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Chris Austin-FIVB Cook Islands 1/13/2020

FIVB Cook Islands field a mixed bag of decorated veterans and up-and-comers

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands -- It’s about 7:30 a.m. in the Cook Islands, and I’m sitting on the wrong side of our rental car, driving...
Beach Bytes volleyball 1/9/2020-Lauren Fendrick

Beach Bytes: Hughes-Fendrick making late Olympic push, Casebeer partners with Rosenthal

New pro beach partnerships: Sara Hughes and Lauren Fendrick and Jeremy Casebeer and Sean Rosenthal. And maybe Casebeer knew he and Rosenthal would play together...
SANDCAST-Sinjin Smith-volleyball

SANDCAST: Sinjin Smith, ‘You’d compete all day long’

Sinjin Smith knows the world is different now. That guys just can’t play volleyball for four hours, lift or jump train for one, take...

SANDCAST: Building beach volleyball from the ground up, with Sinjin Smith

On April 10, 1995, Carl Henkel was studying for his law school finals when one of the strangest, most unpredictable and, at that time...

The wacky, wild and wonderful 2019 beach volleyball year in review

I was sitting in a second-story hotel room at the Quality Inn in Huntington Beach, my mom long knocked out on the other bed,...

Volleyball visuals: Ed Chan’s top 15 photos from 2019

Lee here, unbeknownst to Ed. He wrote an intro to this, but I took it over to give you some idea of what the...
SANDCAST Joe Houde 12/24/2019

SANDCAST: Joe Houde, keeping beach players healthy on the road

Joe Houde had just begun his career with USA Volleyball, and there was a dead man was in the road. “Oh, yeah,” he said on...
AVP Seattle 2019 Saturday-Mark Burik

SANDCAST: Mark Burik, the need for adventuring, and power of ripple effects

Mark Burik tried it. You will notice that to be a theme of his life: The man just tries everything. In this case, a...
p1440 Collegiate Challenge 11/23/2019-Rileigh Powers

After winning back-to-back NCAA titles with a great senior class, UCLA has new beach...

UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger reflected on winning back-to-back NCAA beach volleyball championships. “Number one, it's harder to do it the second time than...
Beach Bytes 12/13/2019-Andy Benesh

Beach Bytes: Beranek, Benesh partner for 2020; nothing but good news for USC beach

Eric Beranek saw plenty of Andy Benesh when they were growing up across town from one another in Southern California. Benesh, on the other...

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