The wild world of hoops

College conference news:

Five must-see ACC matchups this season.

College program news:

How five persistent women were able to restore the Lady Vol name and logo.

North Carolina escapes NCAA punishment after years-long academic scandal.

The University isn’t celebrating – they’re ready to move on.

Jan Boxill, a former professor and counselor to the Tarheel women, is relieved with the NCAA result.

College team news:

Notre Dame is looking to transcend their injury woes.

The new pieces are a puzzle for coach Muffet McGraw and the Irish.

The Wynn era has begun at the University of Washington.

Kentucky showed out during Big Blue Madness earlier tonight.

UNCW has a new vibe this year.

College player news:

UConn’s Kia Nurse is ready to lead on and off the court.

Kelsey Mitchell’s USA Basketball experience this summer broadened her horizons.

Notre Dame will have a steady hand at the point in Lili Thompson.

Kansas senior guard Jessica Washington will miss the season with a torn ACL.

WNBA news:

A source told ESPN that Bill Laimbeer will be the new coach and GM of the WNBA’s new Las Vegas franchise. The league and Spurs Sports and Entertainment is still not disclosing information about the buyer.

“Negotiations with a potential buyer of the Stars team are ongoing,” WNBA spokesperson Dina Skokos said in a statement Thursday. “Once those discussions are concluded, we will provide additional information.”

WNBA franchises go where there’s an owner ready to spend the money.

Becky Hammon says the Stars leaving San Antonio sucks.