Mechelle Voepel Archive

  • Voepel: Penn State's great expectations

    Cael Sanderson became a household name for compiling a perfect record at Iowa State. Now, the former Cyclones coach is hoping to find the same success at Penn State.

    Jan 28 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: At 20-0, Duke seems underestimated

    Duke is off to a 20-0 start. But for continued success, the Blue Devils' seniors know their freshmen teammates must continue to make an impact.

    Jan 28 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Duke freshmen off to fine start

    Duke is off to a 20-0 start. But for continued success, the Blue Devils' seniors know their freshmen teammates must continue to make an impact.

    Jan 26 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Departed UConn freshman to transfer to Kentucky

    Who knows exactly why Samarie Walker left UConn? But sometimes, when these huge decisions are made by teenagers, it's no surprise they don't always end up working out.

    Jan 24 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Bulldogs' day

    Yale has never won an NCAA title in hockey, but the Bulldogs are sitting pretty in the top spot in the rankings. Is a trip to the Frozen Four in the Ivy power's cards?

    Jan 24 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • UCLA just no match for Stanford

    Jan 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Departed UConn freshman's happiness is what matters

    There is a lot to debate now that Samarie Walker has left UConn. But for now, here's to hoping the freshman finds a place that feels right and allows her continued growth and happiness.

    Jan 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Aggies and Tigers are familiar foes

    Pat Henry was a legend at LSU before taking over the Texas A&M track and field program. Now his team faces a familiar foe in coach Dennis Shaver and the Tigers.

    Jan 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Texas Tech on the right track in '11

    As the Big 12 has grown and the other teams in the Lone Star State have gotten better, it has become tougher and tougher to be successful in Texas. But Texas Tech seems to be on the right end of the turnaround.

    Jan 19 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Kansas can't keep up with Baylor

    With Brittney Griner inside and Odyssey Sims out, Baylor's defense was too much for Kansas to overcome, as the No. 1 Lady Bears cruised to a 76-37 victory.

    Jan 19 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: OK State ends Iowa's winning streak

    Oklahoma State held Iowa to a draw on Sunday, ending the Hawkeyes' winning streak. But there wasn't much reason for celebration on either side.

    Jan 17 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling preview

    Jan 14 10:25 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Horns hooked on winning

    Texas coach Eddie Reese has won 10 NCAA championships, spanning four decades. With talented athletes like Austin Surhoff, the Horns seem poised to add to that tally.

    Jan 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Former Longhorn Harris up for GMA position

    Fran Harris, the former Texas standout who was part of the WNBA's first championship team, could end up advising people through the biggest forum she has ever had.

    Jan 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Printy feels right at home at Iowa

    Moving through the Big Ten season will be a grind for everyone. But fueled by her nearby family and a longtime love for her team, Jaime Printy has the Hawkeyes pointed in the right direction.

    Jan 12 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Cornell's Kyle Dake

    Jan 10 1:24 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Best of both words

    A first-class education and a national caliber wrestling program? Cornell coach Rob Koll is proving it can be done -- by bringing a different perspective to the sport.

    Jan 10 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Iowa tops Ohio St. in muddled Big Ten

    Jan 8 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Nagbe caps career with Hermann

    Jan 7 10:26 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Kondos Field's dream realized

    Valorie Kondos Field came to gymnastics late, but the UCLA coach has made up for lost time, leading the Bruins to six NCAA championships.

    Jan 7 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: To celebrate or not to celebrate

    In football, the NCAA takes a strict stand when it comes to celebrations. But if there really are sportsmanship issues, why is "spirit" encouraged in nearly every other sport?

    Jan 5 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: For now, Taurasi must endure waiting game

    After two positive samples, Diana Taurasi must wait and see if a ban is handed down, which would impact her international career, including competing in the 2012 Olympics, as well as her play in the WNBA.

    Jan 4 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: UConn lost -- now what?

    The past two seasons, there was a sense of inevitability about the Huskies. So Stanford's win Thursday over UConn gave the rest of the country what it needed: proof that the Huskies can be beaten.

    Dec 31 | By Mechelle Voepel