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College conference news:

The Big 12 Tournament will return to Kansas City in 2020.

College team news:

Bottle service: Coca-Cola is offering commemorative bottles celebrating South Carolina’s title.

Rebuild mode for Oregon State? Maybe.

Auburn is young with experience, not age.

St. John’s could be a surprise in the Big East.

Iowa is small in numbers but mighty in spirit.

Montana State will lean on their veterans and new shooters.

Appalachian State has high hopes for their newcomers.

There’s nowhere to go but up for Winthrop.

Oregon will play an exhibition game for charity Saturday.

Akron hopes to return to the top of the MAC.

Quinnipiac tops the preseason MAAC poll.

College player news:

Missouri’s Jordan Frericks is back from an ACL tear and ready for her fifth year.

Utah grad transfer Malia Nawahine is ready to make a difference at BYU.

Oklahoma’s Maddie Manning looks to be more offensively assertive.

Tania Davis’ return to Iowa from injury is a welcome sight.

New name, same expectations for Northern Iowa’s Ellie Howell.

After an early NCAA exit, Drake’s Becca Hittner is primed for a big sophomore season.

Vanderbilt basketball sophomore Kayla Overbeck could be the next big thing.

Heralded freshman Sidney Cooks is ready to make a big impact at Michigan State.

College coach news:

UConn coach Geno Auriemma says dividing the minutes between his talented players will be dicey.

New Mexico State looks to make a seamless transition in coach Brooke Atkinson’s first year.

Recruiting news:

No. 15 Queen Egbo has committed to Baylor.

WNBA news:

Pro sports is helping Las Vegas recover from tragedy.