Preseason prognostications offer evidence of how difficult it is to separate the top teams in Big Ten women's volleyball.
Nebraska is the No. 1 team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
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.
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.
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.
To Texas, the only good thing about the loss to Kentucky in the NCAA women's volleyball championship match might be that the Longhorns only had to stew over it for four months instead of eight.
The quick turnaround comes after the pandemic pushed back the national tournament to April.
TOKYO (AP) — When Jordan Larson and Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson made the commitment to compete in a third Olympics, this moment was what they had in mind.
Two of the best U.S. women's volleyball players of their generation will wrap up their Olympic careers with a shot at the first gold medal for the Americans ever in the sport.
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. volleyball star Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson woke up with a vision that her team was poised to make it back to the gold medal game.
Five years after Akinradewo Gunderson could only watch the end of a crushing five-set loss to Serbia in the Olympic semifinals because of an injured knee, she helped lead her team one step closer to the ultimate prize.
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese-style lanterns hanging in the rooms of the U.S. women's volleyball players at the Olympics provide much more than light.
Those lanterns symbolize the strong bond that has formed between the team that built the foundation for USA Volleyball despite being denied an opportunity to compete at the Olympics and the team that is trying to deliver the first gold ever for the U.S.
TOKYO (AP) — Five years after their quest for a first Olympic gold medal was denied in the semifinals, the United States women's volleyball team has returned to that stage after a relatively easy quarterfinal win.
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's volleyball team will likely be without two starters when the Americans face the Dominican Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals.
Setter Jordyn Poulter and opposite Jordan Thompson were limited at practice on Tuesday after rolling their right ankles during pool play and aren't expected to be available in the quarterfinals.
TOKYO (AP) — Coach Karch Kiraly knew there would be challenges and adversity to overcome if the U.S. women's volleyball team wanted to achieve its goals at the Tokyo Olympics.
He sure was right during pool play, and now the Americans are in position to make a run at their first gold medal in the sport after winning their group.
TOKYO (AP) — After winning gold in Rio de Janeiro and coming to the Olympics five years later as one of the favorites, China's women's volleyball team is just trying to win a match in Tokyo.
The Chinese dropped their third straight match in pool play at the Olympics with a five-set loss to the Russian team on Thursday that dealt another big blow to China's medal chances.
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:
The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight match at the Olympics and is assured of a spot in the quarterfinals.
TOKYO (AP) — The expected Olympic showdown between the top two women's volleyball teams in the world turned out to be a one-sided affair.
The U.S. women swept defending gold medalist China 29-27, 25-22, 25-21 on Tuesday in a pool-play match that left the Americans at the top of Pool B and the Chinese seeking to win their first set of the tournament after two straight sweeps to open the Games.
When the pandemic hit last March leading to a one year postponement of the Olympics and the inability of teams to practice and play together, the U.S. women's volleyball team devised a plan.
Unable to work together on serves, sets or spikes, they decided to use that extra time to work on culture, relationships and teamwork.
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Two-time medalists Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson and Jordan Larson headline the 12-player U.S. women's volleyball team picked to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo.
Akinradewo Gunderson and Larson were part of the U.S.
Clemson cut ties with women's volleyball coach Michaela Franklin on Thursday, the team undercut by a steady stream of departures and transfers.
Clemson said the school and coach had “mutually agreed” to part ways...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kentucky's Alli Stumler bumped into coach Craig Skinner at the team hotel a few hours before the NCAA volleyball championship match and had a question for him...
The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester...
The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic while holding out hope the games can be made up...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Marshall University is at Southern Miss for a 7 p.m. Friday women's volleyball match in Reed Green Coliseum.
Sophomore Ciara Debell leads Marshall (10-13, 3-6 Conference USA) this season with 361 kills and junior Amber Weber has recorded 459 digs.
Seton Hill women's volleyball players juggled tennis balls for fun Tuesday during team picture day.
The Griffins hope to keep up with their lofty expectations in the same manner.
Seton Hill Tuesday was picked to finish first in the PSAC Southwest Division in a preseason coaches poll.