August 29, 2016

Two-hour marathon: Is it possible?

      The world’s greatest runners have made great strides in marathon finish times in about 100 years and they now approach an important milestone: […]
August 24, 2016

Parade of nations: The top 10 stylish team uniforms of the 2016 rio opening ceremony, team apparel sales, and closing ceremony insider expectations

This is the moment the entire world was watching, the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. A chance to have the honor of representing a […]
August 21, 2016

Havaianas considered a “symbol of Rio”

On a warm Sunday at Copacabana Beach, Brazilians and tourists alike cover the sand after days of colder weather. The Brazilians are fairly easy to spot […]
August 21, 2016

Journalism students from Ball State, Mackenzie join to tell stories in Brazil

Landing on a different continent, speaking a new language, roaming through a foreign city: It was a lot for 35 Ball State journalism students to absorb. […]
August 21, 2016

Samba is more than a dance for Brazilians

Situated on the top floor of a samba school’s production facility in Rio De Janeiro, Ana Cláudia Azevedo uses a glue gun to attach purple and […]
August 21, 2016

Pin trading creates an Olympic culture

Eighteen-year-old Tara Adkins attended her first Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 with her mom and aunt. One of the days there, they split up and […]
August 21, 2016

Bikini Styles of Rio de Janeiro

Beach life to Brazilians is far different than compared to American beach life. In Brazil, everything a person needs to go to the beach is already […]
August 21, 2016

Carmen’s travel guide tips

It seems to be always at the least expected time, in the least expected place, I find the most inspirational people. Here I was in São […]
August 21, 2016

Surrounded by Athletes at Dawn, Surrounded by Guns at Dusk

Imagine waking up every morning when the sun hasn’t begun to even rise. It takes two hours by public transportation to get to your job, and […]
August 21, 2016

How Favelas Help Themselves

When first entering Rio, one sees beautiful, colorful buildings built into the side of the mountain. These are the dangerous homes many suggest not entering. From […]
August 20, 2016

VIDEO: Olympic Park Trip

August 20, 2016

VIDEO: Ipanema Sunset

August 20, 2016

GALLERY: Plants and Animals of the Botanical Garden

August 20, 2016

GALLERY: Favela Band

August 20, 2016

GALLERY: People of Brazil

August 18, 2016

Brazilian graffiti has larger history than just being decorative

As a kid, Marino Macedo saw 40 of his friends killed while making graffiti in Rio de Janeiro. Some fell as they painted, [and] some were […]
August 18, 2016

Rio’s LGBT community shoots for visibility during Olympic Games

Victor da Silva Oliveira identifies as a transgender person whose preferred pronoun is “they.” Brazilian native Vitor da Silva Oliveira was 14 years old when they […]
August 18, 2016

Part-Time Work

The Olympic Games are many things; a chance for economic growth, a platform for national branding, an advertising circus and the greatest spectacle in sports. For […]
August 18, 2016

Traveling To Brazil? Here are 8 Things To Note

Did you just print off your plane ticket? You’re zipping your suitcase? Just realizing you’re traveling to a country you’ve never visited before?  Whether it concerns […]
August 18, 2016

What is a favela?

High up on the hills above Rio de Janeiro lie clusters of houses, all crammed in so close together it seems impossible there could be space […]
August 18, 2016

Volunteers, college students help build first playground in impoverished Rio favela

Years of preparation and hard work go a long way — sometimes all the way to the Olympics. While the golden hardware attracts the world’s greatest […]
August 18, 2016

VIDEO: Santa Teresa – Rio de Janeiro

August 17, 2016

VIDEO: The Culture of Pin Trading

So what’s the deal with all these Olympic pins? As it turns out, pin trading is its own culture that brings people from all over the […]
August 17, 2016

VIDEO: Tasting Brazil

Brazil’s food is as colorful as its people. Tasting Brazil is an adventure for your taste buds. Spend some time with Abby Lutz as she takes […]
August 17, 2016

Surfing surge in Brazil challenges futbol as countries favorite sport

The waves crash on Ipanema Beach on an early August morning.  Dozens of surfers ride along them as the much-talked-about water engulfs their bodies and boards. […]
August 17, 2016

BLOG: Don’t be an idiot: How to travel in Rio (or anywhere)

We, 50 Ball State University journalism students, trekked from the great state of Indiana to Rio de Janeiro to cover the Olympic Games. After a few […]
August 17, 2016

