NCAA DII, DIII membership approves Sand Volleyball as 90th championship

Division II and Division III approved sand volleyball as a championship Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Convention, allowing it to advance from the emerging sports for women list to become a full-fledged NCAA championship in spring 2016. Sand volleyball, which was approved to become a championship by Division I in October, will be the 90th…

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Season Preview: Every NCAA men’s volleyball team in a sentence or two

All the preseason talk surrounding a team usually can be summed up in one or two sentences — and that’s what we did. With the NCAA men’s volleyball season beginning today, check out the quick-hit breakdown of every team in the nation as they enter the 2015 season. MPSF PREVIEW Pepperdine – This team has put…

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The 2014 Volleyball Year in Review

What was the best moment of the year for volleyball?   Was it when the men’s volleyball team at Loyola Chicago won their first-ever NCAA title? And then not too long ago the Penn State women’s volleyball team won their 6th NCAA title in 8 years. Or how about when the USA Men’s National team…

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Rose’s Penn State

This past weekend, Russ Rose and the Penn State Women’s Volleyball Team won the NCAA National Championship. This gave Rose his 7th NCAA title as head coach. After this win, has Rose established himself as the best women’s volleyball coach to date? Read more about his dynasty in the Volleyball Magazine article:   That first season,…

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Coaching legends and Oklahoma natives bring familiarity to NCAA semifinals

Ten-year trend Might the numbers be aligned for Stanford in 2014? The Cardinal lost a five-set thriller to Pac-12 rival UCLA in the 1984 NCAA Championship. Ten years later, in 1994, Stanford finished a 32-1 campaign with a victory against UCLA in the NCAA title match. Marnie Triefenbach and Kristin Folkl combined for 48 kills…

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NCAA Volleyball: OKC Welcomes the Usual Suspects, Plus BYU

BY-Who? Well, someone had to crash this party, and why not the Cougars? After a weekend in which we said goodbye to the college careers of some fantastic seniors, all of whom had eyes on Oklahoma City, three of the usual suspects are back into the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships. Texas plays the aforementioned…

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ESPNW Volleyball Player of the Year

What did Washington’s Krista Vansant have up her sleeve for an encore this 2014 volleyball season? Turns out, she had pretty much a repeat performance. Last season as a junior, the Huskies’ star outside hitter was the American Volleyball Coaches Association national player of the year and also won the Honda Award for women’s college…

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Nine past winners headline field of 64 for Division I volleyball championship

The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee announced today the 64-team field for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Thirty-two conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 32 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. Interactive Bracket  Printable Bracket The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and placed within…

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Top NCAA Volleyball Programs Announce Signing-Day Haul

College volleyball coaches around the country took a few moments out of their busy in-season schedules to celebrate the signing of their first 2015 recruits Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. No. 11 Nebraska netted four recruits, on native Nebraskan and three out-of-state stars. Head coach John Cook touted the impressive arm swing of…

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NCAA Women’s Volleyball Update

There were a lot of great matches this weekend for NCAA Women’s Volleyball! Read up on the upsets and close matches here: http://www.volleyballmag.com/articles/43488-ncaa-weekend-results   You can also see how the teams are ranked after this past weekend’s matches: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/volleyball-women/d1/ncaa-womens-volleyball-rpi   (Photo cred: Volleyball Magazine)

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Sand volleyball could become newest NCAA championship

Division I Legislative Council approved a measure to establish a national collegiate championship in the sport

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NCAA Sand Volleyball Update

According to the NCAA’s sports sponsorship database, five new schools will join the ever-expanding list of varsity sand volleyball programs and compete in their first seasons this spring. Texas Christian University, University of New Mexico, University of New Orleans, and University of Portland will bolster the ranks of the Division I schools offering sand opportunities, while…

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