Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids

Off the Block conducted an interview with Janine Oman, NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairperson and Ohio State executive associate athletic director, after the seven-team NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday.

Among the highlights of the NCAA Tournament field included UC Irvine edging out Hawai’i for the final at-large bid and King traveling to Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament play-in match. Continue reading “Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

All the matches are done, and now it’s up left to the NCAA men’s volleyball committee to determine the NCAA Tournament field.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”

Long Beach State dominates from service line to win inaugural Big West championship

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Long Beach State had best serving performances of the season to win inaugural Big West Tournament championship.

Long Beach State had a season-high 10 aces as it swept Hawai’i 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 in the Big West Tournament finals on Saturday in Long Beach, California. Continue reading “Long Beach State dominates from service line to win inaugural Big West championship”

Sander exits Smith Fieldhouse leading BYU to another MPSF title

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All-MPSF outside attacker Brenden Sander delivered his farewell performance at the Smith Fieldhouse in grand fashion.

Sander finished with a match-high 18 kills while hitting .485 as BYU rallied to beat UCLA 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 in the MPSF Tournament finals on Saturday in Provo, Utah. Continue reading “Sander exits Smith Fieldhouse leading BYU to another MPSF title”