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  • 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 women’s 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 nation’s 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 night’s NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship final as a David versus Goliath scenario. Penn State won the 2013 NCAA title. With its victory against Stanford in Thursday’s 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, ThursdayÂ’s first semifinal at the 2014 NCAA WomenÂ’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 women’s 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 program’s 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 women’s 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 VCU’s 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
    Me
    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 world’s leading tobacco companies of marketing products to teenage girls at World Cup volleyball events here. Japan Tobacco’s 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...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told Hookem.com and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • Four the glory: Penn State wins record fourth-straight national championship

    12/18/2010 8:14:08 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    Daily Collegian ^ | 12-18-10 | Jake Kaplan
    They did it again. The Penn State women's volleyball team won an NCAA-record fourth consecutive national championship, sweeping Cal 3-0 (25-20, 27-25, 25-20) Saturday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions made comebacks in the second and third sets. In the second set, they fought off two Cal set points before eventually winning the second game. Penn State senior opposite hitter Blair Brown led all players with 18 kills, while freshman outside hitter Deja McClendon chipped in 16 and senior middle hitter Arielle Wilson recorded 12. Setter Kristin Carpenter tallied 46 assists. Check back...
  • Penn State plays for 4th straight NCAA Volleyball National Championship

    12/18/2010 4:44:48 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    n/a ^ | 12-18-10 | moi
    The ladies from Penn State will play for their unprecedented FOURTH straight national title tonight as they take on Cal. The match will be on ESPN2 and starts at 8:30 EST. PSU has eliminated Cal from the tournament each of the past 3 years. Penn State won the title in 2007. They then completed consecutive undefeated seasons, winning the title in 2008 and 2009 - accumulating a 109 match winning streak - an NCAA record. This year, they suffered some graduation and injury hits and slipped to 30-5, but are back in the title game. They also all took their...
  • Russia beat Brazil to defend world volleyball title

    11/14/2010 2:59:23 PM PST · by klpt · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | November 14, 2010 | AFP
    TOKYO — Defending champions Russia beat Brazil in the final of the world women's volleyball championship on Sunday. The Russian women repeated their excellent performance with a 21-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-14, 15-11 victory. "I can not express how I feel about defending the title in a few words," said Ekaterina Gamova, who scored 35 points. "I cannot compare these two victories because each title gave us different pleasure. I just want to tell my mother in the heaven. I'm sure she was watching me," she added.
  • Dear Adam Gadahn, Note the Disconnect?

    01/03/2010 2:23:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 450+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 11:54 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "From today’s Times Online: “Suicide bomber kills 70 at Pakistan sports event” A suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives on to a field during a volleyball tournament in northwest Pakistan today, killing at least 70 people. Police said that at least 65 people were wounded and some 20 houses destroyed in the attack." SNIPPET: "Now how does Adam Gadahn’s video earlier this month in, “The Mujahideen Do Not Target Muslims” at all fit with attacks on people watching volleyball games? Seems to me that al-Qaida is either suffering from “acute disconnected from reality syndrome” (a la Stalin...
  • Win streak adds to volleyball championship hype (watch ESPN2 @ 8PM!)

    12/19/2009 4:51:59 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 8 replies · 522+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-19-09 | Anna Clemmons
    Win streak adds to volleyball championship hype Saturday, December 19, 2009 | Print Entry Posted by Anna K. Clemmons TAMPA, Fla. -- It's a week before Christmas and it's raining and humid in Tampa. Despite the dreary weather, the Penn State and Texas women's volleyball players and coaches seemed in festive spirits Friday, the day before their decisive national championship battle (Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN360). Before the day's press conferences, the Penn State players sat eating and talking together. They looked loose and relaxed, laughing at each others' stories and reminiscing over moments during the season.
  • Lions (PSU) look to capture 100th (straight) win

    12/12/2009 8:54:56 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 10 replies · 388+ views
    Daily Collegian ^ | 12-11-09 | Andrew Cassavell
    By Andrew J. Cassavell and Jocelyn Syrstad Collegian Staff Writers By Andrew J. Cassavell and Jocelyn Syrstad COLLEGIAN STAFF WRITERS Christa Harmotto may have graduated last May, but she still hasn't quite graduated from the Russ Rose school of volleyball thought. With two wins this weekend, the Penn State women's volleyball team would not only advance to the semifinals but increase its already NCAA-record win streak to 100 -- a streak Harmotto helped start during her two national championship seasons. But just as Rose -- the head coach who is currently in his 31st season -- and his players have...
  • Teens come to aid of injured friend in a Pizza Hut benefit

