NCAA Volleyball final tonight 8PM

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Texas (27-1) vs. Louisville (31-2)

Conventional wisdom says Texas. Madisen Skinner might be the best player on the planet. Texas also has seven (count 'em-7) transfers; kids who started someplace else and came to Texas for the winning culture. That's D-I sports in 2022, right?

Louisville has a chance to do something special. A woman head coach has never won a D-I national championship in volleyball. Mary Wise at Florida had a couple shots, and here is Dani Busboom Kelly's first opportunity.

See a couple of you at 8.
 

canderson

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I’ll be watching. Volleyball is a tremendous sport. I do think there is a market for the pro indoor league if it’s handled appropriately.
 

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Texas (27-1) vs. Louisville (31-2)

Conventional wisdom says Texas. Madisen Skinner might be the best player on the planet. Texas also has seven (count 'em-7) transfers; kids who started someplace else and came to Texas for the winning culture. That's D-I sports in 2022, right?

Louisville has a chance to do something special. A woman head coach has never won a D-I national championship in volleyball. Mary Wise at Florida had a couple shots, and here is Dani Busboom Kelly's first opportunity.

See a couple of you at 8.
Definitely tuning in for this. Should be awesome.
 

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Texas (27-1) vs. Louisville (31-2)

Conventional wisdom says Texas. Madisen Skinner might be the best player on the planet. Texas also has seven (count 'em-7) transfers; kids who started someplace else and came to Texas for the winning culture. That's D-I sports in 2022, right?

Louisville has a chance to do something special. A woman head coach has never won a D-I national championship in volleyball. Mary Wise at Florida had a couple shots, and here is Dani Busboom Kelly's first opportunity.

See a couple of you at 8.
Thanks. I just told my son, who is starting to play club VB and is really into it.
 

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Volleyball became orders of magnitude more enjoyable when they got rid of the stupid side out rule. Now, the receiving team has about a 60% rate of scoring so it’s vastly more entertaining.

Anyway, the Lady Longhorns have been a machine this season. Jerritt Elliot is a ridiculously great coach and those young women are a treat to watch. Obligatory “We’re a volleyball school” cheer here, but Elliott has really built a long-term winning program in Austin and he’s becoming our Eddie Reese of volleyball coaches. Watching a match at the Greg on campus is a real treat and the Lady Horns are real stars on campus.

Hook ‘em ladies!
 

canderson

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Volleyball became orders of magnitude more enjoyable when they got rid of the stupid side out rule. Now, the receiving team has about a 60% rate of scoring so it’s vastly more entertaining.

Anyway, the Lady Longhorns have been a machine this season. Jerritt Elliot is a ridiculously great coach and those young women are a treat to watch. Obligatory “We’re a volleyball school” cheer here, but Elliott has really built a long-term winning program in Austin and he’s becoming our Eddie Reese of volleyball coaches. Watching a match at the Greg on campus is a real treat and the Lady Horns are real stars on campus.

Hook ‘em ladies!
They need to win a title though - not so great tourney track record so far. Need to play better tonight than they did Thursday to win.
 

swiftaw

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Texas (27-1) vs. Louisville (31-2)

Conventional wisdom says Texas. Madisen Skinner might be the best player on the planet. Texas also has seven (count 'em-7) transfers; kids who started someplace else and came to Texas for the winning culture. That's D-I sports in 2022, right?

Louisville has a chance to do something special. A woman head coach has never won a D-I national championship in volleyball. Mary Wise at Florida had a couple shots, and here is Dani Busboom Kelly's first opportunity.

See a couple of you at 8.
Just picked up tickets for $35 on the secondary market, so I'll be there.
 

JMDurron

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Glad this thread popped up. Watched a bunch of random NCAA volleyball last year when we got YTTV, but hadn't caught any so far this year. Now I know to settle in at 8 Eastern tonight!
 

swiftaw

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Definitely feels like more Louisville fans in the arena than Texas fans.
 

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My old assistant would close his notebook at a time like this and say ‘I think this match is over’.

Louisville can’t compete if Texas is on top of their game like this.
 

Ale Xander

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Good booty-kicking!

Can’t believe the NCAA not only allowed the lady Horns to have Eggleston, Skinner and O’Neal all on the same team at the same time, and then also allowed Akana to transfer from f’ing Nebraska as a bench ringer to serve out 4 straight.

That is depth!
 

LeftyTG

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Texas under Elliott has always had amazing hitters bombing away. His teams would typically wilt in the tournament due to subpar defense on the back line. Eggleston (deservedly) was player of the year and the best player on the team, but getting Zoe Fleck to transfer in as libero was the move that put Texas over the top IMO. Fleck was the engine of the team all year, and Emma Halter really came on as a true freshman, and will be a monster the next several years.

It was an all star team and would have been a major indictment on Elliott as a tournament coach if he didn't bring this one home. Texas was head and shoulders above any other team in the country this year.
 

Ale Xander

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Stanford Texas now about to start on ESPN2. Huge crowd it looks like. Hook 'em

Also a top-10 match between #5 Gophers and #8 Gators on ESPNU already in progress.