Big and heavy news

NCAA news:

The Division I Championship will maintain its current format.

The first of three top 16 reveals to air live on ESPN2 Monday.

Northwestern player suicide:

The Chicago basketball community has come together in the wake of Jordan Hankins’ suicide.

Northwestern has pulled together too.

“Everything we do is now dedicated to Jordan.”

Health news:

Player suicides lead to a tough set of questions for coaches.

Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant will take a medical leave of absence after an episode over the weekend that was similar to her Jan. 1 collapse. Assistant coach Amaka Agugua will be interim head coach.

Washington State has lost freshman guard Chanelle Molina for the season with a torn ACL. Poor kid.

Four Gillette players were injured when their team bus collided with cows.

Civil rights:

Lesbian college coaches still face difficult atmosphere to come out.

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