T’was the night before round one of the playoffs

Playoffs:

Schedule, how to watch and key storylines.

The playoff field is set.

The Aces and Storm are favorites for a title showdown.

The Sky will face the Sun tomorrow.

Connecticut rose into the playoffs after a slow start.

Sun playoff preview.

The Mercury's playoff chances rely heavily on Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith.

As the playoffs begin, the Lynx await their opponent.

Awards:

The WNBA's peak performer awards go to Arike Ogunbowale for scoring, Candace Parker for rebounding and Courtney Vandersloot for assists.

ESPN's pick for season awards.

Myisha Hines-Allen and A'ja Wilson are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

WNBA player news:

Courtney Vandersloot was credited one missed assist, upping her average for the season to a league-best 10 per game average.

WNBA coach news:

Curt Miller is back in his element as the playoffs dawn.

NCAA news:

The DI Council is expected to vote Wednesday to move the start of college basketball season to Nov. 21.

College team news:

Colorado's new normal.

How adversity has brought about solidarity at Penn State.

College coach news:

Tennessee coach Kellie Harper: "I really like my roster now."

Krista Gerlich has announced her coaching staff at Texas Tech.