Inspired by his passion for volleyball and his mother's breast cancer battle, Rick Dunetz created Side-Out, which has raised nearly $10 million for research for those fighting the condition.
Dec 19 3:53 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas and Nebraska have never liked each other. Hence, the Big 12 split. But in volleyball, they represent the sport at its best. And that makes their matchup in the NCAA championship a thrill.
Dec 19 2:22 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Saturday could see another record crowd for the NCAA volleyball championship game as former conference rivals No. 3 seed Texas and No. 4 seed Nebraska take the stage in Omaha.
Dec 18 9:43 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Volleyball's final four may have fans seeing double this week. With two and a half sets of twins competing on teams in Omaha, there may be some double trouble for their competition.
Dec 17 5:20 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Seven Nebraska natives are on this year's volleyball team, which most recently won the NCAA title in 2006. That title came in Omaha, site of this week's championship.
Dec 17 4:44 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Minnesota's Daly Santana and Texas' Paulina Prieto Cerame have been around volleyball as long as they remember. The love of the sport has brought them together for a final four match in Omaha.
Dec 16 12:03 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
It's not how you start, it's how you finish. After all, none of the final four teams were ranked No. 1 this season. Who will prevail in Omaha? Mechelle Voepel breaks down the biggest storylines.
Dec 14 11:55 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
USC was just two points away from victory in the NCAA volleyball regional final, but Kansas went on a stunning 6-0 run to advance to its first final four appearance in school history.
Dec 13 11:14 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Minnesota didn't make the NCAA volleyball tournament field a year ago. With Saturday's win against Hawaii, the Gophers find themselves in the final four in Omaha.
Dec 13 12:58 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
They may be unseeded, but that didn't stop a confident Hawaii squad from knocking off No. 7 Penn State in the NCAA volleyball regional semifinals Friday.
Dec 12 10:44 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Creighton is in the NCAA volleyball Sweet 16 for the first time and would love to play in the final four at home. Leading the way is setter Maggie Baumert, who is playing with a torn ACL.
Dec 10 12:28 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Can Loyola Marymount continue its surprising run? Who will emerge from the Big Ten-heavy Des Moines regional? Mechelle Voepel recaps the biggest storylines from the NCAA volleyball tournament.
Dec 7 3:49 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas senior Amy Neal was just named Big 12 player of the year and to the All-Big 12 first team. Not bad for a player who once reconsidered her decision to play for her hometown Longhorns.
Dec 1 9:01 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
UConn is 4-0, winning by an average margin of more than 40 points. But the Huskies know that every time they take the floor, new fans might be watching -- and UConn can help grow the game.
Dec 1 9:36 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Sunday's loss to No. 8 Texas should inject some concern and sense of urgency into the No. 4 Lady Vols about the long haul ahead and how much better their concentration and execution must be.
Nov 30 12:38 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Elena Delle Donne was unstoppable in 2015, turning in one of the WNBA's greatest seasons ever, averaging 23.4 points per game and shooting 95 percent from the free-throw line.
Dec 22 1:40 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas A&M eyes the SEC title, and USC is battling in the Pac-12. Mechelle Voepel highlights the biggest conference battles in women's college volleyball as teams wrap up the regular season.
Nov 24 11:00 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Jeff Mittie knows his Kansas State team might suffer a big loss against UConn on Monday. But the Wildcats have already benefited just by preparing to play the nation's No. 1 team.
Nov 22 | By Mechelle Voepel
On a life-altering journey this summer to rural Vietnam to teach and coach kids, Indiana volleyball player Courtney Harnish, the daughter of a Vietnam immigrant, found a part of herself.
Nov 19 3:40 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
North Carolina was decimated by transfers and still could be impacted with the school's academic-scandal investigation. It's going to be a challenging season for the Tar Heels, to say the least.
Nov 19 5:33 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Texas' team dynamic and Minnesota's late surge are clearing the path for postseason success. Mechelle Voepel recaps the biggest storylines from Week 12 in women's college volleyball.
Nov 17 2:37 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Kelsey Mitchell and Ameryst Alston did all they could in a loss to No. 2 South Carolina on Friday. The standout guards need the rest of Ohio State to step up Monday in a matchup with No. 1 UConn.
Nov 16 | By Mechelle Voepel
Friday's South Carolina-Ohio St. game opened with a salute to the Gamecocks' first trip to the Final Four. It ended with speculation that both teams might make it to this season's final weekend.
Nov 14 2:25 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite changes in personnel, ever-consistent Baylor keeps winning. This season, the Lady Bears have size inside and high scoring potential for the first time since Brittney Griner left in 2013.
Nov 11 | By Mechelle Voepel
Baylor has lost in the Elite Eight the past two seasons. Can anyone in the Big 12 stop the Lady Bears? Texas and Oklahoma look to be the biggest challengers.
Nov 10 | By Mechelle Voepel