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  • Modesty and Beach Volleyball

    08/15/2016 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 283 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Modesty and Beach Volleyball Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2016 • One of the less edifying aspects of the Summer Olympics in Rio is the attire of the women’s beach volleyball players from Western countries. Most of the women wear a tiny bikini with the bottom being especially tiny. (I do not show a picture here because I deem it immodest to do so. Instead, I show a picture of some of the men, whose attire I mention below.) Embed from Getty Images  Frankly, playing volleyball in a tiny bikini seems quite unnecessary. I would argue that it...
  • Beach Volleyball Rises in Shifting Sands of College Sports

    05/06/2016 6:09:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | MARC TRACY
    We wouldnt be here if they hadnt started it, the senior Alexis Townsend said. What she meant is that when Georgia State created a football team in 2010, that put an immediate strain on athletic department finances but also required a rebalancing to comply with Title IX, the federal law mandating gender equity in higher education. A result was that Georgia State dropped its mens cross-country and track and field programs, and added one in the nascent womens sport of beach volleyball.
  • No. 1 ranking at stake in the next chapter of Stanford-Penn State rivalry [volleyball]

    09/05/2015 10:42:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    Stanford Daily ^ | 9-5-15 | Jordan Wallach
    The stage is set for another meeting between Stanford and Penn State. Its the fourth matchup between the teams in the last three seasons, and unsurprisingly, the major storyline is the same. The two teams will once again battle for the No. 1 overall ranking in the nation. Though this time, the more intriguing storyline might be of the matchup on the sidelines. Penn State head coach Russ Ross and Stanford head coach John Dunning are not only coaching legends in collegiate volleyball but theyre also long-time friends. And this season, both have faced challenges in restructuring their lineups and...
  • Gabrielle Reece: I May Be Feminine, But Im Not a Doormat

    07/15/2015 8:51:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 15, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Gabrielle Reece, the pro volleyball player married to surfer Laird Hamilton, recently caused a stir by writing, “to truly be feminine means being soft, receptive . . . submissive” and she isn’t backing down. SNIP she stuck to her guns in Beach magazine: “In my experience, being a strong woman, but being with an ­alpha-type male, I found an easier flow when I assumed a more feminine role inside the home. Which doesn’t mean a doormat.” SNIP
  • Women 'Forbidden' From Attending U.S. vs. Iran Volleyball Game

    06/19/2015 10:54:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9:54 AM | Ali Arouzi
    TEHRAN Women have been "forbidden" from watching Iran play the U.S. volleyball team on Friday night despite the government signaling it would loosen restrictions on females attending sports events. Earlier this month, Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi announced that a limited number of women mainly members of players' families would be allowed at upcoming men's volleyball matches. In an interview with The Associated Press, Molaverdi said women could also now watch live basketball, handball and tennis. However, women would not be allowed to attend soccer, swimming and wrestling. Hardliners objected angrily to...
  • At Penn State, a volleyball dynasty goes largely unnoticed

    01/04/2015 8:00:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 1-4-15 | Bill Schackner
    The story seems like its been told forever at Penn State University. Long-tenured coach builds up a sports program that becomes so successful its players bask in national prominence year after year. The coach gains so much respect he receives status as an honorary alumnus, gets a flavor named for him at Penn States famed Berkey Creamery and earns a spot on the Inspiration mural just off the State College campus. Naturally, were talking about the schools vaunted football program, right? Not this time. Russ Rose and his womens volleyball team at Penn State recently took the floor inside Oklahoma...
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA womens volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nations No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • History unravels to reveal David vs. Goliath match between BYU-Penn State [WVB Championship tonight]

    12/20/2014 6:20:23 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-19-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- From a historical viewpoint, it would be easy to describe Saturday nights NCAA Womens Volleyball Championship final as a David versus Goliath scenario. Penn State won the 2013 NCAA title. With its victory against Stanford in Thursdays semifinals, the Nittany Lions advanced to their 10th championship match in 34 NCAA Tournament appearances. Head coach Russ Rose is the Division I wins leader with 1,160. And add to the credentials that PSU won four consecutive NCAA crowns from 2007 to 2010. The other side of the net features a BYU squad that entered the postseason unseeded. The credentials...
  • Penn State vs. Stanford makes for a slugfest among powerhouse programs [ncaa WVB Final 4 tonight]

    12/18/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-17-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Take nothing away from Texas and BYU, Thursday’s first semifinal at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships, but the feature presentation, the Hollywood extravaganza, the matchup everyone wants to see, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Mention Penn State and Stanford in regards to volleyball and you get a history lesson in championships. The story will continue when the 33-1 Cardinal face the 34-3 Nittany Lions with a trip to the finals on the line. The Nittany Lions won the 2013 NCAA championship and four consecutive from 2007 to 2010. Head coach Russ Rose, in his...
  • Elite 8 Set for ncaa Women's Volleyball (games today on tv)

