For Tennessee grads like Candace Parker and Glory Johnson, their hearts are heavy as Pat Summitt's health deteriorates. But they'll keep playing with pride, just like Coach taught them.
Jun 28 10:55 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Pat Summitt had no use for pedestals. She was accessible to anyone, and any interaction with her often resulted in a precious memory. Here are five gems we want to share with you.
Jun 28 8:55 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
How do you attempt to quantify an unquantifiable legend who had a career full of countless successes? Here's one take on the top 10 moments of Summitt's storied coaching career.
Jun 28 10:05 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
She was one of sports' most accomplished figures but also universally beloved and humbly warm. To say there will never be anyone like Pat Summitt is not hyperbole. In fact, it seems inadequate.
Jun 28 9:02 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Three days after the Lynx ended the Sparks' perfect season, L.A. returned the favor. Behind a strong interior game and Kristi Toliver's 3-point shooting, the Sparks dropped the Lynx to 13-1.
Jun 25 3:37 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Perfection in the WNBA is an unrealistic goal, even for the Lynx. But Minnesota (13-0) has made it this far, which says a lot about the team's consistent excellence and maintained hunger.
Jun 23 2:45 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The star players didn't shine as expected, but Minnesota's win over L.A. on Tuesday lived up to the hype. Lucky us. The league's top two teams meet again shortly in another can't-miss meeting.
Jun 22 3:09 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
There's no correct list when coming up with the top 20 greatest players in the WNBA's 20-year history. But Australian Penny Taylor and DeLisha Milton-Jones were big omissions from Tuesday's list.
Jun 22 12:03 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Fourteen of the 15 players who were honored in 2011 when the WNBA celebrated its 15th season made this year's list of top 20 players in league history.
Jun 21 6:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The players are playing it down, but Tuesday's Lynx-Sparks game is one of the biggest regular-season meetings in WNBA history. So let's enjoy this with an exclamation point! Or two!!
Jun 20 11:45 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The first WNBA game was played June 21, 1997. As the anniversary nears, Penny Toler reflects on her historic first basket and Teresa Weatherspoon admits some players were "scared to death."
Jun 21 10:42 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Atlanta missed the 2015 playoffs and added several new faces in the offseason. But Layshia Clarendon and Elizabeth Williams have helped chemistry come together and the Dream to first in the East.
Jun 14 8:38 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jun 13 7:48 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
Jun 12 11:35 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Disappointed by being left off the U.S. Olympic volleyball team? Just reach the Olympics in another sport. Natalie Williams, one of six Hall of Fame inductees, was that athletically gifted.
Jun 13 7:21 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will honor six inductees this weekend, including phenom Jackie Stiles and coach Sherri Coale, whose careers intersected on a very memorable March day in 2001.
Jun 9 2:13 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
At 7-0, Los Angeles is one of just two unbeaten teams in the WNBA. Can New York and Swin Cash -- who has announced she will retire at season's end -- snap the Sparks' perfect run (ESPN2, 10 ET)?
Jun 7 11:07 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
In the critical early years of establishing the WNBA, no player was more important than Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. And as the league celebrates its 20th season, its history can't be told without her.
Jun 2 12:06 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
When the Liberty ran out of gas late last season, they could only wonder what might have been as the Lynx maintained their momentum to win the 2015 title. They meet Tuesday night (ESPN2, 8 ET).
May 31 4:41 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After failing to make Atlanta's opening day roster, DeLisha Milton-Jones still has a lot to offer as a veteran who has won at every level. And she's ready if another WNBA team comes calling.
May 27 12:11 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Veteran coach Lin Dunn, who has coached at both the WNBA and college levels, is joining Kentucky as an assistant.
May 24 3:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.
May 25 11:47 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Stephanie White, who led the Fever to the WNBA Finals last year, will take over Vanderbilt's program once this WNBA season is finished, according to multiple reports.
May 23 8:35 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Forward Nneka Ogwumike will do whatever her team asks -- and needs -- as the Sparks look to challenge the likes of Minnesota and Phoenix for supremacy in the WNBA this season.
May 23 2:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The curtain has gone up on the WNBA's 20th season, and the league's cast of characters have taken center stage.
May 19 2:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel