Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

[Editor’s note: Today is a huge day for me. I’m getting married to my longtime girlfriend Ali at 4:30 p.m. in Nashville. Ali and I have dated for almost seven years and are very excited to start the next phase of our lives together. In honor of the almost seven years Ali and I have dated, each of our top five matches today will be summed up in seven words. And yes, this is also a quick way for me to update this blog during the craziness of wedding weekend.]

Check out the top-five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.


1. No. 2 Long Beach State (14-4, 12-3 MPSF) vs. No. 3 UC Irvine (15-4, 12-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Long Beach, Calif.
Follow live: Gametracker, In-match Tweets
What to know: Second place in MPSF on the line.

2. No. 1 BYU (14-3, 13-2 MPSF) vs. Cal Baptist (8-10, 5-8 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Provo, Utah
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match Tweets
What to know: BYU looks to complete weekend series sweep.

3. No. 8 Penn State (14-3, 8-1 EIVA) vs. IPFW (7-7, 3-5 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Follow live: Live stats, Pay-per-view online video, In-match Tweets
What to know: IPFW’s biggest home non-conference match in years.

4. Ball State (8-5, 3-5 MIVA) vs. Sacred Heart (2-12, 1-7 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7:30 p.m. in Muncie, Ind.
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match Tweets
What to know: Must-win for Cardinals on losing streak.

5. UC Santa Barbara (8-12, 6-10 MPSF) vs. Pacific (5-11, 3-11 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Follow live: Live stats
What to know: Gauchos’ playoff hopes desperately need another win.