About two weeks since the 2013 season ended, and the college men’s volleyball withdrawal has set in.
In an attempt to help battle this withdrawal and put a wrap on the season, Off the Block is presenting the second-annual Blockys. The Blockys are Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes’ awards recognizing the good, the bad, the goofy and the odd from the recent college volleyball season.
Don’t expect any MPSF teams to play in the soon-to-be created men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament play-in match any time in the upcoming seasons.
NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairman Brian Santiago said at the recent MPSF league meeting that the new play-in match featuring two conference champions “will not directly impact MPSF teams,” according to the minutes released from the meeting. Continue reading →
Seven incoming college men’s volleyball freshman recruits are among the players being considered to represent the United States at the one of the world’s biggest international tournament this summer.
USA Volleyball announced Monday that seven high school seniors were among the 17 players selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team for the upcoming FIVB U-19 Youth World Championship. Continue reading →
It was an even split among colleges with both men’s and women’s volleyball teams for the program that had the higher home attendance during the most recent season.
Nineteen of the nation’s 38 schools with both a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team and women’s volleyball team drew a bigger home attendance average for men’s volleyball, according to attendance numbers collected from athletics departments during the 2012-13 school year. Continue reading →
The eight-month offseason is here, but the news doesn’t stop for college men’s volleyball.
From a possible play-in match being created for the NCAA Tournament to every team trying to compile its ideal schedule for the upcoming season, there are numerous storylines to track before the 2014 season begins in January.
Check out the top five offseason college men’s volleyball storylines to follow during the next eight months. Continue reading →