An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.
Teams across the country are practicing, preparing and priming themselves for the new season, which the annual Midnight Madness helps tip off. What five things are we most looking forward to when the ball goes up?
Ivory Latta's one season as an assistant coach at North Carolina already has made her a more patient player and helped prime the guard for a bigger leadership role in Washington as the Mystics take aim at a playoff berth.
In October, Diamond DeShields said North Carolina was "perfect" for her. Six months later, for unknown reasons and with an uncertain future -- but perhaps not totally out of left field -- DeShields has decided to transfer.
Chiney Ogwumike is carrying her team to Music City and one last Final Four she planned for all along, going for 20 points and 10 rebounds as second-seeded Stanford beat North Carolina 74-65 on Tuesday night on the Cardinal's home flo