CollegeWNBA Some things are heavy By Sue Favor - July 12, 2020 WNBA team news: Seattle and its vets are both cautious and starving to play. Chicago is settling into bubble life. Sky season preview. The Sparks are pacing themselves, viewing the current season as a marathon. WNBA player news: Sue Bird returns to the court with renewed focus for the Storm. Nneka Ogwumike proves most valuable off court in challenging times. Skylar Diggins-Smith says she is conflicted about being in the bubble, but is happy to be playing. The new jersey feels right for Rachel Banham. Briann January and Natisha Hiedeman tested positive for COVID-19 and didn’t travel with the Sun to Florida. Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor Jessica Breland has been medically excused from the 2020 season. She is more susceptible to coronavirus. Players will make sure their voices are heard during a shortened season. College coach news: North Carolina coach Courtney Banghart on returning to campus and coaching during the pandemic. With her unique background, Kara Lawson will bring Duke back to new heights. Carlene Mitchell has joined Texas Tech as an assistant coach.