Omaha native Sara McClinton, who is friends with a bunch of players on Creighton University’s volleyball team, knew the No. 23-ranked Bluejays had revenge on their minds entering Saturday’s rematch of last year’s NCAA Tournament Round of 32 contest in Horejsi Center.
Kansas University’s volleyball team, which claimed the 700th victory in program history on Friday afternoon, found No. 701 surprisingly elusive on Friday night. By Gary Bedore
Prior to Kansas University volleyball’s Crimson and Blue alumni match Saturday, the Jayhawks ran over to the west wall of the Horejsi Family Athletics Center to unveil the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16 banner.
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard lost seven seniors from the first Sweet-16 team in program history, but all he has to do is pick up KU’s media guide to be reminded of the quality players returning from a historic 2013 run. By Benton Smith
The Kansas University volleyball team was voted second in the Big 12 preseason poll, released Friday.
Incoming Kansas University setter Ainise Havili was named Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year.
Kansas University volleyball volunteer assistant coach Wendel Camargo has been hired as an assistant at James Madison University, the programs announced Thursday.
The 10th anniversary of the NCAA's academic progress rate brought good news for Kansas University. Led by men's basketball and volleyball's perfect 1,000-point four-year average, all 18 of KU's athletic programs came in well above the 930 mark that conveys programs in good standing according to the NCAA. By Matt Tait
Kansas University football player Gavin Howard and volleyball player Caroline Jarmoc were named winners of the Bob Frederick male and female scholar athletes of the year on Monday at the Senior Celebration and K Ring ceremony in the Student Union.
Kansas University senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc became the first Jayhawk to earn back-to-back All-America honors when the American Volleyball Coaches Association named her to its third team on Wednesday.
Kansas University’s tenacity proved insufficient against superior serving and blocking in the NCAA volleyball tournament regional semifinals Friday night. Third-seeded Washington dominated the first two sets in a 25-18, 25-13, 26-24 sweep of the 14th-seeded Jayhawks at USC’s Galen Center.
One of collegiate volleyball’s perennial powers stands between Kansas University and its first appearance in the NCAA regional finals. Third-seeded Washington, briefly the nation’s top-ranked team in October, faces 14th-seeded KU in the regional semifinals at 7 tonight, Central time, in USC’s Galen Center.
The excruciating wait aside, there could not have been a much more fitting year for Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard to finally break through the second round of the NCAA Tournament and reach the regional semifinals. The feat, after postseason dancing ended earlier than he had hoped for in 2003, ‘04, ‘05 and ‘12, finally came in Bechard’s 16th season — a Sweet 16, indeed. By Benton Smith
Four Kansas University players made the first team of the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Team, Tayler Soucie was named the region’s Freshman of the Year, and Ray Bechard was tapped Midwest Region Coach of the Year for the second straight year.
When a coach has as much talent to work with as Kansas University volleyball’s Ray Bechard, it’s easy to get away with keeping capable, if not dominant, players waiting in the wings and call on their expertise at just the right time. By Benton Smith