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Stowe Winter Carnival features ice carving, volleyball

Jan. 22, 2022 09:18 AM EST

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The 47th Stowe Winter Carnival is underway with ice carving, star gazing and snow volleyball. On Saturday, professional and amateurs will compete in ice carving competitions, followed by an awards party. Also, weather permitting, a star gazing and astronomy event...

No. 9 Texas rolls past Texas Rio Grande Valley 93-58

Jan. 09, 2022 18:39 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Aliyah Matharu was a five-star recruit in high school, but she's never been a regular starter in three seasons of college basketball, two with Mississippi State and now at Texas. Matharu says she's all right with that. She is, after all, the Longhorns' leading...

Thirsty Dog plans to revamp north Belmont with dog bar

Jan. 03, 2022 09:00 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Belmont business owner Jay Pithwa wants to create a one-stop shop of fun for the doglovers of north Belmont with the Thirsty Dog bar. Pithwa and his fiancé Jen Colangelo opened the Thirsty Dog bar, located at 508 Woodlawn St., in December 2020. ...

Tom Cruise lauds Ohio State marching band's Top Gun tribute

Dec. 29, 2021 19:54 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University marching band's tribute to the movie “Top Gun" has earned the attention and gratitude of the film's star, Tom Cruise. For the Nov. 13 halftime show during Ohio State's 59-31 victory over Purdue, the marching band transformed into...

Russ Rose retires as Penn State women's volleyball coach

Dec. 23, 2021 17:37 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Russ Rose retired Thursday as Penn State's women’s volleyball coach, ending a 43-year run that featured seven NCAA titles, 109 straight wins from 2007-10 and the Division I career victory record. The 68-year-old Rose will remain in an advisory role...

Blocking Nebraska, Rettke carries Badgers to national title

Dec. 18, 2021 23:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's a reason Wisconsin's Dana Rettke was named the college women's volleyball National Player of the Year on Friday. On Saturday night, the five-time, first-team All-American's 11th and final kill gave Wisconsin a 22-25, 31-29, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12 victory...

Nebraska rallies to beat Pitt in NCAA volleyball semis

Dec. 17, 2021 01:28 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Madi Kubik had 13 kills, three aces and two blocks, Lauren Stivrins had nine kills and six blocks — the last of which came on match points — and Nebraska rallied to beat No. 3 seed Pittsburgh 16-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the NCAA...

Wisconsin tops Louisville to reach NCAA volleyball final

Dec. 16, 2021 23:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Anna Smrek recorded her 20th kill on match point and No. 4 Wisconsin beat top-seeded and previously unbeaten Louisville 25-23, 15-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9 on Thursday night in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals. Wisconsin (30-3), playing in its...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

Don Shondell, longtime BSU men's volleyball coach, dies

Nov. 27, 2021 11:57 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Don Shondell, who led the Ball State men’s volleyball team to 13 NCAA tournament appearances, has died at age 92. The university announced that Shondell died Tuesday. Shondell coached the Ball State team for 34 years until he retired in 1998. ...