Images: U.S. dominant in clinching berth to World League Finals

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with Ball State at the Games to provide the volleyball community with in-depth coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team as it competes for an Olympic gold medal.]

Grace Hollars | Ball State at the Games


The United States went undefeated during its three-match weekend home stand as it beat Russia, Australia and Bulgaria. With these victories, the United States (8-1, 23 points) clinched a berth to the six-team FIVB World League finals next week in Poland. Check out the images from all of the United States’ matches this weekend.

Ball State at the Games is a journalism class at Ball State University that will have students gain real-world experience by traveling to Rio de Janeiro to cover the Olympics on-site. This will be the third Olympics that Ball State at the Games will cover, but it is the first games that the class’ primary focus will be covering volleyball.