AP preseason All-American team has six players

A tie in votes for the final spot makes it:

Brittney Griner
Elena Delle Donne
Skylar Diggins
Chiney Ogwumike
Alyssa Thomas
Odyssey Sims

Other college news:

Virginia faces challenges to return to the NCAA Tournament.

Dara Taylor is ready to run for Penn State. Maggie Lucas blogs.

Missouri is eager to start the season.

Michigan State freshman Aerial Powers will miss the season after tearing her Achilles tendon.

Florida is depending on young players this year.

Louisville has landed top recruit Emmonnie Henderson.

Pro news:

WNBA Finals MVP Tamika Catchings has big plans now that she’s won Olympic gold and a championship in the same year.

The return of the league’s “bad guy,” Bill Laimbeer.

Lauren Jackson’s return to the WNBL in Australia has been delayed by injury.

Rutgers-turned-Spark April Sykes is playing for the Sydney Flames.