The night before the season starts!!

Let’s gooooooo!

ESPN’s Graham Hays offers his mid-major predictions:

1. Gonzaga
2. Temple
3. Dayton
4. Green Bay
5. Florida Gulf Coast
6. Duquesne
7. Marist
8. Oakland
9. Oral Roberts
10. Princeton

Collegeinsider’s list is different:

1. Green Bay
2. Gonzaga
3. Marist
4. Princeton
5. Toledo
6. Bowling Green
7. Middle Tennessee
8. Florida Gulf Coast
9. Northern Iowa
10. Delaware
11. Hampton
12. James Madison
13. Missouri State
14. Appalachian State
15. Arkansas Little Rock
16. Tennessee Tech
17. Oral Roberts
18. McNeese State
19. VCU
20. Liberty
21. UMBC
22. Lamar
23. Illinois State
24. Central Michigan
25. Samford

Hays’ top mid-major players to watch for.

New coaches seek success in their first seasons.

Collegeinsider has an interesting list of the top 25 assistant coaches in Division I.

West Coast swag:

For Gonzaga, it’s life after Courtney Vandersloot.

UCLA plans to run a five-guard offense. Coach Cori Close said, “we don’t have a post player in sight.” Whoa.

Cal Coach Lindsay Gottlieb press conference.

East Coast swag:

Virginia Tech Coach Dennis Wolff talks to ladyswish.

Virginia Coach Joanne Boyle likes to give back.

Middle of the country swag:

Kentucky junior guard A’Dia Mathies is ready for her close up.

After yesterday’s signings, Notre Dame has reloaded.


Dishin & Swishin talks with Kevin McGuff, Joy Cheek and Joanne Boyle.

Hoopfeed speaks with Kara Lawson about her fundraising run this past weekend.

Bad luck:

Florida has lost two players already – one to injury and one with a dying parent.

Pro bonus:

Israel Basketball Association talks are going nowhere.