One day closer…..to college season

Bring it on! Department:

If it’s Midnight Madness, that means it’s almost college season.

Six conferences have joined to create the Super Six Series women’s basketball challenge this year.

General college:

The UNCW team and their new coach, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, are staying positive despite last month’s coach-player hazing episode. Both the player and coach involved were absent from media day yesteday.

Coop is instituting a full-court game that includes pressure defense……sounds exciting to me. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with that program.

To no one’s surprise, the Ogwumike sisters are elevating the Stanford team.

NCAA stuff:

It’s been 29 years since the NCAA began having a championship for women’s basketball. Coaches reflect on what makes the women’s game so special, both on the court and in the classroom. I like that UCLA Coach Nikki Caldwell is already featured among some of the game’s great coaches.

Gay and lesbian athletes are still hesitant to come out, students at a Missouri forum decided.

Recruiting:

This Mark Lewis piece is excellent. So good that I almost did a stand-alone post on it earlier today when I first read it. “Facilities,” “past success” and “football weekend” made me laugh out loud. Don’t be fooled, kids.

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