CollegeInternational Basketball More NCAA practices beginning By Sue Favor - October 1, 2018 More on the World Cup: Highlights. World Cup final photos. A player’s coach, Dawn Staley added to the National Team’s legacy. Staley guided the team to the win with a calm demeanor. The challenge grows for the U.S. to keep spinning gold. Kia Nurse is just getting started. College team news: Lindsay Whalen ran an upbeat but intense practice on day one at Minnesota. Nebraska doesn’t want to be a one-hit wonder. Ohio State has overseas experience from a freshman and a transfer. Lots of teams beginning practices this week……check out those Twitter timelines.