College There’s no predicting in preseason By Sue Favor - October 27, 2017 College team news: Will Rutgers go from worst to the NCAA Tournament? After offseason turnover, Penn State hopes for contributions from their star recruits. Injuries might leave Ohio State short-handed in their exhibition game. No. 2 South Carolina and No. 5 Notre Dame will be featured in the Gulf Coast Showcase tournament Thanksgiving week. DePaul’s new arena could be a game-changer for the program. Spending the day with NC State. Wright State boasts improved depth. UALR faces a punishing schedule. College player news: Seniors Jamie Nared and Mercedes Russell are embracing leadership roles for Tennessee. Holly Warlick’s honesty is the best policy for Anastasia Hayes. The Sun Devils are ready to hand the reins to Reili Richardson. Crystal Dangerfield is set to be the “bully smurf” for UConn. Peyton Carter has changed the plan for Colorado. College coach news: Big Ten coaches teleconference. Coach Adia Barnes’ recruiting prowess poised Arizona for a breakthrough. UConn coach Geno Auriemma’s first podcast featured Sue Bird and NBA player Kyrie Irving. Tennessee Tech coach Kim Rosamond is pleased with preseason predictions. College athletic director news: New Virginia athletic director Carla Williams brings determination and imagination to her new job. Pedal for Pat: Cyclists completed their 1,098-mile ride today.