Off-day tidbits

WNBA team news:

The Sparks became the first WNBA team to practice at an HBCU, as they stopped at Howard.

WNBA player news:

Gabby Williams suffered a stress fracture in her foot during last night’s Storm game, and is likely done for the season.

NaLyssa Smith returned to the court last night after missing nine games with injury.

Sky players defended Courtney Williams, after she was fined.

Mercury players and coaches reflect on the NCAA conference upheaval.

WNBA owner news:

Dwayne Wade aims to bring creative thinking to his new position with Chicago.

College team news:

Louisiana Tech is changing its team name – except women’s basketball, which will retain the “Lady Techsters” name.

Oregon State and Washington State are pondering their next moves, after being left out of college reshuffling.

College player news:

Paige Bueckers says she is “all cleared” from injury and ready to play.