    12/13/2014 7:32:14 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    ncaa ^ | 12-12-14 | ncaa
    Bracket at link Today's regional final games all on espnU: 4PM: Penn State vs. Wisconsin 6:30PM: North Carolina vs. Texas 9:00PM: Stanford vs. Florida 11:30PM: Nebraska vs. BYU
  • Penn State volleyball: Nittany Lions defeat Wisconsin for NCAA championship

    12/21/2013 9:53:42 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 12-21-13 | cdt staff
    SEATTLE It appeared the Penn State womens volleyball team was on the brink of blowing a two-set lead. But the right person stepped to the service line at the right time, and the Nittany Lions caught fire. Micha Hancock delivered a pair of aces as the Nittany Lions ran off the final five points of the match and another national title was theirs. Behind a match-high 21 kills from Ariel Scott, Penn State held on for a 25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night at KeyArena for the programs sixth national championship and fifth in...
  • Big Ten showdown in NCAA volleyball final: No. 2 Penn State vs. No. 12 Wisconsin

    12/20/2013 6:32:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | 12-20-13 | Tim Booth
    SEATTLE Whatever the result in the final, it has already been a special postseason run for 12th-seeded Wisconsin. The Badgers are the lowest seed to make the NCAA volleyball championship match after upsetting No. 1 defending national champion Texas in the semifinals. Wisconsin (28-9) is proving that even a team without overwhelming size up front can still have success in the NCAAs. The Nittany Lions are coming off one of the most overwhelming performances of the season, never letting hometown Washington into the match in a 3-0 sweep in the semifinals. It was their 24 straight victory, having not...
  • Teen pleads guilty, gets life plus 20 years in volleyball player's slaying

    11/22/2013 9:15:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 22, 2013
    A teenager pled guilty today to the August 2012 slaying of a Wheaton volleyball standout in St. Louis and was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years, prosecutors said. Keith Esters, 19, pled guilty to second-degree murder in the killing Aug. 18 2012 of Megan Boken, 23, in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Steve Ohmer sentenced Eseters to life in prison--under Missouri law, 30 years in prison, of which Esters will have to serve at least 85 percent--plus another 20 years.
  • Scandal hits Rutgers AGAIN as new athletic director is accused of calling former volleyball....

    05/26/2013 5:24:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Scandal hits Rutgers AGAIN as new athletic director is accused of calling former volleyball players 'whores, alcoholics and learning disabled,' shocking report claims The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit her job at Tennessee 16 years ago over accusations that she put her volleyball team through a storm of humiliation and fear, a scathing report has claimed. Julie Hermann, who was hired as Rutgers' athletic director on May 15, was reportedly the subject of a letter from former players who said she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse. 'The mental cruelty that we...
  • VCU volleyball coach James Finley says he was fired because he is gay; team finished 25-6

    11/30/2012 7:15:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Associated Press, ^ | November 30, 2012
    RICHMOND, Va. VCU womens volleyball coach James Finley is fighting to get his job back after he says he was fired because he is gay. Finley, 52, has filed a complaint with VCUs Office for Institutional Equity. University spokesperson Pamela D. Lepley said an investigation is being conducted and must be completed within 45 days.
  • Beyond Giving Every Kid A Trophy... Playing to Lose! (Vanity)

    09/21/2012 3:01:27 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
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    I feel really bad for my niece. Last year, she made her school's competitive Varsity Volleyball team as a Freshman, plays club, and has already been looked at by college scouts. A sports scholarship would really help her family out. Here's the thing: she's stuck at this school and they've recently changed their "focus in sports" to one of where everybody gets to play. My niece was an excellent OH (outside hitter), but other kids want to play outside hitter, so she doesn't play that position much anymore. She's very tall and can play middle well, but that's not always...
  • 2 suspects in volleyball player's death face more charges

    08/29/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2012
    The two teenage cousins charged with the killing of a volleyball star from Wheaton are also accused of robbing and kidnapping a woman a week earlier, police say.
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 102 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 14 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • Japan Tobacco accused of marketing to girls at World Cup volleyball

    11/26/2011 7:01:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | Christopher Johnson
    TOKYO Anti-smoking campaigners in Japan are accusing one of the worlds leading tobacco companies of marketing products to teenage girls at World Cup volleyball events here. Japan Tobaccos logo (JT) is on the national team uniforms, court-side digital billboards, TV ads and gift packages handed out to schoolgirls, mothers and children entering Yoyogi National Stadium and arenas across Japan during the World Cup, which runs until Dec. 4. While the United States, European Union and other industrialized countries have long banned tobacco companies from sponsoring sporting events, Japan Tobacco has been a major promoter of volleyball, helping to make...