News and previews

College team news:

Final Four and player of the year picks from ESPN.

Baylor has changed their coach and nickname, but not expectations.

Maryland is on a mission to Minneapolis.

Thoughts on Iowa: defense, interior depth and more.

Indiana has their sights set even higher this season.

Oregon State preview.

Duke showed promise in their exhibition game with fast tempo and sharing the ball.

After their NCAA berth last year, the bar is higher for Washington State.

Three pertinent preseason ponderings for Vanderbilt.

Abilene Christian preview.

Eastern Washington will lean on a new coach and a host of new players.

College player news:

Senior Melody Kempton is eager to lead Gonzaga in the chase for another WCC title.

Ohio State’s Taylor Thierry is destined to compete.

Grad transfer Jada Stinson is already making a difference at Illinois State.

Freshman Caroline Ducharme is trying to make a strong impression at UConn.

College coach news:

Harvard coach Kathy Delaney-Smith will retire next spring, at the conclusion of her 40th year.

Why Dawn Staley has calls to make to players parents before the Gamecocks’ first game.

Bridgette Mitchell is bringing an energetic approach to Northeastern.

WNBA news:

Liz Cambage escaped a fine and suspension for her role in a pre-Olympics matchup against Nigeria.

Doug Bruno and the Chicago Hustle blazed the trail for the Chicago Sky.