One week to go

One week from today, college basketball season begins (!!!!)

College team news:

ESPN’s Power 5 predictions.

SEC coaches have picked Texas A&M to win the conference this season.

VCU is the A-10 favorite.

South Dakota State is aiming for another NCAA Tournament run.

Missouri State preview.

How and why Ball State ended up with two freshmen from Spain.

Arizona notebook.

Rice holds high expectations heading into the year.

Wisconsin looks to build on last year’s Big Ten Tournament success.

What the Sooners said at media day.

Idaho State is battling an uncommon uncertainty.

College player news:

The top four rebounders in college hoops are back for the year.

The Cox sisters will face off in Baylor’s Type I Diabetes Awareness game.

Gabby Gregory is making an immediate impact for Oklahoma.

College coach news:

Tara VanDerveer previews Stanford’s season.

Cincinnati coach Michelle Clark-Heard begins her second season with an established culture.

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell has donated $1 million to a park in Lexington.

What we learned about Kellie Harper from Tennessee’s exhibition game.

The Megan Duffy era has begun at Marquette.

Deb Patterson has joined Kamie Ethridge’s staff at Washington State.

NCAA news:

The NCAA has cleared the way for athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses.

But some say, don’t be fooled.

Key questions.

Former Ohio State great Jantel Lavender has joined the Big Ten broadcast team.

WNBA news:

Natalie Achonwa has won the season-long WNBA Cares Community Assist Award.

Erica Wheeler can’t be stopped.

The Golden State Warriors will honor the most powerful couple in sports: Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe.