College Sports Archive

  • Voepel: UConn title embodies the Geno way

    No matter the opponent, no matter the stage, no matter the names of his players, Geno Auriemma keeps yielding the same result: NCAA titles. And UConn's road to a record ninth championship was no different.

    Apr 8 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Hays: Oregon's turn at No. 1 in softball power rankings

    In a wide-open season, Oregon rode its deep lineup to a series win over previous No. 1 UCLA and became the latest team to grab the top spot in the espnW power rankings.

    Apr 9 3:14 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Buzz That Was: On Cloud Nine in Nashville and beyond

    Buzz That Was: On Cloud Nine

    Geno Auriemma shed tears, Stefanie Dolson shouted out to the president and students hit the streets (again) following Connecticut's historic win over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship game.

    Apr 9 10:31 AM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • UConn celebration continues with title sweep

    UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles.

    Apr 9 8:54 AM ET

  • Stollings: 'Cupboard not bare' at Minnesota

    New coaches at major conference programs often inherit struggling or talent-deficient teams.

    Apr 9 8:52 AM ET

  • Voepel: Mosqueda-Lewis turns around season in tourney

    What was a star-crossed season for UConn junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis turned into a starring role in the NCAA tournament.

    Apr 8 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Hays: UConn's Stewart delivers again in NCAA title game

    For the second consecutive season, nobody played bigger on women's college basketball's biggest stage than sophomore Breanna Stewart.

    Apr 8 | By Graham Hays

  • Smith: Perfect season a perfect ending for UConn seniors Dolson, Hartley

    UConn's perfect season also marked the perfect ending for All-American seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, who will leave the program after winning back-to-back national titles.

    Apr 8 | By Michelle Smith

  • Fagan: The pros and cons of another UConn title

    Geno Auriemma and UConn locked up another national title, in impressive fashion. But all the qualities that make this program great also pose a problem for women's basketball.

    Apr 8 | By Kate Fagan

  • Creme's Analysis: UConn 79, Notre Dame 58

    With a 79-58 victory Tuesday, Connecticut capped a perfect 40-0 season to win its second consecutive NCAA title and record ninth overall.

    Apr 8 | By Charlie Creme

  • Creme's halftime analysis: UConn 45, Notre Dame 38

    A look at how UConn built a 45-38 halftime lead over Notre Dame in Tuesday's women's NCAA championship game in Nashville.

    Apr 8 | By Charlie Creme

  • Oregon hires Gonzaga's Graves as new coach

    Oregon has hired Kelly Graves of Gonzaga as the new Ducks women's basketball coach.

    Apr 8 7:13 PM ET

  • Power Rankings: ULL into top five

    The top three teams maintain their spots for the second week in a row, but teams like Louisiana-Lafayette that have been on hot streaks are creeping up the list.

    Apr 8 1:16 PM ET | By Eric Sorenson

  • Notebook: Alabama's Ryan Iamurri fights her way back

    Hays: Alabama's Iamurri fights her way back

    Pinch hitting just three weeks after a severe knee injury, Alabama's Ryan Iamurri showed again that she's willing to do anything for her team.

    Apr 8 4:21 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Creme: NCAA title game preview

    The nation's most efficient offense meets the country's top defense when Notre Dame and UConn collide in a championship game featuring two perfect teams. What will be the X factors? Which backcourt will rule? We break it down.

    Apr 6 | By Charlie Creme

  • Hays: Foes struggle to keep pace with speedy UConn sophomore Jefferson

    After a frustrating freshman season, Moriah Jefferson's breakout performance as a sophomore has played a huge role in putting Connecticut on the brink of its ninth NCAA title.

    Apr 7 | By Graham Hays

  • Championship game chat: Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET

    Chat with our espnW.com experts and follow all the analysis from tonight's Notre Dame-UConn clash of the unbeatens, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

    Apr 8 1:54 PM ET | By espnW.com

  • Irish's McGraw: No civility with 'bully' UConn

    The hot topic of civility, or lack thereof, took the pregame hype of Tuesday night's unbeaten national title matchup between Connecticut and Notre Dame to a new level on Monday.

    Apr 8 1:50 PM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • espnW's NCAA title game picks

    Before Connecticut (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0) meet in the first women's basketball national championship pairing unbeaten teams, we predict the winner and look at what X factors might most influence the matchup.

    Apr 7

  • That's What She Said: Sarah Spain's 'perfect' sports list

    That's What She Said: My 'perfect' sports list

    In honor of the clash of the unbeatens between Notre Dame and UConn, Sarah Spain has more examples of perfection. From the ivy at Wrigley to the Stanley Cup, it doesn't get any more perfect than this list.

    Apr 8 1:43 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Tune in for the women's NCAA championship game

    Tune in at 8:30 ET Tuesday as UConn or Notre Dame puts the finishing touches on a perfect season.

    Apr 8 8:00 AM ET

  • McGraw also Naismith college coach of the year

    Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw was named the Naismith women's college coach of the year Monday.

    Apr 8 6:53 AM ET

  • Minnesota hires Stollings as new head coach

    Minnesota has hired Marlene Stollings from VCU as the 11th coach in the history of the women's basketball program.

    Apr 7 8:22 PM ET

  • Smith: Will UConn expose Achonwa's absence vs. Notre Dame?

    Notre Dame managed just fine without Natalie Achonwa in the national semifinals. But the Irish face a more daunting task Tuesday in the frontcourt against UConn's All-Americans.

    Apr 7 | By Michelle Smith

  • CAPA hopeful Wildcats players will OK union

    Despite several veterans on the Northwestern team saying they are inclined to vote against unionization, the leader of the group helping to organize the players said Monday that he remains "hopeful" that the team will achieve the necessary majority vote.

    Apr 7 6:24 PM ET | By Tom Farrey