CollegeWNBA Bubbling along By Sue Favor - July 14, 2020 WNBA team news: Despite player absences, the Aces still have enough to contend for the title. The Mystics have a tough first week of their schedule. It’s all about adjustments this year for the Liberty. Atlanta Dream preview. New SunCast. WNBA player news: Candace Parker and her daughter Lailaa are “a package deal” this season. Parker sees the bright side of the bubble, and is ready for the season. Elena Delle Donne won’t be paid if she sits out the season. Erica Wheeler is building a career on and off the court. Natasha Howard and her Storm have the WNBA spotlight. Her teammates, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, are adjusting to life in the bubble. Sylvia Fowles should have more room to operate inside for Minnesota this season. Karima Christmas-Kelly has played just six games for the Lynx, and now she’s a team captain. Jackie Young is poised for a breakout year in her sophomore season. Sophie Young recovered from COVID-19 and is ready to begin the season. She contracted the virus working out in her hometown. Rookie Stella Johnson is grateful for a chance with the Sky. College player news: Two athletes are making the rare leap from the Ivy League to the Big Ten. College coach news: Kara Lawson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Duke. Lawson is the total package. Lawson wrote a heartfelt goodbye letter to the Celtics. Montana State coach Tricia Binford is the only Big Sky coach who earns more than her male counterpart. Mississippi State coach Nikki McCray-Penson says it’s time for a change. Texas-Arlington’s new associate head coach is JC Carter. Brittany Morris is a new assistant coach at Eastern Carolina.