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  1. Duke Blue Devils picked as ACC preseason favorite

    Mechelle Voepel

    Duke was picked to win the ACC preseason women's basketball poll by both media and coaches. The Blue Devils, who return all five starters, were 33-3 last season and have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight the last four years.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  2. Miami Hurricanes' Shenise Johnson ready to take game to WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    Monday, Miami's Shenise Johnson might go among the top five picks in the WNBA draft. But it wasn't that long ago that there was actually some question the 5-foot-11 guard would even make it through high school.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2012
  3. Upsets wreak havoc for top seeds in ACC tournament

    Mechelle Voepel

    Quarterfinal Friday at the ACC tournament was the perfect example of why conference tournaments are terrific. And it was also the perfect example of why they aren't. It all depends on your point of view, of course. If you were wearing NC State red ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Women's basketball: Duke Blue Devils still overcoming setbacks

    Mechelle Voepel

    Friday morning, I listed some of the candidates for the coach of the year ... but, of course, there are always others who deserve mentioning. One, in fact, got a big victory Friday night. Duke maintained its mastery over Miami, and in the process...

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2012
  6. Women's basketball: Crowded field for coach of year race

    Mechelle Voepel

    For years, the Academy Awards conflicted with March Madness, so it was great when the show moved to February. Sure, some folks think the Oscars are bloated and phony and over-the-top, and thus unwatchable. But ... those are pretty much exactly the...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  7. Tennessee Lady Vols rise to the occasion

    Mechelle Voepel

    In a game that felt more March than mid-November, Tennessee did what it has typically done for the last three-plus decades: Rise to the occasion.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  8. Women's NCAA tournament: Previewing Tuesday's second-round games

    Mechelle Voepel

    Green Bay seeks its first trip to the Sweet 16 as the second round continues Tuesday, while the Miami-Oklahoma matchup in the Dayton Regional will be a quick-paced, guard-oriented matchup.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  9. Women's NCAA tournament: Tennessee Lady Vols ready to tip off tou...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Tennessee, one of the deepest teams in the country, has been perimeter-oriented this season. But the play of its posts might determine how far the Lady Vols get in the Dayton Regional.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  10. Are Miami Hurricanes or Florida State Seminoles closing in on fir...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The likes of Duke and UNC have long dominated the ACC. But this could be the season when one of the league's Florida schools -- Miami or FSU -- wins the ACC tournament.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Katie Meier, Miami Hurricanes on the rise in the ACC

    Mechelle Voepel

    Ranked for the first time in six years, and fresh off their first win over a top-15 foe in 18 seasons, Katie Meier and Miami (13-2) are hoping to become an ACC and national power.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  13. Breaking down the ACC women's basketball race

    Mechelle Voepel

    Prior to this season, North Carolina was expected to be the ACC favorite. But with the Tar Heels' Jessica Breland out as she continues her battle against cancer, Duke looks to be the league favorite.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2010
  14. LSU women earn one more shot at elusive title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sue Gunter's death. Hurricane Katrina. The LSU women have shared plenty of heartache this season. But the world felt right again Monday as they punched a ticket to a third straight Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2006