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  1. 2012 women's college volleyball -- Michigan, Oregon join stalwart...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Against tall odds and hostile crowds, Michigan and Oregon earned their way into volleyball's final four, where they'll face old guard teams Texas and Penn State, respectively, Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  2. WNBA -- Indiana Fever find their fairy tale ending

    Mechelle Voepel

    When the playoffs opened, not many were picking Indiana to knock off the top team from each division en route to the WNBA championship. But odds were beaten, twists and turns were navigated, and in the end, the Fever got their fairy tale ending.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  3. WNBA -- Phoenix Mercury are big winner in WNBA draft lottery

    Mechelle Voepel

    Phoenix walked away with the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft lottery. And while it made the Mercury's day, it was the worst-case scenario for Washington, which had the best odds of winning the top pick in the lottery.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  4. Top WNBA Draft pick remains elusive for Tulsa Shock

    Mechelle Voepel

    Once more, the balls didn't bounce right for the unlucky Shock. In the WNBA draft lottery, the top pick for 2012 went to Los Angeles.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2011
  5. Texas A&M Aggies take aim at defending NCAA title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Finishing first in the Big 12 will be hard enough. Still, Gary Blair likes the odds of Texas A&M not only triumphing in the conference but repeating as NCAA champion.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  6. High-octane WNBA Finals matchup will bring Minnesota Lynx or Atla...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota, which played its first WNBA season in 1999, or 4-year-old franchise Atlanta, is closing in on its first title.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2011
  7. Women's Final Four: Louisville Cardinals are looking for one last...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Is beating a perfect opponent Louisville has lost to twice this season by an average of 33.5 points too much to ask? Maybe not. These Cardinals have toppled top seeds and overcome the odds throughout this NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  8. Despite odds, injuries, Shock win third WNBA title

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Shock's sweep of San Antonio might imply this year's title run was their easiest. But Detroit overcame injuries, suspensions, midseason trades and the regular-season's top team to capture the crown.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2008
  9. Three top-10 teams on tap in Austin

    Mechelle Voepel

    Three top-10 teams, including No. 2 LSU vs. No. 8 Baylor, hit the court in Austin, Texas, in Sunday's State Farm Tip-Off Classic.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2004
  10. Nine years later, Duke notches another pivotal win

    Mechelle Voepel

    Saturday's 68-67 win over UConn was a huge victory for Duke. But it might not be as pivotal as another against-all-odds comeback nine years ago.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2004
  11. Shock beat the odds to force Game 3

    Mechelle Voepel

    Teams don't normally win games where they blow gigantic leads. But on Sunday, Detroit survived the kind of game teams often don't survive.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2003
  12. Against all odds, Inkster beats Sorenstam

    Mechelle Voepel

    Juli Inkster wasn't on everybody's short list to win the U.S. Women's Open. But after four days in Kansas, nobody deserved it more.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2002