After taking last WNBA season off to refresh and get stronger, Diana Taurasi wants to show in 2016, both in the WNBA and at the Rio Games, that she's still at the peak of her profession.
Feb 21 | By Mechelle Voepel
Chameka Scott, NCAA champ at Baylor, and former Texas star Tiffany Jackson-Jones have learned how being an athlete, and the support of the hoops community, can be channeled into fighting cancer.
Feb 20 1:49 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The latest version of the NCAA women's basketball committee's rankings were released Monday, with no changes among the top four of UConn, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Baylor.
Feb 15 8:38 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
She's the type of player who stands out every game, but after her standout performance in the most anticipated game of the season, the Huskies' Breanna Stewart nabbed espnW's weekly honor.
Feb 15 12:36 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Although Lisa Borders has many items on her to-do list, the WNBA's newest president must, first and foremost, figure out a way to successfully market the league and its stars.
Feb 11 12:24 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Coca-Cola executive Lisa Borders was named the new president of the WNBA, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary season.
Feb 10 10:59 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Bill Laimbeer thinks the Liberty surprised themselves in 2015 with how well things came together. This year, with everybody back, and the addition of Shavonte Zellous, they won't be surprised.
Feb 18 12:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Just like most other times UConn has played in a 1-2 showdown lately, the Huskies won easy. But just because we saw it coming doesn't mean they shouldn't be lauded for making it happen yet again.
Feb 9 3:13 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After scoring 60 points to tie the NCAA's single-game scoring record, the Gophers' Rachel Banham nabbed espnW's weekly honor.
Feb 8 9:11 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
From South Carolina's ability to score inside to UConn's endless supply of offensive weapons, we break down the keys to Big Monday's 1-2 unbeaten showdown.
Feb 8 7:22 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
UConn has been on top for decades. South Carolina seeks its place there, too. Both teams are led by coaches whose personas inspire greatness. Watch live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.
Feb 8 7:05 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Seniors such as Tiffany Mitchell and Khadijah Sessions have helped build South Carolina into a national contender. Can the Gamecocks take that next step and knock off No. 1 UConn on Big Monday?
Feb 4 9:29 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
UCLA is one of three Pac-12 schools in the NCAA's top-10 seeds, which were released Monday. The Bruins, in the No. 10 spot, were the only real surprise.
Feb 1 7:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For the first time, Mississippi State beat Tennessee on Thursday, marking a historical event in the annals of SEC women's basketball -- one that just might knock the Lady Vols out of the Top 25.
Jan 29 1:56 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The 2016 WNBA season will tip off with a matchup that's become one of the league's bigger rivalries: Minnesota vs. Phoenix.
Jan 28 5:34 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The WNBA playoffs will no longer be divided into the Eastern and Western Conferences. Instead, the top eight teams by winning percentage will make the playoffs, seeded 1-8 by record.
Jan 28 6:51 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Jeff Mittie is in his second season at Kansas State. Brandon Schneider, the first male coach in Kansas women's hoops history, is in his first with the Jayhawks. Can they rebuild their programs?
Jan 27 2:18 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The group of 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team has both longtime veterans of international play and the top college senior in the country, UConn's Breanna Stewart.
Jan 25 1:25 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After leading Nebraska to a pair of big Big Ten road victories, the Cornhuskers' Jessica Shepard nabbed espnW's weekly honor.
Jan 25 1:47 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
No. 10 Mississippi State is 11-0 at home but about to get two of the biggest tests this season, as both South Carolina and Tennessee -- which the Bulldogs have never beaten -- head to Starkville.
Jan 22 | By Mechelle Voepel
The date Feb. 8 has been circled on the calendar since before the season started. But will South Carolina still be unbeaten when it hosts UConn? And will the matchup end up being a 1-2 showdown?
Jan 19 | By Mechelle Voepel
Big Monday opens (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET) with Tennessee still trying to figure out what kind of team it is and Notre Dame very much looking the same, despite personnel changes.
Jan 18 | By Mechelle Voepel
After Baylor ended No. 4 Texas' undefeated run on Sunday, coach Kim Mulkey was quick to say the Lady Bears still aren't really that great yet. But there's no doubt Baylor is rounding into form.
Jan 18 12:10 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas native Alexis Jones played two seasons at Duke. Now a redshirt junior at Baylor, the guard is settling into her role and pragmatic about how it all worked out the way it did.
Jan 15 | By Mechelle Voepel
From NCAA sanctions and coaching departures to the completion of the consolidation of its men's and women's athletic departments, it has been a tumultuous past five years for Tennessee athletics.
Jan 12 | By Mechelle Voepel