Tar Heels using coach Sylvia Hatchell’s absence as motivation

While coach Sylvia Hatchell battles leukemia, North Carolina is using her absence as motivation.

Other college news:

Jannah Tucker will enroll at Tennessee in the spring.

At Michigan, it’s a transition year. Senior Cyesha Goree has lost 20 pounds, and is ready to roll.

Seniors Tyrese Tanner and Peyton Davis are leading Auburn.

Kentucky is in a good place going into the season.

Colorado wants more than just an NCAA Tournament spot. They will rely on the front and center.

Purdue’s director of basketball operations has made a full recovery from cancer.

Madeline Blais will step up for Marist.

MTSU’s Ebony Rowe brings her A-game to the scholar athlete equation.

Rebuilding requires patience for Delaware.

UT Martin will wait to set goals.

Arizona is having fun with their new nickname.

Versatile guards will be a strength for South Alabama.

Fresno State has unfinished business.

Utah State enters the Mountain West Conference, and wants to make an impression.

Illinois State is shaping up to be a running team.

New coach Bunky Harkleroad has brought a fast-paced style to Sacramento State.

Colorado State must replace Megham Heimstra.

The unfamiliarity between Towson players and coaches doesn’t equate to lower expectations.