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Beverly Oden

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By Beverly Oden

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    • Pro Beach: Kerri & April Win Fourth Straight in Manhattan Beach Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The 55th annual Manhattan Beach Open concluded on Sunday and though the top-ranked American teams in the world on both the men's and women's side prevailed, it was a very different story for the two genders last weekend.
    • 2014 Beach Volleyball Schedule & Results Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The 2014 pro beach volleyball schedule is on the books and the FIVB, AVP and NVL have chosen their tentative tournament dates. Though there are likely to be changes to the existing dates, here's the schedule as it stands and results will be posted as the tournaments take place. Also check out the win leaders in both men's and women's pro beach tours on the international and domestic fronts.
    • Pac-12 Network Broadcasts A Mixed Bag Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The Pac-12 Network is broadcasting men's volleyball. Great news indeed. But scheduling and accessibility are issues in this first year of coverage." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Oregon Rides Momentum Shift to Championship Match Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The Penn State Nittany Lions faced the Oregon Ducks in the semi-final in an attempt to head to their fifth national championship match in six years. The Ducks, who made their first appearance in th...
    • 2012 NCAA Regional Team Profiles - South Regional Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Team profiles for the 2012 Women's Volleyball Final Four - South Regional" itemprop="description"> Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Lauren Cook was allowed to play just 12 days after she was charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an injury accident. Nebraska missed a key opportunity here to show that winning isn't the o...
    • How to Play Well on the Road Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      When traveling to play volleyball, you often lose a little control over your conditions. It is important to remain as much on your usual routine as you can when on the road if you want to play well...
    • VIDEO: Stacy Sykora - Vision Training Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Stacy Sykora returned to the court after a bus accident left her in a coma for several days. She suffers from visual problems after the brain injury. In this video, we tag along with Stacy as she w...
    • USA Women Just Miss Grand Prix Final Round Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      A slow first week for the USA women's national team in the 2014 World Grand Prix put them in a must-win position in the final week of preliminary round play. They also needed some help from the other teams in the middle of the pack to qualify to move on. It did not happen.
    • FIVB: 2014 World Grand Prix Schedule and Results Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      The U.S. women's national team sets out for the month-long World Grand Prix, similar in format and prize money to World League for the men. With lots of new faces on the squad, the women have a chance of winning the tournament and making 2014 the first time ever that they've done so in the same year that the men won World League.
    • Pro Beach: Kerri and April Win Third Straight, Jake and Casey Break Through Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      At the AVP's third of seven 2014 events it has been a tale of two genders as Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross continue to dominate on the women's side while the men's side is much more closely matched. Last weekend in Salt Lake City, Kerri and April steamrolled through the competition, once again not losing a single set on the way to victory while the men's side crowned it's third new title winner in as many tournaments and it's anybody's game heading into the famed Manhattan Beach Open this weekend.
    • NCAA Women: Pre-Season Rankings Released Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      As summer begins to turn into Fall, the NCAA women are gathering at their respective schools training camp. Pre-season matches begin at the end of the month but this week the AVCA Coaches Poll was released giving us a glimpse of the expectations for each of the different teams, sight unseen.
    • USAV Cup: USA Men Win First of Four Matches Against Iran Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      USC's Galen Center welcomed over 5,000 screaming and dancing fans last Saturday night when the USA men's national team took on Iran for the first of four USAV Cup matches to be held in Southern California in the month of August. Though most of the raucous crowd was screaming for the visiting team, the U.S. men managed to win in four sets, a couple of which were very tight battles. The final scores were 27-25, 25-21, 27-29, 25-17.
    • Grand Prix: U.S. Women Battle Back in Week 2 Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      In the second week of the World Grand Prix, the USA women battled back into contention for the final round. After a rough first week in which they went 1-2 and scored only three points, they found more success last weekend in Brazil. The women went 2-1, losing only to No. 1 Brazil. The Brazilians are rolling through the competition in this year's Grand Prix and are the only undefeated team in the tournament with a 6-0 record and 18 points.
    • Volleyball Tip: Shake It Off Created: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      When you make a mistake that ends a rally, you need to remember that the next play is on its way. In volleyball there is no time to wallow. So you have to learn how to pick yourself up, dust yourse...
    • Rotation Defense Created: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Rotation Defense - Definition of Volleyball Term
