Mark Burns

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03/21/11  •  NCAA

Lexi Zimmerman Sets the Bar in Ann Arbor

“She is carrying us like a quarterback for a football team, a shooting point guard for a basketball team, a pitcher for a softball team. She can change the game.” – University of Michigan coach Mark Rosen Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen didn’t know...


02/24/11  •  The Quick

2010 Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match

Team Shatter toppled Team Swagger 25-20, 26-24, 21-25 to win the 3rd annual Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match held before the Women’s NCAA Division I Championship Match at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The event was held in conjunction with...


02/24/11  •  The Quick

Robbie Davis Joins ZAMST Advisory Board

For nearly the last two decades, ZAMST has been a premiere brand associated with injury prevention equipment in Japan, and on Dec. 13 the company named Robbie Davis to its U.S. Advisory Board, a component of ZAMST comprised of experts from the sports industry...


02/24/11  •  The Quick

Illinois’ Best Prep Players Participate for Charity

On Dec. 6, presented its inaugural High School Volleyball All-Star match in Palos Hills, Ill., featuring 36 of the state’s top senior volleyball players. Various sports writers and reporters from within the Chicago metropolitan area...


02/24/11  •  The Quick

Hyden Enters Aztec Hall of Fame

Former San Diego State volleyball star John Hyden (1992-95) was no stranger to success, garnering a number of awards during his four-year career as an Aztec. And on Nov. 5, Hyden’s accomplishments were duly recognized as he was inducted into the Aztec Hall...


02/24/11  •  The Quick

UNCL Created for Comfort, Style

From the grid-iron to the fashion industry, two former University of Southern California football players, Ahmed Mokhtar and Drew Ness, have tapped into one of the most well-kept secrets with their unique UNCL brand. The brand’s attire is cleverly modeled...


02/24/11  •  The Quick

2010 FIVB Women’s World Championships

Once again, Russia proved it is the most dominant country when it comes to the FIVB Women’s World Championships, a tournament that has spanned almost six decades. The Russians defeated Brazil in five sets on Nov. 14, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan to claim their seventh...

02/24/11  •  The Quick

Ranse Jones Classic

In an oddly karmic twist of fate, Ranseford Jones—known as “Ranse” to his friends and family—passed away just hours after a fundraising volleyball tournament was held in his name. Jones passed away on Nov. 8 after fighting for his life for seven months after...



About Mark Burns

Mark Burns is a senior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in History, along with minors in Political Science and Crime and Justice. Burns, who has plans to attend law school next fall, compiled the news and feature tidbits for “The Quick.” He is a senior editor and sports beat writer at The Michigan Daily, the student publication at the University.