23 days to go

College team news:

Mississippi State is set for a power struggle in the SEC.

Three preseason questions for the Bulldogs.

Is it national championship or bust? And three other questions facing South Carolina.

UConn’s Final Four loss was the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

Marquette has too much depth for the Big East to handle. They have been picked to win the Big East.

More than posts, Stanford’s system is big on versatility.

Michigan is ready to build on their WNIT title.

Gonzaga are the heavy favorites to repeat as WCC champions.

Florida is sorting out their roster.

UNCW has heightened optimism, hope and expectations under new coach Karen Barefoot.

College player news:

Clemson’s top scorer, Nelly Perry, will miss the season after shoulder surgery.

Nearing a scoring record, Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty is ready to take on a new challenge.

Kia Nurse is preparing for her grandma year at UConn.

Southern Illinois’ Kylie Giebelhausen has grown into a leadership role.

College coach news:

Pepperdine’s new assistant coach is Roland Jones Jr., aka the husband of head coach Delisha Milton-Jones.

Pedal for Pat Summitt:

Six WNBA teams have joined the “Pedal for Pat” initiative via social media: the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, Indiana Fever, Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm.

WNBA team news:

The New York Liberty have received the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for the season.

WNBA coach news:

A new role in Las Vegas comes at the right time and place for Bill Laimbeer.

Bonus:

Seton Hall alum Brian Stanchak is the founder of the BDS Agency.