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  1. WNBA -- Bill Laimbeer, David Stern make mark on WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    Although David Stern and Bill Laimbeer are known for so much more than their WNBA ties, their contributions to women's basketball have been quite significant.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  2. WNBA -- Ticha Penicheiro left her stamp on WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    Ticha Penicheiro has just one WNBA game left before she retires. But we've witnessed many great memories from one of the greatest point guards.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  3. Lindsay Whalen breathes life into Minnesota Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lindsay Whalen is at the height of her basketball skills and has had an MVP-type of year in the WNBA. And after returning home to Minnesota in 2010, she again breathed life into the state -- and women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  4. Laurel Richie kicks up WNBA synergy

    Mechelle Voepel

    WNBA president looks for synergistic kick-start in women's game

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  5. WNBA players wise to aim for Annika Sorenstam's success

    Mechelle Voepel

    Preparing for life after basketball, WNBA players should follow the example of golf legend Annika Sorenstam.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  6. New WNBA president Laurel J. Richie forced to play catch-up

    Mechelle Voepel

    With the WNBA failing to name a new president until after the league's draft, Laurel J. Richie must spend this summer playing catch-up to connect with the players, owners, fans and media who follow the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  7. David Stern in no rush to hire new WNBA commissioner

    Mechelle Voepel

    NBA commissioner David Stern says Donna Orender's successor doesn't have to be a woman but should have a background in women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  8. WNBA undergoes plenty of offseason change as 2010 season tipoff n...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Plenty of change -- a franchise lost and a franchise moved, for instance -- has taken place since last season. But an old favorite, defending champ Phoenix, helps tip off the league's 14th season Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  9. New ownership seems like right fit for WNBA's Atlanta Dream

    Mechelle Voepel

    A bottom-line business person with a passion for the product, Kathy Betty sounds exactly like the type of owner the WNBA needs.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2009
  10. Tully Bevilaqua, Penny Taylor give WNBA Finals an Australian infl...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Tully Bevilaqua and Penny Taylor are making sure the WNBA Finals feature an Australian influence.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2009
  11. President Donna Orender to remain with WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's no secret Donna Orender has been considering going back to her golf roots as a candidate to become commissioner of the LPGA Tour. But on Sunday, the WNBA president of nearly five years has decided to stay put.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2009
  12. League's growth could include two new teams within five years

    Mechelle Voepel

    Despite Detroit winning the WNBA Finals in an uncompelling runaway, the WNBA season as a whole was enjoyable -- and a success on many levels.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  13. Turmoil spells trouble behind scenes at K-State

    Mechelle Voepel

    Deb Patterson has brought success to K-State. But in an article in Sunday's The Kansas City Star, columnist Mechelle Voepel suggests a larger story looms behind the scenes in Manhattan.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2006
  14. What a weekend for women's sports

    Mechelle Voepel

    In a 24-hour span, the WNBA Finals went to Game 5 for the first time, a teenaged millionaire remembered to say thanks, and a women's tennis legend bid farewell to her sport.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2006
  15. Playoffs to pick up a notch with star-studded Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    The playoffs have been so-so in terms of compelling games. But that should change in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2006
  16. Swoopes could open door for others to follow

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sheryl Swoopes' announcing she is gay will have a widespread and lasting impact on the women's basketball world.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2005