Big things poppin’ (again)

WNBA news:

The WNBA finally tweeted that the season will begin July 25. But there’s nothing on their website about it, and no schedule yet.

WNBA team news:

With key players in limbo, the Mystics forge ahead.

The Lynx had their first full practice in months today.

Kelly Loeffler chose pandering over principle, and players won’t forget.

WNBA player news:

Shenise Johnson is trying to prove to herself that her left knee is sound again.

Liberty rookie Megan Walker tested positive for COVID-19.

Maya Moore is a hero on and in the court.

Erica McCall awaits her next WNBA opportunity.

WNBA coach news:

The Liberty’s Walt Hopkins, 34, is the league’s youngest coach.

College team news:

Oregon is laying the groundwork for players cashing in on new rules.

Zoom calls are helping Arizona as they await a return to campus.

How Iowa is recruiting during the pandemic.

West Virginia has paused workouts after six players tested positive for coronavirus.

Syracuse has appointed an associate AD for diversity, culture and climate.

College player news:

Former Central Michigan guard Kate McArthur has transferred to Wayne State.

College coach news:

Kara Lawson is reported to be the next basketball coach at Duke.

A source says Lawson and the school are in talks.

Another publication says Duke is close to hiring her.

Natalie Sweeney is a new assistant coach at Presbyterian.