College Behold, the news bounty By Sue Favor - October 31, 2018 ESPN NCAA WBB media day: Media day offered a dose of reality to All-America candidates. College team news: Central Michigan will lean on a fast-paced, three-point offense again this year. The Gamecocks begin the “own it” season. One year stronger, Washington looks to prove doubters wrong. South Dakota State looks to take the next step behind their senior duo. Houston looks to build off last season’s success. The challenge for Syracuse: lots of talent, limited minutes. There are lofty rankings and high goals for Iowa. Revamped Kansas State looks to take the next step and prove doubters wrong. Young Oklahoma is ready for the season. Creighton is ready to reload. The Loyola Phoenix is motivated to improve this season. Alabama is trying to find consistency. UConn preview and preview of the forwards. Get to know the East coast Huskies. Arizona State’s freshman class could be a difference-maker. Oregon State has landed a five-star post in Kennedy Brown. A love letter to the mid-majors. College player news: Fully recovered from a health scare, Iowa State’s Meredith Burkhall is ready to go. The development of Indiana’s sophomore class. Kristian Hudson on her transfer to Nebraska. College coach news: Louisville coach Jeff Walz brings a Final Four intensity to the tennis court. UConn is ranked second in the preseason AP poll on reputation, not merit, says coach Geno Auriemma. Louisiana-Monroe women’s basketball coach Jeff Dow has been suspended for one week without pay due to a human resources violation. WNBA news: League stars on Halloween.