The college news onslaught begins

College team news:

Defense will be key for Indiana’s progression this year.

Newcomers are expected to contribute at North Texas this season.

Oregon plans to exceed expectations.

Notre Dame preview.

Wyoming has spent the last three weeks defining roles and positions.

New-look UConn will take the court for the first time this season tomorrow night. They will be in the spotlight.

ESPN’s preseason top 25 rankings.

College player news:

A Juco coach who bled blue helped Evelyn Akahtor fall in love with Kentucky.

Oregon State’s freshmen are ready to continue the program’s success.

Katelynn Flaherty’s passion for the game fuels her prolific scoring at Michigan.

Rebecca Greenwell was showing out yesterday at Duke’s scrimmage.

Blair Schaefer brings leadership to Mississippi State.

Washington guard Kelsey Plum is headed to Connecticut for ESPN/NCAA Media Day.

Hampton’s Malia Tate-Defreitas is expected to be ready for the opener after knee surgery.

UConn was fun to watch, but five-star recruit Desiree Elmore saw her future with Syracuse.

ESPN’s top 25 players, 21-25.

College coach news:

No Tyler Scaife causes Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer to think of the 2001-2002 season.

An era has ended at UConn, but coach Geno Auriemma’s aura carries on.

Jersey retirements:

Rutgers will retire Cappie Pondexter’s jersey Dec. 1.

WNBA player news:

League MVP Nneka Ogwumike was honored by her former high school a few days ago.

Tamika Catchings’ new job is leading the Indiana Colts.

Candace Parker podcast.