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USA Teams Finish 2013 With Grand Champions Cup

The U.S. men's and women's teams are done for the year after concluding competition at the Grand Champions Cup. The round robin tournament in Tokyo featured six of the top teams in the world.... Read Full Post

UNC's Joe Sagula Logs 700th Win

Congratulations to Joe Sagula, long-time coach at the University of North Carolina for earning his 700th win. His team made it interesting, taking the match against Maryland to a full five sets. Down 14-13 in the fifth, Sagula's Tar Heels turned things around, winning the set 20-18.... Read Full Post

Volleyball Player's Murder Could Lead to New Cell Phone Legislation

Former St. Louis University volleyball player Megan Boken, 23, was killed in her car last August by a teenager who was attempting to rob her of her cell phone, among other things. Now, Boken's parents want to prevent other such tragedies by changing the way cell phone operate.... Read Full Post

NCAA Women: Stanford Moves Up to No. 3 in Final Week of Regular Season

Playoffs begin in just one week and this Sunday, the NCAA selection show will air on ESPNU to tell us just where our favorite teams will be placed in the tournament bracket. Next week we'll chat about the decisions and take apart some of the more interesting ones.... Read Full Post

POLL: Should Academics Trump Championships?

Alright, time to weigh in on another volleyball controversy. It seems that a freshman volleyball player at East Central College in Missouri is between a rock and a hard place. Hannah Leslie earned a scholarship to the school and helped her team earn a berth in the playoffs.... Read Full Post

Conference Championships Still Up For Grabs

There's no doubt which conference is the most competitive this season. The Big 10 boasts eight teams in the top 25 according to the AVCA Coaches Poll. The next best ranked conference has half that many, but the Pac 12's four teams include three in the top ten. Show More Summary

NCAA Women: Missouri Breaks Into Top 5

Just when it looked like the top teams would stay put for the remainder of the season, Week 12 brought a new team in the top five in this week's AVCA poll. Missouri jumped to No. 4 in this week's rankings after beating previously No....Show More Summary

USA Women 1-1 at Grand Champions, Russia Up Next

The No. 2 USA women lost to No. 1 Brazil in three sets on the opening night of play for the Grand Champions Cup in Japan. The young squad did... Read Full Post

War-Torn Afghanistan Takes Up Beach Volleyball

It's not easy to build a beach volleyball program in a country ravaged by war. But that is exactly what Yunus Popalzay of the country's volleyball federation is trying to do. Convinced that beach volleyball could be a very popular sport...Show More Summary

NCAA Women: Illinois Fights Way Back to Rankings

With just three weeks left in the regular season and the playoffs just around the corner it appears that Texas is going to keep its No. 1 ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll for the remainder of the season. With just five games remaining on the schedule, the Longhorns have no ranked opponents left to play. Show More Summary

USA Men's Team OH Brad Lawson Sings Jason Mraz Cover

We know that our national team members are talented. But a few of them have talent that extends beyond their prowess on the volleyball court. You may have seen former Stanford volleyball player Brad Lawson sing the national anthem before a few of the U.S. Show More Summary

FIVB Beach: Summer and Emily Win Silver in Thailand

What a season for Summer Ross and Emily Day. After bursting onto the scene this year, they've managed to catapult to recognition as one of the best American teams we've got. They made three AVP finals this season; winning one, tying for first due to a rain out and placing second. Show More Summary

Young USA Women's Team Heads to Grand Champions Cup

The USA women's team will compete in its last event of the year, the Grand Champions Cup in Japan beginning on Tuesday. Head Coach Karch Kiraly has chosen another young squad to compete with the top six teams in the world starting with Brazil on the first day of competition. Show More Summary

NCAA Women: No. 1 Texas Leads the Way into Final Month of Regular Season

The final month of the regular season is already upon us. At this time next month, we'll be into the playoffs. As usual for this time of year, the top teams are holding steady in the AVCA Poll. The top eight remain exactly as they were last week with Texas still leading the way. Show More Summary

FIVB Beach: Kerri and April Win in China, Jake and Casey Fall in Quarters

After an off weekend in Huntington Beach last week, Kerri and April bounced back with their second straight FIVB Grand Slam win in Xiamen, China. Things did not go as smoothly on the men's side as Jake and Casey lost in three sets in the quarterfinals.... Read Full Post

Kerri Walsh Jennings Breaks Win Record

It's official. Kerri Walsh Jennings is now the winningest female beach player in history. With her FIVB win in China last weekend, Kerri surpassed longtime partner Misty May-Treanor with her 113th win. Kerri is just $7,000 away from passing Misty as the earnings leader as well. Show More Summary

NCAA Women: Top Teams Stabilize, Mizzou Moves Up

The top teams appear to have stabilized finally as last week's top six managed to hold their spots on the AVCA Coaches Poll. Texas still leads the way followed by Penn State, Washington, USC, Florida and Stanford. There was a significant amount of movement in the lower ranks though and three teams fell out of the rankings this week.... Read Full Post

High School VB Decision-Making Takes a Turn for the Absurd

Last week there were two examples of leadership gone wrong in the world of high school volleyball. Adults in charge don't always make the right decisions for students, but sometimes those decisions go way beyond incorrect and enter into the land of the absurd.... Read Full Post

NCAA Women: USC Upset, Texas Back on Top

USC stumbled this week with a surprise 0-3 loss to previously unranked Arizona. For the first time all season, the Trojans were out-hit in the match, hitting.277 as a team to Arizona's.324. USC fell three spots to No. 4 in this week's AVCA poll and Arizona finds itself ranked for the first time this year, coming in at No. 25.... Read Full Post

UOP Officially Drops Men's Volleyball

It's been known for weeks that the University of the Pacific was putting men's volleyball on the chopping block. But word officially came down this week that the program will be cut. The team will be allowed to compete this season, but the 20-year-old program will officially end in June of next year.... Read Full Post

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