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Volleyball Canada announces new women’s head coach

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ottawa, Canada, January 16, 2017 - Volleyball Canada has announced Marcello Abbondanza will be the new head coach of the country’s indoor women’s team. Canada will play in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 in 2017 - the competition's Preliminary Round begins on July 7.

China volleyball receives four honours at CCTV Sports Awards

15 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Beijing, China, January 16, 2017 – The Chinese women’s national team reaped four prestigious honours from China’s Central Television (CCTV) Sports Awards gala on Sunday.

Beach stars build buzz ahead of Fort Lauderdale Major

15 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 16, 2017 – A look at social media shows just how much the top male and female beach volleyball players are looking forward to the first FIVB World Tour Event of 2017, the Swatch Major Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from February 7 to 12.

Watch: 2016 World League Finals

17 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 16, 2017 – Watch Serbia claim victory and relive some of the most memorable moments from the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League Finals.

Banwarth named assistant coach for Huskers volleyball team

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 14, 2017 – Rio Olympian Kayla Banwarth has been named as the new assistant coach of the University of Nebraska volleyball team.

Palmer and Bell triumph at SA Open

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Lausanne, Switzerland. January 15, 2017 – Becchara Palmer and Phoebe Bell needed three sets to beat pre-tournament favourites Louise Bawden and Nikki Laird and win the South Australia Open at Adelaide’s Glenelg Beach.

NCAA: Big win for CSUN, Ohio St., UCLA, Lewis, Penn St. get victories

Almost every match played in NCAA men’s volleyball on Saturday was a sweep. For that matter, among the matches played in and among the four leagues — MPSF, MIVA, EIVA and Conference Carolinas — just three went more than three sets. Starting with a bit of a surprise, as No. 13 Cal State Northridge went […]

NCAA men: Ohio State, Ball State, Pepperdine, Lewis get victories

Top-ranked Ohio State went into No. 10 Stanford and swept the Cardinal, while 15th-ranked Ball State beat visiting No. 14 Penn State in four and fifth-ranked Pepperdine came away with a five-set win at No. 8 Loyola on a Friday night punctuated with some outstanding non-conference NCAA men’s volleyball matchups. There was plenty of conference […]

Interior men, GAF women split titles in Gambia Cup

3 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brikama, Gambia, January 11, 2017 – Interior Police and Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) split honours in the Gambia Volleyball Cup finals at the town of Brikama on Saturday.

Carambula hoping to head home for Fort Lauderdale Major

3 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 13, 2017 – With under a month until the start of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour begins, Italy’s Adrian Carambula is keeping his fingers crossed that he will be able to compete in a city that used to be his hometown.

Javier Gaspar ready for challenge of coaching Puerto Rican women’s team

More than 30 years after that day when he connected through Pittsburgh and flew a small Allegheny plane into State College, Pa., Javier Gaspar talked about a totally new chapter in his volleyball life. Last fall, the former Penn State star was named the coach of the Puerto Rican women’s national team. Gaspar coached only […]

NCAA: Women’s coaches hired, UCLA, BYU, Ball State men win

Virginia Tech, Delaware and Stony Brook have new coaches and there’s a familiar theme among the hirings. Troy has a new coach, too. And in men’s volleyball on Thursday night, UCLA swept UC Irvine and Ball State did the same to Saint Francis. More on the coaches and Thursday’s results in a bit. First, the […]

Watch: Best of 2016 Swatch Major Series

3 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 13, 2017 – Watch the world’s best beach volleyball players in the most iconic settings around the globe in the 2016 Swatch Major Series.

Rio returns as three events added to World Tour calendar

3 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 13, 2017 – Rio de Janeiro will again be the focus of the beach volleyball world in 2017 after the city was one of three venues added to the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar.

NCAA: Hawai’i, NJIT men win, MTSU women have a new coach

USC dealt visiting third-ranked Long Beach State its first loss of the season in an MPSF match on Wednesday, No. 7 UC Irvine had to go five to win at No. 12 UC Santa Barbara and Cal Baptist upset No. 13 CSUN in five. Also in men’s action Wednesday, No. 6 Hawai’i swept visiting Grand […]

Dal Zatto takes over as Brazil coach

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 12, 2017 – Olympic champions Brazil have appointed Renan Dal Zotto as their new coach after previous incumbent Bernardo Rezende stepped down following success at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

Triple Olympian Bawden eyeing more time in green and gold

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Canberra, Australia, January 12, 2017 - After three Olympics spread over 16 years and involving two different sports, one might expect Australian beach volleyballer Louise Bawden might be happy to put her feet up for a while.

Kelibia to host African Women's Club Championship in April

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2017 – The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) has confirmed that the 2017 Women’s African Club Championship will be held in Kelibia, Tunisia, from April 6 to 16.

Volleyball takes centre stage in festival in the Philippines

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 12, 2017 – Volleyball becomes a festival attraction during the month of April in the northern province of Ifugao in the Philippines.

Watch: Ever wonder how a team prepares for the Olympics? Part II

4 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 12, 2017 – Watch Mir Saeid Marouflakrani and the Iranian men’s team allow us to take a peek at how they prepared for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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