NCAA Division III: Cool to see Montclair State up in the top five.
NCAA Division I (Coaches): Not a lot of surprises, except maybe with that one vote….
As we wait:
From LSU: United States Marines help train team
From Wisconsin: New-look UWGB in same old No. 1 spot
It is the sixth straight season the Phoenix has been picked preseason favorite.
“I guess I didn’t expect that,” UWGB coach Kevin Borseth said. “We lost five seniors off the squad and four starters. … I don’t know.
From North Dakota: NDSU Women’s Basketball Preview
From North Carolina: Duke women’s basketball opens season with Blue/White Scrimmage
The sport is not going away any time soon, though at the same time it’s clear there are some fundamental issues that need to be thoughtfully considered. The powers that be in women’s basketball have taken the first step by recognizing that there are some problems, and commissioning the Ackerman Report. And last week the NCAA women’s basketball committee also approved taking some steps to solve them, though their compromises on the recommendations of the White Papers Summit are a bit of a mixed bag. Having top seeds host the first two rounds of the tournament, for example, is a virtual no-brainer that can only help improve attendance in the early rounds, while at the same time rewarding the best, rather than the richest, programs.