Opting out in a sea of change

The opt-out deadline was pushed to today

WNBA news:

What we know about the league’s plan for COVID-19 testing and prevention.

The WNBA and sports are moving ahead despite great uncertainty.

WNBA player news:

Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver will sit out the season.

Layshia Clarendon says it’s time to think bigger.

Renee Montgomery on skipping the season: right now is a special time.

The biggest factor for Jonquel Jones in her decision to play was her health.

Kia Nurse is hopeful for the WNBA’s start, and excited about rookie Sabrina Ionescu.

The Liberty have signed Joyner Holmes and the Mystics have signed Essence Carson.

College team news:

Oregon and Oregon State will drop the “Civil War” title from their rivalry games.

College player news:

Iowa State’s Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw changed her name to honor her mother.

College coach news:

Mississippi State coach Nikki McCray-Penson says the confederate flag symbolizes hatred, racism and oppression.

SEC coaches are united over the flag’s removal.

Dawn Staley has secured a fourth high-profile commit.

Jen Gross talks all things UC Davis basketball.

Crayton Jones is a new assistant coach at Missouri State.

College bonus:

Kara Lawson calls out Tennessee for its lack of Athletic Department diversity.

High school news:

A new Maine coach inspired her team to learn about racism.