Tuesday BOOM

Team news:

Oregon State is embracing a challenging schedule. Assistant coach Mandy Close is part of their resurgence.

Penn State is developing its identity.

With a lot of newcomers, CSUN downplays a Big West title three-peat.

Florida is eyeing the start of the season.

Integrating their youth will be key for Duquesne this season.

Here’s why UConn is playing that exhibition game under different rules.

ESPN’s first mid-major poll of the year.

Player news:

Notre Dame’s freshman guard, Ali Patberg, will miss the season with a torn ACL. She was prepared to take over at the point guard position.

FGCU senior guard Whitney Knight is out for several weeks after suffering a foot fracture.

UNLV forward Alyssa Anderson will miss the season with a torn ACL. Junior Diamond Major has retired from the sport due to multiple concussions.

Lady Vol Diamond DeShields would love a renewal of the Tennessee-UConn rivalry.

Coach news:

Arizona coach Niya Butts remains optimistic as her make-or-break season looms.

Q&A with UCLA coach Cori Close.

Maryland coach Brenda Frese talks about the beginning of the season.

Purdue assistant coach Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton is ready for the season.


….will reveal its top 10 seeds three times next February.


Dallas Wings era opens with high hopes.

What the Wings’ arrival means for Dallas.

Elena Delle Donne is one of four pro stars in a new Gatorade ad.