Lots of news poppin’

College team news:

Expectations are sky-high for South Carolina.

Loaded UConn will push for a 12th title.

Oregon’s first exhibition game is tomorrow.

Oregon State has the size and versatility to be a defensive power.

With respect for the past, LSU aims for a bright future.

Gonzaga storylines.

Five questions Missouri will answer this season.

Penn State has big goals……transfers and returners are building a championship culture.

Jackson State looks to defend its regular-season SWAC title.

Ohio State looks to put 2020-2021 behind them.

Experienced Quinnipiac is ready for a deep run this year.

College player news:

The 20 small forwards to watch on the Cheryl Miller Award watch list.

Transfer Allie Best gives UNCW some help in the backcourt.

Michigan State has lost Tory Ozment and Julia Ayrault to season-ending injuries.

Cal grad transfer Karisma Ortiz is out for the season with a knee injury.

College coach news:

Sources say Texas A&M coach Gary Blair will retire at season’s end.

College conference news:

Old Dominion will join the Sun Belt Conference in 2023.

WNBA news:

Alana Beard will lead the ownership group for a proposed WNBA team in Oakland.

Kahleah Copper wants a team in her hometown of Philadelphia.