A handful of teams halt practices due to COVID

College team news:

The AP preseason top 25 poll has some interesting picks.

Big East predictions from ESPN.

ACC preseason predictions.

Big West preseason predictions.

Indiana is starting the year with high expectations.

Expectations are high for Syracuse.

Youthful Iowa enters an uncertain year.

Several Minnesota players have tested positive for COVID, and practices have been halted.

St. Louis quarantines after a positive COVID test.

Wyoming has paused practices due to COVID-related issues.

College player news:

The Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list.

DiDi Richards and Moon Ursin are on the road to recovery.

Mariah Sexe is a leader at Lehigh.

Two players are reunited at Siena.

College coach news:

Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks is excited about his team.

Bentley has added Ann McInerney as associate head coach.

WNBA and international news:

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe have gotten better together.

Canadian players have a resilient spirit in the pandemic.

Liz Cambage’s surprise return is a chance to talk about a variety of topics.