Much newness on tap this season

College team news:

Newcomers shone in Mississippi State’s Maroon and White Scrimmage.

The Gamecocks are ready for their close ups.

Freshmen will play a key role for Siena.

Illinois State will feature more offensive punch.

Young Oakland is ready for the season.

College player news:

A refreshed Digma Strautmane seeks more consistency for Syracuse.

Mardrekia Cook hopes to realized her potential for Michigan State.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma lets other college coaches come to UConn practices.

Is this Karen Aston’s lucky seventh season at Texas?

Recruiting news:

Her dunk at age 15 went viral, but this top South Carolina recruit offers much more.


Several bigs of the game share why they love basketball.