College Just a drizzle By Sue Favor - October 5, 2018 College team news: Is this the year South Carolina embraces position-less basketball? “This is the uptick year,” Purdue coach Sharon Versyp says. Oregon and UConn will have a two-year series that begins next season. Could lack of depth be the Ducks’ downfall? Can the Tar Heels turn the corner this season? New Mexico State looks to regain their edge this season. Pain and determination has lead to the first women’s basketball team at Texas A&M-San Antonio. College player news: Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom are ready to step up for the Blue Devils. Versatile guard Amandine Toi is helping Virginia push the pace. College coach news: The contract of Yale coach Allison Guth has been extended through 2023-2024. WNBA player news: Q&A with Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart. Bonus: The U.S. and Spain remain first in second in world rankings.