News cascade

Minnesota Coach Pam Borton got a two-year contract extension, courtesy of the outgoing athletic director.

Layshia Clarendon is California’s Golden Bear.

Tennessee’s Kamiko Williams and Taber Spani have formed an unlikely friendship.

Alyssa Baron is leading a surging Penn.

LSU is coming on strong.

The career of Penn State’s Alex Bentley is not defined by numbers.

Nell Fortner stopped by Texas last week.

The WBCA has named its “so you want to be a coach” class.

ESPN is the last to get off the pot and comment about coaching at USC and Oregon.

The airplane crash that killed Oklahoma State Coach Kurt Budke wasn’t caused by mechanical failure, says the NTSB.

Former Bowling Green assistant coach Ali Mann’s resignation was due to a consensual relationship with a student in the program.

Wisconsin’s leading lady is senior Tiera Stephen.

The transition of Iowa State’s Hallie Christofferson to star is complete.

At Temple, it’s Victoria Macaulay’s time to shine.

Milestone watch:

Bryant’s Danielle Douglas has notched 1,000 career points.

Tennessee State’s Jasmin Shuler has reached that 1,000-point threshold.

USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee:

Cal Coach Lindsay Gottlieb has been given a four-year term on the USA Junior National Team Committee.

So has UCF Coach Joi Williams.

Full list of committee appointees.