One of Russia's leading volleyball coaches faces a ban of up to two years for using a racist slur to describe an opposition player during the national championship series.
Coach Andrei Voronkov used the slur while giving instructions to one of his players during a timeout in the fifth and final game of the Russian women's national championship series last week, in comments which were audible on the Russian TV broadcast.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spyros Chakas had 14 kills and 16 1/2 points and Hawaii swept Long Beach State 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 on Saturday night to win its second straight NCAA men's volleyball title.
Hawaii (27-5), which also swept BYU last year in the final, hit at least .400 in each set.
DALLAS (AP) — Bethania De La Cruz won the second Athletes Unlimited volleyball championship, outscoring runner-up Natalia Valentin-Anderson in a pro league that awards titles to athletes instead of teams.
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — New Grambling volleyball coach Chelsea Lucas has cut more than half of the team's scholarship players and told incoming recruits that the previous coach's commitments would not be honored.
Organizers of the World University Games, which open in just under three months in Chengdu, China, say they are going ahead despite some countries pulling out of the event.
Officials confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Luxembourg have withdrawn due to COVID-19 concerns.
DALLAS (AP) — Volleyball players Carli Lloyd and Alisha Glass Childress, who helped the U.S. women win bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, are among the newcomers for the second year of a pro volleyball team in their home country.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finally landed a worthy successor to Peyton Manning.
Six years and a day after Manning retired, Broncos general manager George Paton agreed to send a massive haul of players and draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks for nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Six former athletes representing five sports will be inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame in September, the school announced Tuesday.
GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee urged sports bodies Friday to cancel or move all events they plan to hold in Russia and Belarus, and stop using the countries' flags and national anthems.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A volleyball team in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear is seeking support and contributions after a crash in Texas left one player dead and two others injured.
Venom Volleyball Club coach Jimmy Gonzalez said three families were traveling from Goodyear to Texas to compete in a national qualifier tournament.
Two of the main NIL compliance-platform and technology companies, INFLCR and Opendorse, have provided information about NCAA athlete compensation after the first six months (July 1 through Dec.
Male athletes are leading the way six months after the NCAA cleared the way for college athletes to earn money on their celebrity.
They lead in total name, image and likeness compensation and have more NIL deals than women, according to third-party data from July 1 through Dec.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The 47th Stowe Winter Carnival is underway with ice carving, star gazing and snow volleyball.
On Saturday, professional and amateurs will compete in ice carving competitions, followed by an awards party.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University marching band's tribute to the movie “Top Gun" has earned the attention and gratitude of the film's star, Tom Cruise.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Russ Rose retired Thursday as Penn State's women’s volleyball coach, ending a 43-year run that featured seven NCAA titles, 109 straight wins from 2007-10 and the Division I career victory record.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's a reason Wisconsin's Dana Rettke was named the college women's volleyball National Player of the Year on Friday.
On Saturday night, the five-time, first-team All-American's 11th and final kill gave Wisconsin a 22-25, 31-29, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12 victory over Nebraska and the Badgers' first national championship.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Madi Kubik had 13 kills, three aces and two blocks, Lauren Stivrins had nine kills and six blocks — the last of which came on match points — and Nebraska rallied to beat No. 3 seed Pittsburgh 16-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the NCAA volleyball tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Anna Smrek recorded her 20th kill on match point and No. 4 Wisconsin beat top-seeded and previously unbeaten Louisville 25-23, 15-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9 on Thursday night in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Don Shondell, who led the Ball State men’s volleyball team to 13 NCAA tournament appearances, has died at age 92.
The university announced that Shondell died Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola Chicago has accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic 10 Conference and is leaving the Missouri Valley Conference.
The move announced Tuesday by the school and leagues takes effect on July 1.
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Olympic champion Jordan Larson is among the players expected to return to Dallas for the second year of a unique player-controlled pro volleyball league in 2022.
Athletes Unlimited said Monday the league's five-week season will start in March at the same venue where last year's debut was held after the event was moved from Nashville, Tennessee, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State women's volleyball program was banned from postseason play for a year and docked scholarships amid a series of penalties handed down Thursday by the NCAA for numerous violations over a three-year period.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The RAC is no more, at least the name.
Rutgers and Jersey Mike’s Subs announced Wednesday they have reached a multi-year agreement to make the sub sandwich franchise an official naming rights partner of Rutgers Athletics.
HONOLULU (AP) — Some businesses near the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus are hoping the return of fans to home football games in the neighborhood will help revitalize the community.
Many local businesses in the Moiliili area have closed in recent years, from Bubbie’s to Tropics to Sushi King.