Storylines for weeks

College team news:

Stanford is the Pac-12 preseason favorite.

SEC preseason team and player picks.

UConn expects to compete for the title this season.

Maryland will be challenged in the improved Big Ten.

The unusual offseason has forced South Dakota to adapt.

Mississippi State notes.

Northwestern is readying for the season.

Penn State is relying on transfers to propel the team forward.

Vanderbilt has canceled its season opener due to lack of available players.

Siena continues their march toward the season.

For the love of the game: Penn State.

Newcomers are bringing different skills and big goals to App State.

Montana State is dealing with new obstacles.

Northern Colorado is young, dynamic and prepared for uncertainties.

UTSA looks to grow and improve this year.

Chattanooga has paused women’s basketball after positive COVID tests and contact tracing.

College player news:

The Naismith Trophy watch list is stacked.

The Wade Trophy watch list is lit.

The Pac-12 preseason all-conference team.

The Division I athlete graduation rate has hit a high of 90 percent.

Naz Hillmon and Amy Dilk are taking the next step for Michigan.

Syracuse’s seven freshmen are eager to make a difference.

Lavender Briggs is looking to lead Florida.

Auburn transfer Erin Howard is immediately eligible at Florida State.

Auburn transfer Lauren Hansen has immediate eligibility at Missouri.

Auburn transfer Robyn Benton is granted eligibility immediately at Kentucky.

Pitt transfer Jahsyni Knight has immediate eligibility at Hofstra.

Virginia transfer Yanni Hendley is immediately eligible at Rhode Island.

Akira Levy is transferring from Vanderbilt without having played one game there.

College coach:

Podcast with Purdue coach Sharon Versyp.

Lindy La Rocque debuts as UNLV coach next week.

NCAA Tournament news:

San Antonio is open to hosting the entire NCAA Tournament.