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Jordan Farmar Gottlieb: Second-year points Insider
Doug Gottlieb explains where a point guard's second year in charge should be much better than his first.

Tim Floyd Graney: School days
Out West, three NBA coaches have recently come back to college and are enjoying the change, Ed Graney reports.

Tom Izzo Shelman: The Izzo tree
Need a coach to jump-start your program? There's no better place to look than the Izzo tree.

Bill Herrion Katz: Herrion's back home
Bill Herrion wanted to be back in charge, so he opted for small-time New Hampshire over the glitz of the SEC.

Mark Fox Expert picks: Coaches to watch experts note some of the coaches to watch this season.

Rick Pitino Katz: Several schools primed for change
In the changed landscape that is NCAA hoops 2005-06, Louisville and Charlotte might be the biggest winners.

Lute Olson Graney: Watch out for No. 2
The teams behind the teams in the big six conferences might be just as dangerous come March, Ed Graney writes.

Jim Calhoun Bilas: What to look for in 2005-06 Insider
Jay Bilas expects big things from the Big Ten and the Big East. And don't sleep on La Salle's Steven Smith.

Mike Krzyzewski Expert picks: Things we still can hold true experts tackle the remaining truths in college hoops.

null Shelman: Hawkeyes on the rise?
Iowa's had a habit of late-season swoons, but this year's talented and experienced squad may feed off last season's late run.

null Katz: King of the court
Miami has the guards, but it needs Anthony King to deliver to become an NCAA Tournament team.

Matt Doherty Katz: Doherty at peace with la vida Boca
Two years after being bounced at UNC, Matt Doherty is back, showing new leadership at Florida Atlantic.

null Shelman: New look for Illini
Illinois has two starters back from last year's finalists, but the new blood will be the difference.

Roy Williams Katz: Roy's toughest task
Thought winning a national title was Roy Williams' toughest challenge? Try rebuilding UNC from scratch.

Kelvin Sampson Fraschilla: We're talkin' about practice Insider
Fran Fraschilla liked what he saw at Texas' and Oklahoma's practices, both on and off the court.

Katz: Storm Troopers
The school wants them back in January, but UNO's players, finally settled in Texas, want no part of a trip home anytime soon.

Graney: Rubber Ducks
Last year's disappointment behind it, Oregon looks to move back into the Pac-10's upper crust.

Katz: Short Wave
Unlike UNO, Tulane's campus should be ready for January -- and the Green Wave want to be back home.

Katz: College hoops Station?
Texas could contend for the national title this season because two of the Horns' best players stayed loyal and returned.

Katz: Texas two-step
Texas could contend for the national title this season because two of the Horns' best players stayed loyal and returned.

null Bilas: Blue state Insider
Jay Bilas enjoyed the passion and pageantry of Kentucky's Midnight Madness.

Fraschilla: Youth is served Insider
Fran Fraschilla felt the enthusiasm for (and of) youth in Lawrence, Kan., Friday night.

UConn unveils work in practice
It could have been the debut of the nation's No. 1 team. Instead, this UConn team needs some work.

Katz: Kennedy's Bearcats a quieter breed
Andy Kennedy's first practice was notable for a lower volume -- and the team's desire to play well for Bob Huggins.