Former Hawai’i men’s volleyball player Kai Kahele (D-Hawaii) was elected in November to serve his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this podcast episode, Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes interviews Kahele about his time with the Rainbow Warriors and what he hopes to accomplish during this congressional term.
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Two members of the UCLA men’s volleyball team have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The UCLA athletics department announced during the weekend as part of its weekly coronavirus reporting that both men’s volleyball members were among six individuals within the department to test positive.
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One of the best players at the most recent USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships has committed to BYU.
Coach Shawn Olmstead earlier this week announced that high school senior Luke Benson has signed a scholarship with the Cougars and will join the team for the 2022 season.
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In this podcast episode, Off the Block’s Vinnie Lopes, Jonathan Bates and Brandon Johnson discuss the UCLA setter situation, 2021 schedules and what to be thankful for this year in college men’s volleyball. Listen to the podcast using the audio player below.
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There are plenty of developments that have made 2020 a year to forget, the least not being the men’s volleyball season being cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was some positive news that came out of 2020.
With it being the season of giving thanks, Off the Block has come up with a list of the top 10 things to be thankful for in 2020 in the world of collegiate men’s volleyball.
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Ball State will have plenty of options if it wants to hire someone with ties to the men’s volleyball program to be next head coach.
Coach Joel Walton announced earlier this week that he will retire following the 2021 season — his 23rd season as head of the program. This will be the second time since the program started in 1960 that Ball State will have an open search for a new head coach.
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The longest tenured coach in the MIVA will be leaving the sidelines.
Ball State announced Monday that head coach Joel Walton after 23 seasons will retire following the 2021 season.
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A Freshman All-American has turned pro after one season at UCLA.
The Italian professional team NBV Verona announced during the weekend that it signed Mads Kyed Jensen and he could be on the active roster as soon as Sunday for the team’s upcoming match.
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Check out final scores from preseason matches that took place on Friday involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams.
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There are preseason matches to be played — even in the midst of a pandemic.
Check out the preseason college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight and how to follow them live.
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