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  1. Women's college basketball - Nebraska Cornhuskers crush Penn Stat...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Cornhuskers hit 16 3-pointers to put on a clinic -- and likely lock up their spot in the NCAA tournament field -- to knock off No. 8 Penn State.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  2. espnW -- Huskies downplay home pressure against Nittany Lions

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sure, it helps that Washington is playing its semifinal match five minutes from its campus. Just don't tell them that as they claim to remain laser-focused on dispatching Penn State.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  3. 2013 women's NCAA tournament - LSU Lady Tigers advance to Sweet 1...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After losing its point guard to a concussion last time out, LSU's roster was down to seven players. But in a rematch of year's NCAA tournament, the Lady Tigers upset Penn State to reach the Sweet 16.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  4. PSU out to end Big Ten tourney drought

    Mechelle Voepel

    Penn State ran into an emotional senior night last Thursday at Minnesota ... and the Gophers handed the Big Ten leader just its second league loss. Penn State was in a similar situation Sunday in the regular-season finale at Nebraska. It wasn't...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  5. Future looks promising for Penn State

    Mechelle Voepel

    Penn State's Maggie Lucas is one of those players who truly has a sense of the moment. The kind who is aware if momentum is in danger of shifting, if a teammate needs an encouraging slap on the back, if the Bryce Jordan Center fans (other than her al...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Lady Lions get just what they need

    Mechelle Voepel

    AP Photo/John BealePenn State has won six consecutive games, and 11 of its last 12 contests overall.It might be trite to say Penn State needed this, but it's still true. The school, buried under so much harsh publicity in the last three months, ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  8. Women's basketball: Penn State Lady Lions clinch share of Big Ten...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It might be trite to say Penn State needed this, but it's still true. The school, buried under so much harsh publicity in the last three months, needed it. The program, which hadn't won a Big Ten championship since 2004, needed it. The players, who t...

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  9. Penn State Nittany Lions again deficient in leadership

    Mechelle Voepel

    From the way it handled Rene Portland to the current scandal within the football program, Penn State has long had a deficiency in leadership, failing to be proactive and vigilant to make sure everyone is doing the right thing by young people.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  10. Julia Trogele helps turn around Penn State Lady Lions program

    Mechelle Voepel

    With lone senior Julia Trogele helping lead the way, Penn State is back in the rankings and atop the race in the Big Ten.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Big Ten looking to restore image, successful ways in 2008-09

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Big Ten's image has taken a big hit the past couple of seasons as its teams have struggled in the NCAA tournament. But with a handful of players back from injury, and a slew of new coaches, the league might be back on track.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2008
  13. 2007-08 a season of change for many teams, coaches

    Mechelle Voepel

    More so than any recent season in history, major changes have taken place this past offseason. Big-time coaches have changed schools (or returned, in Van Chancellor's case at LSU) and there have been some significant hirings of African-American women.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2007
  14. Washington hire gives Lady Lions a fresh start

    Mechelle Voepel

    After carrying around a lot of excess baggage for a long time, the Penn State program gets a fresh start -- and hopefully will begin to heal -- as new coach Coquese Washington takes over.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2007
  15. Resignation should spark time of healing for PSU

    Mechelle Voepel

    Rene Portland's resignation Thursday brought relief -- and the hope that the rotting toothache that Penn State women's hoops had become can now start healing.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2007
  16. Penn State settlement leaves unsettling feeling

    Mechelle Voepel

    From a legal standpoint, the discrimination lawsuit Jen Harris and the NCLR filed against Penn State and coach Rene Portland is closed. In reality, though, very little seems to have been resolved.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2007