A bit of everything

Team news:

Oklahoma State is returning key pieces.

Penn State coach Coquese Washington is feeling confidence, due to her young players.

Utah State looks to grow with their youthful team this season.

Gardner-Webb hopes to be a force in the Big South Conference this year.

Player news:

De’Janae Boykin is making up for lost time at UConn.

Nebraska freshman Jessica Shepard has been cleared to play after ACL rehab.

Richmond junior guard Olivia Healy will miss the season as she continues to recover from a knee injury.

Coach news:

Theresa Grentz is changing the culture at Lafayette, in her first year.

Someday UConn coach Geno Auriemma will retire. Will Shea Ralph take over?

NCAA news:

The NCAA’s Committee on Academics has approved a plan to assist limited-resource schools, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with academic funding.

A big of WNBA news:

Players overseas updates.