Rutgers Won't Fire Athletic Director Accused of Emotional Abuse

We all got excited when Rutgers hired Julie Hermann as its Athletic Director; she was only the third female AD ever at a BCS school. Awesome! Then allegations surfaced that Hermann humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team 16 years ago. Not so awesome. »5/28/13 3:20pm5/28/13 3:20pm

Just Because Cheerleading Is Hard Doesn't Mean It's a Sport

Two, four, six, eight, to whom do we not allocate? Cheerleaders! At least, that's what the Second US Circuit Court has ruled in a case that pitted women's volleyball against competitive cheerleading. According to the ruling, although cheerleading is physically demanding, it doesn't qualify as a Title IX sport, and… »8/08/12 11:30am8/08/12 11:30am

Some Olympic Photographers Are Leering Pretty Hard at Beach Volleyball Players

Notice anything odd about this picture of an "unknown" beach volleyball player at the Olympics, other than the fact that it literally leers at its subject's midsection? For all the objectification of Ryan Lochte that's gone on recently, all pictures of him include, you know, his face rather than his junk. Ditto for… »8/01/12 10:25pm8/01/12 10:25pm

U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team Will Continue to Rock Their Bikinis

Despite a new rule that allows female volleyball players to compete in shorts and t-shirts (and thus allow countries whose strict religious rules forbid women from getting full enjoyment out of the summer heat), the U.S. women insist that they will be wearing their bikinis because, dammit, it's still summer and… »7/26/12 1:00pm7/26/12 1:00pm

The Chinese Women's Olympic Volleyball Team Stopped Eating Meat… and Stopped Playing Well

The Chinese women's Olympic volleyball team allegedly didn't do so well in the recent FIVB World Grand Prix finals because they hadn't eaten meat for weeks. No, the women aren't PETA advocates; they're abstaining from meat because they're afraid to get any clenbuterol in their system. »7/05/12 7:00pm7/05/12 7:00pm