Cal wanted nothing more than to be considered Stanford's equal. Beating the Cardinal on Sunday and snapping their 81-game conference winning streak? Mission accomplished.
Jan 14 1:14 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
After 26 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Terps junior Alyssa Thomas nabbed our weekly honor.
Jan 14 1:20 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Like a baseball player, the Colts long-snapper Matt Overton toiled for years in the football minors before making it to the NFL.
Jan 10 1:04 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Stanford was outrebounded and outplayed at times Tuesday in its Pac-12 showdown with Cal. But when it mattered most, the Cardinal were tough enough to pull out the win and remain unbeaten in conference play.
Jan 9 5:30 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
At just 18, Lakey Peterson is taking women's surfing into new territory with her never-before-seen, high-flying style.
Jan 13 3:46 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Embracing the scrutiny, heralded UConn freshman Breanna Stewart is already showing she has what it takes to become the next great Husky.
Jan 4 3:52 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The game was a blowout, a 61-35 shellacking of No. 1 Stanford, but UConn coach Geno Auriemma and Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer learned plenty about their teams.
Dec 30 1:13 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Tara VanDerveer and Geno Auriemma want to showcase offenses in Stanford-Connecticut showdown.
Dec 28 3:57 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
For the third time in four years, Stanford and Connecticut clash in a battle of the top two ranked teams in the country.
Dec 27 5:12 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
In its first home game in nearly a month, No. 8 Cal improved to 9-1 and the best opening 10 games in school history after defeating No. 19 Kansas on Friday night.
Dec 22 1:17 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
After leading Colorado to a pair of wins, including its first victory over a top-10 opponent in a decade, guard Chucky Jeffery nabbed our weekly honor.
Dec 17 2:28 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Jennifer Azzi's storied playing career was marked by hard work, tenacity and the ability to be in better shape than anyone else. In her third season as San Francisco's coach, she's following the same path.
Dec 13 11:45 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Unseeded Michigan knocked off No. 2 Stanford in Saturday's regionals to move on to the final four for the first time in school history.
Dec 10 7:56 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
BAWSI has helped countless Bay Area girls learn to love sports and physical education. The organization's success has it primed to be a national model.
Jan 17 3:40 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
During the offseason, 49ers long-snapper Brian Jennings moves from the football field to the yoga mat, which he credits for his long, healthy career.
Dec 26 9:20 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
With a lot of injuries behind them, the Utah Utes are out to prove they're more than middle of the pack in the Pac-12.
Dec 6 4:58 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Gonzaga isn't the high-scoring team of recent seasons, but the young Bulldogs are talented, athletic and playing their best defense in years. Coach Kelly Graves hopes the new look translates to the same success.
Nov 27 4:40 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
After scoring at least 30 points twice in three games, James Madison's Tarik Hislop is the espnW player of the week.
Nov 26 1:17 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Two seasons removed from an NCAA title, Texas A&M is in an 0-3 hole after opening against a trio of top-10 teams. Digging out, especially with the Aggies' first SEC season quickly approaching, might rest on Kelsey Bone's shoulders.
Nov 20 11:32 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Alexis Gray-Lawson and several American women's basketball players spending the WNBA offseason playing in Israel are caught in the middle of an international conflict.
Nov 18 1:11 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
It's one of the best nonconference games of the season, but the Final Four rematch between Baylor and Stanford -- in Hawaii on Friday -- won't be televised nationally.
Nov 16 6:41 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Finally healthy again after injuries sidelined two stars last year, coach Jeff Walz knows the Cardinals are capable of big things this season.
Nov 14 1:42 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Reaching the Elite Eight in two of the past three seasons, Kentucky has established itself among the other echelon of women's basketball. This season, the Wildcats aim to go even further.
Nov 13 3:01 PM ET | By Michelle Smith