‘Twas the night before college basketball season started…….

And we are overjoyed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

College team news:

Defending champion Stanford returns 82 percent of its scoring and 95 percent of its rebounding.

No. 9 Iowa is ready to debut its new-look defense…..the Hawkeyes will have a busy opening week.

With nine scholarship players, Kentucky will again be lead by Rhyne Howard.

Oregon returns with depth and talent this year.

Arizona and Arizona State hope to rekindle their rivalry in 2021-2022.

Experienced Washington State is ready for another big season.

Virginia Tech’s theme for the year is the same, but different is better.

Alabama season outlook.

Seton Hall has plenty of firepower, and one challenge.

South Dakota has high expectations and a tough schedule.

DePaul will open the season with Allie Quigley night.

Mississippi State wants to be no fun to play against.

Ohio State will lean on its veteran backcourt.

How Duke turned over its roster to become contenders.

Minnesota seeks a Tournament berth after a season of attrition…..they are excited to have fans back.

Brown returns to the court with a young, exciting roster.

Successful North Carolina A&T enters a new league.

UNLV is ready to build on a successful 2020-2021 season.

Rhode Island is ready to make a run at a Tournament berth.

Marquette season at a glance.

Penn’s juniors and seniors – nine players – are suspended four games each over the course of the team’s first eight games.

Top teams and storylines from the Washington Post.

College player news:

Some players we can’t wait to see this year.

Maryland’s title hopes begin with Diamond Miller and Ashley Owusu.

How “backcourt burglar” Veronica Burton became the face of Northwestern.

What will Rhyne Howard’s legacy be for the Wildcats?

Newcomer Tamara Farquhar will give Michigan State some of what it’s been missing……a player-by-player breakdown of the Spartan roster.

Three Blue Devils have started a food blog…….Onome Akinbode-James’ journey from Nigeria to Duke.

College coach news:

C. Vivian Stringer won’t coach this season at Rutgers due to COVID worries. Associate head coach Tim Eatman has been acting head coach since April, and will continue in that role.

How Oklahoma coach Jennie Baranczyk helped rebuild Ana Llanusa’s confidence.

Diversity in the coaching ranks has made strides.

NCAA news:

The NCAA’s draft of its new streamlined constitution gives power to schools.

Pro news:

Athletes Unlimited Basketball has added 10 players to its ranks, including Jantel Lavender, Odyssey Sims, Tianna Hawkins, Courtney Williams and Essence Carson.

The WNBA welcomes the league.