The build up

WNBA news:

What we do and don’t know about the WNBA’s return to play.

There is concern around the WNBA about the details of the proposed season in Florida.

WNBA team news:

The Sun are ready and nervous for the season.

Only two Connecticut starters are returning.

WNBA player news:

Chiney Ogwumike is going to campaign for social justice reform through LeBron James’ voting initiative.

Renee Montgomery has found a new calling in social justice reform.

Elena Delle Donne is the only WNBA player to win MVP with two teams.

Emma Meesseman was denied a flight to the USA due to a clerical error.

Brittney Sykes will play this season.

Rebecca Allen has opted out this year.

Amanda Zahui B. is a superstar in the making.

Sophie Cunningham is ready for a shortened season.

Former WNBA star Temeka Johnson is now a high school coach.

WNBA bonus:

Big3 is planning a foundation to help retired WNBA and NBA players with social justice.

Amazon has bought the naming rights to Seattle’s Key Arena, and will call it Climate Pledge Arena.

Atlanta Dream co-owner, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, calls open carry by Blacks in Atlanta “mob rule.”

NCAA news:

The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through Aug. 31.

College program news:

Bethune-Cookman has joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

College player news:

Kansas State’s Chrissy Carr participated in a panel today on race and sports.

Oregon State forward Taya Corosdale is ready for her redemption tour.

How Skakyla Hill became the only college player to record two quadruple-doubles.

College coach news:

Q&A with Cal coach Charmin Smith.

New Navy coach Tim Taylor has hit a home run with diverse coaching staff hires.

Former Oregon star Nia Jackson is leaving the staff there to be an assistant coach at Boise State.

She replaces Cody Butler, who is being sued for sexual harassment.

Arkansas State has added three new assistant coaches.