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  1. Women's college basketball - Connecticut Huskies outlast Baylor L...

    Mechelle Voepel

    A pair of perfectionist coaches led their teams into Big Monday. And though the game was far from perfect, both UConn and Baylor benefited from it.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  2. Women's basketball - Geno Auriemma up to the challenge of coachin...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Geno Auriemma is coaching the defending NCAA champs, easy preseason No. 1 and chasing a historic ninth NCAA women's title. Does he need another obligation? No, but coaching the U.S. women in another Olympics is one challenge he truly relishes having.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  3. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx are the favorite in the WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    With the league's best record and a pair of MVP candidates, defending champion Minnesota is the favorite when the 2012 WNBA playoffs open Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  4. WNBA -- Playoff push begins now for WNBA teams

    Mechelle Voepel

    The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  5. espnW: San Antonio the surprise 'buzz' team of WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    Silver Spurs are the surprise 'buzz' team as the Olympics brings a month-long halt to the WNBA. Will the time off help or hurt?

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  6. Injuries, lawsuit test Team USA's solid foundation

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team is expected to win Olympic gold in London. But some things -- from injuries to a lawsuit against Geno Auriemma -- might be shaking Team USA's solid foundation.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  7. Eastern Conference has no clear favorite

    Mechelle Voepel

    Every team in the WNBA's Eastern Conference has some definite positives. But it's unclear who really might be the best.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  8. 2012 London Olympics -- Asjha Jones added to women's hoops roster...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Before anyone starts grumbling about the U.S. Olympic women's hoops roster looking like a case of college nepotism, it seemed likely this team would be Huskies-heavy no matter who the coach was.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  9. Connecticut Huskies' Geno Auriemma and Tennessee Lady Vols' Pat S...

    Mechelle Voepel

    At halftime of the Baylor-Stanford national semifinal, UConn's Geno Auriemma and Tennessee's Pat Summitt were honored along with the other coaches of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  10. Who should be All-Americans this season?

    Mechelle Voepel

    There's no such thing as even one choice -- let alone five of them -- that will bring unanimous consent. But when you're talking All-Americans in women's basketball this particular season, the first team likely will get a lot of agreement. After tha...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  11. Voepel: Tough decisions loom for women's USA Basketball team

    Mechelle Voepel

    In naming eight core players for the next three years, the U.S. women's senior national team answered some questions. But the jigsaw puzzle is only beginning to be pieced together.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2009
  12. Connecticut Huskies' Geno Auriemma the right choice for USA Bask...

    Mechelle Voepel

    As UConn's coach, Geno Auriemma faces high expectations year-round. Which is why he is perfectly suited to take over the U.S. women's basketball team -- and long due the honor.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2009
  13. Sun's Whitmore rises above challenges

    Mechelle Voepel

    After growing up in the most impoverished state in America, Tamika Whitmore knows about hard times. Finding a way out of them continues to be her biggest motivator.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  14. East teammates too much for West in All-Star Game

    Mechelle Voepel

    Opponents the rest of the season, Tamika Catchings and All-Star MVP Cheryl Ford joined forces Sunday to lead the East to its second straight victory.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2007
  15. Hall trio leaves lasting legacy

    Mechelle Voepel

    Best of their era? Try best ever. And now, Janice Lawrence Braxton, Katrina McClain Johnson and Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil are among the latest inductees into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2006
  16. Q&A with Catchings, Beard

    Mechelle Voepel

    Via e-mail from Korea, Tennessee graduate Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever and Duke grad Alana Beard of the Washington Mystics shared some thoughts on next season, their alma maters and Monday's "big game."

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2006