Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell might be opposites. But their teams, UConn and UNC, have a lot in common: entertaining, fast-paced, fantastic basketball.
Jan 18 | By Mechelle Voepel
Jan 19 | By Mechelle Voepel
It was a game some suspected might end North Carolina's perfect start. Instead, the Tar Heels simply chewed up and spit out Virginia.
Jan 17 | By Mechelle Voepel
Thursday's spirited effort from NC State tipped off a few big days of women's hoops in the Triangle, including Monday's 1-2 showdown between UConn and UNC.
Jan 15 | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas A&M won the Big 12 tournament for the first time last season and reached the Elite Eight. Can the Aggies approximate such success again in 2009? Don't bet against it.
Jan 14 | By Mechelle Voepel
Jan 11 | By Mechelle Voepel
With all due respect to the Big East, the Big 12 will likely be at the top of the heap when it comes to leading the nation in attendance (again), providing energized game-time atmospheres and maintaining postseason hopes right up until selection day.
Jan 9 | By Mechelle Voepel
In a Big Ten where grinding out wins might become the norm, it's a good thing Minnesota senior Emily Fox knows that drill well.
Jan 7 | By Mechelle Voepel
Even in deciding to take a leave of absence from coaching, Kay Yow displayed the trait that has always set her apart: Once again, she put NC State and her team above her own needs.
Jan 6 | By Mechelle Voepel
If Charlie Creme's December Bracketology ended up as March's 64-team NCAA tournament field, how would it play out? Here are round-by-round predictions -- and yes, UConn reaches St. Louis and the Final Four.
Jan 2 | By Mechelle Voepel
Rather than settle for an administrative job at UCLA after 15 years as the Bruins' head coach, Kathy Olivier is enjoying her first year as coach at UNLV, where she played two years in college.
Dec 31 | By Mechelle Voepel
Coming out of high school, Shavonte Zellous was barely recruited. Now, she has helped put Pitt on the map nationally, led the Panthers to a 10-2 start, and is one of the top players in women's college basketball.
Dec 31 | By Mechelle Voepel
Elena Delle Donne's decision to step away from UConn was a stunner. But although her move might have inspired memories of Nicole Kaczmarski and Nina Smith, the fact is that most highly touted recruits have gone on to play four years of college ball.
Dec 26 | By Mechelle Voepel
After Penn State defeated Stanford in a sweep Saturday night for its second consecutive national championship and a 38-0 season, the question we want answered is, are these Nittany Lions the best team ever?
Dec 21 5:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Dec 19 | By Mechelle Voepel
Nell Fortner isn't exactly known for settling down in one place. But by persuading others to stay close to home, Fortner and the Auburn Tigers are 10-0 and ranked in the top 10 for the first time since 2000.
Dec 18 | By Mechelle Voepel
Mono, cracked ribs. Kelsey Griffin played through it all. Until now. A left ankle injury has forced the Nebraska senior to redshirt the season. But her spirits (and the support of her parents) are as high as ever.
Dec 17 | By Mechelle Voepel
Dec 16 | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas is 8-0 and ranked fifth in the coaches' poll. But the Longhorns get their first true test of the season Sunday when they host 10th-ranked Tennessee.
Dec 12 | By Mechelle Voepel
Ohio State has lacked a true point guard as much as postseason success the past few years. But all that has changed with the play of Samantha Prahalis and her one-two punch with Buckeyes star Jantel Lavender.
Dec 10 | By Mechelle Voepel
The injury-depleted Boilers bounced up and down in 2007-08, losing 15 games. But now, with Jodi Howell and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton healthy, Purdue is 5-1 and ready to move on from last season.
Dec 3 | By Mechelle Voepel
Saying goodbye to a franchise that helped make the WNBA successful is painful. But there are enough positives about the league to keep it going even through the toughest times.
Dec 1 | By Mechelle Voepel
Nov 26 | By Mechelle Voepel
After missing most of last season with a knee injury, Kalana Greene is back at UConn this season, shooting better than ever and helping the Huskies to a 3-0 start.
Nov 24 | By Mechelle Voepel
Nov 23 | By Mechelle Voepel