Ball State alum coaches two Olympic beach volleyball teams

Even when he was just a quiet, reserved outside attacker for the men’s volleyball team at Ball State University in the early 1990s, a future in […]
August 17, 2016

USA Men’s Volleyball embraces backs-against-the-wall mentality to power through pool play and make quarterfinals

Two matches into the biggest tournament of their young careers, members of the USA Men’s Volleyball team had only won a set. Battered, exhausted and mentally […]
August 17, 2016

Olympic Dressage mentee follows in footsteps of mentor 16 years after Sydney games

The world of Equestrian is underground to most outsiders, and unlike the other Olympic sports, it doesn’t draw nearly as much attention. Dressage is a collection […]
August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Stairs

August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Portraits

August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Santa Teresa

August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Tourism

August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Crazy Fans

August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Samba

August 17, 2016

GALLERY: Soccer

August 17, 2016

A hidden gem: Bar do Mineiro serves up piece of traditional Brazilian culture

Passengers load into the old, wooden seats of the historic Santa Teresa Tram, three to a row. The two-car tram rumbles over the tracks, jerking occasionally […]
August 17, 2016

VIDEO: Futvolei, The Other Beach Sport

The sport that’s taking over the beaches of Brazil!
August 17, 2016

Brazilians ecstatic to host the Olympic Games

Crowds celebrated on the beach of Copacabana while lines formed outside of the Beach Volleyball Arena. The atmosphere was energetic as Brazilians were chanting and blowing […]
August 16, 2016

GALLERY: Olympic Selfies

August 16, 2016

GALLERY: Today Show

August 16, 2016

GALLERY: Rio’s Favelas

August 16, 2016

BLOG: Brazilian coffee proves very different for this Starbucks addict

I’ve always considered myself to be a huge coffee fanatic. Ask me how to make any type of latte or macchiato, and I will give you […]
August 16, 2016

BLOG: The LGBT community is love, all over

When Brazilian student and LGBT community member Caio Vendraminia and I walked up to Pride House, I was a little bit nervous. I had been there […]
August 16, 2016

Indiana teacher aims to visit every Summer Olympic host city

Kelly Day woke up the morning of her 29th birthday to find a text from her friend Rafael, a Brazilian native whom she met four years […]
August 16, 2016

Fiji wins first-ever Olympic medal in rugby

Fiji entered the 2016 Rio Olympics as an oxymoron — a favored underdog. The small island nation had never won a medal at the Olympic Games […]
August 16, 2016

The 10 stages of standing in line in Olympic Park

A trip to Olympic Park is sure to be a life-changing lesson on how to drain a day away standing behind hundreds of other people. After […]
August 16, 2016

BLOG: How to get lost in Rio de Janeiro

I am a student attending Ball State University and recently had the opportunity to travel to Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games to write stories, conduct interviews […]
August 16, 2016

BLOG: Navigating Olympic Park: The newb’s journey of international sports stuff

First things first, I’m a student journalist. I’m one of 50-ish Ball State University students with enough guts and student-loan money to go to Rio to […]
August 15, 2016

U.S. synchronized swimming team credits close bond for success

Before getting into the pool, Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva squeeze each other’s hands, whispering words of encouragement to one another. The Team USA synchronized swimmers […]
August 15, 2016

Team USA fencer on balance and personal life

Olympic athletes have a lot on their plates: training schedules, physical therapy, team bonding — it’s more of a lifestyle than a job, Olympian Kelley Hurley […]
August 15, 2016

Water Quality in Rio: Favelas

On her first visit to Brazil, Martha Reddington said she wouldn’t be visiting any of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. The Nevada native, who said she keeps […]
August 15, 2016

VIDEO: What it will take to win gold: Men’s Volleyball

The U.S Men’s Volleyball Team got off to a slow start dropping their opening two matches, but have since taken out the host country Brazil and […]
August 15, 2016

VIDEO: What it will take to win gold: Women’s Volleyball

The U.S women’s volleyball continues to steam roll through the competition as they are 4-0 in pool play. While the history of U.S Women’s volleyball is […]
August 15, 2016

Locals, tourists bring hype to Lapa Neighborhood during Olympics

The streets of Lapa Neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro have always been known to come alive at night. But on an evening when the Brazil women’s […]
August 15, 2016

