College The preparations continue By Sue Favor - November 1, 2017 College team news: The media has selected UCLA to win the Pac-12 title. As seniors McCarty and Atkins have risen, so has Texas. Here’s how South Carolina’s SEC foes think the Gamecocks will do this year. Marquette isn’t worried about high expectations. San Diego State is ready for redemption. A new coach and newcomers hope to turn around Cal State Fullerton. It’s a different feel this year for the Crimson Tide. Washington State is looking for a healthy, explosive start. UC Santa Barbara takes a humble approach to start the year. Central Michigan celebrates is 50th anniversary this year. Amherst wants a second straight DII title. College player news: The NCAA approved Nebraska transfer Jessica Shepard’s waiver request, and she’s eligible to play for Notre Dame today. Jatarie White is ready to get on court for the Longhorns. Te’a Cooper’s eligibility waiver won’t be submitted until December, Staley now says. Coach Geno Auriemma has set the bar high for Azura Stevens. Destiny Slocum has found a new home with Oregon State. Angie Bjorklund looks back at her Tennessee days while pondering her future. College coach news: Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk shoots for a new era of glory days. Shannon Johnson’s heart and soul are back in Hartsville, S.C. Camille Lenoir is convinced she didn’t get a collegiate coaching job because she is now heterosexual. Lauren Hill: Life after Lauren: A mother’s fight to keep her daughter’s legacy alive. WNBA news: The 2018 draft lottery will be Nov. 13 on ESPN2. Elena Delle Donne will marry her girlfriend this weekend. Tamika Catchings spoke about overcoming disabilities at an Alabama event. Breanna Stewart has found an outpouring of support after disclosing childhood sexual abuse. Podcast with new Atlanta Dream coach Nicki Collen.