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  1. Team USA Has So Many Terrific Players, Not Enough Spots

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team will be favored in the world championship no matter whom it selects, but deciding which superb players to leave off the squad will be brutally difficult, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  2. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury are perfect host for WNBA All-Star Game

    Mechelle Voepel

    Timing really is everything. No one is playing better than the Mercury right now, and Phoenix is the perfect place for the WNBA All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  3. WNBA - San Antonio Stars' Danielle Robinson rises among league's ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Danielle Robinson has almost always been faster than her foes. Knowing how best to make her speed work for her has made her one of the best guards in the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  4. 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
  5. WNBA - WNBA still in holding pattern

    Mechelle Voepel

    We know when and where the 2014 WNBA All-Star game will take place. But what about the rest of the games this season? The WNBA is still missing a collective bargaining agreement, a season schedule, and confirmation about the Sparks' future.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  6. Women's college basketball - Connecticut Huskies outlast Baylor L...

    Mechelle Voepel

    A pair of perfectionist coaches led their teams into Big Monday. And though the game was far from perfect, both UConn and Baylor benefited from it.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  7. WNBA -- WNBA veteran Smith joins New York Liberty as assistant co...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Katie Smith, a 15-year veteran of the WNBA and one of the league's most versatile defenders, will join Bill Laimbeer's staff as an assistant coach with the New York Liberty.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  8. WNBA Finals - Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore adds another title to t...

    Mechelle Voepel

    At this point, doesn't everyone who pays attention to women's basketball just expect Maya Moore to win? Thursday marked Moore's second WNBA championship in her three years in the league -- in the same building she was first crowned a winner.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  9. WNBA - Katie Smith, Tina Thompson set standard for WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    They are future Hall of Famers and two of the most important players in the foundation of the WNBA. And through it all, Katie Smith and Tina Thompson have been consummate professionals.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  10. Women's basketball - Geno Auriemma up to the challenge of coachin...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Geno Auriemma is coaching the defending NCAA champs, easy preseason No. 1 and chasing a historic ninth NCAA women's title. Does he need another obligation? No, but coaching the U.S. women in another Olympics is one challenge he truly relishes having.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  11. 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
  12. WNBA -- Breaking down the Atlanta Dream

    Mechelle Voepel

    As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the Atlanta Dream.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  13. WNBA - Liz Cambage says she'll return to Tulsa Shock this season

    Mechelle Voepel

    Liz Cambage has reversed course, saying she will play in the WNBA this summer. But the Australian's history with the league has many on the edge of their seat to see if Cambage really returns and what sort of season she might have.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  14. WNBA - Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes paved the way...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Before Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins, there was Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes and Rebecca Lobo, who helped shape the WNBA into what it is today.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  15. WNBA - Lauren Jackson to sit out 2013 season

    Mechelle Voepel

    No one wants to see one of the league's top players miss an entire season. But sitting out 2013 -- even if it leaves Seattle scrambling right now for what appears to be a very competitive Western Conference race -- just might be exactly what Lauren Jackson needs.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  16. WNBA Finals -- Perimeter play puts Indiana Fever ahead

    Mechelle Voepel

    Post players got the big numbers in Indiana's Game 1 win Sunday. But perimeter play -- especially from a group of players acquired in savvy personnel moves over the years by Indiana's front office -- might have been the biggest key in putting the Fever up 1-0 in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012