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May 1, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Wilde, setter on the United States national volleyball team, had a bittersweet feeling when the U.S. team won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. Wilde was set to compete on the Olympic team until he was sidelined because of a leg injury two months before the Games at Los Angeles. "I had made the final cut for the Olympics and trained with them for 2 1/2 years," Wilde said.
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May 1, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Wilde, setter on the United States national volleyball team, had a bittersweet feeling when the U.S. team won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. Wilde was set to compete on the Olympic team until he was sidelined because of a leg injury two months before the Games at Los Angeles. "I had made the final cut for the Olympics and trained with them for 2 1/2 years," Wilde said.
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November 17, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rod Wilde last peered through a volleyball net at Alexsander Sorokolet two months before the 1984 Olympic Games and only before Wilde's dreams--and the bones in his left leg--were shattered in a freak accident. The U.S. men's volleyball team--which before that week had not beaten the Soviet Union in 16 years--was on the verge of sweeping the then-world champions in the final match of a four-match series at Kharkov.
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November 17, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rod Wilde last peered through a volleyball net at Alexsander Sorokolet two months before the 1984 Olympic Games and only before Wilde's dreams--and the bones in his left leg--were shattered in a freak accident. The U.S. men's volleyball team--which before that week had not beaten the Soviet Union in 16 years--was on the verge of sweeping the then-world champions in the final match of a four-match series at Kharkov.
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July 18, 1990
Rod Wilde, making a comeback after five years away from international competition, was released by the U.S. national volleyball team.
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August 28, 1991
UC San Diego named Rod Wilde men's volleyball coach. He replaces Digger Graybill, who resigned after seven seasons to become a teacher in Washington. Wilde won national championships both as a player and coach at Pepperdine. SOCCER UCSD will face a collegiate all-star team from Great Britain in a 5 p.m. match Thursday. The Tritons, 17-3-1 in 1990, will be playing for the first time at Triton Soccer Stadium since they lost in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals last November. Admission is free.
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September 12, 1991
Il Messaggero, which features two-time Olympic gold medalists Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons, advanced to the finals by defeating Team Paul Mitchell, 30-26, 30-21, in the third round of Team Cup Volleyball at the Forum Wednesday. Il Messaggero will play Team Paul Mitchell again in the finals Friday. In the other Team Cup match, Team Toyota defeated Team Coca-Cola, 30-21, 30-22. Kiraly had 10 kills and Timmons seven for Il Messaggero, which improved to 3-0.
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January 31, 1988 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
The Cal State Northridge volleyball team resumes play in the Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. Tuesday night when the ninth-ranked Matadors travel to Pepperdine for a match with the fifth-ranked Waves. CSUN (3-6, 0-1) lost its WIVA opener to Hawaii while Pepperdine (2-1, 1-0) defeated Cal State Long Beach. Setter Doug Rigg, who is a three-time All-American, is the only senior in Pepperdine's starting six, which includes Mark Root, a freshman middle blocker from Chatsworth High.
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May 11, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps the reason Dave Buehring harbors few ill feelings for volleyball's present state is his keen appreciation for the law of natural selection. To wit: A college volleyball coach with a choice between a good 6-foot player and good 6-4 one will naturally select the kid with the longer shirt-sleeves. "That's a fact of life nowadays," said Buehring, a 5-foot 10-inch standout from Marina High School. "It's the direction volleyball has taken, and I don't think it will ever change."
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May 4, 1986
Defending champion Pepperdine, only one point from defeat, rallied to beat No. 1-rated USC in the championship game of the NCAA men's volleyball tournament Saturday night at Penn State. The scores were 7-15, 15-13, 15-11, 5-15, 16-14. It was the second straight year Pepperdine had beaten USC in the final. In the fifth game, USC was leading, 14-12, and was serving for the match when Pepperdine got a side out. The Waves then won four straight points to take the match.
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August 30, 2000 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Five former Pepperdine athletes, a coach and a former coach are representing the United States at the Sydney Olympics on Sept. 15-Oct. 1. Kevin Barnett, Chip McCaw and George Roumain are on the men's volleyball team. Coach Marv Dunphy and former coach Rod Wilde are assistants. Barnett, a 6-foot-6 outside hitter, played for the Waves in 1996-97 after transferring from Pierce College.
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May 8, 1986
The UCLA women's track team, nipped by USC, 69-67, last week, is idle until the May 17 Pepsi Invitational at Drake Stadium. Bruin sophomore Gail Devers was named athlete of the week in the Pac-West Conference after she scored 21 points in seven events against the Trojans. Devers won the 200 meters in a meet record and NCAA qualifying time of 23.38, and won the 100 (11.41), 100 hurdles (13.30) and the long jump with a personal best of 21-6 3/4.
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