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Players of the Week 4/16/2019

Ensing named Big West volleyball player of the year as leagues give postseason honors

As the NCAA men’s and beach seasons head into the home stretch, we’ve got not only players of the week, but players of the...
NCAA beach volleyball 4/16/2019-LSU-Tigers_Maddie Ligon

NCAA beach: Conference tournaments on tap as postseason play begins

Things will begin to heat up as NCAA beach volleyball heads into the postseason, but the sport was relatively quiet last week. Three conference tournaments...
beach bytes 4/10/2019-Ril;ey McKibbin-Maddison McKibbin-Troy Field

Beach Bytes: McKibbins, Field win in the snow, Dykstra-House win FIVB gold

FIVB snow Kronplatz, Italy: Maddison McKibbin, Riley McKibbin and Troy Field won the USA’s first FIVB snow volleyball world tour medals in Plan de...
Leon Abravanel-Tri Bourne-MBO-Manhattan Beach Open-AVP

SANDCAST: Sports psychology author Abravanel on benefits of mental training

It was Yogi Berra who best expounded upon the upside of mental performance in athletics: “Sports are 90 percent mental, and the other half...
Players of the Week 4/9/2019-David Wieczorek-Pepperdine-NCAA volleyball 3/24/2019-Players of the Week 4/9/2019

NCAA: Our weekly report with the AVCA men’s and beach polls, POWs

It’s not like there were big shake ups, but there was movement in the AVCA Division I-II Men’s Poll this week with a new...
Hawaii beach volleyball

Aloha: The Hawai’ian spirit part of what drives the Sandbows’ success

Enjoy this premium story The University of Hawai’i beach volleyball program is steeped in the aloha spirit, infused from the culture of Hawai’i itself.  “Especially...
NCAA beach volleyball 4/8/2019-Kristen Nuss-LSU

NCAA beach: No. 2 USC breaks through against previously unbeaten No. 1 UCLA

So much for an unbeaten season. Second-ranked USC, which had lost to No. 1 UCLA twice previously this spring, upset the Bruins 3-2 on Sunday...
Sarah Sponcil

Exciting time for UCLA’s Sponcil as college winds down, pro career blossoms

She’s a tremendous player, no doubt, but UCLA’s Sarah Sponcil is quite a source of amusement for her teammates. “Traveling with her is always a...
NCAA volleyball 4/6/2019-Molly McBain-Florida State-FSU

NCAA men: No. 1 Hawai’i now 72-0 in sets, FSU wins twice in beach

Hawai’i just doesn’t lose in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. Not matches and not even sets. The top-ranked Rainbow Warriors improved to 24-0 Friday night...
Nicole McNamara-NCAA volleyball 4/4/2019

NCAA: UCLA beats USC, LMU in beach, big MPSF matches on tap

Top-ranked and unbeaten UCLA won twice on the beach Wednesday, beating No. 2 USC and No. 13 Loyola Marymount, both by 4-1 scores. The...

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