Volleyball

Black History Month – Female Athletes Who Changed the World

Can you imagine a sports world without the Williams sisters, Jackie Joyner Kersee or Gabby Douglas? It’s pretty difficult to picture, but there once was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete.  And there was also a time when black athletes weren’t allowed to be on the same playing field as white people. Fortunately, …

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Is Sabina Altynbekova Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball?

A 17-year-old volleyball player from Kazakhstan (before you search Google, it’s a former Soviet republic) is coming under fire, but it’s not because of her athletic skills. It’s because of her looks.   Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, who emerged as a media star during the 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship in Taipei this month, is so beautiful that it’s a distraction …

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NCAA Women’s Volleyball: 64 Teams, 64 Twitter Handles

With Texas, Penn State, Washington and Missouri tabbed as the top-four seeds for the 2013 championship, the NCAA Volleyball field has been chosen and we have all 64 teams and  Twitter handles available for ‪#‎volleyball‬ fans! LINCOLN REGIONAL @TexasVolleyball vs. @TexasStateVball @UTSAvolleyball vs. @Aggievolleyball @UGAvolleyball vs. @AU_volleyball @CofCvolleyball vs. @Duke_vb @USDvolleyball vs. @UCSB_volleyball @NMStateaggies vs. @Arizonavball @Oregonvb vs. @Canesvb @FairfieldStags vs. @Huskervball CHAMPAIGN REGIONAL @Gatorzonevb vs. @JUvolleyball @GSathletics_vb vs. @FSU_volleyball @UNCvolleyball vs. @Calvolleyball @UWMvolleyball vs. @Badgervball @Illinivball vs. @Moreheadvb @UofLvolleyball vs. @Marquettevb @PurdueVB vs. @UCAvball @IUPUIvball vs. @Mizzouvb   …

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Walsh-Jennings Wins Gold While Pregnant

What’s more impressive than winning a third-straight Olympic gold medal (wearing a bikini no less)? Winning it while five weeks pregnant. In an interview Monday on the “Today” show, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh-Jennings revealed that she was pregnant while competing at the Olympics last month. Walsh-Jennings and her long-time teammate, Misty May-Treanor, won their …

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How To Make The Varsity Volleyball Team – Tips On Getting The Coach To Notice You

Okay some volleyball players CAN rely on pure physical raw talent when it comes to being considered for the Varsity team. But there are also some things you can do if you aren’t quite as tall, or as quick or as strong as your teammates to get the volleyball coach to notice you. Check out …

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May-Treanor, Walsh Win Third Olympic Gold Medal

The XXX Summer Olympics is heading into the final stretch towards Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. But there’s still a lot of action to be found. For instance, we knew “The Star-Spangled Banner” would be played after the women’s beach volleyball gold medal match tonight but which of the two U.S. teams would be standing atop the …

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College Club Sports: Consider as Valuable Alternative to Varsity Play

Thanks in part to Title IX, opportunities for you to participate in sports as part of your college experience have expanded substantially. Yet when thinking about competing on behalf of your school, you tend to think varsity sports. I’d like to take this opportunity to expand your horizons in case your radar is limited. Two …

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Kerri Walsh Announces Pampers Partnership Prior to London 2012 Olympic Games

Consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble recently announced its sponsorship of 28 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. These world class athletes, part of the company’s global campaign that includes sponsorship of more than 150 athletes around the world, will represent iconic P&G brands at the London Games. …

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