---Nothing says autumn like falling leaves and the start of the college basketball season, which officially tips off with practice today. With the return of four starters, expectations are elevated for coach Tom Parrotta at Canisius while the rest of the Big 4 lost plenty of talent from a year ago. The loss of Frank Turner is huge, but the Griffs hope to help fill his shoes with 7-foot-3 Marial Dhal, pictured above. He's the guy on the left the guy on the right lives at my house.
---Thursday would have been John Wooden's 100th birthday.
---A potential NBA lockout could affect this year's draft class.
---Here's a Q&A on my good friend Tracy Dildy, the new head coach at Chicago State.
---Andy Katz interviews Memphis coach Josh Pastner as he gets ready for his second season at Memphis.
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