More preseason prognostications

College team news:

With their vaunted freshman class, Missouri enters a new era.

Five things to know about Michigan coming off another NCAA Tournament run.

The Wolverines are trying to take the next step and compete in the tourney.

Colorado is motivated to start the season.

SIU has maturity, confidence and depth.

Louisville is the ACC favorite for the year.

Syracuse is lagging in the ACC poll.

UMaine has been picked to finish first in the America East Conference.

College player news:

Thirteen of the best moments of Sabrina Ionescu’s career so far.

Kaila Charles will lead the way for Maryland.

Notre Dame’s frehman duo looks to make an immediate impact.

Maryland freshman Zoe Young has torn her ACL and is out for the season.

College coach news:

Muffet McGraw doubts the pay to play act will help women. I agree 100 percent.

USA Basketball news:

The US 3X3 team lost to Brazil in overtime, dashing their gold medal hopes.

WNBA player news:

Elena Delle Donne dropped the ceremonial puck at the Washington Capitals game tonight.

Bria Holmes relished her first season with Connecticut.

UConn prepared Morgan Tuck for the Sun’s title chase.

WNBA coach news:

The New York Liberty will not renew the contract of Katie Smith