Mechelle Voepel Archive

Mechelle Voepel joined ESPN.com in 1996 and covers women's college hoops, the WNBA, the LPGA, and additional collegiate sports for espnW.
  • Voepel: Toe-to-toe

    Women's basketball gets a lot of kudos for being a team game. But Betty Lennox and Nykesha Sales put on a two-woman show Sunday, and it was fabulous.

    Oct 8 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: One loud crowd

    Some unlucky folks were turned away Sunday. But the 17,072 fans in attendance didn't just pack the place. They went crazy, start to finish.

    Oct 8 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Their time is now

    Several players who had great NCAA careers yet never won a college title are now chasing a WNBA crown.

    Oct 2 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: L.A. story

    The playoffs are here, and it's a familiar setting in the West, where L.A. remains the clear favorite.

    Sep 23 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Wide-open East

    The East playoffs mirror the regular season: plenty of "your guess is as good as mine" storylines.

    Sep 23 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Hold the Holdsclaw criticism

    It doesn't matter why Chamique Holdsclaw left. What matters is that she comes back next season.

    Sep 21 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Detroit not done yet

    Down and out? Not Detroit. Even without Swin Cash, the Shock are still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

    Sep 16 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Everybody's talking playoffs

    With the exception of one team, everybody's talking playoffs as the season resumes.

    Sep 1 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: What we know so far

    The WNBA is breaking while the Olympics are played out. Here's what we've learned so far.

    Aug 25 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Golden Griffith

    Unlike her Team USA teammates, Yolanda Griffith took the 'back road' to success.

    Aug 4 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Australian rules

    The WNBA and fans in the U.S. are lucky Australian Lauren Jackson found a second home in Seattle.

    Jul 22 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Sunny days

    The Sun, riding a five-game win streak, are giving hometown fans plenty to cheer about recently.

    Jul 3 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Hope for the cynic

    Teresa Edwards is a great player, a visionary full of hope. Enjoy watching her while she's still on the court.

    Jun 10 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Crystal clear

    The hot question around the WNBA: Are the Liberty (6-1) and Crystal Robinson going to stay this good? We'll say yes.

    Jun 10 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Woeful Washington

    On paper, Washington looks like a winner. But the Mystics have been full of mistakes so far this season.

    Jun 1 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Get this thing started

    The ESPN.com columnist gets you primed with the all the need-to-know storylines heading into 2004.

    May 18 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Just the beginning

    The last month has been a big adjustment for Lindsay Whalen, who won't start Saturday's game with Phoenix.

    May 18 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Seniors off to good start at draft

    Shameka Christon -- not Taurasi or Beard -- might have made the most lasting impression at the WNBA draft.

    Apr 17 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Expertise? Pleeeease

    Is anybody really an expert on the WNBA draft? Not yet. There's still a lot less 'draft science' in the women's game.

    Apr 15 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: What's next for Taurasi?

    After winning her third straight NCAA title, Diana Taurasi is a rookie again -- at the U.S. national team camp.

    Apr 13 12:38 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Future bright for Orange Nation

    Despite the loss, Tennessee's season should be considered a success. And the future looks even better.

    Apr 7 1:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: No joke

    Geno Auriemma's best jabs often come at Maria Conlon's expense. But the Husky senior has the last laugh.

    Apr 6 2:29 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Robinson leaves regrets behind

    Heralded out of high school, Ashley Robinson's career didn't turn out as expected, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Apr 6 2:12 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel