Trey Hillman might be a goofball, but he's serious about changing the losing culture in Kansas City.
Apr 25 12:41 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
They once were teammates, Olympic medal winners who shared the spotlight with Marion Jones. Now, as ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill writes, they're fighting to keep their medals and prevent their legacies from being tarnished by Jones' admission of doping.
Apr 18 7:11 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
As athletes prepare to take the world stage at the Beijing Olympics, people protesting China's policies are stealing the show around the world. How do the athletes feel about that? ESPN.com senior writer Elizabeth Merrill finds out.
Apr 8 3:53 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Texas A&M is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 14 years. But for as high as times are now, a team meeting in late January just might be what salvaged the season.
Mar 26 9:54 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Oklahoma took Tennessee to the wire and won 10 straight to start the season. But a first-round upset by Missouri in the Big 12 tournament has the Sooners searching for themselves, writes Elizabeth Merrill.
Mar 17 2:18 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The Greensburg boys' basketball team returns to the state tournament for the first time in 30 years, and it will be sort of a reunion for the people who left town following a devastating tornado last spring.
Mar 5 6:28 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Their town is still littered with tornado damage but homecoming, volleyball matches, basketball rivalries -- the games -- went on for the athletes, fans and residents of Greensburg, Kan., writes ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill.
Aug 24 6:20 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Michelle Campbell was told she couldn't referee a high school boys basketball game because of her gender, and now the school that removed her from the court is facing questions, writes ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill.
Feb 22 11:49 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
From Florida to Phoenix, the members of the 1972 Dolphins were finally able to open that champagne the Pats kept on ice all season.
Feb 4 1:47 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Known for NFL fines and outlaw play, Pats safety Rodney Harrison says there's only one way to play the game.
Feb 1 10:52 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
For nine members of the Patriots, a perfect season is absolutely nothing new.
Feb 1 7:13 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Domenik Hixon's season started with a collision that temporarily paralyzed Kevin Everett. It will end in Super Bowl XLII.
Jan 30 3:03 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Nine years after college football shunned him, four years after the San Diego Chargers cut him, Wes Welker is a megastar headed for the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, writes ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill.
Jan 28 12:57 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
He was a loner and a drinker, and although he did his job on the football field, Dolphins quarterback David Woodley never could escape his demons. As ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill writes, Woodley hated the Super Bowl pressure and shunned the spotlight.
Jan 23 4:26 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
In two postseason games, Randy Moss has just two catches. How does he feel about it? We don't know because he's not talking, Elizabeth Merrill writes.
Jan 21 | By Elizabeth Merrill
Bo Pelini, Nebraska's new head coach, embraces tradition and understands how much the state's identity is wrapped up in football. As ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill writes, he's landed in Lincoln to a warm reception.
Jan 18 12:30 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
The '72 Dolphins say there's no way to compare their team with the 2007 Patriots, Elizabeth Merrill writes.
Jan 7 10:49 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
How is this beautiful, sun-drenched city of Miami, with so much to offer, failing so mightily in one maddening year of sports? ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill goes straight to the fans to find out how they feel.
Dec 21 4:42 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
They've been through marriages, mortgages, grandkids, liver spots and funerals. These members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who went 17-0, are tough enough to handle another perfect team in their exclusive club, writes ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill.
Dec 20 5:36 PM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
Two members of the '72 Dolphins welcomed the Patriots to their special club on Saturday. Well, sort of.
Dec 16 | By Elizabeth Merrill
Go ahead and exhale, south Florida. Your Dolphins will not go down as the worst team ever, writes Elizabeth Merrill.
Dec 16 | By Elizabeth Merrill
Tough and intimidating on the field, much of Sean Taylor's life remains a mystery. As ESPN.com's Elizabeth Merrill writes, those close to the slain Washington Redskins safety say his life was, in many ways, a collection of contradictions.
Dec 2 2:34 AM ET | By Elizabeth Merrill
In his first start in two years, Priest Holmes performed admirably. The same can't be said about the Chiefs' offense as a whole, writes Liz Merrill.
Nov 11 | By Elizabeth Merrill
Lou Brissie is 83 years old now and on crutches, but the story of his World War II experience and his major league pitching career still resonates with young, wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, writes Elizabeth Merrill.
Nov 9 | By Elizabeth Merrill
One year after starting over in one of college football's cold, isolated corners, a red-hot beginning at Arizona State has Dennis Erickson basking in the Valley of the Sun.
Nov 1 | By Elizabeth Merrill