Volleyball

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  1. devans

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    The USA has a team to be proud of.

    http://volleyball.teamusa.org/news/article/2787

    USA Volleyball team win world league Championships


    The U.S. Men's National
    Volleyball Team won its first FIVB World League title on Sunday by taking as 3-1
    (26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22) victory over Serbia in the gold medal match before
    a crowd of 5,700 at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro.


    The U.S. Men, ranked third in the world, finish World League with a record of
    12-4. Serbia, tied for eighth in the world with Puerto Rico, finishes second at
    10-6. Russia defeated host Brazil, the five-time defending World League
    champion, 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19) to take the bronze medal.


    Team USA won $1 million for the overall tournament victory. Its previous best
    World League finishes were bronze medals in 1992 and 2007. All four teams in the
    medal matches will play next at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The men's
    tournament begin on Aug. 10.


    U.S. setter Lloy Ball (Fort Wayne, Ind.) was named the tournament's Most
    Valuable Player and also Best Setter. Rich Lambourne (Tustin, Calif.) won the
    award for Best Libero for the second year in a row.

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  2. guest301

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    Devans, I have watched several of the USA men's volleyball games on ESPNU. They have looked very impressive against the teams I saw them play, Finland and Spain. I am Happy to see Lloy Ball still on the team and 6-9 Clay Stanley with his well over 40 inch vertical is a joy to watch. Anybody who believes the myth "White men can't jump" should watch these guys. All of them are incredible leapers because that is what they do all the time in indoor volleyball. Just Jump, Jump, Jump. Some of them can actually dunk a basketball on a 12 foot rim!
     
  3. whiteCB

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    Men's NCAA D1 semi-finals are on ESPN tonight at 9. As a former outside hitter myself I love watching the collegiate game! Man can those white guys JUMP and bring the thunder on their spikes!!

    Penn St vs. USC @ 9
    Ohio St vs. UC Irvine @ 11
     
  4. guest301

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    I watched some of those semifinals and the championship. Just a bunch of white men with 40 inch verticals. I guess they would get more respect if they were dunking basketballs instead of spiking volleyballs. Team volleyball is fun to watch when it is getting played by elite athletes at the highest level like those guys were playing. It was nice to see a mid west team like Ohio State(first time) make it to the semifinals in volleyball.
     

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