November 15, 2013 |
Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten and charges were filed against Virginia State's Lamont Daniel Britt after players from the two teams fought in a restroom during a luncheon for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. championship-game contenders at Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference announced that the title game set for Saturday at Winston-Salem has been canceled. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. released a statement Friday on the WSSU website announcing the decision to cancel the football game as well as the volleyball championships, which in part read: "Based on the incident that occurred today, and after consulting with the leadership of each institution and the Football and Volleyball championship committees, the CIAA is saddened to announce that this weekend's Football and Volleyball conference championships that were scheduled to take place in Winston-Salem have been canceled.
October 20, 2013 |
Theodore Brunner and Nick Lucena, seeded fourth, first upset the top-seeded team of Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson on Sunday and then went on to win the AVP Championship beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach. Brunner and Lucena, who met while training at a sports facility in Anaheim, beat third-seeded Tri Bourne and 41-year-old John Hyden, 23-21, 7-21, 15-13, in the championship match after upsetting the top-seeded team in a semifinal. The two won $20,000 to split for the championship, their first as a team on the AVP Tour.
May 2, 2013 |
Loyola of Chicago ended its first trip to the NCAA men's volleyball championships with a semifinal loss to UC Irvine at Pauley Pavilion on Friday. Second-seeded UC Irvine (24-7), the defending national champions, beat the third-seeded Ramblers (22-10) in straight sets, 26-24, 25-18, 29-27. UC Irvine will face top-seeded Brigham Young in the title match Saturday after the Cougars eliminated fourth-seeded Penn State, 25-21, 25-16, 25-22. Both BYU and UC Irvine will be appearing in the finals for the fourth time, and each has won three titles.
April 25, 2012 |
Tony Ciarelli did not set out to be the king of aces. Too one-dimensional. USC's 6-foot-6 senior outside hitter spent most of his life honing a number of volleyball skills: serves, an array of powerful spikes and well-placed shots, intimidating blocks and efficient passes. Yet when Ciarelli is behind the service line for the top-ranked Trojans, the anticipation from teammates and fans is palpable. So is the dread on opponents' faces. Midway through the first set of USC's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation quarterfinal victory over Cal State Northridge, for instance, Ciarelli boomed a salvo of four consecutive serves.
May 4, 2008 |
With Pepperdine's Paul Carroll on a scoring blitz near the end of the third game, Penn State's Matt Anderson and his teammates decided enough was enough. The Nittany Lions blocked Carroll's next two kill attempts and, with that game saved and the momentum regained, Penn State went on to beat Pepperdine and win the NCAA Division I men's volleyball championship Saturday.
May 6, 2005 |
UCLA provided an emphatic answer to questions about its selection as the at-large team in the NCAA men's volleyball semifinals. The Bruins defeated Penn State, 30-20, 30-24, 30-27, Thursday night before 5,125 at Pauley Pavilion. On Saturday, they'll try for their 19th NCAA title and first in five years, but they will have to go through top-seeded Pepperdine, which defeated Ohio State, 30-16, 31-29, 30-26, in the other semifinal.