Preseason indications

College news:

Iowa State tops the Big 12 preseason poll for the first time in 22 years.

Gonzaga is picked to win the WCC.

ESPN’s way-too-early top 25.

College player news:

Q&A with Aliyah Boston.

Paige Bueckers is in “attack mode” in recovering from her ACL tear.

Maddie Scherr went back home to Kentucky.

Freshman Jada Wynn is bringing her shooting talent to the Buffs.

College coach news:

Cori Close hopes UCLA’s adversity last year buys them a key to success this season.

Jody Adams-Birch is teaching the New Mexico State Aggies “a system of winning ways.”

WNBA news:

Brittney Griner’s wife says the star is at “her weakest moment in life” in Russian captivity.

Former Sparks GM Penny Toler has settled her lawsuit against the organization.

Jackie Stiles on the WNBA, her legacy and what might have been.

International news:

Lauren Jackson has launched the “She Hoops” platform.