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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Women’s Collegiate Volleyball Preseason Updates

Although there’s already been a couple weeks of action, the NCAA Women’s collegiate season is in full throttle. The 2014 preseason has had some surprising upsets, as well as some great match ups.   Before the start of the season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) came out with a list of teams to keep an eye on…

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Volleyball in California vs. The Rest of the U.S.

When compared to the rest of college sports, volleyball could certainly be described as niche. For men, it has only been a Division 1 sport since 1970 and only since 1981 for women. Comparatively, Men’s Basketball has had a Championship since 1939, while Football has had one since 1936. Women’s collegiate sports don’t have the…

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