2015-2016 taking shape

Team news:

Maryland is seeking to extend a successful run under coach Brenda Frese.

Lady Vol report.

Utah is pushing the tempo this year under new coach Lynne Roberts.

Xavier back court preview.

Virginia is adjusting to this year’s rule changes.

San Francisco: one team, one dream, one stat.

Auburn looks to take the next step this season.

UT-Arlington is building depth in the back court.

Lehigh preview.

Stony Brook is eager to begin the season. They are relying on chemistry.

Illinois preview.

Inside Pepperdine.

Liberty outlook.

Player news:

An older and wiser Kelsey Mitchell is expected to have a stronger cast around her at Ohio State.

Oregon transfer Jacinta Vandenberg is excited for her debut, and the Ducks are thrilled to have her.

Amber Henson is excited about her final season at Duke.

Minnesota’s Rachel Banham is ready for a comeback season.

West Virginia needs Bria Holmes to lead an offensive turnaround this year.

Maryland forward Kiah Gillespie brings her transcendent talent.

UMaine’s Anna Heise blogs.

Senior forward Janelle Lane is ready to take flight at Coppin State.

Purdue’s freshmen are bringing an array of skills to the table.

Cal guard Breanna Cavanaugh will take a leave of absence to recover from lingering concussion symptoms.

Winthrop senior center Schaquilla Nunn has broken her foot and will redshirt the year.

An international trio has assimilated at Wyoming.

Coach news:

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick is looking for improved defense and aggressive play.

Texas A&M coach Gary Blair previews the season.

Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and point guard Lianna Doty discuss the recent campus unrest.

Washington State coach June Daugherty has built an international roster.

Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic:

An emotional day is in store Saturday for the Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic in Ohio.

The young player’s legacy continues with the tournament.

College recruiting:

School rankings, so far.

WNBA news:

Bryce Hughes, who is the son of Stars coach Dan Hughes, has signed to play for Air Force.