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Posted: 1:41p ET, Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FIVB serves up nine Grand Slams for 2012

Record number of Grand Slam events in addition London Olympics
By Jon Ackerman, Universal Sports
The game of beach volleyball may be struggling here in the U.S., but it appears to be alive and well around the world.

Posted: 3:20p ET, Monday, November 7, 2011

U.S. women's Olympic berths all but certain

By Jon Ackerman, Universal Sports
In 2008, the race for the second U.S. women's berth into the Olympic beach volleyball tournament wasn't decided until a month before the Beijing Games. That won't be the case in 2012.

Posted: 1:28p ET, Monday, October 10, 2011

Change in the Olympic guard

By Hans Stolfus, Special to Universal Sports
Think a season-ending tournament in Northern Africa at the beginning of October is unimportant? Think again.

Posted: 9:39p ET, Monday, September 26, 2011

Foreigners taking over U.S tourneys?

By Hans Stolfus, Special to Universal Sports
Pardon the delay, but the last 24 hours have been spent plotting my return to the game and how I can convince good friend Jonas Reckermann to play with me during off-FIVB weekends in 2012. What?! I can't play with a German World Champion on a U.S. National Tour, you say. Or can I?

Posted: 6:28a ET, Monday, September 19, 2011

Hyden, Scott return to winner’s circle

By Hans Stolfus, Special to Universal Sports
For the past two weeks, beach volleyball's top American professionals made Miami Beach their home. Local fans, however, apparently elected to go on vacation - out of town.

Posted: 7:35a ET, Monday, September 12, 2011

Hard to stomach: Illness brings end to Hyden-Scott streak

Dalhausser, Lucena win in Miami as food poisoning forces American duo's withdrawal
By Hans Stolfus, Special to Universal Sports
In Miami this weekend, the match-up everyone had awaited all summer for, Phil Dalhausser, the world's best player, against the best team competing on U.S. sand, John Hyden and Sean Scott, was derailed by food poisoning.

Posted: 12:39p ET, Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FIVB players come home

By Hans Stolfus, Special to Universal Sports
American beach volleyball players on American soil? What a novel idea.

Posted: 5:03p ET, Wednesday, August 31, 2011

May, Walsh will enter 2012 as underdogs

By Jon Ackerman, Universal Sports
The comeback season of the greatest team in beach volleyball history is complete. And although Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh didn't reach the astounding level they were at in 2008, or even earn a No. 1 seed all year, they were still a pretty damn good team in 2011.

Posted: 1:05p ET, Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good news from Todd Rogers' neighborhood

By Jon Ackerman, Universal Sports
Good news from Todd Rogers and his knee surgery. He posted this in his blog Saturday.

Posted: 10:10a ET, Friday, August 26, 2011

Kevin Love has potential in beach volleyball

UniversalSports.com blogger and Love's partner in Manhattan assesses the NBA star's game
By Hans Stolfus, Special to Universal Sports
John Hyden and Sean Scott are good. Real good. With Todd Rogers out following a recent knee injury, it could even be argued that Hyden/Scott are the best team currently competing from the U.S. There is no debate, however, that they are the best team competing IN the U.S.

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