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  1. Team USA Has So Many Terrific Players, Not Enough Spots

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team will be favored in the world championship no matter whom it selects, but deciding which superb players to leave off the squad will be brutally difficult, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  2. Women's basketball - Geno Auriemma up to the challenge of coachin...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Geno Auriemma is coaching the defending NCAA champs, easy preseason No. 1 and chasing a historic ninth NCAA women's title. Does he need another obligation? No, but coaching the U.S. women in another Olympics is one challenge he truly relishes having.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  3. WNBA -- Ten things to take away from London

    Mechelle Voepel

    Plenty of WNBA players had big performances in London. What does it mean as the league resumes play Thursday?

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women win fifth straight gold medal

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women got control early and went on to rout France 86-50 to win their fifth consecutive gold medal and 41st straight Olympic contest.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Depth again carries U.S. women's basketba...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Australia gave Team USA its toughest game of the Olympics, but depth again led the Americans to victory.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Australia faces tough task in semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lauren Jackson has done all she can to try to lead Australia to Olympic glory. But in a matchup most didn't expect to see until the gold-medal game, toppling Team USA in the semifinals is a tall order for the Aussies.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women reach semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Canada came out with a great game plan, trying to slowing down games with a deliberate offense. Trouble was, it didn't make any difference against the U.S. women, who put the clamps on Canada's top scoring threats.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Depth, talent makes U.S. women the heavy ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Russia, Australia and now France are all quality teams. But the U.S. women's basketball team, with its depth of talent, remains a very heavy favorite in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  9. Injuries, lawsuit test Team USA's solid foundation

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team is expected to win Olympic gold in London. But some things -- from injuries to a lawsuit against Geno Auriemma -- might be shaking Team USA's solid foundation.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  10. 2012 London Olympics -- Asjha Jones added to women's hoops roster...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Before anyone starts grumbling about the U.S. Olympic women's hoops roster looking like a case of college nepotism, it seemed likely this team would be Huskies-heavy no matter who the coach was.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  11. So, what about Cappie Pondexter?

    Mechelle Voepel

    DENVER -- Of the 12 players who won gold in women's basketball with Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Games, six were named to the 2012 Olympic squad Friday. Of those who weren't: USA Basketball legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  12. 2012 London Olympics -- Will Cappie Pondexter have shot to make 2...

    Mechelle Voepel

    DENVER -- Of the 12 players who won gold in women's basketball with Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Games, six were named to the 2012 Olympic squad Friday. Of those who weren't: USA Basketball legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie has...

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  13. Connecticut Huskies beat Oklahoma Sooners

    Mechelle Voepel

    Big Monday produced two big blowouts. After Tennessee routed Kentucky, UConn topped Oklahoma to wrap up a busy day for coach Geno Auriemma, whose player pool for Team USA was narrowed down to 21 players Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  14. Host Czech Republic awaits U.S. women in FIBA World Championship ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Bronze wasn't enough in 2006. But if the U.S. women are to win gold Sunday at the world championship, they'll need to beat the host nation in the final.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2010
  15. U.S. women steamroll South Korea in FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women were never challenged Friday as they earned a spot in the world championship semifinals. But even though they're the big favorite to win, they know they can't think that way.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  16. Sylvia Fowles fuels U.S. women's win over Belarus at FIBA World C...

    Mechelle Voepel

    With all the change to the U.S. roster, some wondered how good the team's interior attack and defense would be at the world championship. Sylvia Fowles provided the answers Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010