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Plenty at stake Friday, from Illinois’ NCAA hopes to AAC bids to Missouri Valley semis

Most of the nation’s Division I volleyball teams are either waiting for Sunday to learn their NCAA Tournament fate or have already packed up the gear and are planning for next season. But with 23 matches on the schedule Friday and 24 more Saturday, a few things have to be decided, including who wins the […]

"Let's play volleyball" says Giba in FIVB Mannequin Challenge

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2016 - "Let's play volleyball" said FIVB Athletes' Commission President Gilberto “Giba” Amauri de Godoy Filho in the FIVB's take on the Mannequin Challenge.

Inside Volleyball - The panel show coming to Australia's Channel 7 in December

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Canberra, Australia, November 25, 2016 - The incredible growth of beach and indoor volleyball Australia is set to be rewarded with confirmation this week of a new weekly television show on Australia's Seven Network.

Mexico preparing to host 2017 Women’s U20 World Championship

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2016 - 2016 brought Mexican volleyball a step closer to joining the world elite. For the first time in 48 years – the Olympic Games were held in Mexico City in 1968 – the men’s national team were represented at the Summer Games.

FIVB shortlisted for Peace and Sport Federation of the Year Award

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Principality of Monaco, November 24, 2016 – The FIVB was today among the nominees for the Peace and Sport Federation of the Year Award in recognition of its development work, in particular its Rio Social Sport Legacy programme.

No. 2 Gophers beat No. 1 Nebraska in 5-set thriller, UNC, U-W win league crowns

You know it was a heck of a night when Alabama’s Krsytal Rivers, who on Wednesday was named the SEC player of the year, doesn’t make the headline after getting 35 kills and hitting.408 in a win over Ole Miss. So, yes, it was a heck of night, when No. 2 Minnesota came back […]

Draw held for 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship - Women in Azerbaijan

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Baku, Azerbaijan, November 24, 2016 - Everything is set for a real volleyball party following the draw ceremony for the Final Round of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Women that was held on Thursday at the iconic Heydar Aliyev Centre in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.

Flier makes switch to Beach

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 24, 2016 - In the last couple of years Manon Flier got married, won a silver medal at the European Championship and had a baby. Now, the 32-year-old opposite who has an astonishing 430 caps with the Dutch National Team, is making another life-changing move, switching from indoors to the beach.

Van Iersel and Flier team up for 2017

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Nieuwegein, Netherlands, November 24, 2016 - Manon Flier is set to switch to beach volleyball after joining forces with two-time Olympian Marleen van Iersel for 2017.

A dream year for Daniele Lupo

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 24, 2016 - Going about his business quietly and confidently, Olympic silver medallist and European champion Daniele Lupo's exploits this year have been incredible.

Day and Sweat set for first test in Trinidad and Tobago

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 24, 2016 – Brooke Sweat and Emily Day will make their bow as a new pairing at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago NORCECA tournament that runs from November 25-27.

Czech volleyball to renew with tradition in 2017

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 24, 2016 - The Czech Republic is preparing for a fantastic summer of volleyball with the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Brno and Ceské Budejovice from June 23 to July 2 just one of several events, also including the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 Finals, taking place in the country next year.

Julio Velasco to lead Argentina to Tokyo 2020

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 23, 2016 – Master tactician Julio Velasco will remain at the helm of Argentina's men’s national team until Tokyo 2020, as the Federacion del Voleibol Argentino (FeVA) formalised the renewal of his contract at a press conference held at the Hotel Intercontinental Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

California Beach inducts Youngs, Zuelich, Featherstone, Blanton, Hovland, Dodd

The California Beach Volleyball Association held its annual hall of fame Inductions last week at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The ceremony is always an evening of meeting friends, renewing old friendships, and recanting stories. This year was no different, as Elaine Youngs, Fred Zuelich, John Featherstone, Dain Blanton, and the team of Tim Hovland […]

Boise State wins MW, USD upset, No. 1 Nebraska goes to No. 2 Minnesota

There’s a new sheriff in the Mountain West, where the Boise State Broncos celebrated Tuesday night winning the Mountain West league crown for the first time, while the Colorado State Rams are left in limbo until Sunday to learn if their team goes to the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd consecutive year or not. And […]

Lower nets = less rallies.

Even before becoming a dedicated analyst, I was interested in the numbers which provided me with a context for the decisions I would make with regards to balancing winning, court time, player development etc. One thing I brought up in recent conversations with coaches about junior girls volleyball, is how a lot of points are decided by […]

Italian stars in line for Gazzetta Sports Awards

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 23, 2016 – Italy’s volleyball and beach volleyball stars have been rewarded for their success at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games by being nominated for the end of year Gazzetta Sports Awards.

Dalhausser: "Our focus is the World Championships in 2017"

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 23, 2016 - When it comes to beach volleyball USA's Phil Dalhausser has been there, seen it and done it.

Volleyball, by Royal Appointment

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Lausanne, Switzerland, November 23, 2016 - Britain's Prince Harry has enjoyed a spot of volleyball in Antigua, while on an official visit to he Caribbean, representing his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

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