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  1. Sun work inside job on Jackson

    Mechelle Voepel

    Wendy Palmer-Daniel and Taj McWilliams-Franklin, along with bench help from Asjha Jones, worked hard at putting the clamps on Lauren Jackson.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2004
  2. Spain will be U.S. women's toughest test yet in world championshi...

    Mechelle Voepel

    As USA Basketball plays for its ninth gold medal at the world championship, the Americans might face their toughest competition yet.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2014
  3. Team USA Is More Than Just OK

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's not that the Americans won't face some challenges or can sleepwalk their way onto the medal stand, but this U.S. squad, which beat China 87-56 in the FIBA opener, is one that can control its fate.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  4. Australian influence steers Phoenix Mercury toward WNBA title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Outside of the United States, no nation has had a bigger impact on the WNBA than Australia. And three Aussies have Phoenix one win away from a third championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. Oklahoma State Cowgirls win WNIT championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    A season that opened with tragedy ended with the WNIT championship, a win that perfectly illustrated the impact Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna had on the lives of their players at Oklahoma State.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have community to rally around

    Mechelle Voepel

    No one can be expected to know how to deal with the tragic loss of a teammate. But if there's one thing Middle Tennessee has built over the years and has to hold onto, it's a sense of community.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  8. U.S. women wrap up world championship with gold medal

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women didn't just come together quickly to put on a good show at the world championship. Over the past 11 days, they played some really breathtaking basketball en route to the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2010
  9. Two powerhouses fall short at FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    Call it "Freaky Friday" at the FIBA World Championship. Two worlds powerhouses -- Russia and Australia -- were knocked out of contention and will leave the Czech Repubic without a medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  10. Crystal Langhorne inexplicably left out of Team USA pool

    Mechelle Voepel

    Team USA finalized its 24-player pool for this fall's World Championship on Wednesday. That Crystal Langhorne won't even get to compete for a roster spot is an avoidable and glaring mistake.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  11. After bitter loss, U.S. women regroup with great effort

    Mechelle Voepel

    In sports, how you respond to a big loss says as much about you as what kind of winner you are. And on Saturday, the American women responded with one of their best games.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2006
  12. Is parity paving way for dynasty-free era?

    Mechelle Voepel

    Tennessee hasn't won since '98. UConn hasn't won in (gasp!) 19 months. Are we headed for a dynasty-free era?

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2005
  13. Sun, Fever success important for growth of sport

    Mechelle Voepel

    Connecticut and Indiana are two basketball-crazy states whose success is vital to the growth of women's hoops.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  14. Race wide open for 2005-06 season

    Mechelle Voepel

    Is it too soon to look ahead? Of course. But that's not going to stop us.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2005
  15. The team everyone loves to hate

    Mechelle Voepel

    L.A.'s back-to-back titles and 'we-enjoy-stomping-on-you' attitude have caused people to turn on the Sparks.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2003
  16. Cardinal come up big without Powell

    Mechelle Voepel

    Nicole Powell wasn't playing, but Stanford proved it's OK without its star with an upset of No. 2 Kansas State.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2002