College season cometh

It’s just a little over a month until college season, and some teams began practice today. Can you believe it?

College news:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has finished its investigation of Title 9 violations at Minnesota. The results should be made public this winter.

Big East commissioner Val Ackerman is UMass Amherst’s executive-in-residence for fall term.

Missouri has given coach Robin Pingeton a five-year contract extension.

Sitting with Florida State coach Sue Semrau.

Pam Huntley is a new assistant coach at UIC.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s new assistant coach is Amber Gregg.

FGCU’s Whitney Knight is on an elite path in her senior year, and beyond.

Poetry helped Texas center Imani Boyette overcome a troubled past.

Alabama junior forward Ashley Williams will sit out the season due to medical reasons.

J’Kyra Brown is bringing a new element to Virginia’s back court.

Pitt is not doubting themselves after a stellar 2014-2015 season.

Wyoming’s roster is dominated by young, inexperienced players.

WNBA non-finals news:

WNBA president Laurel Richie says that as business increases, player salaries will be raised.

Interesting piece: in the end, former Sun coach Anne Donovan never let any of us in.

For female athletes, 35 might be the new 25.

James Dolan is a friend of women’s basketball.

International news:

Brittney Griner has signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg.

In the wake of big signings, Australia’s WNBL ranks behind only the WNBA for talent.