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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

CVB: Beach volleyball faces NCAA vote

AP Sports Writer

The future of beach volleyball as an NCAA sport is in jeopardy, with opposition arising from an unlikely source.

Coaches and administrators at traditional indoor volleyball powers like three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State, as well as about half of the Pac 10, are part of a movement to remove “sand volleyball” from a list of potential varsity sports. Athletic directors complain about stressing their already stretched budgets.
Proponents of the sport say that providing more opportunities for female athletes has never been convenient.
A vote will be taken Friday on whether to spike sand volleyball. If it survives, schools could begin competing in the next academic year.