    11/30/2009 6:17:03 AM PST · by mshoffner · 448+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 11/30/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    On November the 9th, Huntington North junior, Jill Krueger, was involved in a 2 car accident. She was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in critical condition. Her life since has been one of recovery. She was released from ICU to a normal room on the 23rd. It is being told, that she will be transferred to either St. Vincent Hospital or the Hook Center for rehabilitation.
  • U.S. volleyball team topples Brazil in emotional win

    08/24/2008 12:11:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 283+ views
    espn ^ | 8-24-08
    BEIJING -- The U.S. men's volleyball team won the Olympic gold medal Sunday, defeating defending champion Brazil to complete a perfect run through a tournament shadowed by a grisly attack at a Beijing tourist site. The Americans captured their third gold medal in the sport with a 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 victory in the final. Top-ranked Brazil, a two-time gold medalist, settled for the silver medal. The U.S. surge to the title came after coach Hugh McCutcheon's father-in-law was fatally stabbed the day before competition started. McCutcheon missed the team's first three games to be with his wife, a former...
  • Women's Volleyball Gold Medalists directly thank President Bush

    08/20/2008 8:57:32 PM PDT · by Scarchin · 103 replies · 410+ views
    Just saw Kerri Walsh pause the interview after winning the gold to thank W for his inspiration, Class.
  • Too Much Volleyball, Not Enough Olympics

    08/18/2008 9:08:16 PM PDT · by freeplancer · 84 replies · 1,324+ views
    NBC ^ | FReeplancer
    I tried to watch the Olympics but am I the only one that is sick of Beach Volleyball? This makes four nights now that they have shown the same women's duo and I know more about them than all other athletes (except Phelps). I give up and I guess politics is not the only thing NBC can ruin.
  • Cheeky George Bush works up a sweat getting to know the women's volleyball team

    08/10/2008 1:22:47 AM PDT · by rawhide · 44 replies · 409+ views
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 8-10-08 | By Lizzie Smith
    Did the president have a fall and scrap up his right arm?
  • Pres. Bush declines to slap Misty May-Treanor's bikinied butt

    08/09/2008 7:21:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 1,698+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 9, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    President George W. Bush, who played baseball, coached Little League, owned a big league team and watches the Texas Rangers at every opportunity, can't stay away from the U.S. teams at the Beijing Olympic games. Today, as the busy crowd over at our Olympics blog notes, after an hour's brisk bit of mountain-biking himself, Bush paid another visit to the American athletes, watching the women warm up for softball, regretting the disappearance of that sport from the next Olympics ("It's good for the world to have girls playing softball and these women are going to show young girls how to...
  • Cracking The Code (Beach Volleyball Signals)

    08/05/2008 12:31:17 PM PDT · by manapua · 39 replies · 2,860+ views
    Hand signals are frequently used by beach volleyball players to communicate to their partners. The signals -- one or two fingers down, closed fist, etc. -- generally let their partner know who should attempt a block at the net on their opponents' return.
  • 2005 Polish Volleyball Champion Sacrificed Her Life for Unborn Child

    06/14/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 190+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/08 | CWNews
    TANROW, June 13, 2008 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) - A Polish volleyball star who was buried on June 9 is being compared by local Catholics to Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla because of her heroic sacrifice for her unborn child. Agata Mroz, who was originally known for her athletic prowess, was buried in her hometown of Tarnow. Mroz was pregnant with her first child when doctors discovered she had a fatal case of leukemia. After consulting with her husband, Mroz delayed a bone-marrow transplant until after she gave birth to her daughter Liliana on April 4, 2008. Polish fans dubbed the national team...
  • Penn State wins first NCAA volleyball title in 14 years

    05/03/2008 7:33:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-3-08 | n/a
    Penn State wins first NCAA volleyball title in 14 years By Associated Press 8:04 PM CDT, May 3, 2008 IRVINE, Calif. - Top-ranked Penn State won its first NCAA men's volleyball championship in 14 years, rallying for a 27-30, 33-31, 30-25, 30-23 victory over second-ranked Pepperdine on Saturday night. Matt Anderson had 29 kills for the Nittany Lions (30-1), who beat UCLA in 1994 for their last NCAA men's volleyball title. Anderson, the national co-player of the year, was selected the NCAA tournament's most valuable player. Teammate Luke Murray added a career-high 12 digs, tied a season best with 63...
  • Elite Sports International

