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Stumbling out of the gates on day one

It feels GREAT to be able to write “today’s results” again:
 
Indiana smashed Eastern Kentucky, 100-51. Grace Berger lead the No. 16 Hoosiers with the first triple-double in school history.
No. 13 Texas A&M took care of Lamar, 77-71, behind 18 points and 18 rebounds from Ciera Johnson.
No. 11 Kentucky routed Murray State, 86-60, and caused 32 turnovers in the process.
No. 14 Arkansas stuffed Oral Roberts, 94-69. Destiny Slocum scored 22 points in her debut for the Razorbacks, while Chelsea Dungee had 14.
No. 1 South Carolina throttled Charleston, 119-38.
No. 4 Louisville had no problem with Southeast Missouri, 74-53.
No. 25 Michigan saw five starters in double figures in their 93-75 win over Central Michigan.
Texas rolled past SMU, 90-51. Charli Collier had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns.
 
Houston knocked off Oklahoma, 97-85.
North Carolina stopped Radford, 90-61.
Caitlin Clark’s riveting college debut lifted Iowa over Northern Iowa, 96-81.
New-look Auburn opened with an 82-41 win over USC Upstate.
Cincinnati came from behind to nip Northern Kentucky, 73-67.
All scores.
 
Postponements and cancelations:
 
UCLA-Fullerton didn’t tip today after results were slow to come from the Titans. The game is rescheduled for Friday.
Rutgers-Monmouth was canceled due to a presumed positive test with Monmouth.
Baylor and Northwestern State will postpone their Friday game until Dec. 18.
Ole Miss also had to cancel their game against Northwestern State.
Stanford has canceled their game against Pacific Sunday.
 
College team news:
COVID has scrambled college season before it even started.
Ten from South Carolina sat during the national anthem today.
NC State players took a knee.
Arizona is back at full strength after a false positive COVID test.
Bay Area teams have returned to the hardwood.
Notre Dame preview.
South Dakota State aims to reclaim the top spot from South Dakota.
Central Michigan has high aspirations while preparing for the unpredictable.
All you need to know about UCF.
Kansas State is focused on taking pressure off of Ayoka Lee.
The Wildcats are bracing for a fast start to the season.
Arizona State enters a season of uncertainty.
Ball State will use a business-like approach this year.
Villanova began a new era today with a win.
Pacific has suspended activities after a member tested positive for COVID.
College player news:
Why Arella Guirantes returned to Rutgers this year.
Rhyne Howard is unapologetically black.
Howard was also suspended today for two games for not upholding the standards of the Kentucky program. Teammate Tatyana Wyatt was suspended for three games for violating team rules.
Five Notre Dame players are unavailable to play this weekend.
Indiana players said today’s opener was “weird.”
Duke’s Jennifer Ezeh will be sidelined for a second straight year, with a torn ACL.
Nevada transfer Essence Booker is immediately eligible at Ball State.
College coach news:
Geno Auriemma is trying to stay positive after UConn’s season was delayed.
Auriemma and his players are supporting each other.
MTSU coach Rick Insell has tested positive for COVID.
Nikki Fargas is set to tip off her tenth season at LSU.
Vic Schaefer says he was hired to bring a top 10 program to Texas.
Kara Lawson broke barriers in her first win at Duke today.
UNLV showed promised in Lindy La Rocque’s debut.
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