Plot lines taking shape

College conference news:

The Missouri Valley Conference is lacking diversity in athletes.

Greenville will host the SEC Tournament for three years, beginning in 2019.

AAC power play needs more than UConn.

College team news:

South Carolina will receive their championship rings at a home football game Saturday.

For the rebuilding Terps, a trip to Taiwan reminded them of who they are.

Will Notre Dame face resistance in the ACC this year?

Penn is the preseason favorite in the Ivy League.

Takeaways from Ball State media day.

Lofty expectations continue for Mercer.

Ohio is motivated to prove youth will not be a hindrance.

South Dakota State plans to return to the NCAA Tournament.

MAAC coaches expect Marist to bounce back this year.

Buffalo is picked to win the MAC East.

College player news:

Notre Dame senior point guard Mychal Johnson will miss the season with a torn ACL.

Syracuse newcomer Jasmine Nwajei is so good she night make coach Quentin Hillsman change his game plan.

Jasmine Brunson is the queen of the Gopher’s court.

South Dakota State’s Macy Miller prepares a comeback after a second knee injury.

College coach news:

The contract of Louisiana Tech coach Brooke Stoehr has been extended for one year.

Northern Iowa coach Tanya Warren stresses patience with her youthful squad.

Catching up with Mercer coach Susie Gardner.

The transition is over for UAlbany coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee.

WNBA player news:

Elena Delle Donne hopes her upcoming wedding can help others.