Women's college basketball: A-to-Z rundown of what's to come - ESPN

The college basketball season has arrived. Players, coaches and fans are preparing for a five-month trek that takes them through the preseason, conference play and postseason tournaments and ends with a party in New Orleans for the Final Four.

And while most teams will measure their season by W's and L's, we are starting out on a different route. Here is a look at the upcoming season, from A to Z.

F: Fennelly. Venerable Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly spent last season battling cancer in his vocal chords. But Fennelly is recovered now and ready to use his voice to coach a young team that has just four upperclassmen on the roster