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Michigan, Oregon join stalwarts in final four

Updated: December 11, 2012, 11:41 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

Let's dispel the notion -- if it exists -- that Michigan and Oregon came out of nowhere to earn berths in the women's volleyball final four. Yes, it's the first time either program has advanced this far. But neither one is an overnight success story. Each has been building toward this for several years.

The Wolverines and Ducks will join final four mainstays Penn State and Texas this week in Louisville. The way the bracket is set up, the "newbies" face the "old guard" in the semifinals. ...

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