VIDEO: John Speraw Men’s Volleyball

USA Men’s Volleyball head coach John Speraw is an X’s and O’s kind of guy and his team is working hard to make him a winner […]
August 15, 2016

AUDIO: Clark Scott

When you think of the Olympics, you may think of athletes competing on a global scale and the national pride that comes with gold medals. But as […]
August 15, 2016

GET TO KNOW THE GAME: Ten Things to Know About Tennis

1. Where did tennis come from? According to the International Tennis Federation there are many different theories as to when tennis was first invented. Some of […]
August 15, 2016

10 Things That You Should Know About The Procter & Gamble Family Home

For the third time, Procter & Gamble will be sponsoring a Family Home where athletes and their families can escape the cameras and constant media presence […]
August 15, 2016

Paralympian Began In Indiana

Elizabeth Smith walks out of the locker room and hears the crowd’s cheers echoing through the natatorium. She glances at the block above her lane and […]
August 15, 2016

Olympics can be stressful on the families too — not just athletes

During the Olympic Games, all eyes are on the athletes competing. But often little thought is considered for the families of the athletes, unless they do […]
August 14, 2016

US Men’s volleyball one win away from advancing to quarterfinals

Rio de Janeiro (BSU at The Games) – Beginning pool play with two losses wasn’t the way the USA Men’s Volleyball team wanted to start the […]
August 14, 2016

What It’s Like Running Into A Quiet Celebrity

I am a Ball State University student from Muncie, Indiana, and have had the opportunity to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympic […]
August 14, 2016

BLOG: Olympic golf returns and packs the experience

I have had the personal opportunity to attend just a handful of Olympic events such as Handball, Water Polo, Equestrian Eventing and now Golf while here […]
August 14, 2016

BLOG: The Olympic games: A fan experience 

Every four years, proud citizens from hundreds of different countries crowd their TVs to watch the most coveted event in sports: the Olympics. Much like it […]
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Going for Gold Again

The USA women’s volleyball team has complete confidence in their head coach, given that he has been where they are now.  Three time Olympic Gold Medalist […]
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Security at the Olympics

You can’t walk down the streets of Rio without seeing the police or military presence. As Abby Lutz (lootz) tells us, it’s a welcome sight after […]
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Rio Game Show

Mallory Weil and Bri Isom take to the streets of Rio to find out just what people know about Brazil and what Brazilians know about the […]
August 13, 2016

GALLERY: On the Streets

August 13, 2016

GALLERY: Paulista Avenue Performers

August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Surfing In Brazil

Surfing has made a huge wave in Brazil, here’s just a taste of Brazil’s enthusiastic surfers.
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: How to Make Brazil’s National Cocktail

The caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, uses just a few simple ingredients. BSU at the Games shows you how! Cachaça can be substituted with vodka or saki […]
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Dogs Of Brazil

Featuring the adorable dogs of Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro!
August 13, 2016

IU swimming stands out in Rio Olympics

Indiana University Head Swim Coach Ray Looze isn’t a tattoo guy. But he made a promise to the rest of the IU swim team: If any […]
August 13, 2016

The Olympic Games bring mixed reactions from people

News reports across the country are delivering stories of how “dangerous,” “dirty” and “deplorable” the conditions of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are. […]
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Pin Trading: An Olympic Tradition

Its as old as the games themselves.  Pin trading is a tradition that becomes more popular with every Olympic games. As Abby Lutz (lootz) reporter, those […]
August 13, 2016

VIDEO: Thomas Jaeschke Men’s Volleyball

The USA Men’s Volleyball team is in action in Rio and outside hitter Thomas Jaeschke hopes to play a key role.  Coach John Speraw says that […]
August 12, 2016

GALLERY: Beach Life and the Olympics

August 12, 2016

GALLERY: Brazilian Markets

August 12, 2016

Madison Keys: Rising Star for the Stars and Stripes

Madison Keys, 21, of Rock Island, Illinois, is an upcoming star for American women’s tennis. Turning pro in 2009 at the age of 14, Keys became […]
August 12, 2016

Giesting places 11th at the Olympic Trials

The hard work of training had finally paid off. Chris Giesting had made it to the semifinals. His first year after graduating from Notre Dame, Chris […]
August 12, 2016

After gold medal and finger wag, Lilly King has taken the world by storm

After winning gold in the 100m breaststroke and giving Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova the Dikembe Mutombo-style finger wag amid her doping scandal, Lilly King took the […]
August 12, 2016