    09/04/2007 5:19:26 PM PDT · by edcoil · 2 replies · 173+ views
    9-3-07 | edcoil
    My daughter just received a letter to be one of the two teams representing California in a volleyball tournment next summer in Hawaii. The coach sent her a letter asking her to be on the team and the organization that is supporting it for high school girls volleyball is Elite Sports International in OK. Does anyone know of this organization, had any experience with it - is it a good company, any possibilities? TIA.
  • Volleyball Unites Afghans, Americans

    09/04/2007 4:54:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein, USAF
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan, Sept. 4, 2007 – Afghans and Americans bump, set and spike during weekly rounds of volleyball at this forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan, providing an opportunity for the local citizens to see U.S. airmen and soldiers in a setting different from that outside the wire. Air Force and Army provincial reconstruction team members living on and working out of forward operating base Mehtar Lam, located in eastern Afghanistan host a weekly volleyball game for area high school students invited from Laghman province's five districts, Aug. 26, 2007. The volleyball games are designed...
  • Huskers win national title

    12/16/2006 11:30:01 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 2 replies · 340+ views
    HuskerExtra.com ^ | 12/16/06 | TODD HENRICHS
    OMAHA — Home has never been so sweet. As kids, it’s hard to believe that Jordan Larson and the other homegrown Huskers ever dreamed of winning a national championship in their own backyard. But there’s no doubt they always dreamed of being Huskers. And what a dream come true Saturday was for those players and little girls from Omaha to Scottsbluff yearning to one day play for the Big Red. Related: Photo gallery Together, they celebrated a national championship. Nebraska, with key contributions from five in-state players, defeated Stanford 27-30, 30-26, 30-28, 30-27 to claim the program’s third national title...
  • Stanford, Nebraska to play for NCAA volleyball title

    12/16/2006 12:45:04 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 4 replies · 333+ views
    Napa Valley Register Online ^ | 12/15/06 | Oskar Garcia
    OMAHA, Neb. — All indications point to a historic showdown when Nebraska and Stanford meet today in the women’s NCAA volleyball championship. The top-seeded teams. Marquee players on both sides of the net. The largest crowd expected to ever watch a college volleyball game. “If we bring it, if we max out, I mean there is nobody that can beat us,” Nebraska’s Tracy Stalls said Friday, one day after propelling the Cornhuskers to the championship with 13 kills in the final two games against UCLA. “And my hands are just sweating about it,” she said. For the Cornhuskers, the game...
  • Poland rallies past Russia to remain unbeaten

    11/28/2006 10:37:32 AM PST · by lizol · 5 replies · 467+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | November 28, 2006
    Poland rallies past Russia to remain unbeaten Poland rallied from two sets down to beat Russia 3-2 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten at the 2006 men's volleyball World Championship. Lukasz Kadziewicz and Grzegorz Szymanski combined to score 32 points to lead the Poland team to the 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11 victory. Mariusz Wlazly and Daniel Plinski added 12 and 11 respectively. Semen Poltavsky led Russia, runner-up in 2002 World Championship, with 19 points but could not save Russia from Poland 's big comeback, Alexander Kosarev had 16. Poland, who kept a perfect 8-0 win-loss record, now ranked first in...
  • Good sports: CISM Volleyball on fort celebrated as great way to build friendships

    06/11/2006 11:31:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 351+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Germany is hosting soccer’s World Cup, but this Southern Arizona Army post has it own international tournament. The 27th Conseil International du Sport Militaire Volleyball Championships began on Saturday. A very small, Olympic-like opening ceremony was held on Bujalski Field outside Barnes Field House, the venue for the games between teams from nine nations. With military members from the post carrying signs identifying the nations, the teams marched on to part of the field, behind one of their members carrying their national flags. First to be announced was L’Allemagne — Germany. The others followed in alphabetical order...
  • Fort Huachuca hosts 27th World Military Volleyball Championships

