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All season long, the women's volleyball rankings have been controlled by Penn State and Texas. So it's only fitting that the two powerhouses play each other in Saturday's national championship, where both will have plenty to lose.
Michael Phelps wasn't performing on the biggest stage, but that doesn't mean the swimmer's return at the Charlotte UltraSwim wasn't grand.