CollegeWNBA Holding pattern By Sue Favor - April 29, 2020 WNBA news: The league will begin giving rookies health benefits, despite the uncertain start to the season. WNBA player news: Kia Nurse is making the most of her indefinite offseason. Chennedy Carter is joining the WNBA at the perfect time. Kitija Laksa hopes her unconventional path to the WNBA inspires. What Kaila Charles and Juicy Landrum bring to the Sun. Landrum may be quiet, but her game speaks volumes. How the Ogwumikes celebrated the draft, at home. NCAA news: The NCAA’s top governing body has approved a plan to allow for player endorsement deals. Name, image and likeness questions answered. College conference news: Atlantic-10 commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade is discussing trimming conference basketball tournaments. College player news: Sabrina Ionescu has won the Sullivan Award for the nation’s top amateur athlete. Mikaela Brewer’s goodbye letter to her Stanford teammates. Gamecock transfer Destiny Littleton has rediscovered her love for life and basketeball. Former North Carolina guard Lexi Duckett has transferred to Wisconsin. Former Badger Niya Beverley has transferred to Penn State. College coach news: Georgia Southern coach Anita Howard remains close to her players with “turn up Tuesday.” The Tennessee coaching tree is sprouting. Grand Canyon coach Molly Miller has named her coaching staff. Omaha coach Carrie Banks has completed her coaching staff. Former Gamecock Olivia Gaines continues to move up in coaching. Newly-hired Navy coach Tim Taylor is eager to get going. Bonus: Will women’s sports be another casualty of COVID-19?