Shifting gears

College news is taking center billing here now, and WNBA, second.

NCAA news:

Michigan State knows why they want to run with.

Ohio State might have the best shot at challenging Maryland in the Big Ten.

Thirteen years later, coach Connie Yori’s move to Nebraska has been validated.

Coach Dawn Staley takes fans inside the team’s first practice.

A lesson learned has helped ready Washingotn’s Kelsey Plum for a leadership role.

Former Central Florida guard Briahana Jackson is ready to suit up for Louisville.

Rick Albro has joined Western Michigan as an assistant coach.

The Lynx’s WNBA title has inspired the Minnesota Gophers. Rachel Banham says she is game to try the power forward position.

WNBA news:

Thousands of raucous fans lined the streets of Minneapolis today for the Lynx’s victory parade.

Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve insists that all her key veterans are still in their prime.