    • World Grand Prix: U.S. Women Have Work to Do in Week 2 Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      The USA women's national team finished Week 1 of the 2014 World Grand Prix with a 1-2 record and just three points, which means they have quite a bit of work to do in the coming weeks to get back into the hunt for the Finals in Japan at the end of the month. The U.S. women currently sit in eighth place in the standings and since just four teams and the host country move on, they'll need to start climbing those ranks as soon as possible.
    • Pro Beach: August Brings Four Beach VB Events to U.S. Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Pro Beach returns to the USA in August with four domestic tournaments on the schedule this month. The AVP will hold three of its seven total 2014 tournaments beginning with this weekend's event in Salt Lake City. The famed Manhattan Beach Open follows just one weekend later - August 14-17th. Then the AVP heads to Cincinnati at the end of the month. The AVP will have two final events in September to close 2014 - in Atlantic City and Huntington Beach.
    • FIVB Beach: Brazilians Take Klagenfurt, Americans Struggle Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      After a week in Long Beach where the Americans dominated and the Brazilians struggled, the shoe was on the other foot just one week later in Klagenfurt. Last week, no Brazilian men made it past the quarterfinals and only one female pair made it past the Round of 16. Both No. 1 ranked American pairs were eliminated in their first playoff match and the rest of the American pairs struggled to get out of the early rounds of the playoffs. Brazil, on the other hand, won double gold and swept the medal stand on the women's side.
    • World League: USA Men Earn Spot in Final Round Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Though the second half of the 2014 World League preliminary round did not go as smoothly for the U.S. men as the first half did, the team did what it had to do to earn a spot in the final round by winning one of two matches against Serbia in the final weekend of play. With the split, the Americans won Pool B, finishing with a 9-3 record and 24 points. That's enough to advance along with Russia, which finished in second place in the pool.
    • Pro Beach: Hyden and Bourne Win First Domestic Tourney Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      At 41 years old, John Hyden is supposed to be in the twilight of his career. When his long time partner, Sean Scott, retired after the 2012 season, Hyden could have called it quits as well. It's tough to break in a new partner after so many years and so much success with one person. But Hyden wasn't quite done and instead of shrinking into the middle of the pack he has re-emerged and re-invented himself with a new young partner.
    • FIVB Beach: Phil and Rosie Take Silver at The Hague Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      After a strong start to the season for the U.S. women, it is now the men who've been performing consistently and garnering top international finishes. American men have appeared in each of the last five men's grand slam finals and in two of those five both finalists were American pairs.
    • Young Squad Leads U.S. to 2014 World League Title Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      When the American men set out over eight weeks ago for the preliminary round of the 2014 World League competition, expectations were not exactly high. Without several of the staples from the last few quads and with one of the few veterans, Reid Priddy, suffering an injury in the early going, even making the final round seemed questionable. No one would have predicted that this particular incarnation of the men's team could have the wherewithal to win the entire tournament. Yet that's exactly what they did.
    • FIVB Beach: Asics World Series Yields Two Golds and a Bronze For American Pairs Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      After a long, warm summer weekend in Long Beach, volleyball fans are recovering from what is starting to feel like a normal occurrence - awesome international beach volleyball on our own home soil. It's for real, the FIVB is going to continue to return to the States for a tournament that is becoming a So Cal favorite.
    • USAV Teams Ahead of Schedule Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      You'd have to look long and hard to find a summer more successful than 2014 in USA Volleyball's history. The American indoor men winning World League, the indoor women beating No. 1 Brazil four straight times heading into the World Grand Prix. The No. 1 pairs in beach on both the men's and women's sides leading in victories. I certainly can't recall another time in history when the sailing has been this smooth in the middle of a quad.
    • Road to Final Four - Men 2010 Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      2010 was a very special year for the Stanford Cardinal. After losing an assistant coach to cancer and suffering through some serious setbacks, the team bonded together to realize their late coaches...
    • New AVP Owner Donald Sun Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      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...
    • Flo Hyman - One of America's Best Created: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Flo Hyman was one of the best players ever to play the game. Read about her contribution to volleyball.
    • Volleyball by Position Created: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Information about each volleyball position and what they are expected to do on the court.
    • Transgender Athlete Highlights Need for Clear and Fair Rules Created: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      As more and more transgender athletes fight for inclusion in competition at every level, organizations and states are attempting to make rules that work for everyone. But it may be impossible to ma...
    • 2013 MPSF Conference Tournament Created: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Here are the team profiles for each of the four teams playing in the MPSF Conference Tournament Semifinals." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      The beach volleyball competition will take place at Horse Guards Parade in London. Check out the schedule, standings and results of the competition here along with the U.S. times the games will be ...

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