The AAU has banned the legendary youth volleyball coach Rick Butler after a multi-year investigation into sexual abuse allegations. The removal was announced Friday. In an emailed statement, the AAU, which had remained silent for months about the allegations, said:
Coming to you from Decatur High School in Texas is what has to be one of the best amateur sports highlights of the year, courtesy of senior Autumn Finney. Finney covered an incredible distance to get to a lost-cause ball in the back, laid out with a dive, and somehow mustered enough power to return it across the court.
The Serbian women’s volleyball team secured a place in the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Japan after defeating Poland in a qualifier over the weekend. After the victory, they posed for the photo above, which originally appeared above the FIVB’s story about the game but was later removed.
Italy’s beach volleyball team has a secret weapon: Adrian Carambula can serve the volleyball so dang high in the air. Check out this spicy meatball.
Eight members of Cuba’s men’s national volleyball team—including the team’s captain—are currently being detained in Finland on charges of aggravated rape.
Earlier this week, college volleyball player Trey Biggs took an absolutely vicious spike to the face and the result was an instant classic. He looks like a storm trooper getting blown away. But there's so much more.
Carson-Newman's Rachel Harper made an outstanding save, going under the net to Lincoln Memorial's side and attempting to keep the ball alive while falling. It worked! File this under cool volleyball plays you didn't know were legal.
A Massachusetts high school senior has been suspended for five matches and stripped of her volleyball captaincy thanks to the school's no-tolerance policy toward alcohol. Except she wasn't drinking, and had only shown up at the house party to drive an intoxicated friend home.
Best as we can tell, this is from the Russia vs. Germany match at the FIVB World League tournament, held earlier this month in Argentina. But the video is only making the rounds after appearing on this Brazilian blog.
The timing on this is remarkable. Taking a spike off the face seems part of the cost of doing business in volleyball, but having a renegade volleyball track you down on the sidelines and take you out is something else entirely.
Kerri Walsh Jennings was five weeks pregnant during the 2012 Olympics. Does the baby count as a doubles partner?
The Croatian women's national volleyball team was recently in the town of Rovinj for a European championship qualifier. Mateja Rajkovic, one of the players, says a man broke into her bungalow and robbed her while she slept. The man made off with 50 euros, but according to Rajkovic, he also made off with himself:
Sergey Ovchinnikov, who coached Russia's women's volleyball team at the London Olympics, was found hanged in his hotel room in Croatia, according to local media reports. Dynamo Moscow, the club team he coached that is training in Croatia, announced his death on its website earlier today. Ovchinnikov was 43.
Good morning, Kerri Walsh Jennings! What's for breakfast? Oh, just a big steaming bowl of poop, courtesy of General Mills. No Wheaties for you.
We heard about this when it happened two days ago, but it took awhile to track down the video. When we finally saw it, it was a shock. Who knew you were allowed to kick the ball in volleyball?
Here's a Polish volleyball fan in a rather interesting outfit. I didn't actually know what this was, so I consulted Twitter who informed me of the legendary Polish Winged Hussars. I'm impressed with the build quality but mostly with the fact I'm quite sure there's a cache of beer stored in the center portion which…
Per the Omaha World-Herald, a witness reported that University of Nebraska Husker volleyball star "Lauren Cook's expression left no doubt she knew she had struck two people on a motorcycle in north Lincoln before fleeing the scene."
While most locked out NBA players eye basketball opportunities overseas, one man stands apart as a true patriot. His name is Kevin Love. And Kevin Love loves America. Or, rather, Kevin Love loves NAFTA. According to Darren Rovell, Love has signed an endorsement deal with the Jose Cuervo tequileria and hopes to qualify…
Your morning roundup for April 8, the day the Associated Press union decided to stick it to The Man, with whom it's negotiating a new contract, by not promoting stories on Facebook and Twitter next week. Consequences will never be the same.