The excitement builds

WNBA draft news:

In the absence of live sports, the buzz around the draft is big.

Ten players to watch for besides Sabrina Ionescu.

Will Oregon's big three be taken in the first round?

Chennedy Carter's skill set should translate well at the next level.

Ty Harris will monitor the draft from home.

Kathleen Doyle looks ahead to the WNBA after an early end to her career at Iowa.

Beatrice Mompremier is ready for her closeup heading into the draft.

Mystics coach Mike Thibault says nothing much will change for his team from the draft.

What if the Lynx hadn't won the draft pick for Maya Moore?

Ranking the No. 1 draft picks throughout the years.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird works hard, plays hard and takes nothing for granted.

The iso: Jewell Loyd.

College team news:

Idaho State has a bright future with their returning talent and experience.

College player news:

What's Tiana Mangakahia doing in Australia?

Penn State forward Lauren Ebo has transferred to Texas.

Kent State transfer Asiah Dingle has landed at Stony Brook.

Tori Hyduke will leave George Washington.

College coach news:

SIUE coach Paula Buscher is making it work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stony Brook coach Caroline McCombs' contract has been extended through the 2024-2025 season.

New head coach Molly Miller will bring passion to Grand Canyon.

Amy Eagen has been named head coach at Drury, and it was a year in the making.

Kansas associate head coach Larry Tidwell has resigned.

Vernette Skeete is a new assistant coach at Illinois.

Recruiting news:

Oregon coach Kelly Graves says the intangibles and selflessness mark the incoming freshman class.

Five-star recruit Payton Verhulst is coming to Louisville to win a national title.

Bonus:

No one doubts the NBA and NFL can rebound from the pandemic. It's a different story for women's sports.

The Colorado Xplosion helped the ABL change women's hoops.