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Slime hitting-Bob Ctvrtlik-March 1995

From the VBM archives: “Slime Hitting by Bob Ctvrtlik,” March 1995

Edited by Mike Schlegel, photos by Robert Beck If you don’t have the gift of a 40-inch vertical, don’t try to muscle your opponents. These...

From the VBM Archives: The People of Volleyball’s First Century, 1895-1995

A list from the 1995 centennial collector's edition of Volleyball magazine
John Kessel 6/20/2020-USA volleyball

John Kessel on life after USA Volleyball: Hail does not make rainbows

John Kessel has been a fixture at USA Volleyball since 1985. He chose not to go into college coaching, but to coach coaches. In 1995,...
USA volleyball cuts 6/19/2020

Klostermann, Kessel among those gone as USA Volleyball makes personnel cuts

USA Volleyball, like many other national governing bodies, is feeling the financial crunch brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the organization that...
Ray Gooden, Black Lives Matter, NIU volleyball

#BLM: Black NCAA volleyball coaches share their personal stories

“A lot of folks have had an uncomfortable week.  “A lot of people have had an uncomfortable few days.  “Imagine having an uncomfortable life during this...

Newman-Gonchar asks his mentors — Black, Johnson-Lynch, Kiraly, Watson — about their coaching paths

Jon Newman-Gonchar is preparing for his second season as head coach at the University of New Mexico. When he was hired in January 2019,...
Doug Beal surfing 5/12/2020-John Speraw-USA surfing

Surf’s Up: Former USA Volleyball player, coach, CEO Beal now chair of USA Surfing...

Surfin' U.S.A.? No, that was a Beach Boys song. We’re talking about USA Surfing. And USA Surfing’s new chairman of the board of directors is Doug...
Volleyball Movies 4 5/8/2020-Beach Kings-Green Flash-volleyball movies-Jason Olive

That’s a wrap: We finish with Beach Kings (Green Flash), All You’ve Got, and...

After reviewing Spiker, Miracle Season, Girls With Balls, Top Gun, Cloud 9, Miles, Side Out, Impact Point, and Air Bud Spikes Back, we finish...
Volleyball Movies 3 5/7/2020-Sinjin Smith

Volleyball movies: We continue with Side Out, Impact Point, Air Bud Spikes Back

We’re all quarantined. No volleyball. But there are volleyball movies! Here are three more, two of which had a pretty high volleyball-reality rating, and another with...
Spiker-Volleyball movies 1 5/5/2020-Dusty Dvorak

12 volleyball movies: We start with Spiker, Miracle Season, and Girls With Balls (really)

Yep. I’m a confirmed volleyball nerd. As such, I’ve been collecting volleyball movies for years with the intention of someday having a volleyball movie...

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