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  1. Duke Blue Devils picked as ACC preseason favorite

    Mechelle Voepel

    Duke was picked to win the ACC preseason women's basketball poll by both media and coaches. The Blue Devils, who return all five starters, were 33-3 last season and have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight the last four years.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  2. Women's college basketball - Virginia Cavaliers star Dawn Staley ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    She never won a NCAA or WNBA title, but Dawn Staley raised the bar at Virginia, in the ACC, nationally and internationally.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  3. Women's college basketball - Sylvia Hatchell, Dawn Staley elected...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sylvia Hatchell, the second-winningest women's coach, and Dawn Staley, who played in three Final Fours, will be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in September.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  4. Virginia Cavaliers upset Tennessee Lady Vols

    Mechelle Voepel

    What could possibly upstage 32 points from Brittney Griner as No. 1 Baylor battled No. 2 Notre Dame and Skylar Diggins (27 points)? Unranked Virginia's overtime upset of No. 3 Tennessee stole the show Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Women's basketball losing another pioneer as Virginia Cavaliers' ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    For 34 seasons, including three trips to the Final Four, Virginia coach Debbie Ryan was equal parts compassion and competitor.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2011
  7. WNBA draft: Minnesota Lynx eye return to WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    After trading for Lindsay Whalen, picking up Virginia All-American Monica Wright in Thursday's draft and getting Seimone Augustus back from injury, the Minnesota Lynx are looking to finally return to the playoffs this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  8. Virginia Cavaliers' Monica Wright a leader, competitor for the ag...

    Mechelle Voepel

    From the time she was a young girl trying to keep up with her big brother, Monica Wright has always looked to compete with others.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  9. Debbie Ryan still going strong with Virginia Cavaliers

    Mechelle Voepel

    Since taking over in 1977, Virginia coach Debbie Ryan has overcome pancreatic cancer and changed along with the ever-evolving game and its players. But nothing has ever gotten in the way of Ryan's aiding in the development of young people.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2010
  10. North Carolina Tar Heels run over Virginia Cavaliers

    Mechelle Voepel

    It was a game some suspected might end North Carolina's perfect start. Instead, the Tar Heels simply chewed up and spit out Virginia.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2009
  11. In stepping aside, NC State Wolfpack coach Kay Yow puts program f...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Even in deciding to take a leave of absence from coaching, Kay Yow displayed the trait that has always set her apart: Once again, she put NC State and her team above her own needs.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2009
  12. Debbie Ryan, Virginia Cavaliers get best of Tennessee Lady Vols

    Mechelle Voepel

    Pat Summitt and Debbie Ryan have met many times over the years, with the results almost always in the Tennessee coach's favor. They met again Monday, with Summitt closing in on 1,000 career victories. She didn't get one then, but Ryan did.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  13. Longtime neighbors could be trouble for NCAA foes

    Mechelle Voepel

    Virginia and Old Dominion share a similar history and Interstate 64. And in the postseason, they will be "under the radar" teams to keep an eye on.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2008