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  1. espnW -- Why NCAA Reforms Could Be Really Good (Or Really Bad) Fo...

    Jane McManus

    Last week was a momentous one for the future of college sports. But the O'Bannon ruling and the NCAA announcement that power schools will now have more power didn't really address a huge question. What will happen to women's sports?

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  2. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Vitale's Roundball Chatter

    Dick Vitale

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

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Sources: Val Ackerman emerges as front-runner for Big East commis...

    Andy Katz

    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman has emerged as the front-runner for the new Big East commissioner's job, multiple league and industry sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  14. NCAA women's college basketball -- Onus on NCAA to recharge women...

    Michelle Smith

    Val Ackerman's white paper provides many ideas for giving women's collegiate basketball a much-needed shakeup, but will the NCAA follow through?

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  15. Ex-WNBA chief Val Ackerman advises NCAA tournament changes

    The WNBA's first president feels that women's college basketball needs to make changes if the sport is to grow.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  16. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Harvey Schiller on softball in l...

    Val Ackerman

    What is the state of women's softball? Will the sport return to the Olympics? Val Ackerman talks with IOC Commission on Women and Sport board member Harvey Schiller about this and more in her latest Man Up column.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013