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October 30, 2008
  Men's volleyball squad sweeps Huskies on home opener weekendPDF files may take a moment to load

The men's volleyball team sustained their momentum gained during pre-season play as they swept the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at home this past weekend.

Though they dominated in the regular season opener match Friday night, taking the Huskies 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22), Saturday's outcome was a little less assured. Despite some early set backs, the Dinos managed to rally in the third set to take the match 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-11).

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October 23, 2008
  UCLA Bruins bruise Dinos in gold medal matchPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos men's volleyball team was back in action at home this past weekend to host the Husky Dino Cup. Though the team suffered an unfortunate loss three sets to one (25-19, 20-25, 32-30, 25-23) in the gold medal match against the NCAA UCLA Bruins, on the whole, the weekend was a positive one for the v-ballers.

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October 02, 2008
  Dino volleysaurs tourney champsPDF files may take a moment to load

Smashing their way to gold at the Cougar Invitational, the University of Calgary women's volleyball team is ready to take on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West season.

"I think all the girls are excited about the upcoming season," said head coach Jesse Knight.

The Dinos had a slow start to the tournament, losing to the University of Alberta Pandas three sets to one, but got rolling later in the day shuting out the University of Winnipeg Wesmen 3-0 on the first day of action.

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February 15, 2007
  Women's Volleyball: T-Birds/Dinos clashPDF files may take a moment to load

The road to Winnipeg for Calgary leads through B.C. Though counter-intuitive and downright geographically inaccurate, that's how it currently stands for the Dinos women's volleyball team as they look to move on to the Canada West final four by taking out the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in a Canada West quarter-final playoff series Feb. 16-18.

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February 01, 2007
  Women's Volleyball: Gut-check timePDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women volleyballers went into a Jan. 26-27 series with the Trinity Western University Spartans with sky-high hopes of a sweep, but came away with a sky-scraping split instead.

“Certainly [a sweep] was possible,” said Dinos head coach Kevin Boyles. “We’re a good enough team to beat any team in the league on any given night.

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October 26, 2006
  Bronze ain't so badPDF files may take a moment to load

Through adversity and illness, the Dinos women's volleyball team came away with a bronze medal over the Trinity Western University Spartans in the Husky Dino Cup. Typically it's player health that is the concern going into big games, but the Dinos faced a different problem going into day two of the Oct. 19-21 event.

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October 26, 2006
  Men's Volleyball: Dino Cup goldPDF files may take a moment to load

The Husky Dino Cup glittered like fine gold for the Dinos men's volleyball team, who earned the first place prize for the first time since 2000.

The Oct. 19-21 tournament featured stiff competition from National Collegiate Athletic Association opponents Stanford Cardinals and the Lewis University Flyers, and local-rivals the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

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August 10, 2006
  Volleyball CoachPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's volleyball team have replaced head coach Greg Ryan, who resigned after 21 years on the job. Rod Durrant will coach the Dinos men next season.

Durrant comes from a decorated background at various levels of volleyball.

He coached Team Alberta to a silver medal at the 2001 Canada Games. As the head coach of the Mount Royal College men's program he captured three consecutive Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference titles from 1997 to 1999.

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April 12, 2006
  New recruits announcedPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's volleyball team's head coach Greg Ryan has announced that two promising recruits have committed to the Dinos for the 2006-07 season. David Egan and Mike Ruus will begin to appear with the Dinos in the fall.

Egan, a six-foot-five graduate of James Fowler High School will join the ranks as a middle blocker in September. A product of the Canada West Volleyball Club U18 Dragons, Egan will bring his tremendous vertical jump and on-court poise to the Dinos squad.

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