So very very very many stories and characters in them

(Which is my favorite thing about college hoops)

Athlete protests:

The Arkansas players who kneeled during the Anthem last week will be required to stand from here on out. Just, wow.

The Razorbacks will have “project unify.”

Nevada has launched a National Anthem movement.

College ball will likely unleash another round of athlete protests.

Media coverage of the game:

North Carolina’s media outlets are still short-changing women’s basketball.

College team news:

Big 5 conference previews and predictions, by ESPN.

Injuries leave the Lady Vols without much depth.

UCLA adjusts strategies with their new lineup.

Ohio State is looking to improve defense and rebounding in their season opener against Duquesne.

Syracuse pushes to translate basketball success into better attendance.

Texas is more versatile than ever, their AD says.

Florida is prepping for their season opener. They are looking to rebound from last year’s postseason flop.

Youthful UMaine is talented, but a work in progress.

Clemson obtained experience from last year’s 4-26 season.

Indiana’s season, at a glance.

Fordham enters the season with new blood.

A mix of new faces and returners has Charleston excited.

Lehigh is relying on youth and athleticism.

Boston U is ready for a fresh start and an opportunity to rebound.

UC Davis preview.

Delaware season preview.

Improving defense is Marquette’s focus.

College player news:

How far can Jordin Canada carry UCLA?

Washington’s Kelsey Plum and Seattle Storm star Sue Bird talk hoops, and who would win a one-on-one.

Erica McCall leads Stanford basketball.

Kelsey Mitchell is ready to lead the Buckeyes.

Natalie Butler is a force in the post for UConn.

Kiara Leslie will redshirt for Maryland.

Former Miami player Tamara James was elected mayor of Florida city Dania Beach last night.

College coach news:

Mickie DeMoss’ coaching journey reunites her with LSU coach Nikki Fargas.

Maryland coach Brenda Frese previews the season.

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has long anticipated her team being this good.

UT-Arlington coach Krista Gerlich lives by three words: purpose, passion and pride.

New Arizona coach Adia Barnes is ready for the rebuild.

SDSU coach Stacie Terry previews the season.

National Signing Day!

Some of 2017’s top recruits announce their choices today.