

Her wins are about the lives she's touched.

Letters from Dawn Staley and Carolyn Peck.

The New Jersey governor is proud.

And we enter week two of the season

Today's results:

No. 13 Iowa 104, Western Kentucky 67

No. 16 Missouri 65, Missouri State 61

No. 23 Cal 70, BYU 52

Iowa State 67, Auburn 64

Kansas 70, Oral Roberts 58

Loyola Marymount 66, Arizona 64

Utah 72, Alabama 62

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

South Florida is the NCAA's team of the week.

ACC first week review.

The Louisville back court features depth and speed, while Sam Feuhring elevates the front court.

Texas A&M and Syracuse will play each other in New York City.

Te'a Cooper is back after 957 days, but what has changed at South Carolina?

Iowa is poised for improvement in their first away game of the season.

Wichita State is looking for its first 3-0 start since 2002.

SIUE aims for improvement.

College player news:

Stephanie Watts has returned from injury and is giving North Carolina some hope.

Shakira Austin has shown her talent early for Maryland.

Amanda Maqueia is providing much-needed height for Marquette.

Aleah Goodman's confidence continues to grow for Oregon State.

Dor Saar looks to make her own points for UMaine this year.

Former Western Kentucky player Courtney Bivins was shot and killed.

College coach news:

Jeff Walz and Asia Durr are targeting a national title.

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie is back in Maine to face her former team.

Saint Francis coach Joe Haigh is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons.

The expanding legacy of Lindsay Whalen.

High school news:

On the even of National Signing Day, here are the 2019 class rankings.

Dawn Staley's recruiting class is ranked fifth, and may get even better.

Naismith High School Girls Basketball Award watch list.

The NCAA has ruled that a Syracuse recruit is ineligible for a year.

WNBA news:

James Wade has been named the general manager and head coach for the Chicago Sky.

Wade says the team isn't rebuilding: they're aiming for the playoffs.

Wade Q&A.

The WNBPA is awaiting further information from the WNBA before commenting on the CBA opt-out.


Harlem Globetrotter star rookie Lili Thompson visited her former high school.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veteran's Day (observed) dribbles

Today's results:

After being routed last week, South Dakota State bounced back to beat Central Michigan, 80-71.

Old Dominion outlasted Cincinnati in OT, 76-72.

No. 1 Notre Dame 75, Penn 55

No. 11 Texas 64, North Texas 54

Vanderbilt 99, Austin Peay 70

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

Notre Dame unveiled their championship banner before tonight's game.

UCLA is working quickly to fill legendary shoes.

Fast times for FGCU.

UConn gave a girl with a rare genetic disorder a chance to bond with them.

College player news:

Maite Cazorla's gold medal resume is helping her lead Oregon.

Cal's Kristine Anigwe is ESPNW's player of the week.

College coach news:

Vivian Stringer started her incredible winning record at Cheyney University.

Coach's Chair: Jason Flowers, Cal State University, Northridge.

Q&A with Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

Thirty up-and-coming coaches you should know.

Naismith Trophy watch list:

A talented list it is.

AP top 25, week two

Duke is out and Minnesota in this week's AP top 25 poll:

1. Notre Dame
2. UConn
3. Oregon
4. Baylor
5. Louisville
6. Mississippi State
7. Stanford
8. Oregon State
9. Maryland
10. South Carolina
11. Texas
12. Tennessee
13. Iowa
14. Georgia
15. DePaul
16. Missouri
17. North Carolina State
18. Syracuse
19. Marquette
20. Texas A&M
21. South Florida
22. Arizona State
23. California
24. Miami
25. Minnesota

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Early indicators


Northwestern pummeled No. 21 Duke, 84-58.

More results:

No. 4 Baylor held off No. 23 Arizona State, 65-59, in the "battle on the rez."

Purdue slipped by Harvard on a free throw, 66-65.

No. 7 Stanford 115, Idaho 71

No. 9 Maryland 82, Dayton 71

No. 11 Tennessee 97, Presbyterian 49

No. 20 Texas A&M 73, Jacksonville 53

No. 24 California 75, Penn State 58

George Washington 64, Princeton 49

Florida State 63, Florida 56

Wake Forest 62, Richmond 48

LSU 62, Northern Colorado 57

Ohio 95, UNCW 72

TCU 96, Mississippi Valley 47

Ball State 67, Cleveland State 62

Middle Tennessee 78, Furman 71

Southern Mississippi 68, Grambling 47

Iowa State 70, Northern Illinois 60

Oklahoma State 76, UC Riverside 51

Bucknell 75, Quinnipiac 58

Auburn 79, New Mexico 76

UCLA 59, Rice 50

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

LSU honored their hometown heroes today after participating in "fourth quarter Fridays" this summer.

Lehigh has a new therapy dog.

No. 13 Iowa is off to a quick start with two early wins.

