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Big Deal: Save $25 on ALL Ticket Network Orders

The 4th of July weekend is coming quickly upon us and our friends at Ticket Network are running a special promotion to celebrate our Independence Day! Use promo code USA25OFF to take $25 on all orders over $150.00*. If you can’t save the world from an alien extinction this 4th of July, at least you can save some […]

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Group 2 and Group 3 of World League

This 27th edition of the World League features a record 36 teams, and most of the attention and limelight of the World League is focused on the twelve teams in Group 1 – the twelve top ranked teams in the world. However, there are 24 other teams in the World League which deserve our respect […]

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Phase 2 of World League Ends

Phase 2 of the Intercontinental Round of World League has ended and Team USA now moves to Dallas and home court advantage for the third phase of this World league journey. Team USA finished with a 3-0 overall record in Phase 2 while continuing to experiment with the lineup as they prepare for the World […]

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TEAM USA set for 2016 Olympics

Head Coach John Speraw has named the twelve players who will represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team USA is entering their fourth season under Speraw and is currently ranked fifth in the world.  The 2016 World League tournament, in progress now, is preparation for the Rio de Janeiro […]

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Phase 1 of World League Ends

  Phase 1 of the Intercontinental Round of World League has ended and Team USA now moves to Rome to begin the second phase of this World league journey. Team USA finished with a 2-1 overall record in Phase 1 while encountering some very good volleyball teams. In the three phase Intercontinental Round, teams will play […]

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Team Puerto Rico at World League!

Team Puerto Rico begins World league play tomorrow, June 17, 2016, at 10:00 AM Central Time against Chinese Taipei. This 27th edition of the World League features a record 36 teams and 54 matches around the world.  As in previous Olympic years, the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League will be a shortened version of the […]

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Team USA at World League – This Is Volleyball!

Team USA begins World league play tomorrow, June 16, 2016, at 3:15 PM Central Time against Argentina. This 27th edition of the World League features a record 36 teams and 54 matches around the world in these twenty seven cities.

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Team USA at World League!

FIVB World League play will begin this week, providing us with a month of some spectacular volleyball.  Opening week of this 27th edition of the World League features a record 36 teams and 54 matches around the world. The twelve teams that have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be […]

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Sunday Quick Sets

It’s Sunday night and time for some Quick Sets, or some really cool volleyball items with vital impact delivered rapidly. A quick set, also known as a ”quick” or a “51” or a “one”, is an extremely fast-paced set 1’ to 2 ‘ above and near the net, when the hitter is approaching the setter […]

California VB Grows Again!

Between San Diego and Santa Barbara, you’ll find the CCCAA (California Community College Athletic Association) Men’s Volleyball Conference. This volleyball powerhouse consisted of 15 community college teams split into two divisions for the 2015-2016 season. However, for the 2016-2017 season, Antelope Valley College, Fullerton College, and Santiago Canyon College have added men’s volleyball to their […]

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State of the Sport By the Numbers!

So, tonight, let’s summarize the state of men’s college volleyball in the four year colleges. There has been additional growth in the sport and we have positives to report in each of the four elements – Division I, Division II, NAIA, and Division III. Let’s look at the summary, then, by the numbers.

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State of the Sport, Part 3 – Division III

As we know there are six major conferences in men’s college volleyball: EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, NAIA, CCAR, and CCCAA. Then, separate and equal, there’s Division III with eight major volleyball conferences: CUNYAC, CVC, GNAC, MCVL, NEAC, NECC, Skyline, and UVC, and also a few prominent independents. However, rather than talking about and analyzing the conferences, […]

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State of the Sport, Part 2 – the NAIA

As we know there are six basic conferences to men’s college volleyball: EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, NAIA, CCAR, CCCAA, and there are also a few Independents. However, rather than talking about and analyzing the conferences, I’d like to look at the basic elements of men’s college volleyball in the USA; that is, DI, DII, NAIA, DIII, […]

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The Big West is Fantastic!

WOW!! The Big West Athletic Conference has made volleyball history and became the first NCAA Division I conference to sponsor competition in men’s volleyball.  This announcement is vitally important for men’s volleyball and indeed brings considerable optimism to the future of men’s college volleyball in the USA.  The Big West Board of Directors approved a […]

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State of The Sport (DI & DII)

Here we are at the first of June, and another men’s college volleyball season in the USA has passed. The 2015-2016 season was historic from many perspectives, the most notable being the fact that Ohio State’s victory in the National Championship finals marked the third year in a row that the MIVA has won that […]

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