Tabbing preseason picks

College team news:

Off-the-radar contenders that could reach the Final Four.

Everything you need to know about the top 25 teams.

SEC contenders are taking aim at the national champion Gamecocks…….but South Carolina has the pieces in place to repeat.

Louisville is the ACC favorite, but has lots of challengers.

Iowa is picked to win the Big Ten.

Stanford is the overwhelming favorite in the Pac-12.

Iowa State has a slight edge over Texas for the Big 12 nod.

Projecting LSU’s starting lineup and rotations.

Michigan thrives in the underdog role.

College player news:

Jade Loville is setting the standard for a healthier Arizona.

Family has never been more important as Bendu Yeaney returns home to Oregon for her final season.

Madison Greene is back and ready for the Buckeyes.

UConn freshman Ice Brady will miss the season after having knee surgery.

College conference news:

The Pac-12 commissioner says most people he’s spoken to are not in favor of UCLA and USC’s move to the Big Ten.

The remaining 10 schools stand united.

WNBA player news:

Russia says any talks about a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner must be confidential.