Recap of inaugural Off the Block Announcement Week

The inaugural Off the Block Announcement Week concluded as the college men’s volleyball website unveiled many of its new initiatives and awards for the upcoming season.

Check out the highlights of Announcement Week and what new things to expect with the 2014 college men’s volleyball season starting in almost two months.


Off the Block new logo
Off the Block released its new logo that features a more revamped color scheme with a navy blue background and neon-green letters. This new look was selected to better represent the vibrant nature of the website and college men’s volleyball. To find out more new Off the Block logo, click here.

Freshmen All-American Team and National Freshmen of the Week
Off the Block and Springbak, Inc. for the upcoming season will introduce the college men’s volleyball Freshmen All-American Team to recognize the top NCAA Division I-II freshmen players. In addition, leading up the Freshmen All-American Team the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshmen of the Week will be a new weekly feature released every Monday during the regular season. To read more about these freshmen awards, click here.

“The Volleyball Debate” now available in traditional, paperback
Off the Block announced that after a successful run as an exclusive ebook, “The Volleyball Debate” will be available in a limited edition traditional paperback version. “The Volleyball Debate” examines the controversial start to the Ball State men’s volleyball team in the 1960s. To find out how to pre-order your copy of “The Volleyball Debate,” click here.

Preseason All-American Team added for Division III
Along with its annual NCAA Division I-II Preseason All-American teams, Off the Block and the award’s sponsor Springbak, Inc., will include an Division III All-American Team for the 2014 season. The Preseason All-American Teams are scheduled to released in early December. To read more on the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams, click here.

National Setter of the Year
Off the Block will have the first position-based college men’s volleyball award as it will introduce the National Setter of the Year in 2014. The National Setter of the Year later this off-season will also be renamed to honor former standout setter throughout the history of NCAA volleyball. To read more about this new award, click here.