College Season begins in exactly 12 hours By Sue Favor - November 9, 2017 College team news: Power 5 preview: teams to watch. Pac-12 non-conference preview. UCLA hopes to reach beyond the Sweet 16. Mississippi State is focused heading into their season opener against Virginia. Keys to Ohio State’s season. The window is closing on the Buckeyes getting to the next level. With a bitter taste in their mouths, Cal is ready for a big year. Oregon is now the hunted. They are ready to take the next step. Vanderbilt isn’t shying away from big games this season. Michigan State: what to watch for this year. New-look Colorado hits the road for their opener. Virginia hopes to remove all doubt about its NCAA Tournament hopes. UConn is ready to restore order by winning another title. They are motivated and looking ahead. Five questions about UConn. Same goal, new culture for the Crimson Tide. Defense and quickness is expected to carry Purdue. Iowa hopes to rebound back into the NCAA tourney picture. Who can replace LaBrittney Jones at Arizona? Monmouth is ready to exceed expectations. Navy hopes the winning spirit from their successful 2016-2017 season carries on. Fresno State is young and hungry. Colorado State is embracing the underdog role. Expectations have risen for Milwaukee. JMU is exploring new options. Long Beach State preview. Women’s basketball at Central Michigan recount a 50-year journey. College player news: ESPN top 25 players: 1-10 revealed. Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu refused to be limited by goals. She is bringing lessons from last year’s UConn loss into this season. A familiar face awaits South Carolina’s Bianca Jackson on the opposing bench tomorrow. Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty is chasing points, and looks to make a point. Oklahoma State center Kaylee Jensen flourished into a go-to player. Northwestern’s Amber Jamison is ready for her shot. Desiree Elmore vows redemption with Syracuse. UNCW’s Lacey Suggs is ready to make her mark in year two. Florida’s Haley Lorenzen is ready to school opponents while going to grad school. Syracuse freshman center Amaya Finklea-Guity needs to get a running start on her career. College coach news: For ODU coach Nikki McCray, everyday is a blessing. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer keeps adapting, keeps winning and keeps going. C. Vivian Stringer faces a unique challenge in her 23rd season at Rutgers. Around the Rim podcast with Geno Auriemma and Gabby Williams. William and Mary coach Ed Swanson has signed a five-year contract extension. Dawn Staley talks about what her team taught her. The Nicole Powell era has begun at Grand Canyon. The Kristen Gillespie era has begun at Illinois State. WNBA news: Overseas update. The WNBA will exhibit sponsor names differently next season.