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  1. Women's basketball: New coaches seek success in first seasons

    Mechelle Voepel

    There are always different faces in new places every college season. But it's still strange to get used to it when very familiar faces aren't in the same places anymore. For the first time since the year of the Bicentennial and Jimmy Carter's electi...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  2. Women's NCAA tournament: Gonzaga Bulldogs pull upset again for an...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It was as if Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot wanted to put a highlight reel of her entire career into one basketball game. A contest that would be her last on her home court at the McCarthey Athletic Center, but not her last in a Bulldogs uniform. Th...

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  3. Women's NCAA tournament: Spokane Regional primer

    Mechelle Voepel

    Stanford seeks a fourth straight Final Four, Xavier wouldn't mind a second shot at the Cardinal, and Gonzaga has been tabbed as Spokane's Cinderella in the making.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  4. Women's NCAA tournament: Big 12, Pac-10 foes land in same regions...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Baylor and Texas A&M (Dallas) and Stanford and UCLA (Spokane) could meet for a fourth time after being seeded together in the same regionals.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions' volleyballers a better comparison for U...

    Mechelle Voepel

    UConn tied the UCLA men's streak of 88 straight victories Sunday. But instead of comparing two teams from different eras (not to mention genders), how do the Huskies match up against one of college's other great streaks?

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2010
  7. Connecticut Huskies' Geno Auriemma, late UCLA Bruins legend John ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The constant in the remarkable winning streaks from the UCLA men and the Connecticut women was the maestro in charge. And far more than the number 88 make Geno Auriemma and John Wooden kindred spirits.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  8. John Wooden's influence helped legitimize women's basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    By simply assessing the sport fairly, John Wooden helped legitimize women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  9. Women's NCAA tournament: Erica Tukiainen finds a home with UCLA B...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Learning to feel at home is nothing new for Finland native Erica Tukiainen. The senior hopes to help UCLA find a home in the Sweet 16.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  10. Women's NCAA tournament: Nebraska Huskers overcome nerves to adva...

    Mechelle Voepel

    There were nerves in the beginning and UCLA's pressure, but Nebraska overcame both to advance to the Sweet 16.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  11. Mechelle Voepel's 3-pointer with Erica Tukiainen.

    Mechelle Voepel

    Mechelle Voepel's 3-pointer with Erica Tukiainen.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  12. Former UCLA Bruins coach Kathy Olivier gets fresh start with UNLV...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Rather than settle for an administrative job at UCLA after 15 years as the Bruins' head coach, Kathy Olivier is enjoying her first year as coach at UNLV, where she played two years in college.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2008
  13. Elena Delle Donne's decision rare among highly touted recruits

    Mechelle Voepel

    Elena Delle Donne's decision to step away from UConn was a stunner. But although her move might have inspired memories of Nicole Kaczmarski and Nina Smith, the fact is that most highly touted recruits have gone on to play four years of college ball.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2008
  14. Cardinal talented enough for another deep March run

    Mechelle Voepel

    With all-everything Candice Wiggins and an imposing front line leading the charge, Stanford is eyeing another deep run in March.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2006
  15. Good grief! What a way we've come

    Mechelle Voepel

    Since "A Charlie Brown Christmas" debuted 40 years ago, women's basketball has come a long way.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2005