Just a smattering of news as we rev up on the runway

“Buck”ing up in the face of their loss to UConn last week, Ohio State is toughening up.

UConn’s senior point guard Lorin Dixon is learning from assistant coach and former Husky Shea Ralph. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to apply that knowledge in tonight’s game, as she’s out with a sprained foot.

Duquesne Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio has been named the “Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.