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UCLA beach volleyball player Abby Van Winkle on dealing with skin cancer a year...

Abby Van Winkle, a 6-foot-2 sophomore UCLA beach volleyball player, went to a routine visit just more than a year ago to see her...
Greg Delgado-Nick Lucena-AVP Champions Cup

Greg Delgado, the “Shepherd of 16th,” and the man who saved beach volleyball in...

It is beginning again. In a slow trickle, the AVP’s best are emerging from their winter hideouts. Taylor and Trevor Crabb and Tri Bourne have...
NCAA volleyball AVCA polls 1/8/2021-Wisconsin volleyball-Badger volleyball-Dana Rettke-Sydney Hilley

Wisconsin women, BYU men top AVCA preseason polls, NCAA news and notes

The NCAA volleyball season is just around the corner. Well, the NCAA women's spring 2021 season is.  We still don't have dates for most of the...
Nina Matthies

SANDCAST: Nina Matthies: Beach volleyball’s ultimate champion and ambassador

By Nina Matthies’ definition of it, she’s been working since she was 16 years old. “I got paid and I had to do stuff,” she...
Top 20 photos of 2020-Relyea Speller

Ed Chan picks out his top 20 photos of volleyball-abbreviated 2020

I had great hopes for 2020. I was going to make my first trip to Gulf Shores for the NCAA Beach Championships, because for the...
SANDCAST-Tri Bourne-Travis Mewhirter

SANDCAST: Answering the final fan questions in The Year Without Volleyball

We are almost at the end of this bizarre year. Just two days to go. We’ve all made do, one way or another. The...

Building a Fitness Program for Beach Volleyball by Emily Stockman

Make this season your best with these workout basics from pro beach volleyball player Emily Stockman
SANDCAST Billy Allen 12/23/2020-Billy Allen-SANDCAST

SANDCAST: Billy Allen, the self-deprecating, deadpanning AVP champion and author

Billy Allen began the conversation in the most Billy Allen way possible, with deadpanned self-deprecation. When asked about his new book, Dark Blood, released...
Billy Allen Dark Blood 12/19/2020-Billy Allen-Ketch Allen

Beach volleyball player Billy Allen’s book Dark Blood, second in a trilogy, now available

2020 wasn’t what any of us expected. Certainly not the 2020 that Billy Allen, the beach volleyball player turned author, expected. In 2019, the 6-foot-2,...
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After introspective 2020, “gushy” Claes and partner Sponcil preparing for Olympic challenge

Kelly Claes was about to head for the airport. She and partner Sarah Sponcil were ranked eighth in the world, third in the USA...

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