CollegeWNBA Storylines, both burgeoning and present By Sue Favor - October 11, 2018 College team news: The Notre Dame roster is loaded for another run at the title. Is this year Final Four or bust for Oregon? Baylor has been tabbed to win the Big 12, with Texas second. Mississippi State will represent the USA in the 2019 World University Games. Big names with big rankings dot the guest list for Kentucky Big Blue Madness tomorrow. The freshmen are learning the ropes for the Buckeyes. College player news: Michigan’s Hallie Thorne is closing in on a milestone as interest from the WNBA rises. College coach news: Georgia has extended the contract of coach Joni Taylor, and given her a raise. Carolyn Peck has resigned as Vanderbilt assistant coach. WNBA news: The WNBA and NBA have launched Her Time to Play. The secret style stars of the WNBA. Several WNBA stars posed for InStyle Magazine. Behind the scenes. What some players are doing instead of going overseas. Chris Sienko has been named president of the Atlanta Dream. International news: The family rivalry that’s driving Kia Nurse in chasing wins for the Canberra Capitals. Recruiting news: Top recruit Laeticia Amihere, from Canada, is deciding between South Carolina, Kentucky and Louisville. Bonus: ESPN’s college broadcasting plans for the season. The nine largest arenas in college basketball. Lauren Niemiera is savoring her rise as a basketball official.