College Season countdown: 14 days to go By Sue Favor - October 22, 2019 College team news: Kentucky opens the season with talent and experience. Lots in the UConn notebook. Creighton held off NAIA champs Concordia in two OTs, in their exhibition game. VCU is gearing for the season. College player news: Baylor’s Lauren Cox is looking good after last spring’s Championship game injury. Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard has big goals for the upcoming season. What can Howard do for an encore? She envisions dunking in a game. Villanova’s Mary Gedaka has pivoted into a big-time career. College coach news: The science of scheduling: how coaches approach an unheralded task. Texas coach Karen Aston is rejuvenated. Cal coach Charmin Smith learns from Muay Thai boxing. Miami coach Katie Meier says her team is scrappy, and plays their tails off. Bonus: Sheryl Swoopes on being the first woman to have a signature athletic shoe. Candace Parker reflects on returning to basketball 53 days after the birth of her daughter. Some of the women in NBA jobs this year. Women’s influence in men’s pro basketball is growing.