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  1. NCAA Volleyball: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Mechelle Voepel

    Texas' five-set win at Nebraska might be the type of thing that comes to mind when you think big-time volleyball, but don't forget about the Blackbirds of LIU Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  2. Which teams have exceeded or fallen short of expectations?

    Some programs have done far better than expected this season, while others have underwhelmed. Michelle Smith puts six teams on each list.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  3. Flashback: NFL's first playoff

    espnW

    On this day in 1932, the NFL held its first championship game. The Chicago Bears, featuring legends Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski, beat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0. Prior to the meeting, the league had determined its annual champion based on the reg...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. espnW -- College basketball at its finest

    D'Arcy Maine

    Christmas came early for college basketball fans and one couldn't hold back his excitement. Here's what you missed last night.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  5. NCAA women's volleyball power rankings -- Mature Michigan State S...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Michigan State's Alexis Mathews, who looked after her other siblings while her newborn brother fought for life, won't be fazed by anything on a volleyball court, and that mature approach has helped the Spartans reach the No. 8 spot in our power rankings.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  6. W roundtable: Which men's college basketball conference tournamen...

    espnW

    From the East Coast to the Heartland, conference tournaments will take center stage this week and storylines abound. Here are the ones our writers will watch most closely.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  7. 2012 women's college volleyball -- Looking ahead to a loaded Swee...

    Mechelle Voepel

    We take a glance at this weekend's tough regionals, which feature 12 seeded teams, six former champions and six Big Ten squads.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  8. The Spartan Death Race

    Elaine K. Howley

    A diminutive Massachusetts marathoner gets down and dirty in one of the most grueling (and bizarre) endurance events out there.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2011
  9. Jayne Appel trains like a Spartan

    Jayne Appel

    Former Stanford hoops star Jayne Appel is on a mission: to get fitter and healthier than she's ever been. Appel's training regimen includes four days a week at SPARTA, an elite training facility in northern California.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  10. 2011 men's NCAA tournament: Kalin Lucas' iconic run with Michigan...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Though he ended his career with a difficult loss to UCLA in the NCAA tournament on Thursday night, Michigan State senior guard Kalin Lucas leaves a legacy as a great teammate and one of the all-time great players in Big Ten and Spartans history.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  11. Games We're Watching: Hoops and hockey the highlights tonight

    Sarah Spain

    Single, spoken for, or somewhere in between, anyone can dig into this Tuesday night of hoops and hockey action.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  12. Indiana Hoosiers upset Illini in men's college basketball

    Sarah Spain

    After 19 straight losses to ranked opponents, the Hoosiers finally broke through last night, upsetting a Big Ten rival and giving coach Tom Crean his biggest win in Bloomington. But Illinois was not the only ranked team to go down.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  13. Checking in on the State of the Sports Union

    Amanda Rykoff

    We check in on the state of the sports union. Strong? No. 1 Ohio State wins again. Not so strong? Rafael Nadal lost in straight sets, and Syracuse continued its slide with a loss to Seton Hall at home.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  14. ABL: What Not To Wear edition

    Amanda Rykoff

    On a great night of college hoops and LeBron James' return from injury, late night tennis and Venus Williams' ugly outfit at the Australian Open stole the show.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  15. Games We're Watching: A super Tuesday of hoops and tennis

    Amanda Rykoff

    Still can't enough basketball after yesterday's MLK Day treat? We've got plenty for you tonight, including a Top 25 showdown in men's and women's hoops. If basketball's not your thing, we've got action from Down Under as the Australian Open rolls on.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2011
  16. Games We're Watching: Big Ten battles highlight hoops slate

    Sarah Spain

    For football lovers like me, this weekend's NFL divisional playoff games can't come fast enough. But while we wait it out, counting down the hours, at least there are some good Big Ten hoops battles to help pass the time.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2011