After seeing protests take place around the country in response to the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, Cal senior Brittany Boyd and assistant Charmin Smith were compelled to make their own voices heard in local protests in Berkeley.
She's already been drafted by the WNBA's Sparks and is finishing a stellar volleyball career at BYU, but as her pro career looms, two-sport star Jennifer Hamson will have to commit one way or the other.
Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is ready to build on USC's first NCAA tournament berth in eight seasons. But first, she replaced most of her coaching staff and must adjust to losing her leading returning scorer, who was dismissed in September.
Chicago and Indiana both had losing records in the regular season, but ignore that: Any series with Tamika Catchings facing Elena Delle Donne is compelling. Michelle Smith has five questions leading into the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.
Stanford is in its sixth Final Four in seven seasons -- but hasn't won a title in 22 years. Chiney Ogwumike and the Cardinal hope to make new history at the Final Four, even as a huge underdog against UConn.