The Springstowne Wrestling Academy, the nation's largest girls' school wrestling program, brings a championship glow to the working-class city of Vallejo, Calif.
Mar 20 2:23 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
The Cardinal and Golden Bears split their regular-season series, playing twice in the same week in January. Cal's win at Stanford ended the Cardinal's 81-game conference win streak.
Mar 19 12:02 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Cal has beaten Stanford this season. If the Bears do it in the tournament, they will punch a ticket to the Final Four. They are among the five more teams that can make the Final Four.
Mar 18 11:57 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Hired four years ago to shepherd Seattle University into full Division I status, Joan Bonvicini led the Redhawks to the WAC regular-season title and has the program two wins away from an NCAA tournament berth.
Mar 14 | By Michelle Smith
Elena Myers turned heads last year when she became the first woman to win a motorsports race at Daytona. She's back with a new team, racing in a new class.
Mar 14 10:31 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
With Chiney Ogwumike limited to a career-low three points, guard Amber Orrange stepped up to win Stanford its seventh straight Pac-12 tourney title.
Mar 10 4:00 AM ET | By Michelle Smith
Everyone anticipated another Cal-Stanford matchup in the Pac-12 final. UCLA had other ideas, knocking off the No. 5 Bears.
Mar 9 | By Michelle Smith
Caught in a late-season slump, Washington hopes the home-court advantage at Seattle's KeyArena will help it turn things around in the Pac-12 tournament.
Mar 7 1:52 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
They've got NBA pedigree and WNBA titles. But Southern California's Michael Cooper and Oregon's Paul Westhead have combined for just 12 victories this season.
Feb 28 9:16 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
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