Monthly Archives: May 2014

Volleyball European Tour Day Nine – Meeting Milan

The first half of Saturday in Milan was sort of a rest day for the Cyclones. This was different from previous “rest days” because we were not waking up early to get on a bus to go somewhere or not … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Volleyball European Tour Day Eight – Road to Monterosso

The biggest fear of international travel nearly struck the Iowa State volleyball team late Thursday night and early Friday morning. When we travel from country to country, when we check into our hotels we have to turn in our passports. … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Volleyball European Tour Day Seven – Where is San Marco?

Thursday was a travel day for the Cyclones, as Iowa State departed Maribor and Slovenia. However, it was an extended goodbye as to get to our destination of Venice, Italy, we would have to cut across Slovenia to get to … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Volleyball European Tour Day Six – Vine Expressions

Before we left the hotel for our journey into Maribor’s City Center, our guide for this leg of the trip, Cory, gave a really interesting speech. He said that this is what a lot of Europe is like, and what … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | 1 Comment

Hallie Christofferson: Next Stop, Vienna, Austria

Much has been written about the Hamlin, Iowa native who went from playing 1A basketball in high school to a two-time All-American in college. If you thought her college career was a whirlwind, her post college career could top that. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Women's Basketball | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Volleyball Europe Tour Day Five – Slovenian Adventureland

Today is the sort of halfway point of our adventure in Europe. This was our fifthish day (depending on how you count the day when we arrived mid-afternoon) and we have five full days to go before we begin our … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Volleyball Europe Trip Day Four – All Over the Map

Before we talk about our adventures, I want to start off by wishing a happy Memorial Day to everyone back home. I always enjoyed going to the cemeteries, and the ceremonies that honored all those that have served our country … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Day Three – Free Day and More Volleyball

Our final day in Prague was the team’s free day. And what a day it was to explore the city on our own terms, it was one of the most beautiful days of the year. 72 degrees, sunny and a … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Day Two: Prague Castle With Some Volleyball

A quick note before we get to today’s blog, I am writing this in the shadow of “Europe’s Super Bowl”, the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid in Lisbon. Like the Super Bowl, it is the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Day One – Welcome to Europe!

It is 10:30 p.m. here in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and it is now really hitting me that we are in Europe. You really do not get that experience when you are trying to run through airports … Continue reading

Posted in Volleyball | 1 Comment