USC’s Christenson, Pepperdine’s West named co-winners of Lloy Ball Award

The closest vote in the history of the Lloy Ball Award ended in a tie between two All-American setters.

Off the Block announced Monday that a nationwide voting committee selected USC setter Micah Christenson and Pepperdine sette Matt West as the co-winners of the 2015 Lloy Ball Award. Continue reading

Video: EIVA Tournament semifinals preview

Check out Off the editor Vinnie Lopes breakdown what to know about the upcoming EIVA Tournament semifinals. In addition, be sure to participate in the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Bracket Challenge and fill out your EIVA Tournament bracket. Continue reading

Winners announced for 2015 EIVA, MIVA, MPSF Reporter of Year

Five college-student journalists earned a national honor for their college men’s volleyball coverage this season.

Off the Block announced Sunday that The Daily Collegian reporters Matt Martell and Mark Puelo, Daily Bruin reporters Claire Fahy and Tanner Walters and Ball State SportsLink play-by-play announcer Cory Stace were selected as the 2015 Off the Block Men’s Volleyball Conference Reporters of the Year. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

With all the conference tournament quarterfinal matches finished, the bracketology continues to remain tight.

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

OTB, Springbak launch annual EIVA Tournament bracket challenge

The EIVA Tournament brackets can now be filled out for a chance to win $50 Starbucks gift card and a pirze-pack from Springbak, Inc. and Off the Block.

Off the Block announced last week that it will reward the gift card and prize-pack to the participant of the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Postseason Bracket Challenge who can successfully predict every match result from the four conference tournaments and the six-team NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

Initial look at upcoming conference tournament semifinals

It took until early Sunday morning but the semifinals are all set for the EIVA Tournament, MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament.

Check out the match-ups and the stats to know for the upcoming conference tournament semifinal matches. Continue reading