College player news:

Arizona State guard Jamie Loera overcame a health scare that delayed her college debut.

Utah's Kiana Moore: growing up military.

Kansas State freshman Christianna Carr is adjusting to college play.

College coach news:

And one: profile of longtime Montana coach Robin Selvig.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Too early for indicators, but some intrigue

Some interesting scores on this Friday......

Today's results:

No. 1 Notre Dame 103, Harvard 58

No. 5 Louisville 78, Chattanooga 49

No. 6 Mississippi State 72, Virginia 44

No. 8 Oregon State 79, Cal Poly 54

No. 13 Iowa 90, Oral Roberts 77

No. 14 Georgia 67, St. Bonaventure 40

No. 15 DePaul 73, Green Bay 64

Dayton 67, Colgate 58

Oklahoma State 62, Arkansas State 60

San Diego State 58, Hawaii 57

North Carolina 73, Kent State 60

BYU 72, UC Riverside 70 (OT)

Wake Forest 69, Mercer 54

Middle Tennessee 65, Vanderbilt 58

Houston 95, Georgia Tech 89 (2OT)

IUPUI 66, Mississippi 58

Oklahoma 90, Western Kentucky 83

South Dakota State 80, FGCU 62

Minnesota 70, New Hampshire 47

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.


List of ESPN personalities set to cover the game.

College team news:

Maryland has "so many weapons" this year.

Even if unspoken, Oregon has a postseason destination in mind.

South Carolina season preview.

For the first time in years, North Carolina is ready to dominate.

Duke will face a tough road test Sunday at Northwestern.

Oregon roster breakdown.

New-look UTEP will be faster and more explosive this year.

Kentucky is returning to "40 minutes of dread."

UConn heads into new territory this season.

After years of perfection, could this year be UConn's stumble?

College player news:

Words from Indiana's Brenna Wise.

Marina Mabrey was out for Notre Dame's season opener.

Coach Dawn Staley and Bianca Jackson on how she's become a veteran for the Gamecocks.

Redshirt freshman Amandine Toi will miss a second straight season for Virginia after injuring her knee in practice. She will have surgery.

CMU legend Crystal Bradford returned to campus for the team's season opener.

Best players lists:

WomensHoopsWorld has a top performers list.

ESPN has a writer-voted list.

College coach news:

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer coached her 999th career win today.

Lindsay Whalen is breaking records for Minnesota again.

How Matt Insell reunited with father Rick at MTSU.

Jim Littell sees promise in young, guard-oriented Oklahoma State.

WNBA news:

A source says Minnesota Lynx assistant coach James Wade has been hired as the Chicago Sky's new head coach.

A'ja Wilson has returned from China to rehab a knee injury.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Day 3

Today's results:

#11 Texas 78, Duquesne 41

Boise State 74, CSUN 63

Central Michigan 104, Oakland 61

James Madison 50, George Washington 37

Penn State 74, Providence 72

Washington 83, Fullerton 74

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

Maryland will ask Kaila Charles to do more while scoring less.

St. Louis is rebuilding with talented newcomers.

Arizona State is a family affair.

Everything you need to know about JMU.

Around the Rim: Baylor.

Five things to watch at Oklahoma.

Indiana will have a similar playing style as last season.

A point guard duel highlights Saturday's Oregon-Syracuse game.

College player news:

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey feed off each other.

Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier are ready to write their own endings at UConn.

Teresa Veitenheimer's six-sport background helped mold her for Oklahoma.

Tania Davis' grueling trek back to Iowa from a second ACL tear.

Ali Patberg has returned to the court for Indiana.

From practice player to starting point guard for Washington, Jenna Moser's path was unconventional.

Senior Makeda Nicholas' return from injury is boosting Delaware.

Green Bay starter Karly Murphy is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Iowa State freshman Ashley Joens is expected to play a big role.

Kansas State freshman Christianna Carr is the real deal.

Ashanti Thomas' eligibility is a boon for Butler.

Transfer guard Jade Thurmon is learning to harness her speed at Iowa.

College coach news:

Tina Thompson is bringing a new approach to the Cavaliers, as her era has begun.

UCLA coach Cori Close is coaching to the edge.

Q&A with Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell.

As the stress of coaching the Gophers builds, Cheryl Reeve is there for Lindsay Whalen.

A full house will welcome Whalen and the Gophers tomorrow night, their season opener.

Geno Auriemma breaks down the UConn roster.

General college news:

College sports' newest need is psychologists.

Recruiting news:

No. 13 prospect Breanna Beal has committed to South Carolina.

WNBA news:

Full list of players overseas.

The WNBPA is headed to a labor war, but its leader is nowhere to be found.

Canadian stars explain what players want out of a new deal.

Why profitability is the enemy for the WNBPA and not gender bias.

What happens now after players opted out of the CBA?

Seimone Augustus and Danielle Robinson in conversation.