Mike Bright “occupied a really special place in the history of our sport”

Mike Bright, one of the brightest stars in beach volleyball, passed away on September 22nd at 79 years old. He was a three-time USA volleyball Olympian and won five consecutive Manhattan Beach Opens, which still remains a record. He and his partner Mike O’Hara were one of the first teams to successfully utilize the block …

Walsh Jennings drops out of FIVB Worlds, Emily Day to replace her

Kerri Walsh Jennings had to withdraw from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships on Friday after dislocating her shoulder in the semi finals. Emily Day will replace the three-time Olympic champion and compete with her partner Nicole Branagh. The two have never competed together, but have trained and practiced together. Walsh Jennings is headed into …

Walsh Jennings-Branagh ousted from FIVB Porec by Day-Hochevar

Walsh Jennings and new partner Branagh lost to Day and Hochevar 21-16, 21-16. Before the qualifier, Jennings and Branagh were excited to compete. After Jennings and Ross took bronze in Rio’s summer Olympics, they went their separate ways and Jennings partnered with Nicole Branagh. They have played together from 2008-2012 and have a ton of …