The well-traveled Taylor Simpson is feeling right at home at Colorado these days. The senior outside hitter led the Buffaloes to two victories and into the AVCA poll for the first time in nine years to earn our weekly honor.
Nov 5 1:52 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a roster full of veterans and coach Holly Warlick more comfortable at the head of the table, this season's Tennessee squad seems reminiscent of Lady Vols teams of old that dominated defensively and on the boards.
Nov 5 | By Mechelle Voepel
Mechelle Voepel checks in on Oregon multisport star Liz Brenner, details a big week for Colorado and reminds us not to forget about Penn State in five things you need to know about volleyball.
Nov 4 12:27 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a roster that is deep and athletic at every position, South Carolina is considered one of the best bets of all the schools not named UConn to win the NCAA title.
Nov 3 | By Mechelle Voepel
In a triumphant return to her home state, Oklahoma's Kierra Holst had 16 kills to lead the Sooners to a stunning upset sweep at Texas and earned our weekly honor.
Oct 29 4:53 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a surprising home loss to Oklahoma and five starters held out of another match for violating team rules, it was a tough week for formerly undefeated Texas, as Mechelle Voepel details in five things to know about volleyball.
Oct 28 3:48 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
If she hadn't caught the volleyball bug, Lauren Carlini might be trying to make it in NASCAR. Wisconsin is glad the sophomore setter is at the wheel of the Badgers' offense as they attempt to get back to the NCAA championship game.
Oct 23 12:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Former walk-on Karsta Lowe led UCLA past Oregon and Oregon State, compiling a school-record 33 kills against the Ducks, to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 22 11:22 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
North Carolina reached its highest ranking in 25 years under coach Joe Sagula and Illinois had a groundbreaking win at Nebraska, highlighting Mechelle Voepel's five things you need to know in volleyball.
Oct 21 5:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Bill Laimbeer's tenure with the Liberty was brief, but the three-time champion coach definitely wants to return to the sidelines again in the WNBA.
Oct 16 | By Mechelle Voepel
Colorado State junior Adrianna Culbert shined as a lethal attacker in sweeps of Wyoming and Fresno State last week, hitting .500 in the first match and .625 in the second to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 15 2:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
No one from the Liberty would comment Tuesday after New York parted ways with Bill Laimbeer. But plenty of questions -- Will Teresa Weatherspoon be considered? Will coach/GM continue to be a combined job? -- will need to be answered.
Oct 14 | By Mechelle Voepel
The Americans had twice finished second in the world championship and took silver in three Olympic Games. But it took 62 years -- the first world championship was in 1952 -- for them to finally win a gold medal.
Oct 13 1:18 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Jennifer Martin, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist, says exercise and nutrition get more attention than sleep, which is also a crucial part of healthy behavior.
Oct 9 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Daisha Simmons started her career at Rutgers, played two seasons at Alabama and now is enrolled as a graduate student at Seton Hall. Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the major events of Simmons' college career.
Oct 7 10:06 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Alabama announced Tuesday it will support a waiver to allow women's basketball player Daisha Simmons to compete this season at Seton Hall. The issue is now expected to return to the NCAA for review.
Oct 7 11:57 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Even after the Tide reversed its decision to let senior Daisha Simmons transfer to Seton Hall to be closer to her ill brother, it's hard not to wonder how the heck the whole mess happened.
Oct 7 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Elizabeth Campbell's 23 kills and 20 digs in a five-set upset over then-No. 8 Nebraska earned Ohio State's junior outside hitter our weekly honor.
Oct 8 1:33 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Kansas State, ranked for the first time since November 2012, faces its biggest challenge this weekend against No. 2 Texas. Mechelle Voepel details the Wildcats' recent run in this week's five things you need to know about volleyball.
Oct 14 12:24 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Maya Moore added more accolades to her stellar 2014 campaign Sunday, winning MVP honors as the U.S. women captured their second consecutive gold medal at the world championship.
Oct 5 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
As USA Basketball plays for its ninth gold medal at the world championship, the Americans might face their toughest competition yet.
Oct 4 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
No matter how the roster changes, Team USA still seems a step ahead of the rest of the world.
Oct 3 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
On a roster full of former WNBA MVPs, Tina Charles might be the most important player when Team USA takes on France, which beat the Americans in an exhibition less than two weeks ago, in Friday's world championship quarterfinals.
Oct 2 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The reserves, including the youngest of them, came through when given the chance Tuesday as the U.S. women routed Angola to cap a perfect run through the preliminary round of the world championship.
Sep 30 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Dominique Gonzalez's 47 digs and flawless serve receiving in two tough road matches to start Big Ten play earned the Penn State defensive specialist our weekly honor.
Oct 1 2:37 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel