Dalhausser: No excuses (OK, maybe a few), Brazil smashed us

Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and the rest of the U.S. team were in Rio last week for an Olympic test event against Brazil. He shares his takeaways from the trip with ESPN.com: Last week, the top four U.S. men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams played against the top four Brazilian teams on one of the…

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Rio test event gives U.S. beach volleyball stars glimpse of 2016 Games

What better way to preview the 2016 Rio Olympics than testing out Copacabana Beach? That’s exactly what the top four U.S. men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams are doing this weekend when they face off against Brazil in a team event in Rio de Janerio through March 1. Here are some of the athletes’ first impressions of…

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Kerri Walsh Jennings says no pressure for Rio Olympics

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross say this week’s beach volleyball tournament on Copacabana beach will essentially be a trial run for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The American duo will face four of the top Brazilian pairs during the event, which starts Thursday and continues through Sunday. The U.S. will send…

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Lindsey Berg 3x Olympian Women’s Volleyball

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), a three-time Olympian, discusses her college recruiting process, playing in college at University of Minnesota, trying out for the U.S. Women’s National Team, competing in three Olympic Games, overcoming odds as a small setter and what she is doing now after volleyball in this 22-minute video interview by Eddie Mata.    Watch the…

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Olympic dreams clearer reality for Brooke Sweat

Brooke Youngquist always could jump out of the gym. But it’s the sand that is taking Brooke Sweat, as the former Canterbury and FGCU volleyball star is now known, around the world as one of beach volleyball’s continually improving best. Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin and Norway this year have been her stops on the world beach…

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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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FIVB announces Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification System for beach volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 – The qualification process for beach volleyball at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been updated to outline the tournaments eligible for points for the current Olympic cycle. The men’s and women’s beach volleyball events in 2016 will see 24 teams in each gender, with one place reserved for…

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Presidents and the Pros

Before the 2008 Summer Olympics, around 20 select athletes were invited to the White House. Of these 20 athletes, this included beach volleyball greats Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser, Misty May and Kerri Walsh.

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