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Gearin’ Up for the Rio Olympics – Men Indoor

Team USA men’s volleyball had an early exit from the recent World League competition and did not advance to the Final Four bracket. While this early exit was certainly not a good thing for Team USA, we must remember that it is not the end of the volleyball world. Team USA will regroup and undoubtedly […]

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2016 WORLD LEAGUE RECAP

Serbia captured the 2016 World League with a spectacular performance in the gold medal match resulting  in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, & 25-21) victory over top-ranked Brazil.  In the bronze medal match, France topped Italy, also 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, & 25-20). Let’s review the Final Round of the World League and how we arrived at these two medal […]

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Italy and Serbia Win day 2 Matches in World League

On the second day of Finals Round pool play, Italy topped the USA 3-1 (25-22, 27-25, 26-28, & 25-21) while Serbia defeated host Poland, also by a score of 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 18-25, & 25-18). These victories ensure that Brazil and Serbia will advance to the World League semifinals and tomorrow’s matches will determine which […]

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Brazil & Poland Victorious in World League

In the first day of Finals Round pool play, Brazil breezed by Italy 3-0 while host nation Poland eked out a 3-2 victory over France in Krakow, Poland today.

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World League Group 1 Final Round Starts Tomorrow!

For the Group 1 final round, the host team plus the top five ranked teams after the preliminary rounds qualify for the five day round-robin final round. Therefore, based on the FIVB World League ranking criteria, Brazil, the USA, Serbia, France, Italy, and host Poland will participate in the final round in Krakow, Poland. The […]

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By the Numbers, Brazil Tops USA to Win Grand Prix

In a match of peaks and valleys, Brazil outlasted the USA 3-2 (18-25, 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, & 15-9) to win the 2016 edition of the FIVB Grand Prix. After the match, USA coach Karch Kiraly stated: “Congratulations to Brazil. They played a very nice match. We learned very valuable lessons from this match. It’s good […]

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Grand Prix Group 1 Finals Tomorrow

This 2016 edition of the FIVB World Grand Prix has come down to the one, last, final  match – the championship match – tomorrow (Sunday, July 10th) in Bangkok, Thailand. Let’s review this final week at the Grand Prix in Bangkok, Thailand, and how we got where we are now.

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World League Group 2 Finals Tomorrow

So, based upon the final Intercontinental Round rankings below, we had the four teams of Canada, Turkey, Netherlands, and Portugal (the host nation) all vying for the World League Group 2 title and the chance to move into Group 1 next year. So, let’s see where Group 2 is headed in tomorrow’s (Sunday July 10th) […]

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FIVB Grand Prix Finals

FIVB Volleyball’s 24th edition of the World Grand Prix has come down to the semifinal match tomorrow and the championship match on Sunday. Let’s review this final week at the Grand Prix in Bangkok, Thailand, and how we got where we are today.

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Group 2 and group 3 – World League

As we continue to follow the exciting and fascinating volleyball of the World League and the twelve teams in Group 1 (the top ranked teams in the world), it is important to remember that there are 24 other teams participating in this event. Some of these teams have been in Group 1 before and they […]

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Phase 3 of World League Ends – It’s on to the Finals

Phase 3 of the Intercontinental Round of World League has ended and Team USA now moves on to Krakow, Poland, for the finals of this 27th World League story. Team USA finished with a 3-0 record in Phase 3 (8-1 overall) while continuing to experiment with the lineup at Opposite and Outside Hitter as they […]

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Happy 4th of JULY!

It’s the 4th of July here in the USA and time for hot dogs, bratwurst, fireworks, picnics, and hopefully volleyball, too! Let’s make this holiday a safe one! Happy 4th to all the Net Set readers and everyone else, too!

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2016 FIVB Grand Prix

FIVB Volleyball’s 24th edition of the World Grand Prix is drawing to a close, with 28 countries having participated in this 2016 edition of the world’s premier annual women’s volleyball tournament. These 28 teams represent the same number of teams as 2015 and 2014, which saw 28 teams featured for the first time in the […]

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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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