Tawa’s Daily Dots: Who won medals and had the mettle? We meddle in the weekend results

1st Alliance Black Daily Dots (April 26, 2021): Club or high school volleyball factoids, notions and ideas to impress your friends (or not)• Hi there! Anything happen in volleyball over the weekend?Yes, as any volleyball fans knows, there was A TON of volleyball this weekend. The USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship was conducted… Continue reading Tawa’s Daily Dots: Who won medals and had the mettle? We meddle in the weekend results

No wigging out: Final 4 NCAA coaches — Sheffield, Elliott, Skinner, Cook — have paid their dues

Texas coach Jerritt Elliott has the Longhorns in the NCAA semfinals again/Texas photo They didn’t just show up at the pinnacle of NCAA volleyball success, these three bald guys and one with hair. No, Wisconsin’s Kelly Sheffield, Jerritt Elliott of Texas, and Kentucky’s Craig Skinner — the ones with the shiny heads — and Washington’s… Continue reading No wigging out: Final 4 NCAA coaches — Sheffield, Elliott, Skinner, Cook — have paid their dues

Wisconsin survives five-setter with Florida to advance to NCAA semifinals

Wisconsin’s Grace Loberg pops the ball over the block of Florida’s Lauren Forte, left, and Marlie Monserez/Mark Kuhlmann, NCAA Photos Top-seeded Wisconsin was taken to the limit in Omaha on Monday night before surviving a tough battle with eighth-seeded Florida to advance to the NCAA Tournament national semifinals. Wisconsin (18-0), the Big Ten champion, won… Continue reading Wisconsin survives five-setter with Florida to advance to NCAA semifinals

Breaking down the NCAA round of 16, the matchups and the impact of transfers

Gloria Mutiri has made the most of her move from Kansas State to Oregon/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Now that we’re down to 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament, with top-seeded Wisconsin playing BYU on Saturday and the other seven matches Sunday, one thing is apparent: If you’re a coach at this level, you’d better know how… Continue reading Breaking down the NCAA round of 16, the matchups and the impact of transfers

Top four NCAA tourney seeds sweep as Wisconsin, Kentucky, Minnesota, Texas win

Molly Phillips, left, and Asjia O’Neal of Texas block Wright State’s Mallory Ladd/Mark Kuhlmann/NCAA Photos Thursday’s third batch of NCAA Tournament second-round matches all went quickly as the top four seeds — Wisconsin, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Texas — all swept.  The recaps follow. One more batch of four matches remain for the day and they… Continue reading Top four NCAA tourney seeds sweep as Wisconsin, Kentucky, Minnesota, Texas win