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  1. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. McDonald's game by the numbers -espnW

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    There's more than one way to look at the rosters for the 2014 McDonald's All American Game. This time, we go the numbers route.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  3. 7 fast facts for UConn-Baylor

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    No. 7 Baylor puts its 69-game home winning streak on the line tonight (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) in Waco against top-ranked UConn. Here are some fast facts about the rivalry, which is 2-2 all-time: 1. The Huskies won the first meeting, 70-50, ...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  4. Candace Parker's Uplifting Night

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    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker will become the sixth Tennessee Lady Vol to have her jersey retired into the rafters at Thompson-Boling Arena prior to tonight's SEC showdown between No. 5 Tennessee and No. 16 LSU. During her days in Kno...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday, Shannon Bobbitt!

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    Happy birthday, Shannon Bobbitt! The pint-sized basketball player turns 28 today. One of eight children, the New York native helped guide the Tennessee Lady Vols to back-to-back national championships in 2007 and 2008. Alongside her college teammate ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  6. Flashback: WNBA starts at the top

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    On this day in 1996, Val Ackerman was named the first president of the WNBA. The announcement came four months after the NBA Board of Governors had approved the concept of the new professional women's basketball league. Ackerman held the position unt...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. Tennessee: Rich tradition in 217 years

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    On this date in 1796, Tennessee was admitted as the 16th state of the United States, and it has gone on to become home to one of the richest women's basketball traditions in the nation. Pat Summitt, who was born in Clarksville, Tenn., coached the Ten...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  8. In The Clutch: Chicago Sky forward Swin Cash had humble start

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    Her childhood wasn't easy, but it shaped Swin Cash as a person and an athlete. She delivers a message of perseverance and character building to young girls.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  9. HoopGurlz: Alyssa Rice of Ohio says effort on court, skills in ki...

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    Alyssa Rice, the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2014 class, has mad skills on the court and in the kitchen.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  10. HoopGurlz: Duke Blue Devils commit Azura Stevens can't resist cam...

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    Duke commit Azura Stevens, a junior at Cary (N.C.) says she couldn't resist the beauty of the Blue Devils' campus and its proximity to her home.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  11. HoopGurlz: Colorado recruit Haley Smith packing passion for baske...

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    Colorado signee Haley Smith of Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) will be taking a passion for basketball and books to Boulder.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  12. HoopGurlz: Duke women's basketball recruit Oderah Chidom cherishe...

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    Duke signee Oderah Chidom of Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland, Calif., says she cherishes balance and enjoys baking in this edition of "Meet The Prospects."

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  13. HoopGurlz: Croatian Andrijana Cvitkovic set to play women's baske...

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    Croatian Andrijana Cvitkovic has found a second home at Culver Girls Academy (Ind.), where she helped her team to its first sectional title in 14 years. Next up: enrolling at Dayton for her freshman season.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  14. HoopGurlz: Penn State recruit Alexandria Harris feels right at ho...

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    Alexandria Harris says she chose Penn State because the coaches made her feel like family from the start of the recruiting process.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  15. HoopGurlz: Nebraska recruit Jessica Shepard adds career highlight...

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    Nebraska recruit Jessica Shepard, the No. 23 prospect in the 2015 class, recently enjoyed her favorite basketball moment so far -- winning a Nebraska state title with Lincoln Southeast.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  16. HoopGurlz: Makayla Epps following in father's footsteps to Kentuc...

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    Kentucky commit Makayla Epps is following her role model -- and father -- Anthony Epps to Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013