Sunday Aug 17
Palo Alto Weekly
American men end USAV Cup with a volleyball sweep of Iran
The U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team finished its four-match USAV Cup series with a 25-18, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Iran on Saturday before a crowd of 3,610 at the Bren Center at UC Irvine.
Espero masters verbal volley
Soon after Rob Espero was bitten hard by the volleyball bug, he gravitated toward the setter position because, he said, he liked the idea of running the show.
Salt Lake Tribune
Thurl Bailey, Luther Elliss, Noelle Pikus-Pace top Utah HOF class
The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation's Class of 2014 includes a Utah Jazz star, an NFL first-round draft choice, two Olympians and a Champions Senior Tour three-time winner.
Briefs: Former 'Eaters Smith, Clark compete in USA Volleyball Cup
UC Irvine men's volleyball alumni David Smith and Carson Clark are on the U.S. men's national team roster for the first match of the USA Volleyball Cup, which is coming to UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Aug. 16. The match at UCI, which will begin at 6 p.m., was originally scheduled for UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, before a water main break flooded ... (more)
South China Morning Post
Don't expect instant glory, says China volleyball coach Lang Ping
China coach says her young squad in the Hong Kong leg of the World Grand Prix is still developing, with the Rio Olympics the main target China's Xu Yunli goes up for a spike during training at the Hong Kong Coliseum for a World Grand Prix leg in Hong Kong.
Palo Alto Weekly
American women volleyball team heads for Turkey
Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo will be playing with the United States' women's volleyball team in Turkey this weekend as the FIVB Grand Prix gets underway.