College Looking at what’s ahead By Sue Favor - November 2, 2017 College team news: South Carolina’s starting lineup is still a mystery heading into exhibition. Creighton knows defense will be key in defending their Big East crown. Gonzaga is hitting the boards before their exhibition game Sunday. With a solid core returning, Nebraska is looking for a comeback season. College player news: Stanford’s Mikaela Brewer: the journey to a new season. Jill Barta and Laura Stockton are expected to step up even more for Gonzaga this season. From Spokane to Bozeman: an unlikely bond at Montana State. Versatile Katie McWilliams is ready to lead Oregon State. A motivated Anie-Pier Samson is ready to lend a hand at Duquesne. College coach news: Beth Burns joins Louisville as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and a special adviser to coach Jeff Walz. ESPN media day was today: Dawn Staley said South Carolina is practicing to play without A’ja Wilson. Wilson describes what it was like winning the national title. Mississippi State guard Morgan William talks about the UConn buzzer-beater. Geno Auriemma had to answer to a reverend after the Huskies’ Final Four loss. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw was humbled by her Hall of Fame induction.