Rio man uses sand sculptures to create better life for his kids

Rogeam Rodrigues stands in front of his massive sand sculpture, his expression full of pride as tourists stop and pull out their cameras to snap a […]
August 12, 2016

BLOG: Olympic Torch Viewing Differences

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have completely different atmospheres in their cities: São Paulo being very professional and business-like, and Rio being very laid back […]
August 12, 2016

Olympic flame shines light on true meaning of Olympics

It’s not just a flame. No, it’s much more than that. It’s a symbol. Take a walk down Olympic Boulevard in Rio de Janeiro, and you’ll […]
August 11, 2016

St. Vincent’s Ralph Reiff takes on new role in his third Olympic Games

From helping athletes prepare for their daily events at 6 a.m. until the venues close and all the spectators have gone home for the evening at around […]
August 11, 2016

Beautifying Brazil One Tile at a Time

It begins with four steps. Simple gray stone where your soles touch them: shiny, colorful tile on every other inch. They make up the beginning of a staircase wide […]
August 11, 2016

Behind the Scenes – August 10th, 2016

August 11, 2016

GALLERY: Olympic Beach Volleyball

 
August 11, 2016

BLOG: Brazilian talk show appearance not as fun as it sounds

I never thought my first experience of going to a live taping of a talk show would be in Brazil. But when my professor asked if […]
August 11, 2016

Every visitor takes a photo with the Olympic rings, but why?

As you walk down the sidewalk, you listen to the roar of the ocean waves, the music of various languages, and this occurs all while enjoying […]
August 10, 2016

BLOG: Don’t be caught without this in your suitcase: Style Guide to São Paulo, Brazil

Do not be caught without this in your suitcase: Style guide to São Paulo, Brazil As soon as I stepped foot off of that airplane with […]
August 10, 2016

View from Sugarloaf never ceases to astound

Copacabana. Christ the Redeemer. The Atlantic Ocean. From the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, families and couples and groups of friends lean against the […]
August 10, 2016

Lifelong friends continue Olympic tradition in Rio

Stephen Arlington didn’t even have to finish his question. Arlington had just returned from his first Olympic Games in London in 2012 and was going to […]
August 10, 2016

Ohio native one step away from ‘paying back’ parents with medal

Tim Konieczny used to joke with his son Joshua about a way to repay him for the constant travel to rowing competitions across the country. Winning […]
August 10, 2016

Fans of all types cheer on USA Gymnastics at team finals

When Simone Biles stuck the last tumbling pass during her floor routine at the women’s artistic team all-around competition, 19-year-old Annie McDonahue took a deep breath, […]
August 10, 2016

US men’s beach volleyball and indoor team looking for Olympic victories

Even on his day off, USA Men’s volleyball beach player Casey Patterson surrounds himself with one of the most popular sports in Rio de Janeiro. Away […]
August 9, 2016

Olympic spirit overtakes the Olympic city

As the Olympic Games begin and the preparation stage ends in Rio de Janeiro, residents are beginning to get in the spirit for the Games. Daniel […]
August 9, 2016

From servanthood to a self-made man

He grew up as a servant child in the home of a rich, white family in Rio de Janeiro. He cleaned, served and swept, receiving nothing more […]
August 9, 2016

Breaststroke ‘Queen’ Lilly King tops the rankings

When a swimmer comes in first at the Olympic Trials, they might hang their medal on a wall or stash it in a dusty box for […]
August 9, 2016

BLOG: How the Museum of Tomorrow eased my guilt today

Brazil, like everywhere else, is full of contrasts. There’s the smiling man in a yellow T-shirt who speaks slowly but not condescendingly, eager to help the […]
August 9, 2016

BLOG: Juice Made From Amazon Fruits

 I am a current student attending Ball State University, and I recently had the opportunity to travel toBrazil for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games […]
August 9, 2016

BLOG: Don’t try to sneak tampons into a Brazilian nightclub

Before leaving for Brazil with BSU At The Games, I just couldn’t shake the bad feeling in the pit of my stomach: I would be the […]
August 9, 2016

BLOG: My day learning capoeira

FACT: I like sports. OPINION: I’m good at them. FACT: I will always try new ones. The most recent attempt: capoeira, which is a Brazilian martial […]
August 9, 2016

‘Faith on the mountain’: Christ the Redeemer offers some a selfie, others a religious experience

