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  1. HoopGurlz -- Faith Suggs, elite women's basketball recruit in 201...

    Walter Villa

    Faith Suggs, armed with lessons of courage, confidence and grace from her late mom, has become one of the top basketball prospects in the nation. The junior is hoping to lead Homewood-Flossmoor to an Illinois state title.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  2. espnW -- U.S. women's hockey team has strong opening win against ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The U.S. women's hockey team was stunned by Finland a few months back at Four Nations Cup. When the two teams met again in Saturday's Olympic opener, there was no repeat effect.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2014
  3. Family Affair in Sochi

    espnW

    With 230 athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics, the United States has the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Winter Games. Perhaps equally remarkably, among the record-setting contingent there are seven sets of sibling...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  4. HoopGurlz -- Mississippi State Bulldogs recruit Victoria Vivians ...

    Walter Villa

    Mississippi State recruit Victoria Vivians, who is among the nation's all-time scoring leaders, takes a lot of punishment on the court, but in the end it's opponents who are begging for mercy.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  5. HoopGurlz -- Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, NC State...

    Walter Villa

    Duke's Erin Mathias and UNC's Jamie Cherry were so eager to join the basketball craze in North Carolina's Triangle that they committed as high school freshmen. With NC State luring top recruits as well, the area is seeing an influx of talent.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  6. Tennessee: Rich tradition in 217 years

    espnW

    On this date in 1796, Tennessee was admitted as the 16th state of the United States, and it has gone on to become home to one of the richest women's basketball traditions in the nation. Pat Summitt, who was born in Clarksville, Tenn., coached the Ten...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  7. HoopGurlz -- Jatarie White, top recruit in 2014 girls' basketball...

    Harold Gutmann

    Jatarie White had the basketball skills to play varsity as an eighth-grader, but rules prevented that. Instead, she honed leadership skills that have led Providence Day to a state title and made her one of the nation's top recruits.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  8. HoopGurlz -- UCLA-bound Jordin Canada will take her sweet basketb...

    Walter Villa

    Windward (Los Angeles) point guard Jordin Canada will take her exceptional ballhandling skills -- and exceptional sportsmanship -- across town to UCLA.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  9. Flashback to first Winter Olympics

    Lizzie Haldane

    France's Chamonix played host to the first ever Winter Olympics 89 years ago today. The United States, one of 16 nations represented, won four medals, including the first of the Games, when Charley Jewtraw won the 500-meter speedskating. Beatrix Lou...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. About Last Night: No love for No. 1

    Whitney Holtzman

    It might have been the Day of Love, but not everyone was feeling it in the basketball world. Newly minted No. 1 Kansas and Kansas State aren't exactly the best of friends, particularly after Monday's hard-fought game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011