May 28 | By Mechelle Voepel
May 20 | By Mechelle Voepel
The Shock on paper have to be considered the East favorite and a strong contender for the WNBA title again this season, with the likes of Katie Smith, Cheryl Ford, Deanna Nolan and Plenette Pierson back.
May 15 8:02 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The first time Lisa Leslie paired up with a former Tennessee superstar, it worked out OK in L.A. Now, can Leslie's one-two punch with Candace Parker put the Sparks back atop the WNBA?
May 17 2:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The WNBA's 12th season tips off Saturday. But with plenty of roster movement and plenty of superstars arriving late to training camp as they wrap up their overseas commitments, it's hard to judge who the front-runners are just yet.
May 13 7:47 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Tennessee won its eighth national title earlier this month. But will UConn come out on top in 2009?
Apr 29 9:41 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
A retirement at UC Santa Barbara. A relocation for Kathy Olivier. Kim Mulkey and Leon Barmore reunited. The coaching carousel is in full spin.
Apr 29 9:27 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After being drafted No. 1 and No. 2, Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles prepare to leave their marks on the WNBA.
Apr 10 8:11 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For the second year in a row, Nicky Anosike put in her best performance of the season in the NCAA title game.
Apr 9 8:14 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Candace Parker went to Tennessee to help fill up the trophy case some more. And winning an NCAA title and Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors for the second year in a row was the perfect farewell for her college career.
Apr 9 9:29 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
From an early age, Pat Summitt learned to never be satisfied. And she learned she would have to figure out things she was unfamiliar with, as well. Both came in handy this season as Tennessee tracked down its eighth title.
Apr 9 4:23 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The Sparks have the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft. L.A. coach Michael Cooper hasn't said Candace Parker is a lock. But the Tennessee star sure is a good bet to go first.
Apr 8 4:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For the second straight Final Four, Alberta Auguste is coming up with big performances. She'll need another one Tuesday, especially as she helps shoulder the defensive assignment on Stanford's Candice Wiggins.
Apr 8 12:19 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
They call each other "Ace" and "Ice" for the different ways their name is spelled. But Candace Parker and Candice Wiggins both loom large as the present and future of women's hoops as they collide in Tuesday's NCAA title game.
Apr 8 12:08 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Among the thousands of Stanford fans in Tampa to cheer on the Cardinal's win over UConn on Sunday, several alumni were on hand to witness the new chapter of Stanford basketball.
Apr 7 4:59 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Just when it looked like LSU would finally reach the NCAA title game, fate -- and LSU's 12 missed free throws -- sent the Lady Tigers home with their fifth straight loss in the national semifinals. Still, the program has much to be proud of.
Apr 7 4:08 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
She missed all seven of her previous field goal attempts. And then put LSU on the line for the go-ahead free throws. But Alexis Hornbuckle redeemed herself with a game-winning, last-second putback to send Tennessee past LSU and into the NCAA title game.
Apr 7 8:18 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Nicky Anosike will be mainly responsible for matching up against LSU's Sylvia Fowles, someone who's difficult to stop. But Anosike's goal is to avoid foul trouble while making Fowles scrap as much as possible inside.
Apr 6 11:25 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Sylvia Fowles dominates the paint and Erica White runs the point. But LSU wouldn't have reached the Final Four without its other three senior starters: Quianna Chaney, RaShonta LeBlanc and Ashley Thomas.
Apr 6 1:45 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Maya Moore fell in love with the idea of the Final Four a decade ago as an 8-year-old at Hoop City. Now the freshman is the one in the starring role, hoping to lead UConn to its first title since 2004.
Apr 6 12:30 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Candace Parker never really has off games or lets anything interfere with her focus. And even if her shoulder isn't quite at 100 percent Sunday in the Final Four, expect the Tennessee junior to still be on top of her game.
Apr 5 6:14 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
When SEC rivals Tennessee and LSU meet for the third time this season Sunday in the Final Four, there will be no surprises. But Fowles-Parker might not be as key a matchup as the point guard battle between Erica White and Shannon Bobbitt.
Apr 3 2:23 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Stanford always has been the gold standard of West Coast women's college basketball. And now, after ending an 11-year Final Four drought, the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer can finally put to rest the haunting memory of their last trip to the semifinals in 1997.
Apr 3 3:02 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
From Candace Parker playing through a dislocated shoulder to the rest of the Lady Vols digging down on defense with her out of the game, sheer gritty toughness led Tennessee to its 18th Final Four.
Apr 2 12:43 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Like all seniors who depart college ball without winning it all -- and what a list of great players that is -- Erlana Larkins was aching about having to cross this particular finish line Monday after North Carolina fell to LSU.
Apr 1 4:28 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel