Stanford gave the women's hoops world exactly what it needed. But how will the upset affect UConn? And which team might ultimately benefit the most?
Nov 18 | By Mechelle Voepel
UConn has already had five perfect seasons, but this could be the most historic yet. The Huskies, winners of 46 games in a row, are taking aim at a three-peat and the program's 10th title in Geno Auriemma's 30th season.
Nov 14 | By Mechelle Voepel
Since four of Florida State's nine regular rotation players are new to the program this season, the reliability of junior outside hitter Nicole Walch and her 374 kills are vital to the Seminoles' 24-0 record.
Nov 13 12:07 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Diamond DeShields is gone but coach Sylvia Hatchell is back. And despite last year's consensus freshman of the year transferring, UNC might have better balance and better chemistry this season.
Nov 13 | By Mechelle Voepel
Stanford pulled out two five-setters against Arizona State and Arizona last week to remain unbeaten. The key to both victories? Junior outside hitter Jordan Burgess, who earned our weekly honor with 43 kills and 27 digs.
Nov 12 1:40 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Former powerhouse Long Beach State continues to exceed expectations this season, as teams make their push for the postseason in Mechelle Voepel's five things to know about volleyball.
Nov 11 11:34 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
There's still likely a lot more greatness to come from Breanna Stewart. But it's also very easy to stop and appreciate everything the UConn junior has already accomplished in two seasons.
Nov 7 | By Mechelle Voepel
Lianna Sybeldon and Washington flopped under the pressure of the national semifinals last year, but the junior star's ability to see what went wrong is another example of her great growth as a player.
Nov 6 2:36 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Notre Dame had no problem adjusting to -- and taking over -- the ACC last season in its debut year in the league. Expect more of the same this season.
Nov 6 | By Mechelle Voepel
The well-traveled Taylor Simpson is feeling right at home at Colorado these days. The senior outside hitter led the Buffaloes to two victories and into the AVCA poll for the first time in nine years to earn our weekly honor.
Nov 5 1:52 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a roster full of veterans and coach Holly Warlick more comfortable at the head of the table, this season's Tennessee squad seems reminiscent of Lady Vols teams of old that dominated defensively and on the boards.
Nov 5 | By Mechelle Voepel
Mechelle Voepel checks in on Oregon multisport star Liz Brenner, details a big week for Colorado and reminds us not to forget about Penn State in five things you need to know about volleyball.
Nov 4 12:27 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a roster that is deep and athletic at every position, South Carolina is considered one of the best bets of all the schools not named UConn to win the NCAA title.
Nov 3 | By Mechelle Voepel
In a triumphant return to her home state, Oklahoma's Kierra Holst had 16 kills to lead the Sooners to a stunning upset sweep at Texas and earned our weekly honor.
Oct 29 4:53 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a surprising home loss to Oklahoma and five starters held out of another match for violating team rules, it was a tough week for formerly undefeated Texas, as Mechelle Voepel details in five things to know about volleyball.
Oct 28 3:48 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
If she hadn't caught the volleyball bug, Lauren Carlini might be trying to make it in NASCAR. Wisconsin is glad the sophomore setter is at the wheel of the Badgers' offense as they attempt to get back to the NCAA championship game.
Oct 23 12:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Former walk-on Karsta Lowe led UCLA past Oregon and Oregon State, compiling a school-record 33 kills against the Ducks, to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 22 11:22 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
North Carolina reached its highest ranking in 25 years under coach Joe Sagula and Illinois had a groundbreaking win at Nebraska, highlighting Mechelle Voepel's five things you need to know in volleyball.
Oct 21 5:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Bill Laimbeer's tenure with the Liberty was brief, but the three-time champion coach definitely wants to return to the sidelines again in the WNBA.
Oct 16 | By Mechelle Voepel
Colorado State junior Adrianna Culbert shined as a lethal attacker in sweeps of Wyoming and Fresno State last week, hitting .500 in the first match and .625 in the second to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 15 2:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
No one from the Liberty would comment Tuesday after New York parted ways with Bill Laimbeer. But plenty of questions -- Will Teresa Weatherspoon be considered? Will coach/GM continue to be a combined job? -- will need to be answered.
Oct 14 | By Mechelle Voepel
The Americans had twice finished second in the world championship and took silver in three Olympic Games. But it took 62 years -- the first world championship was in 1952 -- for them to finally win a gold medal.
Oct 13 1:18 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Jennifer Martin, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist, says exercise and nutrition get more attention than sleep, which is also a crucial part of healthy behavior.
Oct 9 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Daisha Simmons started her career at Rutgers, played two seasons at Alabama and now is enrolled as a graduate student at Seton Hall. Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the major events of Simmons' college career.
Oct 7 10:06 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Alabama announced Tuesday it will support a waiver to allow women's basketball player Daisha Simmons to compete this season at Seton Hall. The issue is now expected to return to the NCAA for review.
Oct 7 11:57 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel