Cal's No. 1 Bears have made the most of their opportunity to host NCAA tournament games. Now, they're one win from the World Series.
May 28 2:38 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Cal had plenty of reason to celebrate after a 2-0 victory over Washington in the super regional clincher, but is holding off until after the World Series.
May 28 2:37 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Ticha Penicheiro is one of the WNBA's most veteran players. With her legacy as title winner and four-time All-Star secure, she's found a new home and new role in Chicago.
May 23 12:47 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
After six seasons but no playoff appearances, Chicago revamped its roster. Coach Pokey Chatman hopes the experienced veterans help the Sky reach new limits.
May 15 | By Michelle Smith
LSU's Nikki Caldwell has worn many hats as a head coach, including mentor and teacher. Now, after giving birth in March, she adds parent as she learns to master even more multitasking.
May 11 10:04 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Former Cal star Ashley Walker is in Mystics camp, among the players who are back from overseas and fighting once more for a few precious spots in the WNBA.
May 9 | By Michelle Smith
Kathy Jenkins is approaching her 600th victory as a Virginia high school lacrosse coach at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes -- a milestone she never expected to mark in a sport she never played.
May 3 | By Michelle Smith
The Stanford and Cal women's soccer teams played their spring game as a fundraiser to support 10-year-old cancer victim Brianne "Breezy" Bochenek.
Apr 24 | By Michelle Smith
At the Cardinal's postseason gala, coach Tara VanDerveer acknowledges the team's great accomplishments -- a 79-game home winning streak, five straight Final Fours -- then asks who will step up to keep it going.
Apr 20 | By Michelle Smith
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw issued a statement Tuesday night, clarifying comments she made about Baylor center Brittney Griner in her postgame news conference following the Fighting Irish's 80-61 loss in the national title game.
Apr 4 6:43 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
It wasn't until Baylor coach Kim Mulkey took the last of her starters out that she finally stopped coaching. She put her hands to her face, seemingly holding back tears, and wrapped star Brittney Griner in a lengthy embrace as her bench began to celebrate the Bears' extraordinary accomplishment.
Apr 4 7:39 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Brittany Mallory had taken a couple of weeks after Notre Dame's loss to Texas A&M in the national championship game to think about whether she wanted to return for a fifth season.
Apr 3 3:45 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
When it was officially over, Baylor having won 59-47 to advance to the national championship game (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Nneka Ogwumike called her team to center court. She talked to them in a close huddle, some of her teammates had tears in their eyes, but in that moment, Nneka did not.
Apr 2 2:02 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Nneka Ogwumike is back in the Final Four for the fourth time in her career. Stanford's run of five straight national semifinal appearances matches Connecticut and LSU in women's Division I history.
Apr 1 10:56 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Delaware junior Elena Delle Donne, plus two players each from Baylor and Stanford were named to the 10-player WBCA All-America team.
Mar 31 6:53 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 31 5:43 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The Cardinal prepare to leave for the Final Four in a 60-hour whirlwind of practice and interviews -- with time set aside for movies, pedicures and shopping.
Mar 30 | By Michelle Smith
It wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that the entire Stanford campus is abuzz with the prospect of the women's basketball team going to the Final Four to play Baylor (8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN) and its ubiquitous star Brittney Griner.
Mar 29 1:49 AM ET | By By Michelle Smith
From having to travel 3,000 miles in the early rounds to facing questions over whether it deserved its No. 1 seed, Stanford has answered every challenge.
Mar 26 | By Michelle Smith
After a turbulent start to her career at Duke, Shay Selby has come into her own in her final season.
Mar 27 8:15 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Not to be outdone by dunks, Duke or Dawn Staley, Nneka Ogwumike's 39 points put Stanford into the Elite Eight.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
Duke and Stanford will meet for the first time in an NCAA tournament game in Monday's Elite Eight.
Mar 24 | By Michelle Smith
Coaches are sometimes reluctant to be completely honest with star players. That, however, was never an issue between Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley.
Mar 24 5:01 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mar 23 8:50 PM ET | By Michelle Smith