Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Big, hearty news chunks

College team news:

Michigan hopes their depth fills the void left by Katelyn Flaherty.

Freshmen and transfers are bolstering the Pac-12.

Oregon is charging forward.

Oregon State is big, deep and experienced. Can they be elite?

Expectations are low for Washington and Washington State this season, and they have nowhere to go but up.

Cal and Stanford are picked to finish in the middle of the pack.

The Bears have a chip on their shoulders from last year's NCAA Tournament first-round loss.

New Mexico has been picked to win the WAC title.

A point guard from New Zealand won't be joining UMaine after all.

College player news:

Q&A with Duke's Jayda Adams.

Similaries run deep for Iowa State sophomores Rae Johnson and Kristin Scott.

Five-star freshman Amy Dilk is taking the reins at point guard for Michigan.

College coach news:

Felisha Legette-Jack is making the most out of a second chance many female coaches don't get.

Utah coach Lynne Roberts vows not to get lost in the pressure of the season as the Utes go for an NCAA Tournament berth.

Cincinnati is starting over with first-year coach Michelle Clark-Heard.

Mickie DeMoss has joined Vanderbilt as an assistant coach.

Travis Ponton is LIU Brooklyn's new assistant coach.

Pac-12 media day was today:

It was an action-packed day in San Francisco.

Storylines from the day.

Best team portraits of the day.

Oregon has been picked to win the conference.

The entire Cal team celebrated at coach Lindsay Gottlieb's wedding last month.

Tara VanDerveer is a legendary coach and a water skier.

Washington and Oregon State players sing together.

Jenna Moser's rise for the Huskies from practice player to starter.

Despite losing Marie Gulich, Oregon State is now even taller.

WNBA player news:

Candace Parker has joined Turner Sports as an NBA and NCAA commentator.

Diamond DeShields didn't have time for anxiety as a WNBA rookie.

Passion and philanthropy go hand in hand for Elena Delle Donne.

International news:

Lauren Jackson had to wean herself off painkillers in her retirement.