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The season starts in 5…4…3…2…

It seems like there are WAY more “night before” stories this season than usually. I think we are all eager to get things rolling.

College team news:

Season preview, key players and teams to watch.

ESPN’s Final Four picks, player of the year predictions and biggest storylines.

The Big Ten tips off their 40th season tomorrow.

The Pac-12 debuts with high expectations.

The ACC begins play tomorrow.

What to know about highly-touted Louisville ahead of the season.

All you need to know about South Carolina.

Kentucky is set to begin a new era.

What you need to know about the Wildcats.

Indiana is prepped for their season opener.

Arizona State opens the season with two freshmen starters and a new offense.

UCLA and USC are prepping for the unpredictable.

Washington is thankful to get on the court.

The Huskies are expected to struggle again this season, but help is on the way.

Tennessee has several frontcourt options this year.

Missouri wades through uncertainty as the season begins.

How Syracuse can improve this season.

For Iowa teams, there is no easing into this season.

Northern Iowa will provide Iowa an early test.

Iowa State begins its anticipated season.

Duke season preview.

Central Michigan has plenty of potential and high hopes.

Arkansas “expects to win everything now.”

Cal and their touted freshmen open the year tomorrow.

The pieces are in place for Duquesne to make a run.

Florida is ready for their opener.

Liberty is eager to finally get back on court.

Fun times could be on the horizon for Air Force.

Pitt is ready to take a step forward.

VCU is grateful to begin their season at the Arizona State tournament.

Norfolk State has nine new players.

North Carolina aims to educate and activate.

Michigan State has launched their erase hate initiative.

Why the Spartans are taking a stand against racial injustice.

Purdue starts their Big Ten schedule Dec. 17.

College player news:

UConn players are demonstrating strength amidst their quarantine.

Aleah Goodman and Taya Corosdale are taking on leadership roles for Oregon State.

ESPN expects big things out of Rhyne Howard, despite the late coaching change at Kentucky.

Through constant change, Janelle Bailey had lead North Carolina.

Mikayla Boykin is ready to take the reins at Duke.

Iowa State’s touted freshmen are ready for their first game.

Northern Arizona’s Sanjana Ramesh is the second woman from India to receive a DI scholarship.

Wisconsin transfer Diamond Bragg has been granted immediate eligibility at Duquesne.

Eastern Michigan transfer Aaliyah Stanley is immediately eligible at FGCU.

Miami senior guard Mykea Gray is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Seven breakout candidates for the year.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma said the positive test didn’t come from a player or a coach, and the person was asymptomatic.

Vic Schaefer is ready to bring Texas back to prominence.

TCU coach Raegan Pebley is grateful for another season after an emotional eight months.

Virginia coach Tina Thompson stresses patience with a young team.

SIU coach Cindy Stein isn’t sure what to expect in her team’s opener.

Dayton coach Shauna Green has tested positive for COVID-19.

The contract of Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks has been extended through 2025-2026.

How Kara Lawson will use her diverse background at Duke.

An inside look at the Blue Devils new assistant coaching staff.

COVID news:

The Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge has been canceled.

UC Santa Barbara has canceled their first three games after a positive COVID test from the coaching staff.

Buffalo has canceled their opener against Tennessee Tech due to COVID cases at Tech.

Miami Ohio has canceled their opener against Wisconsin tomorrow due to COVID concerns.

Akron’s season opener against Ohio State has also been canceled, due to COVID protocols.

Coppin State has canceled their opening against La Salle due to COVID concerns.

St. Bonaventure has paused activities after a positive COVID test.

Bonus:

A group has formed the College Basketball Parents Association to advocate for players and educate parents.