College 14 days By Sue Favor - October 23, 2018 College team news: Notre Dame is out to dominate this year. Marquette won’t let height affect their talented roster. Utah hopes to break free of the WNIT for an NCAA Tournament berth. Cal State Bakersfield is driven by last year’s heartbreaking finish. Minnesota’s first game under Lindsay Whalen is a sellout. Eastern Illinois hopes to be much improved this year. College player news: Ohio State graduate transfer Ashanti Abshaw will miss the season after tearing her ACL in practice over the weekend. Sophie Cunningham provided the assist on Aijha Blackwell’s commitment to Missouri. Bailey Greenberg wants to help Drexel jump from the WNIT to the big dance. In Blair Green, Eastern Kentucky has sent Kentucky a lifeline. Juco transfers are bringing experience and leadership to LSU. College coach news: Q&A with Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell. With her contract extension behind her, LSU coach Nikki Fargas is hoping an inside-out approach results in wins. Husker coach Amy Williams said there won’t be glory for her team without GUTS. WNBA news: The CBA opt-out deadline for the WNBA and the players union is Oct. 31. Bonus: Rebecca Lobo podcast.