The night before Finals Game 3

Finals news:

No more chess games for the Sparks and Lynx.

Minnesota reserves could be pivotal for the remainder of the Finals.

Los Angeles needs Nneka Ogwumike to get back into the offensive groove in Game 3.

The Lynx are expecting a long-range assault from LA in Game 3.

Is Kristi Toliver the key to a Sparks championship?

Candace Parker is looking to regain her form as the series shifts to LA.

Michelle Smith grades the players in the series so far.

More WNBA news:

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello has signed a multi-year contract extension.

Amber Cox is the new vice president of the Connecticut Sun.

The September WNBA Cares Community Assist Award goes to Swin Cash.

College team news:

UConn: replacing the big three will be toughed, but the Huskies are still stocked.

A number of questions face UConn.

Can UCLA go further than the Sweet 16 this year?

Michigan has their sights set on returning to the NCAA Tournament. They are optimistic about their chances.

Kansas State is working toward finding its identity.

Creighton’s run to the Big East has them anticipating a break out season.

Injuries are already piling up for New Mexico.

UNC Wilmington hopes to turn things around with a new-look team.

College player news:

Forward Peyton Ferris is the lone veteran in Montana State’s front court.

College coach news:

New Arizona coach Adia Barnes is excited that players are buying into her system.

Lynne Roberts has Utah back on track.

Jalie Mitchell has North Texas poised to move up in Conference-USA.