This season will test our love for -- and desire to improve -- college basketball

The NCAA scandals may give us a chance to fix what is broken. Will we take it?

At 10:30 a.m. Eastern time today, at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., the 2017-18 college basketball tips off as the Spring Arbor Cougars visit the Eastern Michigan Eagles. An hour and a half later comes the first game involving a ranked team: Savannah State at No. 12 Cincinnati. The first game between two ranked teams, No. 25 Texas A&M and No. 11 West Virginia, tips at 6 p.m. ET at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and the season starts on Tobacco Road an hour later, with Norther...