Thursday afternoon news

Louisville Coach Jeff Walz and his returning players are energized by the University’s new arena, and seven newcomers.

Pat Summitt’s comments about UConn last week have pissed off Husky fans. (Caution – Mechelle Voepel is in long-winded mode again for this one)

Pac-10 news:

The Pac-10 will combine the women’s and men’s tournaments at Staples Center in Los Angeles this year.

Dymond Simon, who sat out last year with an injury, is back for Arizona State University.

High school:

The dust hasn’t even settled on the class of 2011 and ESPN has its Super 60 list for 2012. Breanna Stewart of New York is number one.

Former Seattle Storm forward and current commentator Adia Barnes is the new Director of Player and Coach Development at Seattle Academy.