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NCAA Beach Championships Gulf Shores, Alabama May 4-6, 2018 Tournament Central Live Video; ESPN2 After besting Hawaii in a 3-2…
NCAA BEACH CHAMPIONSHIPS Gulf Shores, Alabama May 4-6, 2018 Tournament Central The #1-seeded UCLA Bruins had to do it the…
With one half of the national title match bracket decided with No. 4 Florida State topping No. 3 Hawaii 3-2 Saturday to move on, the other half will have to wait until Sunday morning. The Sandbows will meet No. 1 seed UCLA in an elimination match at 11:30 a.m. ET with the winner earning the right to try to knock off the Seminoles and the loser going home.
Florida State is on the fast track to the championship, topping No. 3 seed Hawaii 3-2 and moving on to the championship match. The Sandbows and No. 1 UCLA will battle it out Sunday for a chance to face the Seminoles.
After an unpredictable day on the beach Friday, four more matches are on tap for Saturday’s NCAA Beach Championships action with all airing live on ESPN2 and individual court video streaming on ESPN3.com.
Only twice in NCAA beach volleyball championship history has there been an upset where the seed difference was more than 1. The other: last year, where #4 Florida State beat #2 UCLA in the semi-finals of the elimination bracket. The other small handful of upsets have all been 1-seed differences.
The top four seeds moved on in the winner’s bracket, dropping just one pairing of the 13 played to completion….
The time has come for the No. 7 seed LSU beach volleyball team to begin competition at the NCAA Championship at Gulf Place, as the Tigers are set to play No. 2 Pepperdine, Friday at 11 a.m. CT on ESPNU.
The beach at Gulf Shores currently has a red-flag warning, indicated an elevated level of risk for swimmers.
With such a tough field, and no obvious alignment to point to, this one is a lot about gut-feelings. UCLA should roll through the winners bracket untouched, but the question then becomes can anybody beat them twice?
Courtesy: South Carolina Athletics GULF SHORES, ALA. – The South Carolina beach volleyball team begins its quest for a NCAA title…
In an upgrade from the 2017 coverage, all 14 matches will be broadcast live, an improvement over a three-hour timeslot on day one and two. The broadcasts also will be coming on the ESPN family of networks, vs. truTV, which aired the preliminary matches and TBS which showed the championship match.
The University of Hawai’i beach volleyball team will vie for the national title in the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship, May 4-6, in Gulf Shores, Ala. The 3rd-seeded Rainbow Wahine (35-3) open tournament action on Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. ET (7:00 a.m. HT) against No. 6 seed South Carolina.
VolleyMob sat down with the NCAA Selection Committee Chair, Kelcey Roegiers, the associate athletics director at Georgia State, to answer all of the questions on how the NCAA Beach Championships field was selected Sunday and why one team got in over another or how the seedings came about, etc.
With the top three teams from the East and the West pretty well nailed down, the two at-large berths offered a few surprises as a team from each region was included in the eight team field, leaving two of the nation’s top six ranked teams on the outside looking in.