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Team news:

Baylor is strong as coach Kim Mulkey enters her 15th year.

Florida is gritty, and now has depth.

St. Bonaventure has the pieces to compete in the rugged A-10.

Oklahoma’s new focus: own today.

South Dakota is hungry for more after last year’s NCAA Tournament run.

South Carolina is ready for a Final Four run.

Minnesota enters the season with “more pieces to the puzzle.”

Player/coach news:

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico’s summer helping coach USA Basketball taught her much.

Coach Karl Smesko is carving out a name at Florida Gulf Coast.

Q&A with Florida State’s Leticia Romero.