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Dain Blanton-USC beach volleyball

SANDCAST: Dain Blanton, as ever, is making the most of every opportunity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIvuY9Kt5B8 HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- It was late April, 1999, and Dain Blanton hadn’t heard a word from Kent Steffes, his supposed running mate for...
Kyle Friend

SANDCAST: Kyle Friend, the ultimate beach volleyball partner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsqcPVzzJ3s HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- Kyle Friend compares the 6-foot-5 33-year-old he is today with the 6-foot-5 30-year-old he was in 2019. Can he jump...

Benesh wins with 4th different partner; Turner-Skjodt break ‘funk,’ win Laguna Open

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- The idea began in Virginia Beach. It was before Silila Tucker would even play his first match in the Tour Series...
Taylor Crabb-Laguna Open

Laguna Open features star-studded field as partners swap for end-of-season event

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Tim Bomgren and Stafford Slick are both fathers of three, so “our jokes,” Bomgren said, “are better than yours.” So, too,...
Sophie Bukovec-Brandie Wilkerson

SANDCAST: Sophie Bukovec, Canadian ‘superstar’ is here to surprise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuFFeWmpaic HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- It’s monsooning in Thailand. This isn't all that unusual. Southern Thailand amasses, on average, 94 inches of rain per year....
Kristen Nuss-Taryn Kloth-AVP Chicago

AVP Chicago’s best beach volleyball shots from Mark Rigney, Rick Atwood, Stephen Burns

CHICAGO -- The AVP Gold Series Chicago Open this past weekend was a great tournament with tremendous competition and, as always, great photo opportunities....
Kristen Nuss-Taryn Kloth-AVP Chicago

Kloth and Nuss battle through a tough Sunday to win AVP Chicago

CHICAGO -- Of course they went three.  "Wow! Oh, my gosh," Kristen Nuss said. "That was fun." "That was fun," Taryn Kloth added with a giggle. And...
Tri Bourne-Trevor Crabb-AVP Awards

Tri Bourne, Trevor Crabb make it back-to-back with AVP Chicago title

CHICAGO -- Tempting as it may be to think so, Tri Bourne cannot actually plan or script the way a tournament will pan out....

AVP Chicago: Sponcil-Cannon, Cheng-Flint, Bourne-Crabb, Sander-Crabb into semis

CHICAGO -- As good as they are, Terese Cannon and Taryn Kloth seemed to be reduced to spectators at times Saturday afternoon as two...

NCAA volleyball: Wisconsin holds off Marquette; Louisville tops USD; Purdue bests Utah

An in-state showdown was all that and more as No. 6 Wisconsin held off visiting No. 24 Marquette on Friday night. Wisconsin raised its...