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  1. New era brings new offense to Stanford Cardinal

    Michelle Smith

    That triangle offense that Stanford has used for the past 35 seasons? Tara VanDerveer is hanging it up this season in favor of a more guard-oriented attack that better suits her personnel.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  2. Revamped USC Women of Troy ready to build on 2014 success

    Michelle Smith

    Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is ready to build on USC's first NCAA tournament berth in eight seasons. But first, she replaced most of her coaching staff and must adjust to losing her leading returning scorer, who was dismissed in September.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  3. Five things to look forward to in 2014-15 women's college basketb...

    Michelle Smith

    Teams across the country are practicing, preparing and priming themselves for the new season, which the annual Midnight Madness helps tip off. What five things are we most looking forward to when the ball goes up?

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2014
  4. 'I Didn't Know Whether Victory Was Leaving Or Staying'

    Michelle Smith

    After years of silence, former basketball star Ruthie Bolton says she was routinely beaten by her former husband and hopes that her story can help others.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  5. Why Penny Taylor matters just as much as Phoenix Mercury's other ...

    Michelle Smith

    Uncertainty about her basketball future plagued Penny Taylor the past two seasons as she fought back from a knee injury. Tuesday, her pivotal performance helped put Phoenix on the brink of another WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  6. Chicago Sky's season on the line against Indiana Fever

    Michelle Smith

    Elena Delle Donne took just 12 shots -- a low for the postseason -- and Chicago committed 14 turnovers in its Game 1 loss to the Indiana Fever.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  7. Indiana Fever buckle down, stave off Chicago Sky in Eastern Confe...

    Michelle Smith

    Instead of folding when Chicago went on a 12-1 run to pull within one in the fourth quarter, Indiana dug deep and held on for the Game 1 victory in the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  8. 5 questions for the WNBA Eastern Conference finals

    Michelle Smith

    Chicago and Indiana both had losing records in the regular season, but ignore that: Any series with Tamika Catchings facing Elena Delle Donne is compelling. Michelle Smith has five questions leading into the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  9. WNBA - Seattle Storm coach Brian Agler passes his love for basket...

    Michelle Smith

    Coach Brian Agler and his family have gotten so much more from basketball than they have given up because of it.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  10. WNBA - Tulsa Shock's Courtney Paris finally finds her way in the ...

    Michelle Smith

    She was one of the most dominant NCAA players of the past decade, but Courtney Paris struggled to find a spot in the WNBA. Five seasons after being drafted No. 7 overall, she's a regular starter for Tulsa.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  11. Women's Final Four 2014 - Connecticut Huskies seniors Stefanie Do...

    Michelle Smith

    UConn's perfect season also marked the perfect ending for All-American seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, who will leave the program after winning back-to-back national titles.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  12. Women's Final Four 2014 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish face tough ta...

    Michelle Smith

    Notre Dame managed just fine without Natalie Achonwa in the national semifinals. But the Irish face a more daunting task Tuesday in the frontcourt against UConn's All-Americans.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  13. Women's Final Four 2014 - Connecticut Huskies' defense smothers S...

    Michelle Smith

    Connecticut is perhaps the top defensive team in the nation, a fact that often goes overlooked with the Huskies' bevy of productive offensive players. But the defense carried the day against Stanford.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  14. Women's Final Four 2014 - Stanford Cardinal still chasing elusive...

    Michelle Smith

    Stanford is in its sixth Final Four in seven seasons -- but hasn't won a title in 22 years. Chiney Ogwumike and the Cardinal hope to make new history at the Final Four, even as a huge underdog against UConn.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  15. Women's NCAA tournament 2014 - Stanford Cardinal 74, North Caroli...

    Michelle Smith

    After trailing by 13 points early on, Stanford got the ball inside to Chiney Ogwumike and got a career game from Mikaela Ruef to rally in the second half to reach the Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  16. Women's NCAA tournament 2014 - Stanford Cardinal's depth too much...

    Michelle Smith

    Chiney Ogwumike has carried Stanford for the past two years, but on Tuesday, her teammates carried the senior starter past UNC and back to one more Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014