Big Ten, Big 12 in the conversation

College team news:

Ohio State tops the Big Ten preseason rankings.

Will Baylor or Texas prove to be the best team in the Big 12?

The AAC is UConn’s world, and we’re all living in it.

The Atlantic-10 could be wide open.

UConn is using last season as motivation.

Takeaways from Northwestern’s open practice.

MTSU’s press conference signals the start of hoops season.

Texas A&M will lean on increased depth for a production boost.

Utah is gearing for another season.

Richmond and VCU are projected to finish in the middle of their conference.

SEC preview: South Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and more.

College player news:

Back for her sixth season, Branndais Agee ready to chase dreams at Michigan State.

Agee buoys the Spartan’s hope for success after losing Tori Jankoska.

Tania Davis’ return fuels optimism for Iowa.

Paula Valino Ramos’ first role at Iowa: Watch and learn.

A strong offseason could be a starting point for UConn’s Crystal Dangerfield.

BYU will lean heavily on Cassie Devashrayee this season.

College coach news:

For Jeff Walz, his team offers relief from the Louisville recruiting scandal.

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck will make $4 million as part of his five-year contract extension.

Bonus:

Kayla McBride is the next Notre Dame alumni inductee into the Ring of Honor.

Recruiting news:

No. 13 prospect Zarielle Green, who decommitted from Kansas last week, as verballed to Tennessee.

No. 40 Valencia Myers has committed to Florida State.

WNBA coach news:

Erin Phillips is the Dallas Wings’ new assistant coach, replacing the retiring Bridget Pettis.

Katie Smith podcast.