While working to take NC State in a new direction, first-year coach Kellie Harper also knows that honoring everything Kay Yow accomplished in more than three decades is just as important to rebuilding the Wolfpack.
In a series in which injuries already had sidelined several stars, Game 1's ending should have been no surprise. After scoring 25 points to lead Detroit's 94-89 rally past Atlanta, Deanna Nolan left the game, dizzy and ill.
Some of the best players the WNBA has ever seen are preparing for what likely will be their final season in the league. So enjoy them -- and a collection of talent we might not see again -- while you can.