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  1. Women's college basketball - NCAA summit makes recommendation for...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The top coaches and NCAA officials in women's hoops met Monday to discuss how to grow the game, including a majority vote that the Women's Final Four should return to a Friday-Sunday format and that the top 16 seeds should once again host the early rounds of the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  2. Women's basketball: Crowded field for coach of year race

    Mechelle Voepel

    For years, the Academy Awards conflicted with March Madness, so it was great when the show moved to February. Sure, some folks think the Oscars are bloated and phony and over-the-top, and thus unwatchable. But ... those are pretty much exactly the...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  3. Nneka Ogwumike embraces her talent

    Mechelle Voepel

    The key to Stanford finally winning another NCAA title this season might rest on senior Nneka Ogwumike recognizing and embracing just how great she is.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  4. Tara VanDerveer, Teresa Edwards enter Naismith Hall of Fame

    Mechelle Voepel

    Fifteen years ago, Tara VanDerveer and Teresa Edwards led the United States to gold in the Atlanta Olympics, taking women's basketball to higher levels and paving the way for unprecedented growth. So it's only fitting they enter the Naismith Hall of Fame together.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  5. Women's 2011 Final Four: Stanford Cardinal fall short again in Fi...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Stanford has a long history of falling short at the Final Four. Add Sunday's finish to the many years of misery.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  6. Women's NCAA tournament: Stanford Cardinal return to Final Four f...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Upset-minded and hometown favorite Gonzaga enlivened the Spokane Regional. Stanford, though, owned it, beating the Bulldogs on Monday to earn a fourth consecutive Final Four berth.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  7. Women's NCAA tournament: Jeanette Pohlen will keep shooting for S...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Stanford's Tara VanDerveer talks about the Ogwumike sisters' performance against North Carolina and facing Gonzaga in the Elite Eight. SPOKANE, Wash. -- Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen wasn't really sure what was off for her on Saturday, but something de...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  8. Women's NCAA tournament: Stanford Cardinal, Gonzaga Bulldogs clas...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Four months after a nonconference meeting that Stanford won, Gonzaga gets another shot -- this time at the top seed in Spokane with a trip to its first Final Four on the line.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  9. Women's NCAA tournament: Ogwumike sisters help Stanford Cardinal ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Stanford's Tara VanDerveer talks about the Ogwumike sisters' performance against North Carolina and facing Gonzaga in the Elite Eight. SPOKANE, Wash. -- Last season, Stanford's heart-stopping victory on the way to the Women's Final Four came in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  10. Women's basketball: UCLA Bruins no match for Stanford Cardinal

    Mechelle Voepel

    Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer is in this somewhat odd position a lot: talking up teams that her squad has every intention of going out and beating handily. The Cardinal have consistently been at the top of the totem in the Pac-10 for so long that e...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2011
  11. What does the Stanford Cardinal's win over the Connecticut Huskie...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The past two seasons, there was a sense of inevitability about the Huskies. So Stanford's win Thursday over UConn gave the rest of the country what it needed: proof that the Huskies can be beaten.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010
  12. Stanford Cardinal snap Connecticut Huskies' 90-game winning strea...

    Mechelle Voepel

    As UConn coach Geno Auriemma said, his Huskies hadn't faced any team playing as well as Stanford did Thursday, when the Cardinal put an end to UConn's historic 90-game win streak.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2010
  13. Stage set for latest showdown between Stanford Cardinal and Conne...

    Mechelle Voepel

    UConn and Stanford have met in the Final Four each of the past three years. They meet again Tuesday in one of the season's biggest regular-season games, with the Cardinal -- the last team to beat the Huskies -- hoping to end UConn's 90-game win streak.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  14. Stanford Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer reaches 800th career vict...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Most coaches who reach major milestones tell you it's just a number. Tara VanDerveer, who won her 800th career game Wednesday, isn't any different.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  15. Tara VanDerveer absolutely 'giddy' about Stanford Cardinal this s...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Tara VanDerveer hardly wears her emotions on her sleeve. But the Stanford coach has a lot to be excited about this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  16. Women's NCAA tournament: Nnemkadi Ogwumike growing into Stanford ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's a stereotype that rings true: Sometimes, these Stanford student-athletes can be too cerebal. But sophomore Nnemkadi Ogwumike is learning to let the game come to her and count on her instincts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2010