Mechelle Voepel Archive

Mechelle Voepel joined ESPN.com in 1996 and covers women's college hoops, the WNBA, the LPGA, and additional collegiate sports for espnW.
  • Parker ready to move on

    Feb 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Out from the shadow

    With a superb junior season, Ashley Paris is playing alongside twin Courtney a lot more instead of just subbing in to give the All-American a breather.

    Feb 16 10:16 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Orange Crush? Try crushed

    Feb 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Stringer's inspirations

    With so few African-American female coaches ahead of her in women's hoops, C. Vivian Stringer got most of her inspiration from her parents, who taught her that dreams are attainable as long as you work hard.

    Feb 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Stringer's inspirations

    With so few African-American female coaches ahead of her in women's hoops, C. Vivian Stringer got most of her inspiration from her parents, who taught her that dreams are attainable as long as you work hard.

    Feb 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Stranger than fiction

    Dreaming about your job is one thing. But dreaming about which coaches you might meet up with in purgatory? Yeah, Monday's controversial ending in Knoxville, Tenn., is still gnawing at Mechelle Voepel.

    Feb 14 5:50 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Mock trial

    After sitting in their seats (and making the same hard decisions to come up with a 64-team bracket), Mechelle Voepel's attitude toward and appreciation for the NCAA selection committee has changed dramatically.

    Feb 9 12:54 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: The Big Syl

    At 6-foot-6 and roughly 200 pounds, "Big Syl" just seems like the perfect nickname for LSU senior Sylvia Fowles. But don't be fooled by her dominating on-court presence.

    Feb 9 10:27 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Dream draft?

    It's too soon to tell if the Atlanta Dream achieved all they wanted in Wednesday's expansion draft and subsequent trades. But coach and general manager Marynell Meadors think they've covered all their bases.

    Feb 7 3:48 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Big 12 unbeatens battle Saturday

    Feb 1 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Just happy the deal is done

    Forget the fine print and legalspeak, the guarantees and incentives. For now, the biggest issue about the new collective bargaining agreement is simply that it's done.

    Jan 29 5:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Despite loss, Duke has plenty to be proud of

    Despite the loss, Duke outplayed Tennessee in several areas and dropped one of the season's best defensive performances on the defending champs. More importantly, the Blue Devils showed they're still one of the top programs in the country.

    Jan 29 12:20 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Freshmen lead Lady Vols past Duke

    Yes, Candace Parker hit the game-winning shot. But freshmen Angie Bjorklund and Vicki Baugh carried Tennessee when its upperclassmen faltered, especially in the first half.

    Jan 29 12:21 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Lady Vols ready for Duke, Crazies

    No. 2 Tennessee is the clear favorite at 10th-ranked Duke on Monday -- no matter what antics the Cameron Crazies pull.

    Feb 9 12:22 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Overtime is ... Tar Heels' time

    "Overtime is our time!" has been Maryland's rallying cry for nearly three years. But after two posts fouled out, the Terps couldn't hang tough with the Tar Heels, who upended Maryland in double overtime Saturday.

    Jan 27 10:20 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Head over Heels

    After failing to close out a win against UConn earlier in the week, North Carolina's LaToya Pringle and Erlana Larkins made sure not to let it happen again. The senior posts' new mentality helped hand Maryland its first overtime loss in three years and give UNC the lead in the ACC.

    Jan 26 7:58 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Terps' Toliver gets to the point

    Benched in last year's NCAA Tournament, Kristi Toliver is back this season with a refreshed attitude and an improved game after some summertime schooling. And now, the Maryland junior has been one of the nation's best point guards.

    Jan 23 3:03 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Terps ready for time off

    Overtime is still Terps' time, as Maryland held off Georgia Tech in double overtime Sunday. Now, the Terps should be looking forward to their time off before Saturday's showdown with UNC.

    Jan 20 9:35 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Dayton's day could be coming

    Jan 20 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: State of wonder

    Just two years removed from an 0-16 league record, Oklahoma State must be considered one of the favorites to win the Big 12 race this season -- and is worthy of an NCAA Tournament bid.

    Jan 16 3:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Duke piecing puzzle together

    Three weeks into the season, Duke was riding a three-game losing streak. Eight straight wins later, there's a building feeling that everything is starting to come together for the Blue Devils.

    Jan 14 10:37 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Tigers derail Hogs

    LSU's defense put a stop to Arkansas' perfect season Thursday. But the Lady Tigers' offense was clicking on all cylinders, too.

    Jan 11 7:56 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Yow: All in how you look at it

    Jan 9 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Law out to resume order, winning ways for Illini

    For 12 years, Jolette Law worked alongside Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer. Now on her own at Illinois in her first head coaching job, Law hopes to become the same kind of coach as her longtime mentor.

    Dec 29 12:27 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • At Maples, Christmas came early

    Dec 23 | By Mechelle Voepel