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The South Carolina Gamecocks were voted the preseason favorites to repeat as SEC women’s basketball champions, with guard Tiffany Mitchell picked to win a second straight player of the year award and teammate Aleighsa Welch part of the preseason, five-member all-SEC team in a vote of media.

The Davidson women’s basketball team is picked to finish in the same spot in its first season in the Atlantic 10 as the Wildcats’ men: 12th.

Last March, in the aftermath of the Blue Devils’ season-ending loss to Mercer, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski declared he would evaluate the way he teaches defense. The result: keep it simple(r).

Every year since NC Central made the jump to Division I, its record has improved. Last season started with an upset over NC State and ended with the Eagles’ first trip to the NCAA tournament. Now, the challenge is to continue the trend.

On Wednesday, former top U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein will give his report on UNC’s long-running academic scandal.

Starting over has created an urgency that Louisville coach Rick Pitino hasn't experienced in a few years.

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