And the season begins in 5….4….3….2….

College team news:

Why LSU thinks the target on their backs has grown…….they will be challenged this year.

Can new-look South Carolina be as dominant as ever?

Expectations are high for UCLA. How will the Bruins respond?

Indiana is fueled by last year’s misfortune.

Ohio State: things to know.

It’s a new era for USC, as all eyes are on JuJu Watkins.

Oregon is on the bubble heading into the season.

Washington is looking to take the next step after a year of improvement.

Oklahoma preview.

Oklahoma State preview.

St. John’s is ready for a new season with a young crew.

Boston College is ready to surprise.

DePaul outlook.

Santa Clara, lead by Tess Heal, face new expectations.

South Carolina-Notre Dame in Paris is an NCAA first.

Contenders and pretenders for the Final Four.

College player news:

Can Cameron Brink lead Stanford back to the top?

Yarden Garzon is poised for a big season.

Inside Mackenzie Holmes’ quest to lead the Hoosiers to a championship.

Sarah Andrews is ready to lead a deep Baylor team.

The NCAA’s top 15 players of the year.

USA Basketball news:

Team USA beat Tennessee, 95-59, in the exhibition game between the two squads.

International news:

The WNBL season has begun.

WNBA news:

The Aces’ success has become a model for women’s sports.