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  1. Minnesota Golden Gophers' Amanda Zahui B. is espnW's player of th...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After tallying 52 points and 46 rebounds in three wins for Minnesota, sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. nabbed our weekly honor.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2015
  2. WNBA Finals - Title a long time coming for Minnesota Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    After years of mediocrity, Minnesota -- a team that once failed to reach the playoffs for six straight seasons -- is the new WNBA champion. And players such as Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Candice Wiggins finally have a title.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  3. Penn State Nittany Lions, Minnesota Golden Gophers freshmen gain ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Penn State and Minnesota wrestled to a draw Sunday, but the experienced gained -- especially for the teams' young wrestlers -- was invaluable.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  4. Lindsay Whalen leads way in U.S. women's win over Canada

    Mechelle Voepel

    After a disappointing WNBA season in Minnesota and a tragic loss for her family, the world championship just might finally put a good spin on the year for Lindsay Whalen.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010
  5. Suzy Merchant, Michigan State Spartans ready to make mark

    Mechelle Voepel

    After a huge win in the second round of last season's NCAA tournament, Michigan State lost in a bad way four days later. But the Spartans have since used the Sweet 16 loss to motivate them.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2009
  6. Emily Fox finding ways to lift Minnesota Gophers

    Mechelle Voepel

    In a Big Ten where grinding out wins might become the norm, it's a good thing Minnesota senior Emily Fox knows that drill well.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2009
  7. 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
  8. Plenty of questions abound as 2006-07 nears

    Mechelle Voepel

    Whether Maryland can repeat as champ this season is hardly the most pressing question on our columnist's mind as the new season nears.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2006
  9. The frog was right all along

    Mechelle Voepel

    No green team has ever reached the Final Four. This season, Michigan State, Baylor and a couple others could be the first.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2005
  10. Wildcats' Wecker among POY favorites

    Mechelle Voepel

    The race for national player of the year is wide open. And K-State's Kendra Wecker must be considered.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2005
  11. Lobos-Utes battle as exciting as others

    Mechelle Voepel

    All eight games Sunday on ESPN2 are good matchups. The really neat thing is the chance to watch some of the game's less-publicized rivalries.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2005
  12. Wecker, McCarville step into spotlight

    Mechelle Voepel

    For three years, Janel McCarville and Kendra Wecker were in the shadow of an older All-American. Now it's their turn to shine.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  13. Whalen, Johnson still have plenty of ball ahead

    Mechelle Voepel

    Losing was tough on Minnesota fans. But the "goodbye, Lindsay Whalen" part is a lot harder.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2004
  14. Don't be fooled: Huskies still front-page news

    Mechelle Voepel

    Not much written on UConn so far? Everyone assumed Dee and the Dawgs will still be playing Tuesday

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2004
  15. 'Big' girl, bigger legends

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville are big-time players who already have become big-time legends in Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2004
  16. Gophers (and game) will miss Whalen, but must go on

    Mechelle Voepel

    There's no doubt Lindsay Whalen -- a great kid on and off the court -- will be missed in Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2004