The U.S. roster should have been built around Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore and Candace Parker. But Parker was left out, reigniting the idea of favoritism within the program toward UConn players.
Apr 28 | By Mechelle Voepel
No. 1 draft pick Breanna Stewart was among the 12 players named to the U.S. women's basketball roster for the Rio Games. Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner will also make their Olympic debuts.
Apr 27 6:13 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Melanie Balcomb has resigned as head coach of Vanderbilt after 14 seasons with the program.
Apr 27 8:55 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With at least 13 strong candidates for 12 roster spots, we anticipated tough cuts for the U.S. women's Olympic team. But leaving out Candace Parker, still at the peak of her game, is absurd.
Apr 25 | By Mechelle Voepel
After several allegations of verbal abuse and harassment made recently in women's basketball, it's clear the issue isn't going away. But it's also important to look at each case individually.
Apr 21 12:06 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
As expected, UConn swept the first three picks of the WNBA draft. The Seattle Storm, Connecticut Sun and Dallas Wings helped themselves the most with their draft picks on Thursday.
Apr 15 2:14 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson, there's a ton of speculation about which players will be picked in the first round of Thursday's WNBA draft (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET).
Apr 13 1:53 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The women's basketball world watched Tyler Summitt grow up. Now everyone is watching his career and reputation fall apart, a devastating scandal that has Louisiana Tech and Tennessee reeling.
Apr 12 9:35 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Saying he is "profoundly disappointed" about a relationship he was involved in, Tyler Summitt, the son of Hall of Famer Pat Summitt, resigned as head coach at Louisiana Tech on Thursday.
Apr 9 9:40 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Geno Auriemma moved ahead of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden on Tuesday with his 11th national championship. And after a sixth perfect season, Auriemma doesn't appear to be slowing down.
Apr 6 4:24 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Making good on a bold statement four years ago, Breanna Stewart carried UConn to unprecedented heights. But it's only the beginning. The WNBA, and possibly the Olympics, await the Huskies star.
Apr 6 3:10 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight joined the chorus of congratulations and penned a letter to UConn coach Geno Auriemma after his Huskies won the program's 11th national title.
Apr 5 11:49 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Holy Husky trinity! Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore are considered the best in UConn history. Taurasi tends to get the nod, but a fourth title for Stewart could complicate things.
Apr 5 1:39 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
What does it feel like to be a win away from four titles in as many years? UConn has a shot Tuesday. Will the Huskies hoist the trophy with a sense of peace or be haunted by falling short?
Apr 5 4:28 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For the fourth straight year, two teams from the former Big East Conference will play for the national championship. In its first title game, Syracuse will try to pull off the upset of the ages.
Apr 4 11:57 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Breanna Stewart had a slow start and UConn lost Katie Lou Samuelson to injury. But it was business as usual for Morgan Tuck, who led the Huskies to the title game with 21 points.
Apr 3 11:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Two heart attacks before he was 40 have given Washington coach Mike Neighbors a unique perspective. Instead of worrying about the possibilities, he dreamed of them.
Apr 3 10:14 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Breanna Stewart of the UConn Huskies wins a second straight Wade Trophy and joins teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck on the WBCA All-American team.
Apr 2 11:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
As UConn inches closer to a historic fourth straight title, potential distractions are everywhere. But none of it ever seems to affect the Huskies. Can Oregon State end the dream?
Apr 3 4:44 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For the first time, all four head coaches in the Women's Final Four are men. But as even Geno Auriemma said, reading too deep into that takes away from what the players and coaches have achieved.
Mar 31 2:44 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Oregon State won nine games in Scott Rueck's first season as coach. In his sixth, the second-seeded Beavers are bound for their first Final Four.
Mar 29 2:54 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Oregon State upset No. 1 seed Baylor to advance to Indy. The Beavers, who will face UConn in the national semifinals, join Pac-12 counterpart Washington and Syracuse as Final Four first-timers.
Mar 28 11:54 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Give UConn credit for its dominance without simultaneously nullifying it. Because just like the UCLA men, the Huskies women are raising the bar in college basketball.
Mar 29 3:19 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Since winning it all in 2012, Baylor has lost in the Sweet 16 to Louisville in 2013 and in the Elite Eight the past two seasons to Notre Dame. The Lady Bears face Oregon State on Monday.
Mar 27 5:42 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Overlooked by most and long dwarfed by that mammoth program to the southeast, Syracuse finally has our attention. Playing with a fearless spirit, the Orange head to Indy on a wave of vindication.
Mar 27 10:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel