Charli Turner Thorne returned from a nine-month leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. The downside? The Sun Devils are young, inexperienced and facing their first losing season in more than a decade.
Feb 22 2:38 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
With Stanford and Cal dead even atop the Pac-12 standings, Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer insists she is more concerned with her own team than with any opponent.
Feb 17 11:18 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Lexy Kresl's brother was just 7 years old when doctors discovered a brain tumor. Ten years later, his fight remains her biggest inspiration on and off the court.
Feb 12 2:05 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
After an overtime victory at Vanderbilt and playing 43 minutes in an overtime win at Arkansas, Kentucky's A'dia Mathies nabbed our weekly honor.
Feb 11 12:39 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
From overcoming her family being split up to becoming one of the Pac-12's best players, Gennifer Brandon's life has been full of transformations.
Feb 5 4:15 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.
Jan 29 4:19 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Their contributions don't always show up in the box score. But Sara James and Mikaela Ruef could have a big impact on how far Stanford goes this season.
Jan 28 1:51 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Private dressing room aside, Tammy "T-Time" Brawner is a perfect fit for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Jan 25 4:38 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
No. 6 Stanford took back its home court after dropping its past two games at Maples Pavilion with a dominating 75-49 win over No. 14 UCLA that resulted in a four-way tie atop the Pac-12 conference.
Jan 19 7:49 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Cal wanted nothing more than to be considered Stanford's equal. Beating the Cardinal on Sunday and snapping their 81-game conference winning streak? Mission accomplished.
Jan 14 1:14 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
After 26 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Terps junior Alyssa Thomas nabbed our weekly honor.
Jan 14 1:20 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Like a baseball player, the Colts long-snapper Matt Overton toiled for years in the football minors before making it to the NFL.
Jan 10 1:04 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Stanford was outrebounded and outplayed at times Tuesday in its Pac-12 showdown with Cal. But when it mattered most, the Cardinal were tough enough to pull out the win and remain unbeaten in conference play.
Jan 9 5:30 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
At just 18, Lakey Peterson is taking women's surfing into new territory with her never-before-seen, high-flying style.
Jan 13 3:46 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Embracing the scrutiny, heralded UConn freshman Breanna Stewart is already showing she has what it takes to become the next great Husky.
Jan 4 3:52 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The game was a blowout, a 61-35 shellacking of No. 1 Stanford, but UConn coach Geno Auriemma and Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer learned plenty about their teams.
Dec 30 1:13 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Tara VanDerveer and Geno Auriemma want to showcase offenses in Stanford-Connecticut showdown.
Dec 28 3:57 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
For the third time in four years, Stanford and Connecticut clash in a battle of the top two ranked teams in the country.
Dec 27 5:12 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
In its first home game in nearly a month, No. 8 Cal improved to 9-1 and the best opening 10 games in school history after defeating No. 19 Kansas on Friday night.
Dec 22 1:17 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
After leading Colorado to a pair of wins, including its first victory over a top-10 opponent in a decade, guard Chucky Jeffery nabbed our weekly honor.
Dec 17 2:28 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Jennifer Azzi's storied playing career was marked by hard work, tenacity and the ability to be in better shape than anyone else. In her third season as San Francisco's coach, she's following the same path.
Dec 13 11:45 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Unseeded Michigan knocked off No. 2 Stanford in Saturday's regionals to move on to the final four for the first time in school history.
Dec 10 7:56 AM ET | By Michelle Smith