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  1. Nine for IX -- Six rules for playing hoops in China

    Kate Fagan

    Brittney Griner's trip to China was, uh, interesting, to be sure. Here are a half dozen things every WNBA star playing overseas ought to know.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2014
  2. HoopGurlz -- High school girls basketball stars Asia Durr, Gabby ...

    Walter Villa

    Many of them hope to play for a WNBA title themselves some day, but first the nation's top hoops prospects predict which team will take home this year's championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  3. Off the court with Seimone Augustus -espnW

    Dimity McDowell

    Seimone Augustus is no stranger to the weight room or the swimming pool. The Lynx All-Star shares her training regimen, plus her love for Jay-Z, Jordans and wings.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  4. Fagan: An education on the WNBA

    Kate Fagan

    Kate Fagan has never been a fan of the WNBA, though she should fit right in with the league's demographic. In the first of a three-part series to educate herself on the league, Fagan realizes some of the its flaws are, in fact, strengths.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  5. ESPN The Magazine -- Beyond IX, Michelle Obama and Let's Move

    ESPN The Magazine

    Long before a female athlete can take advantage of Title IX, she has to get on her feet first. As the First Lady explains here, that's where her Let's Move program, designed to combat childhood obesity, comes in.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  6. Bill Fennelly buoyed by family at Iowa State -- Hoops Across Amer...

    Pat Borzi

    With two sons helping, head coach Bill Fennelly brings a down-home approach to Iowa State, and that resonates with the Cyclones' Midwestern fans.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  7. Women's basketball team brings warm glow to Michigan Tech -- Hoop...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    At a school known for harsh winters and stringent academic standards, a jewel of a basketball program has distinguished itself in Division II.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  8. Confluence of events makes Louisville hoops heaven -- Hoops Acros...

    Graham Hays

    Louisville ranks second in the nation in attendance. Credit an open-minded AD, the right coach, a sparkling new arena and a player who captivated fans at the right time.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  9. At Texas Tech, High Riders play unique role -- Hoops Across Ameri...

    Brant James

    The spirit organization is devoted to supporting women's sports only, and the bond is deepest with the basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2012
  10. Button Man helps preserve Duke memories -- Hoops Across America

    Viv Bernstein

    Rob Rabb started making buttons of the Duke women's basketball players to support the program. Little did he know they would become such cherished mementos.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2012
  11. They get amped at Hampton -- Hoops Across America

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    A 60-piece band, a DJ, a dance team and a cheerleading squad create a pulsating, raucous -- and intimidating -- environment for the Lady Pirates basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  12. Love of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish drives volunteers -- Hoops ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    A core of 50 mostly senior females helps organize the sea of green-clad fans on game days at Notre Dame, one of the toughest places to play in the country.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2012
  13. Past success lurks in Old Dominion's shadows -- Hoops Across Amer...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Old Dominion's past is littered with stories of success, but our latest Hoops Across America stop found a Lady Monarchs program struggling to recapture glory.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  14. Purdue basketball rooted in history -- Hoops Across America

    Graham Hays

    Courtney Moses is the latest in a line of small-town players to find a home at Purdue where she shares a sense of Indiana pride with teammates and fans.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  15. Gallaudet makes its point loud and clear -- Hoops Across America

    Brant James

    Players at this Division III school prove that lack of hearing is not a disability and that hard work and heart speak volumes on the basketball court.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  16. Kim Mulkey stokes the fire at Baylor -- Hoops Across America

    Pat Borzi

    Charismatic, energetic and at times a tempest on the sideline, the fiery -- and well-dressed -- coach has educated fans, filled seats and transformed Baylor into a national power.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011