National championship volleyball is coming to Columbia
Saturday, Dec. 1
- The first version of volleyball was called called "mintonette".
- The first game of "volleyball" was played July 7, 1896, at Springfield College.
- Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.
- Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1964.
Volleyball at its best
Don't miss your chance to watch some of the best volleyball in the country right here at home when the top 20 NAIA teams come to Columbia, Mo., to compete for the NAIA volleyball national championship. Columbia College Cougars won championship titles in 1998, 1999 and 2001 and finished second in 2000, 2003 and 2005.
Chance to win $10,000
Five lucky fans will have a chance to win $10,000 in a perfect serve contest during the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship matches.