Pro Beach Volleyball Tour News and Notes
Beach Volleyball Schedule Sparks Controversy
The AVP published its 2013 schedule. Though that sounds innocuous it led to a firestorm of controversy on social media.
Former AVP Owner Drops Lawsuit
Nick Lewin is officially letting go. Yes, he sold the AVP property to Donald Sun, who is now at the helm and working to revive it. But there was one more piece of the puzzle that Lewin had his hands in. DFA PVA II Partners LLC, the Lewin-owned company that bought the AVP out of bankruptcy, made the decision to file suit against USAV, IMG, The...
Checking in With the AVP - Q & A with the new AVP Owner
Q & A with Donald Sun Three Months In
Q & A with Misty May-Treanor
Misty May-Treanor has announced that London will be her last event before she moves on with the next phase of her life. Here are her thoughts on going for her third gold medal with Kerri Walsh and what her plans are for the future.
Hans Stolfus and The New AVP
Hans Stolfus, one of the AVP's most outspoken critics is now running the Tour's media arm. After months of silence, Stolfus speaks about how the AVP's May 15th re-launch came about and clears up some misconceptions about the AVP's intent.
Q & A with New AVP Owner Donald Sun
I sat down with Donald Sun just four days after he purchased the AVP from former owner Nick Lewin. Sun answers questions from readers about who he is, what he's done and what his plans are for the AVP.
Foreign Players on the American Beach Tour
USAV Managing Director say that Brazilian Pedro Salgado is a wake up call for young Americans.
Checking in With the AVP
Checking in with the AVP
Reflections on the Hermosa Beach Open
Some reflections on the USAV/IMG Jose Cuervo Beach Championship Series Event in Hermosa Beach on Saturday September 24th.
New AVP Owner Donald Sun
Donald Sun stepped in to buy the AVP in 2012, two years after the Tour declared bankruptcy. Here is some information on the new owner including his background and a couple of Q and As leading up to his first two events in Cincinnati and Santa Barbara in 2012.
American Beach Volleyball in 2011
As the summer of 2011 winds to a close, it is time to take stock of what transpired in what was arguably the strangest summer in recent memory for the sport of beach volleyball in the United States. So as we look ahead to 2012, here’s a brief overview of what went right and what went wrong.
2013 Pro Beach Volleyball Schedule
Check out the dates, locations and results for the 2013 professional beach volleyball season. Here you will find all the listing for events hosted by FIVB, Jose Cuervo, AVP and NVL as they are announced.
2011 Pro Beach Volleyball Composite Schedule
Check out the 2011 schedule and results for domestic and international pro beach volleyball including tournaments held by FIVB, USAV, National Volleyball League (NVL), and Corona Light Wide Open (CLWO).
2012 Pro Beach Volleyball Schedule
Check out the schedule and results from the 2012 Pro Beach Volleyball season.
Geeter Come Home
Chris McGee was just hired to be the studio anchor for Laker games on the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet channel. Looks like that means we won't see much of him in beach volleyball anytime soon.
AVP's Completes 2012 Comeback with Santa Barbara Event
The AVP debuted with two tournaments in 2012. I had a chance to check out the Santa Barbara event in person and get a feel for the New AVP. Here are my thoughts on the event as I saw it.
Q & A with Misty May-Treanor
Part I of my interview with Misty May-Treanor as Misty discusses her decision to postpone retirement and go for her third gold medal in London with partner Kerri Walsh. Misty has announced that London will be her last event before she moves on with the next phase of her life. Also check out where Misty talks about the state of beach volleyball...
Top Volleyball Players - Men
Player profiles for some of the top male athletes in the sport of volleyball
Who is Donald Sun?
Donald Sun bought the AVP on April 2nd, 2012. He believes he can revive the perennially troubled tour and finally make it profitable. Being a tech executive has nothing to do with running a professional sports entity. But some of what he learned from his father, David Sun, the self-made billionaire and owner of Kingston Technology, could very...
Profile for Phil Dalhausser, AVP Beach volleyball player.
Profile for Todd Rogers, Pro Beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medalist.
Q & A With Todd Rogers
A one on one interview with The Professor, Todd Rogers in the wake of the collapse of the AVP Tour. Rogers talks about the end of the tour, what he thinks needs to be done and the boycott of the Manhattan Beach tournament.
Profile for Misty May, AVP Beach volleyball player.
Profile for Kerri Walsh, AVP Beach volleyball player.
Is the PBVA Good or Bad for Beach Volleyball? - What Do You Think of the PBVA?
Now that you've read all about the PBVA's plans for next summer, let us know what you think? Is a players association good or bad for the sport of beach volleyball?
AVP's New Teams
The AVP is back in action and 2010 brings some new partnerships that could make an immediate impact. Check out the new teams.
AVP Beach Volleyball Schedule and Results 2010
Beach Volleyball AVP - The AVP Tour's stops for 2010 and the list of winners.
Pedro Salgado Vindicated in Drug-Test Fiasco
Pedro Salgado was falsely accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs. Now the lab that botched the test is under suspension. But will the price the lab pays be as steep as the one Salgado must live with?
Q & A with the AVP's Tyra Turner
Tyra Turner discusses her beginnings, her partnerships and the future of the AVP.
How Tyra Turner Found Success in the AVP
Tyra Turner climbed the ranks in the AVP by working hard and dedicating herself to the sport. Here are five things she says are key for anyone who wants to do the same.
Profile for Tyra Turner, AVP Beach volleyball player.
Career Win Leaders - Women
A list of the players with the most all-time wins.
Career Win Leaders - Men
A list of the players with the most all-time wins
2009 AVP Tour Schedule and Results
The AVP Tour's stops for 2009 and the list of winners.
AVP Undergoes Shake Up for 2009 Season
Lots of changes are afoot for the AVP Tour this season. The jury is out on what they'll mean for the league's future.
FIVB Announces New Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualification System
The FIVB announced that it will change the Olympic Beach Volleyball qualification system from individual berths to National Federation berths.
Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)
The official website for international indoor and beach volleyball.
Is the Summer Over for the AVP Tour?
The AVP announced that it needs new sponsors in order to finish out the season. If they can't raise the funds, the Long Beach event may have been the league's last.
How Can the AVP Turn Things Around?
The AVP is struggling financially and it needs your help. What would you do to put the league in the black if you were the CEO?
Enter the PBVA
Now that the AVP is no more, an opportunity has emerged for the players to take back their rights and change the game for good.
Volleyball Mag's Top 35 Players Missing Notables
Volleyball Magazine published its list of the top 35 greatest players of all time. They seem to be missing few notable names. Who do you think should be on the list?