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  1. WNBA - NBA commissioner David Stern changed women's basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    The NBA and basketball worldwide grew an amazing amount under David Stern's stewardship. But in founding the WNBA in June 1997, Stern helped change women's basketball and the very landscape of women's athletics.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  2. Marquette continues to disappoint

    Myron Medcalf

    In October, Big East commissioner Val Ackerman made it clear that she expected the new league to immediately snatch a spot toward the top of the college basketball hierarchy. The conference boss didn't preach a two-year, three-year or five-year visio...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. Big East hires Amber Cox as women's hoops associate commissioner

    Amber Cox was looking for a new challenge. After spending the past nine years working with the Phoenix Mercury, she decided to move on to something new.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  4. Big East tabs Tom Jernstedt as senior adviser

    Longtime NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt has been appointed senior adviser to the Big East Conference.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  5. Jernstedt gives Big East big boost

    Dana O'Neil

    When Tom Jernstedt started at the NCAA, March wasn't terribly mad. The NCAA tournament field was a measly 25 teams in 1972. But with Jernstedt's help, the tourney grew to its current 68-team bracket, turning March into a basketball lover's three-week...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  6. Impressions: Big East media day

    Myron Medcalf

    NEW YORK CITY -- Val Ackerman believes the Big East is still the Big East. In her opening address during the league's media day event at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, the Big East commissioner told reporters that she expects the conference to posses...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  7. Women's college basketball - NCAA regionals should remain on neut...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The NCAA is allowing schools to host the regionals on their home court for the first time in nearly a decade -- a change not everyone agrees with.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Women's college basketball - NCAA to host summit on Val Ackerman'...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Val Ackerman, NCAA officials and college administrators and coaches, including Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw, will meet Monday to discuss what changes might be made to increase interest and attendance for women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  10. Flashback: WNBA starts at the top

    espnW

    On this day in 1996, Val Ackerman was named the first president of the WNBA. The announcement came four months after the NBA Board of Governors had approved the concept of the new professional women's basketball league. Ackerman held the position unt...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Calipari finds freshman leaders

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky coach John Calipari said he can already tell who his leaders may be for the upcoming season. Calipari said freshman Julius Randle and the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, "are going to be the leaders." He said Randle has already proven i...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Joe Steranka on golf in her late...

    Val Ackerman

    What is the state of women's golf? What does its in inclusion in the Olympics mean? Val Ackerman talks to recent CEO of PGA of America Joe Steranka about this and more in her latest Man Up column.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  13. Vitale's Roundball Chatter

    Dick Vitale

    Dick Vitale writes about the sport he loves, college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Wrong move with P.J. Hairston

    Andy Katz

    1. The World University Games USA team trimmed its roster down to 16 players on Wednesday. The team is loaded with Creighton's Doug McDermott, Michigan State's Adreian Payne, Duke's Rodney Hood, Baylor's Cory Jefferson and Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddi...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  15. Val Ackerman named new Big East commissioner

    Andy Katz

    The new Big East has hired former WNBA commissioner Val Ackerman as its first commissioner.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Ackerman the right hire

    Andy Katz

    1. If Val Ackerman ends up finalizing the deal to become the next Big East commissioner -- as expected -- then the new conference would have saved itself from an embarrassing situation. It was no secret the athletic directors and coaches were frustra...

    Blog | June 21, 2013