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College team news:

Nebraska has a youthful roster.

Central Michigan will rely on returnees and improved defense this season.

A strong back court is creating a foundation for Tulane.

North Texas hopes to continue their upswing in coach Jalie Mitchell’s second season.

College player news:

“Splash sisters” Rebecca Greenwell and Lexie Brown are ready to lead Duke, while freshman Leaonna Odom adds versatility.

Ohio’s Quiera Lampkins will have a bigger role this year.

Freshman Destiny Slocum could be a star right away for Maryland.

ESPN’s top 25, numbers 11-15.

Ranking the best players in South Carolina school history.

WNBA news:

The WNBA leads all pro sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices.

The league received an A-plus grade for race, and an A grade for gender, in the Racial and Gender Report Card.