College It’s getting to be team preview season By Sue Favor - October 9, 2018 College conference news: SEC preview. College team news: Oregon is hitting the ground running. The Ducks have their sights set on the Final Four. UConn has extended their series with Baylor and scheduled a series with Virginia. Northern Colorado is prepared to defend their Big Sky Conference title. Indiana has the luxury of depth this season. The Gophers are undefeated, jokes new coach Lindsay Whalen. College player news: Air Force’s Kennedy Beale has become a viral sensation after a tumbling routine at a recent football game. Daphane White is no longer with Mississippi State. Iowa State has a new point guard in Alexa Middleton. The Cyclones have big plans for freshman Ashley Joens. WNBA player news: Elena Delle Donne is pushing for a cure for Lyme Disease. Bonus: The game shines in the ESPN special “Basketball, a love story.” The series is a rhapsody in hoops. The day Belgium saved women’s basketball. A female basketball player from Afghanistan has been named to the International Olympic Committee. The visualization of women’s leadership networks in college athletics. Puma’s #REFORM campaign will back their top ambassadors – including Skylar Diggins-Smith – to drive social change.