Five days…….

The first day of college basketball season is Friday the 13th:

142 games on tap. Oh yeah!!

Quite a few exhibition games this weekend…….

Team news:

UConn is looking for their fourth straight NCAA title.

Meet the Huskers.

With a deeper roster, Creighton has a good problem.

Player news:

Jadda Buckley is set to take over as point guard at Iowa State. Teammate Seanna Johnson is trying to be a more vocal leader this year.

Coach news:

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick puts great value in her assistant coaches.

Coach Vic Schaefer is showing why Mississippi State has been called a gold mine.

Under first-year coach Lynne Roberts, Utah is pursuing new fans.

North Carolina academic scandal:

Records are showing North Carolina had a deep dependence on fake classes.

WNBA news:

The Monarchs join the party for the Sacramento Kings women in sports festivities.

Sparks forward Candace Parker on winning at work.

Talisa Rhea has found a home with the Seattle Storm.