    03/23/2006 3:04:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 405+ views
    Ft Huachuca Public Affairs Office ^ | Mar 22, 2006 | Tanja M. Linton
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – The fort has been selected to host the only Conseil International du Sports Militaire (International Military Sports Council)championship in the United States this year. The 27th World Military Volleyball Championships will take place here June 8-17. Volleyball championships at Fort Huachuca will be one of 20 CISM World Championships conducted this year. This is the second time Fort Huachuca has hosted a CISM event. It hosted the 2004 Boxing Championships. Twenty-two member nations attended that event. “Fort Huachuca has an excellent reputation for hosting military sports competitions and people like visiting this community,” said Col. Jonathan...
  • US Women's Beach Teams on Pace to Meet

    08/21/2004 4:55:45 PM PDT · by mikegi · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    AP/Yahoo Sports ^ | Sat, Aug 21, 2004 | Chris Duncan
    ATHENS, Greece - Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs are using deceptive offense to advance deep into the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. Misty May and Kerri Walsh are relying on keeping the focus on themselves. The two American women's pairs advanced to the quarterfinals Saturday with straight-sets victories in their medal-round openers.
  • Life's a Beach at Volleyball Venue

    08/19/2004 3:52:02 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 905+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 19, 2004 | Dave Barry
    Life's a beach at volleyball venue DAVE BARRY ATHENS -- If there are two words that, over the centuries, have become virtually synonymous with the phrase ''Olympic Games,'' those two words are ``beach volleyball.'' This exciting sport got its start in ancient Greece, when some ancient Greeks found an inflated goat bladder on a beach and had the idea of hitting it across a net. Fortunately, they realized that this would be disgusting, so they used a volleyball instead, which is why today the sport is called ''beach volleyball'' instead of ''beach goat bladder.'' (Although beach goat bladder has been...
  • Women's Olympic Beach Volleyball thread(no spoiler, just a thong alert)

    08/18/2004 9:41:42 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 10 replies · 1,535+ views
    NBC tape delay | 8/18/04, as far as you know | B. Kini
    I have no idea who wins, just watching the broadcast. Nice uniforms.
  • US Volleyball results (Spoiler)

    08/18/2004 2:41:42 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 11 replies · 854+ views
    NBC ^ | 18 Aug 2004 | me
    US Olympic Volleyball Team, ranked number one in the world, upset by until now winless Dominican Republic
  • Bikini cheerleaders cause stir in Athens

    08/18/2004 10:51:50 AM PDT · by Redbob · 97 replies · 8,511+ views
    MSN.com ^ | 8-18-4 | Kerry Sanders
    The women's beach volleyball team from the Canary Islands are making waves, and the Australian player Nicole Sanderson makes a jackass of herself. "Must-See TV" if there ever was any!
  • Nude Volleyball in Beaver Falls (Only in PA!)

    09/05/2003 1:32:59 PM PDT · by cjshapi · 56 replies · 3,534+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review | 09/05/2003 | Associated Press
    Hundreds to gather for nude volleyball tournament Tools Print this article E-mail this article Subscribe to this paper By The Associated Press Friday, September 5, 2003 BEAVER FALLS -- Thousands of volleyball players will gather in Beaver County this weekend for a volleyball tournament in the buff. The 105-acre White Thorn Lodge nudist park in South Beaver Township will host the 33rd annual Volleyball Superbowl tomorrow and Sunday. As many as 1,700 people are expected to attend -- some to watch, some to play. Nude & Natural magazine once called it "the most unique event in nudism." "You don't sweat...
  • Volleyball Players Come Down With Mysterious Illness

    04/22/2003 3:52:43 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 4 replies · 212+ views
    KCRA TV 3 Sacramento ^ | 4/23/03 | KCRA Staff Writer
    RENO, Nev. -- Hundreds of young volleyball players who competed in Reno last weekend may be bringing home a dangerous memento from the trip -- a virus or bacterium that's causing intestinal problems so severe that some people have been hospitalized. One of the big concerns is that all the people left Reno Sunday to return to their home cities all across the western United States. As health officials figure out what's making people sick, they hope it's not highly contagious. Jennifer Krepp was on one of those teams that competed. "Right after you throw up, you're like fine for...
  • 80 at Nevada volleyball tournament report mystery illness

    04/21/2003 1:19:41 PM PDT · by Howeln · 26 replies · 240+ views
    Reno Gazette Journal ^ | 4/20/2003 07:20 pm | Associated Press
    <p>Health officials are investigating a mystery illness that affected dozens of players, coaches and parents at a girls'regional volleyball tournament.</p> <p>Eighty tournament participants staying at the Reno Hilton reported flu-like symptoms Sunday, said Bob Sack, director of environmental health at the Washoe County District Health Department.</p>