Pac-12 play kicks off; personnel news

Pac-12 play begins tonight:

An improved Pac-12 is an opportunity and a challenge for Cal.

Colorado is ready for conference play.

For now, Stanford is still the team to beat in the Pac-12.

Oregon State takes confidence and momentum into conference play.

Other conference news:

Wisconsin is looking for a breakthrough in the Big Ten.


Louisville guard Antonita Slaughter has been cleared to play after collapsing during a game last month with a lung blood clot.

Former Paris Junior College basketball player Ebonee Tate has filed a federal lawsuit against former coach Sean LeBeauf, alleging sexual harassment. LeBeauf is a first-year assistant at the University of Arizona.

Can Tennessee survive if senior Meighan Simmons doesn’t show up?

Samarie Walker is a steady presence for Kentucky in DeNesha Stallworth’s absence.

The final season has been worth the wait for Louisville’s Tia Gibbs.

More on Candace Parker’s jersey retirement last night:

Candace Parker’s focus was on banners.


Kelly Mazzante is set to announce her retirement.

Five questions with Chicago Sky forward/rookie of the year 2013 Elena Delle Donne.