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My changing volleyball direction

I have written a lot less over the last 12 months. Previously I consistently posted once a month but my “volleyball patterns” have changed. Increasingly in the last couple of years I have phased out of actual coaching and dedicate more of my time to analysis work. I toured with the 2015 women’s volleyroos as a […]

Dayton, 18-1, leading the Ohio volleyball charge

Big things are happening in Ohio volleyball. The Ohio State University is ranked 19th. Cleveland State is the lone unbeaten team in league play and stands atop the Horizon League. Miami, Ohio, leads the MAC East Division at 6-0, a game ahead of Ohio University. Cincinnati is a half-game back of first place in the […]

NCAA roundup: Gophers smash No. 1 UW, while Illini, UCLA, Longhorns, KU all win

Another night of NCAA volleyball and another night of surprises. But then again, you could argue why would we be surprised that No. 1 lost again? This time it was Wisconsin, getting absolutely crushed by visiting No. 3 Minnesota 25-20, 25-18, 25-14. Also losing? No. 14 Michigan State at No. 24 Illinois and No. 16 […]

Turkish Volleyball Federation signs sponsorship agreement with Vestel

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Ankara, Turkey, October 12, 2016 - The Turkish Volleyball Federation signed an agreement with Turkish home and professional appliances manufacturing company Vestel on Wednesday. The company will become the main sponsor of the federation and of the country's national teams.

VakifBank to open Women's Club Worlds and begin quest for third medal

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Manila, Philippines, October 18, 2016 - VakifBank Istanbul return to the FIVB Women's Club World championship after a three-year absence to open the 2016 edition against Japan's Hisamitsu Springs, who are also competing for the third time.

European and African champions to get Men's Club Worlds going

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Betim, Brazil, October 18, 2016 - The reigning European and African champions Zenit Kazan of Russia and Tala'Ea El Geish Cairo of Egypt will clash in the opening match of the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Betim, to get the tournament started.

Jitters gone, Long Beach Chinese MB Xue becoming quite a player

Freshman volleyball players often have a difficult transition to college life. They’re away from their homes for the first time, there are those grueling two-a-days in preseason, and then the travel in season can be taxing. So for Long Beach State’s Yizhi Xue, a middle blocker from Nanjing, China, you would imagine the adjustment is […]

Philippines President Duterte declares October "Month of Volleyball"

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Manila, Philippines, October 12, 2016 - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared October 2016 "Volleyball Month" on Tuesday, a day after the players and coaches of FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship hosts PSL-F2 Logistics Manila met members of the Philippine Senate in the country's capital.

UNLV rolling at 17-2, No. 1 Wisconsin entertains No. 3 Gophers

UNLV keeps winning. The Rebels went to New Mexico on Tuesday and their 25-16, 19-25, 32-30, 25-16 victory left them 17-2 overall, 6-1 in the Mountain West. UNLV, the No. 20 team in the Mid-Major Poll, is ranked 18th in the latest NCAA RPI. Only San Diego (5) and BYU (13) have better RPIs […]

Filardi talks up UPCN in build-up to Men's Club World Championship

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Lausanne, Switzerland, October 12, 2016 - UPCN captain Javier Filardi will participate in his fifth FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship when this year's edition kicks off in Betim, Brazil on October 18, but says the challenge is as great as ever. Show More Summary

Barbara set to make competitive bow alongside Fernanda

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 12, 2016 – Rio 2016 silver medallist Barbara Seixas will make her competitive debut alongside new partner Fernanda Alves at the Brasilia leg of the Brazil Beach Volleyball Tour.

NCAA Division I POWs from border to border, coast to coast

We’ve got the POWs. Like Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Kate Klepetka, who averaged 6.75 digs as her team improved to 6-0 in the Southland Conference and she was named defensive player of the week. Or Eastern Washington’s Ka’iulani Ahuna, who was the offensive POW in the Big Sky. Texas State took three of the […]

VBM Mid-Major Poll: 1. USD, 2. BYU, 3. WKU, SDSU breaks in

San Diego (15-2) was the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s Mid-Major Poll, getting all 10 first-place votes from a diverse panel of coaches from different conferences around the country. West Coast Conference rival BYU (16-2) regained the second spot. Western Kentucky (17-2) moved up from No. 4 to third, and Creighton (12-6) took over the fourth spot. […]

PSL-F2 Logistics Manila poised to make big debut

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Manila, Philippines, October 11, 2016 – Hosts PSL-F2 Logistics Manila are keen to shine in their debut at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship which will take place in Manila from October 18 to 23.

Video chat: Iowa coach Bond Shymansky on Hawkeyes’ great start

After upsetting Purdue and beating Indiana last weekend, the once-lowly Iowa Hawkeyes stand 14-4 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten, and in a place the program hasn’t been since 1988. Third-year coach Bond Shymansky, who grew up in Iowa City, played club volleyball for the Hawkeyes and has two degrees from Iowa, couldn’t be happier after […]

PSL-F2 Logistics Manila visit Philippine Senate

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Manila, Philippines, October 11, 2016 - PSL-F2 Logistics Manila players visited the Philippine Senate late on Monday where the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship hosts and first-time participants were welcomed ahead of the tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena from October 18 to 23.

Women’s Club World Championship introduces new ball transport system

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Manila, Philippines, October 10, 2016 - Fans at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in Manila from October 18 to 23 can expect to see eight of the best club teams in the world. An entertainment-packed event presentation will come in addition to an innovative ball transport system designed by Eventcourt and produced by Senoh of Japan. Show More Summary

Wisconsin new AVCA No. 1, also No. 1 in NCAA RPI

Wisconsin is the top-ranked team in NCAA volleyball. The Badgers, whose only loss came at North Carolina on Sept. 9, are 14-1 overall and 6-0 in the Big Ten. Accordingly, they are ranked No. 1 in both the AVCA Division I Poll and latest NCAA RPI rankings released Monday. It is the first time Wisconsin has […]

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