College news jump off

A lot today:

The Columbia Urban League featured South Carolina coach Dawn Staley as their keynote speaker earlier this week.

Tennessee hosted Big Orange Madness earlier this evening. will unleash Sunday.

Junior point guard April Wilson headlines a young Purdue back court.

Minnesota coach Marlene Stollings and senior star Rachel Banham talk about the Gophers’ style of play.

UCF senior Bryeasha Blair has been through a lot, and is still standing.

UCLA redshirt freshman Savanna Trapp is out indefinitely for personal reasons.

Arkansas sophomore guard McKenzie Adams has left the team.

Senior guard Katy Winge is stepping into a leadership role for Illinois State.

New Mexico coach Yvonne Sanchez is still forming her starting line up.

Indiana State’s Rhagen Smith is ready to put her hard work on display.

New Stony Brook coach Caroline McCombs is prepared to lead the Seawolves.

Highlights and interviews from Sacramento State’s opening practice.

East Carolina freshman Felecity Havens has been granted a residency waiver and can play immediately.

Expectations are high at the University of Washington, as practices are under way.

Kansas State is searching for an identity.

Georgia practice report.

Checking in with Towson.