Thursday, November 14, 2019
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NCAA says “no” again

Transfer and medical hardship waivers denied all week by the NCAA, including:

Evina Westbrook’s transfer waiver to UConn was denied, and the school will appeal.

What’s next for the Huskies now?

The season:

The essential guide to the 2019-2020 college season.

How Sabrina Ionescu’s decision to stay defined the season.

College team news:

Maryland anticipates a quick transitional offense.

Iowa has reloading questions.

Some thoughts on Drake.

Gonzaga always had an “in” with international talent.

Clemson is looking to establish an identity.

A new back court could be key for Stony Brook.

There are a lot of unknowns for Virgina this year.

Nebraska looks to build on last season with a more experienced team.

Green Bay must overcome injuries and a difficult schedule to start the season.

St. John’s is determined to reach the NCAA Tournament after sitting at home last year.

Nevada has added motivation after being picked to finish ninth in their conference.

College player news:

The Gamecock newcomers came up big in tonight’s exhibition.

With no Asia Durr, who will be Louisville’s alpha.

The “grandma” of Syracuse hoops hopes to cash in on experience.

Megan Walker is the ex-factor for UConn.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma pauses to reflect as he enters his 35th season.

Amy Williams’ first head coaching job was at a small Oklahoma start-up.

Danielle Atkinson is the essential hire as coach for Hofstra.

Recruiting news:

No. 2 prospect Angel Reese has committed to Maryland.

USA Basketball news:

The USA has earned a berth in the 3X3 FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament.

A’ja Wilson is one of the younger players who will benefit from the National Team training initiative.

Skylar Diggins-Smith’s first game as a mom will be with Team USA.


Kara Lawson’s career continues to shine on and off the basketball court.

AP top 25 preseason rankings has Oregon on top

AP top 25 preseason rankings:

1 Oregon (25) 697 33-5 7
2 Baylor (3) 675 37-1 1
3 Stanford 631 31-5 6
4 Maryland 596 29-5 9
5 UConn 569 35-3 2
6 Texas A&M 554 26-8 14
7 Oregon State 525 26-8 11
8 South Carolina 518 23-10 15
9 Louisville 477 32-4 5
10 Mississippi State 443 33-3 4
11 UCLA 380 22-13 20
12 Florida State 354 24-9 25
13 Kentucky 342 25-8 17
14 N.C. State 320 28-6 10
15 Texas 303 23-10 23
16 Notre Dame 290 35-4 3
17 Michigan State 205 21-12 NR
T-18 DePaul 174 26-8 24
T-18 Miami 174 25-9 19
20 Arizona State 118 22-11 22
21 Syracuse 103 25-9 12
22 Arkansas 93 22-15 NR
23 Minnesota 90 21-11 NR
24 Indiana 86 21-13 NR
25 Michigan 77 22-12 NR

One week to go

One week from today, college basketball season begins (!!!!)

College team news:

ESPN’s Power 5 predictions.

SEC coaches have picked Texas A&M to win the conference this season.

VCU is the A-10 favorite.

South Dakota State is aiming for another NCAA Tournament run.

Missouri State preview.

How and why Ball State ended up with two freshmen from Spain.

Arizona notebook.

Rice holds high expectations heading into the year.

Wisconsin looks to build on last year’s Big Ten Tournament success.

What the Sooners said at media day.

Idaho State is battling an uncommon uncertainty.

College player news:

The top four rebounders in college hoops are back for the year.

The Cox sisters will face off in Baylor’s Type I Diabetes Awareness game.

Gabby Gregory is making an immediate impact for Oklahoma.

College coach news:

Tara VanDerveer previews Stanford’s season.

Cincinnati coach Michelle Clark-Heard begins her second season with an established culture.

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell has donated $1 million to a park in Lexington.

What we learned about Kellie Harper from Tennessee’s exhibition game.

The Megan Duffy era has begun at Marquette.

Deb Patterson has joined Kamie Ethridge’s staff at Washington State.

NCAA news:

The NCAA has cleared the way for athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses.

But some say, don’t be fooled.

Key questions.

Former Ohio State great Jantel Lavender has joined the Big Ten broadcast team.

WNBA news:

Natalie Achonwa has won the season-long WNBA Cares Community Assist Award.

Erica Wheeler can’t be stopped.

The Golden State Warriors will honor the most powerful couple in sports: Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe.

Gushing news

Feels like we’re finally getting into the swing of things……..

College team news:

Baylor are the favorites to win their tenth straight Big 12 title.

Pac-12 predictions.

Deep, talented Maryland are favorites to win the Big Ten.

Louisville looks to continue their climb up the ACC ladder.

Notre Dame faces a big rebuild after back-to-back title runs.

Purdue beat the Irish in a closed scrimmage Saturday.

UConn needs role players to step up this season.

Oregon State is ready for a “dream team” challenge and a big season.

Boise State returns hungry after last year’s record-breaking season.

Tennessee preview: back court.

Meet Nebraska.

Can Bucknell hold on to the Patriot League’s top spot?

North Dakota State begins a new chapter.

Charleston Southern faces big challenges this season.

College player news:

This season’s top returning passers.

Sabrina Ionescu returns for her final season and chase for the title.

All heart and soul, Haley Gorecki can make Duke history this year.

The versatility of Leaonna Odom makes her the best choice to run the Blue Devil offense.

This senior tandem has stepped into a leadership role at DePaul.

Ana Llanusa and Mandy Simpson are looking to fill big roles for Oklahoma.

Llanusa is benefiting from a clean bill of health.

Kendall Grasela is stepping up for Penn.

Poised and confident, Kayla Belles is ready to make a bigger impact for Michigan State.

Taylor Jones had an impressive debut for Oregon State yesterday.

How Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw is living out her dream playing for Iowa State.

College coach news:

Kellie Harper is set to make her debut as Lady Vols coach.

College conference news:

The SEC enters the season without a true post player.

NCAA news:

2019-2020 NCAA Tournament dates and schedule.

The NCAA meets tomorrow to consider allowing athletes to profit from endorsements.

WNBA news:

The WNBPA and WNBA have extended the current CBA to Dec. 31 as negotiations for a new contract continue.

Oregon sits atop ESPN’s preseason top 25

Interesting rankings to start the year:

1. Oregon
2. Baylor
3. UConn
4. Stanford
5. Maryland
6. Oregon State
7. Louisville
8. South Carolina
9. Texas A&M
10. Mississippi State
11. Florida State
12. UCLA
13. NC State
14. Kentucky
15. Texas
16. Notre Dame
17. Minnesota
18. Miami
19. Arizona
20. Arkansas
21. DePaul
22. Drake
23. Michigan
24. Indiana
25. Tennessee

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