Quite the day between matchups

WNBA playoff news:

The Mercury’s title hopes rise and fall with Brittney Griner.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi was fined $2,500 for making inappropriate contact with an official in last night’s game.

Breanna Stewart underwent successful minor surgery on her left Achilles, and will be ready for the 2022 season.

WNBA coach news:

New Atlanta Dream coach Tanisha Wright faces a difficult test in turning around the franchise.

Wright went from the West Mifflin projects to head coach in the pros.

WNBA news:

Nashville is readying its pitch for a WNBA franchise.

Players and coaches reveal what they’d like the next chapter to be for the league.

NCAA news:

The proposal to increase the NCAA Tournament field to 68 teams has advanced.

College team news:

The ACC’s top contenders are counting on veteran talent this season.

Facing a tough schedule, Maryland shows no fear in hunting for a championship.

Michigan is ready for its encore.

Different Baylor, same dream.

LSU is finding the humorous side of practice.

Minnesota is at full strength heading into the season.

Inspired by their coach, Cal is determined to pack more punch this year.

Virginia’s roster is a blessing to their coach.

UNLV opens the season with league title expectations.

Syracuse update.

ECU expects improvements after adding transfers.