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July 7, 2016

Notre Dame grad aims for Rio after barely missing out on London

Four years ago, professional pole vaulter Mary Saxer found herself at the Olympic processing center sitting with three of the top female pole vaulters in the world. Each from the United States, each had cleared the 4.50-meter qualifying height and each were headed to the 2012 London Olympic Games. But Saxer, who placed fourth, was […]
July 6, 2016

BLOG: Olympic trials brings dreams to life but also crushes them

Olympic trials are supposed to be a place where an athlete’s dreams come true. But for anyone who doesn’t place in the qualifying spots, the feeling can be crushing. For some, placing third or fourth and narrowly missing the team might be no different than placing last. It’s especially heartbreaking when it’s former Olympians who […]
July 5, 2016

Podium finish remains goal for U.S. men’s volleyball

DALLAS – In 2012, the U.S. men’s Olympic volleyball team had their medal run halted after a three-set loss against Italy in the quarterfinal’s. The then-reigning gold medal champions finished fifth in London – a moment three-time Olympian David Lee has not forgotten. “We came up short and I’ve been thinking about that loss since […]
July 3, 2016

U.S. Men clinch spot in FIVB Finals

Dallas – The U.S. Men’s volleyball team clinched a spot to the FIVB World League Finals in Krakow, Poland with its 3-0 sweep over Australia Saturday. That fact went unnoticed by some players. “Honestly, I didn’t know we clinched tonight, I really try to not focus on that stuff,” outside hitter Thomas Jaeschke said. “Confidence […]
July 2, 2016

Fans pack Dallas arena for U.S. Men’s volleyball

DALLAS – If it wasn’t clear prior to the match who the crowd was rooting for at the FIVB World League stop in Dallas, it was after the national anthem echoed within the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The same audience that made only sporadic noise during the first match between Australia and Russia erupted […]