A whole lotta shakin’ going on

WNBA news:

Five things to look forward to this season.

WNBA team news:

The defending champion Storm opened camp with new faces and new challenges for the season.

The Mystics have their core and Emma Meesseman back and are aiming for a return to the finals.

Washington wants to “run it back” after last year’s disappointment.

The Sun worked OT on the first day of camp yesterday.

The Lynx opened camp with 12 new faces.

Minnesota is missing Maya Moore, and more, but they are taking those changes in stride.

The Sparks opened camp with a new coach and new bonds to forge.

WNBA player news:

DeWanna Bonner has joined Mercury camp and will remain at power forward.

Connecticut’s Morgan Tuck feels good and is ready to go.

Jackie Young is working her way into the lead guard role for the Aces.

New York rookie Han Xu is embracing comparisons to Yao Ming.

Liberty veteran Tina Charles has added filmmaker to her resume.

WNBA coach news:

Seattle coach Dan Hughes heads into cancer surgery knowing the world is by his side.

There will be more teaching for Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve this year, but she’s excited about it.

College player news:

Opportunities continue to arise for Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter.

Notre Dame has added North Carolina grad transfer Destinee Walker.

Ex-UConn guard Mikayla Coombs has transferred to Georgia.

Former Texas guard Destiny Littleton has made the switch to South Carolina.

College coach news:

Clemson coach Amanda Butler is grateful for her contract extension and looking forward to the future.

The Lady Vols’ No. 24 preseason prediction could be what new coach Kellie Harper needs.

Larry Tidwell and Jhasmin Player have joined Kansas as assistant coaches.