April 17, 1986 |
It is said that French has lost its status as the language of international diplomacy, but none of the 250 guests seated around Betty Summers' tennis court had the least difficulty in understanding the orders barked by the French announcer to his compatriots on the National Volleyball Team of France. "Vite, vite, il fait froid!" he exclaimed, which his shivering audience sympathetically translated as, "It's cold! Let's get this game over with and head back to the buffet!"
October 15, 1987 |
Only volleyball purists and insomniacs witnessed the second match in the Gatorade USA Cup men's volleyball tournament Wednesday night at the Forum. It's a shame. The United States and France gave a clinic on tenacious, head-to-head volleyball that played out until nearly midnight. The top-ranked U.S. team won, 13-15, 15-12, 15-5, 15-4. What remained of an earlier crowd of 2,563 partisan fans cheered every point for the Americans.
July 2, 1989 |
The final point went down Saturday night, and suddenly Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons were former members of the U.S. national volleyball team, on their way to becoming full-time members of the beach volleyball tour.
June 26, 1988 |
A match broke out at the Stubbies USA Cup Saturday night, which was nice for a change. Nothing wrong with routs, but they can get stale after a while. This time, the U.S. national men's volleyball team, which swept its first two outings of the four-team round-robin tournament after needing only three games to win 10 of its previous 13 matches, worked overtime, at least by recent standards. The outcome, however, was no different as the Americans, rated No.
June 27, 1988 |
The Soviet Union and the United States, old friends and even older rivals in men's volleyball, played one to talk about for years Sunday night, with the Americans rebounding from a 2-0 deficit to win a thriller, 11-15, 14-16, 15-9, 15-10, 15-4, in the title match of the Stubbies USA Cup at the Forum. Before a vocal crowd of 4,881, the United States, the top-ranked team in the world, extended its winning streak against the Soviet Union, the second-ranked team in the world, to six games.
July 23, 1991
Despite financial woes and deep cutbacks in its athletic department, San Diego State on Monday launched its 18th Division I sport when it named Roye Oliver as its wrestling coach. The wrestling program will not be funded by SDSU. Instead it will be underwritten by the Amateur Sports Training Centers. The school also announced Frederick R. Brown as women's golf coach. Brown's position is part time. He will continue his current job teaching at Madison High.