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NCAA volleyball: Pepperdine women, men win; recaps; AVCA beach poll

Pepperdine, BYU, and Saint Mary's won West Coast Conference matches Wednesday in NCAA Division I women's volleyball, the AVCA preseason NCAA women's beach poll...
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SANDCAST: Beach volleyball is back, answering fan questions heading into 2021 season

Once more, we write: Beach volleyball is back again. Kinda. Sorta. We hope. It will be tentative, as all things in 2021 are likely to...
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SANDCAST: Andy Benesh, Billy Allen’s new partner, is turning a corner

Even now, at 25, Andy Benesh would be hesitant to trust himself with his own money. Two years earlier, he couldn’t fathom why anybody...
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Beach issues: USC’s Caitlin Cummings examines “battle of bikinis vs. bodies”

Caitlin Cummings, who played at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco and the Santa Cruz Beach Volleyball and Kleos Beach Volleyball clubs, is a...
Pro beach partners 1/15/2021-World Championships 2019 July 4-Billy Allen

Billy Allen-Andy Benesh highlight the beginning of 2021 pro beach partnership shuffle

What this year will look like in terms of events, we do not yet know, nor will we know for at least a few...

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...
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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...

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