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  1. Total Access - Duke Blue Devils' Tricia Liston steps up her game ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Incorrectly stereotyped as "just" a shooter meant Duke's Tricia Liston was largely overlooked in the preseason. But after improving her fitness, footwork and defense, she couldn't be playing better in her senior season, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  2. Total Access with Tennessee - Tyler Summitt follows Pat Summitt's...

    Mechelle Voepel

    He never suited up for Pat Summitt, but Tyler Summitt was as impacted by growing up with the Lady Vols as anyone. And like his mom, he's embarking on his own coaching path.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  3. Chiney Ogwumike is espnW's player of the week

    Mechelle Voepel

    While Stanford got a very good effort from its entire team in upsetting Baylor, Chiney Ogwumike earns top billing as our first espnW player of the week.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women reach semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Canada came out with a great game plan, trying to slowing down games with a deliberate offense. Trouble was, it didn't make any difference against the U.S. women, who put the clamps on Canada's top scoring threats.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Depth, talent makes U.S. women the heavy ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Russia, Australia and now France are all quality teams. But the U.S. women's basketball team, with its depth of talent, remains a very heavy favorite in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women rout China

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women tied an American record for points in an Olympic contest and set a team record with 33 assists in crushing China 114-66 to advance to the quarterfinals as the top seed from Group A.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  7. Lindsay Whalen breathes life into Minnesota Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lindsay Whalen is at the height of her basketball skills and has had an MVP-type of year in the WNBA. And after returning home to Minnesota in 2010, she again breathed life into the state -- and women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  8. Laurel Richie kicks up WNBA synergy

    Mechelle Voepel

    WNBA president looks for synergistic kick-start in women's game

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  9. Diana Taurasi lost three months of her career, confidence in syst...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Diana Taurasi has worked hard for everything she has accomplished on the court. But the battle to clear her name of doping allegations might have been the hardest yet.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions' volleyballers a better comparison for U...

    Mechelle Voepel

    UConn tied the UCLA men's streak of 88 straight victories Sunday. But instead of comparing two teams from different eras (not to mention genders), how do the Huskies match up against one of college's other great streaks?

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2010
  11. Women's NCAA tournament: Annual pre-Final Four coaches' teleconfe...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Four coaches. Two hours of talk time. Anything goes, including an appearance from a former president.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  12. Virginia Cavaliers' Monica Wright a leader, competitor for the ag...

    Mechelle Voepel

    From the time she was a young girl trying to keep up with her big brother, Monica Wright has always looked to compete with others.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  13. Basketball brings two friends, two families together

    Mechelle Voepel

    Basketball brought them together as friends, then some painful adversities made them sisters. Now Duke's Krystal Thomas and Florida State's Alexa Deluzio are playing for the first- and second-place teams in the ACC.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2010
  14. UConn Huskies' Caroline Doty makes most of first performance in t...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Two days after suffering a torn ACL last season, Caroline Doty could only sit and watch her Huskies play at the Dean Dome. On Monday, she helped lead UConn past a sold-out crowd at Duke.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2010
  15. After bitter loss, U.S. women regroup with great effort

    Mechelle Voepel

    In sports, how you respond to a big loss says as much about you as what kind of winner you are. And on Saturday, the American women responded with one of their best games.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2006
  16. One roundabout trip for a trophy

    Mechelle Voepel

    A half-century ago, the U.S. women's basketball team won two World Championship trophies ... and had one heck of a time bringing them back from South America.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2006