No matter where visitors are in Rio de Janeiro, they can see Christ the Redeemer. Towering more than 2,000 feet into the sky, the statue of […]
August 9, 2016

Rio shows off home advantage in women’s handball opener

The host country taking on the two-time defending gold medalist to kick off women’s handball competition in the Olympic Games. What more could you ask for? The […]
August 9, 2016

Texas native attends his 11th Olympic Games

Ron Isbell leans over the barricades stretching to sneak a peak of the TODAY show broadcast live at Copacabana Beach. Wearing his Rio 2016 gear, he looks […]
August 9, 2016

‘Hippie Fair’ thrives 50 years later, attracting Olympic tourists worldwide

Ivan Jilek calls himself “weird — but original.” The 68-year-old spends several hours each day working with wood and leather, all in preparation for the weekly […]
August 9, 2016

Despite churrasco, Brazil boasts more vegetarians than the U.S.

Vegetarian fans planning to attend the Games this year in Rio need not fear starvation. Although Brazil may be known for its barbeque and kabobs, the […]
August 9, 2016

It’s about love, not war

Two men crouch on the tiled floor. They make eye contact. They shake hands. They begin their dance. One crawls like a crab into the center […]
August 9, 2016

Olympic volleyball player skipped senior season at Loyola

August 9, 2016

Staying home to train leads to powerful play for Kayla Banwarth

While the rest of her team is spread across the globe playing volleyball, Kayla Banwarth is at home in California. The 5’10 libero, or defensive specialist, […]
August 9, 2016

BSU professor has history of Olympic, Paralympic coaching

Much to Larry Judge’s dismay, his parents made him start track and field when he was in eighth grade. His parents encouraged him to pursue throwing, […]
August 9, 2016

Diver Sam Dorman doesn’t let injuries keep him from Olympic dream

Just two months before the 2016 Olympic trials, Sam Dorman thought his diving career was over. When the first-time Olympic diver and four-time national team member […]
August 9, 2016

She grew up in the pool – now she dives for gold in Rio

When Jessica Parratto was 5, she stepped up on the 1-meter diving board and nailed a front somersault pike dive—the first time she ever tried it. […]
August 9, 2016

Diver Michael Hixon credits mom with Olympic success

The best part of making the diving Olympic team for Michael Hixon was being able to celebrate with his mom afterwards.“So much of this moment now […]
August 8, 2016

Brazilians keep energy levels high at Olympic events

As Brazilian swimmer Luiz Altamir flipped during his 400 free and popped into first place, the crowd erupted into cheers. It was clear the crowd was […]
August 8, 2016

BLOG: All it takes is a spark…

Picking a college is tough. Usually a student narrows it down to three or four schools, and then there is a clear reason why they should […]
August 7, 2016

BLOG: Close Quarters and Bucket Lists: My experience in Brazil so Far

The Ball State at the Games culture class started out nearly the same as the Games class that has followed it: a lot of strangers crammed into […]
August 5, 2016

Boudia battles depression with his faith

The depression starts to creeps in if David Boudia focuses on the “what ifs” of life. It doesn’t impact the three-time Olympic diver as much as […]
August 3, 2016

Yorktown swimmer gains experience, knowledge from first Olympic trial

Walking around playing Pokemon Go with friends. Visiting family in other states. Staying up and watching movies until 3 a.m. These are things that most high-school […]
August 3, 2016

Former Mooresville AD heads to Olympics to referee wrestling

When Zach Errett was young, he and his family never went on family vacations. Instead, they traveled to wrestling tournaments. Wrestling has been a part of […]
August 3, 2016

Olympic volleyball player skipped senior season at Loyola

After a national championship in high school in 2012 and two more at Loyola University Chicago in 2014 and 2015, the next logical step in Thomas […]
August 2, 2016

Tamika Catchings ready to take on 4th and final Olympics

Tamika Catchings wants to go out like Peyton Manning. She remembers watching Manning’s last game on Feb. 7, his second Super Bowl title. They’ve both become […]
July 28, 2016

BLOG: A Student’s Take on Travel

Exploring new countries and cultures is something I’ve grown to love.   And I’m not alone.   According to Millennial Marketing, 79% of millennials would like to visit all fifty […]
July 25, 2016

Rugby’s fastest man heads to Rio

When Carlin Isles started playing rugby at age 21, he had $500 to his name and no knowledge of the game. Now 26, Isles had already […]
July 25, 2016

