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FIVB Calendar 031021

FIVB officially announces 2021 beach volleyball calendar

The FIVB, which is currently conducting its first major pro beach tournament of the year, announced its 2021 schedule Wednesday. Many of the top players...
SANDCAST 3/3/2021-Adam Roberts-Travis Mewhirter

SANDCAST: Part I of Travis Mewhirter’s volatile, uncertain, adversity-filled travels to Doha

Perhaps the strangest, wildest three weeks of my life are over now, the flights -- 41 hours of them -- finished, bubble life complete,...
College beach preview east 2/13/2021-Kristen Nuss-Beach Collegiate Pairs-Kristen Nuss-LSU

NCAA beach East: Region getting stronger with LSU, Florida State taking the lead

NCAA beach season begins this week. This is second of two looks at the national picture. Tuesday we previewed the best teams in the West....
Tina Graudina 8/21/2020-Tina Graudina-USC beach volleyball

NCAA beach West: USC primed to return to dominant form

NCAA beach season begins this week. This is first of two looks at the national picture. First the best teams in the West, and...
Beach Bytes 2/16/2021-Jace Pardon-Karissa Cook

Beach Bytes: Karissa Cook at LMU, Loiola at UCLA, Collier takes HS job, Amorim...

There's a new substitute teacher in Santa Monica this year. That's how Karissa Cook will describe it, anyway. With Betsi Flint, LMU's usual assistant coach,...
SANDCAST Tina Graudina 2/10/2021-Tina Graudina--Anastasija Kravcenoka-Latvia-Olympic Qualification Tournament

SANDCAST: Tina Graudina, Latvian trailblazer, is here to inspire

Tina Graudina still gets goosebumps. She even rolled up her sleeves a bit, just to show us, as she recalled watching her countrymen, Martins...
SANDCAST beach volleyball 1/27/2021-Tina Graudina-USC-NCAA players of the week 3/5/201-beach volleyball

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...
SANDCAST-Andy Benesh-1/20/2021-Andy Benesh-Zaun Scholarship 7/22/2020

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...
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...