Blood moon?

That may be rare, but consider that on Sunday both Florida and Stanford lost at home. In a big Sunday slate, those were the two matches worth noting.

Kentucky won at Florida, shocking the No. 5 Gators in four, the program’s first win over a top-five in two years. Florida hadn’t lost at home since falling to Marquette a year ago.

Freshman Brooke Morgan hit .500 with 13 kills for Kentucky, while Florida’s Carli Snyder had 16 kills and 14 digs.

Here’s the Kentucky recap.

Here’s the Florida recap that includes video player interviews.

USC stays unbeaten

The eighth-ranked Cardinal’s (7-3, 1-1 Pac-12) last defeat at Maples Pavilion was also against the No. 3 Trojans (14-0, 2-0 Pac-12) on October 30, 2013 in a match that also went the distance.

It was a big-time match between a couple of teams that are faring quite well despite unexpectedel losing top players before the season

Mexican senior Samantha Bricio had 13 of her 27 USC kills in the fourth and fifth sets; big Mereta Lutz had 16 kills and six block assists for the Cardinal.

Here’s the Stanford story with a link to the Pac-12 Network video recap.

Here’s the USC story with a link to video highlights.

Fun at Wisconsin

The show Big Ten Close Up sent camera crews to the Wisconsin-Penn State match. Here’s the story. It airs Wednesday night and it seems like it will be pretty fun.

FIVB update

With its second event in China this season completed Sunday, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) heads back to North America for the inaugural $500,000 Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals.  The unique event, which features 10 teams in each gender competing for a FIVB-record $100,000 first place purse, will be held Tuesday through Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on Seabreeze Boulevard.

Here’s the link to entire FIVB release.

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