Gevvie Stone continues in rowing legacy

Gevvie Stone’s mom rowed, her dad rowed, and her siblings have banned the topic at the dinner table because they’re sick of hearing about it. When […]
July 21, 2016

Protesters camp to fight political corruption in Brazil

Alessandro Gouveia spends his nights sleeping on the cold concrete of Paulista Avenue in São Paulo, Brazil. July 20 was night 123. He wakes up, goes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
July 3, 2016

Olympic trials ends in tears for Troy Dumais

When people call Troy Dumais “dad” or “grandpa,” it doesn’t discourage him. Instead, it makes the 36-year-old four-time Olympic diver realize how much he was able […]
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 […]
July 1, 2016

Dallas Men’s Volleyball

June 9, 2016

17-year-old swimmer prepares for Olympic Trials

Claire Adams doesn’t see herself as any different from her teammates. The only thing that sets her apart, in her eyes, is the fact that she’s […]
March 9, 2016

BLOG: Wrestling

Four wrestlers from USA Wrestling talked about the opportunities the Olympics could bring them. The U.S. has not won a gold medal yet in women’s wrestling, […]
March 9, 2016

Team USA: Colangelo has built culture for success

Jerry Colangelo has been in charge of getting USA men’s basketball back to the top of the podium. And he’s done his job. Colangelo took over […]
March 9, 2016

Blog: US women’s basketball press conference

The US women’s basketball team opened the third day of the Team USA Media Summit. On stage was Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Elena Delle Donne and […]
March 8, 2016

BLOG: Paralympics continue to grow

FeaEight athletes from the Paralympic team came on stage to answer questions about themselves. The athletes were from archery, cycling, rugby, swimming, track and field and […]
March 8, 2016

USWNT looking for more success

Coming off a 2015 FIFA World Cup championship, the United States women’s National Soccer Team is looking for more success. The USWNT will compete at the […]
March 8, 2016

BLOG: US women’s beach volleyball video press conference

The 2012 London women’s beach volleyball gold medal match featured both April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings on different sides of the net. During that match, […]
March 8, 2016

BLOG: Track and Field press conference

Track and Field athletes had their turn at the mic during the Team USA Media Summit on March 7. Ashton Eaton, Allyson Felix, Justin Gatlin, Dawn […]
March 5, 2016

Long travel can take toll on volleyball players

During a five-hour bus ride to McKendree University, a brown blanket stretched across the aisle between four seats, forming a makeshift card table for four Ball […]
March 5, 2016

Witmer makes jump from player to coach in 1 year

Shane Witmer has always made his teammates laugh.A jokester, he calls himself. Witmer was a four-year starter for the Ball State men’s volleyball team. Just a […]
March 5, 2016

Man behind the mic: Steve Shondell

About eight minutes before a match against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is set to begin, the men’s volleyball team lines up at the edge of the […]
March 5, 2016

Versatility of Brendan Surane adds depth to Ball State men’s volleyball roster

The Ball State men’s volleyball team has one of its deepest rosters since 2002, and with that comes the opportunity to have an aggressive strategy come game time. […]
August 16, 2016

Indiana teacher aims to visit every Summer Olympic host city

Kelly Day woke up the morning of her 29th birthday to find a text from her friend Rafael, a Brazilian native whom she met four years […]
August 14, 2016

US Men’s volleyball one win away from advancing to quarterfinals

Rio de Janeiro (BSU at The Games) – Beginning pool play with two losses wasn’t the way the USA Men’s Volleyball team wanted to start the […]
August 10, 2016

Ohio native one step away from ‘paying back’ parents with medal

Tim Konieczny used to joke with his son Joshua about a way to repay him for the constant travel to rowing competitions across the country. Winning […]
August 10, 2016

US men’s beach volleyball and indoor team looking for Olympic victories

Even on his day off, USA Men’s volleyball beach player Casey Patterson surrounds himself with one of the most popular sports in Rio de Janeiro. Away […]
August 9, 2016

Olympic volleyball player skipped senior season at Loyola

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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
March 9, 2016

Blog: US women’s basketball press conference

The US women’s basketball team opened the third day of the Team USA Media Summit. On stage was Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Elena Delle Donne and […]
March 8, 2016

BLOG: US women’s beach volleyball video press conference

The 2012 London women’s beach volleyball gold medal match featured both April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings on different sides of the net. During that match, […]