College Stars previewing potential? By Sue Favor - October 29, 2017 College team news: Oregon State ushers in a new era this season. Who will lead the Beavers? College player news: Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty and Hallie Thome are giving their best to the best. Sophie Cunningham is Missouri’s alpha dog in basketball. Florida State’s AJ Alix: the missing piece. UConn sophomores Kyla Irwin and Molly Bent are preparing for year two. Junior college transfer Christalah Lyons showed her potential for Kansas in their exhibition. Lehigh’s Ann-Marie Jacobs and Hailey Pascoe tore their ACLs within five minutes of each other in practice. College coach news: Oregon State coach Scott Rueck and his players are committed to the program. Former West Virginia star Christal Caldwell has returned as an assistant coach. Broadcasting news: Snubbed by Sacramento, Kara Lawson is getting the last word with the Wizards.