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  1. Versatile Pedersen fills many roles for Stanford

    Mechelle Voepel

    One of Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer's assistants told her she took do-it-all junior Kayla Pedersen for granted. "And I said, 'No, I don't,'" VanDerveer said during a teleconference Wednesday looking ahead to the No. 2 Cardinal's games against Utah...

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2009
  2. Baylor's Griner never grows tired of dunking

    Mechelle Voepel

    If you didn't already know Baylor's Brittney Griner was from a military/law enforcement family, you'd guess it right away from hearing her talk. Good manners are part of her standard speaking pattern. Thus, her reply when asked how she deals with ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  3. SEC seems back on top of game in 2009-10

    Mechelle Voepel

    Last season was, of course, an unusual one in the SEC. Tennessee finished tied for fifth and found itself having to watch a few big celebrations from opponents used to coming up short against the Orange Crush. Vanderbilt beat Tennessee for the first...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2009
  4. Middle Tennessee taking on all comers

    Mechelle Voepel

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee might be considered the Sun Belt favorite, but coach Rick Insell doesn't want to depend on winning the league's automatic bid in order to go to the NCAA tournament. Yes, his squad has won the conference tou...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2009
  5. Spartak owner's death is big loss for game

    Mechelle Voepel

    The murder of Spartak owner Shabtai von Kalmanovic in Moscow on Monday will have some kind of effect on the entire world of professional women's basketball. Exactly what that will be is what we'll have to wait to find out. MORE ON SPARTAK In the...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  6. Pondexter puts in MVP-worthy performance, too

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- Phoenix's Cappie Pondexter was the WNBA Finals MVP in 2007, and could well have received that same honor in 2009 (for what it's worth, I voted for her Friday night). Diana Taurasi, however, received the award. And it's not as if Taurasi is...

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2009
  7. Johnson savoring another shot at title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Temeka Johnson was on the first LSU team to advance to the Women's Final Four. That happened in 2004, when the event was in her native New Orleans. It could have been a potential storybook ending that season, but LSU lost in the semifinals on a last-...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  8. Purdue roots run deep at Game 4

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- On the court for Indiana was Katie Douglas. On the Fever sideline was Lin Dunn. Doing color commentary for ESPN2 was Carolyn Peck. In the stands was Ukari Figgs, now an assistant coach for Sharon Versyp at Purdue. And honored by th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  9. January has been the postseason's top rookie

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight years ago, when her current Indiana teammates Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown were competing in the NCAA tournament, Fever rookie Briann January was experiencing March Madness in a different way. She was a 14-year-old in t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2009
  10. Time to put supposed head-butt behind us

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As you can imagine, it was really tense and scary and stuff like that Monday as the Indiana and Phoenix players caught sight of each other at Conseco Fieldhouse. All this lingering hostility ... especially since the incident in Sun...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  11. Griffith enjoying Fever's ride in WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- This season was supposed to be Yolanda Griffith's chance at one last championship, a perfect ending to her career. Indiana coach Lin Dunn wanted Griffith playing for the Fever in 2009, especially to help in battling nemesis Detroit...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2009
  12. Expect aggressive start from Phoenix in Game 3

    Mechelle Voepel

    Someone once told me about being a writer that great was the enemy of good. Meaning that if you were striving all the time to come up with the "great" lead paragraph or the "great" transitions or the "great" finish, you might just end up missing dead...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2009
  13. Moore gives Fever boost off bench (and UConn tie)

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- Lest you think Phoenix is "Team UConn" because of Diana Taurasi and Ketia Swanier ... remember, of course, that Indiana has a former Huskies player, too. Jessica Moore began this summer with Los Angeles, the team she'd spent the prev...

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2009
  14. Phoenix's Taylor expects to play in Game 3

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- It was a painful night for Phoenix's Penny Taylor, but indications are she still expects to play in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday in Indianapolis. Taylor, who had a nearly perfect night shooting Thursday, was injured with 3 minute...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2009
  15. An instant classic Taurasi won't watch again

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- Immediately after Phoenix's amazing 120-116 overtime victory over Indiana on Tuesday, fans were on message boards wondering when Game 1 of the WNBA Finals might be replayed on television for those who wanted to watch it again. But the Mer...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2009
  16. Almost time to bid farewell to L.A. legend Leslie

    Mechelle Voepel

    This will be sort of like another "senior night" for Lisa Leslie. Fifteen years ago she had one at Southern Cal, where she played collegiately from 1990-94. Now it will happen at the Staples Center on Friday as the Los Angeles Sparks play their final...

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2009