Weekend of holiday tournament games begins tomorrow

College kids used to get Thanksgiving off, but now they just take the week as a vacation and travel to a tournament to play.

Vancouver Showcase:

Conversation with Vancouver Showcase coaches Muffet McGraw and Dawn Staley.

Rutgers will face and elite field at the tournament.

Well-traveled Notre Dame mean business in Canada.

Oregon State is set for a strong challenge in the Showcase.

Watch all 12 Vancouver Showcase games online.

College team news:

Ahead of a tough nonconference schedule, No. 14 Iowa hopes to follow the success of their men’s team.

South Florida must reply on depth and experience after the loss of Kitija Laska.

Youth development is key to JMU reaching their goals.

Senior leadership is boosting Stony Brook.

Ohio will play on Thanksgiving.

College player news:

Sophie Cunningham is right at home for her senior season at Missouri.

Aarion McDonald’s play at Arizona is inspired by her late grandfather. At this moment, McDonald leads the nation in scoring.

Purdue walk-on Ajah Stallings is excited to contribute in any way.

Two of Colorado’s best players said goodbye to their longtime rivalry last night.

Audrey Holt retired at Missouri State after suffering 14 concussions.

Introducing the Pac-12’s stand out freshmen.

The NCAA’s starting five for the week.

College coach news:

Missouri has extended coach Robin Pingeton’s contract four years, through the 2024-2025 season.

Kansas State coach Jeff Mittie got some fight out of forward Kali Jones.

Today’s scores

Tomorrow’s schedule

Recruiting news:

No. 3 prospect Aliyah Boston has committed to South Carolina.

WNBA news:

Team general managers have tabbed Mississippi State’s Teaira McCowan as the top pick in next year’s draft.

Sue Bird talks about her new Nuggets job.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is confident the league will hire a female head coach.

The Milwaukee Aces have joined the Women’s Basketball Development Association, which functions as a D-league for the WNBA, and international play.