There’s not much more you could have gotten out of college men’s volleyball in 2016 — the year had everything.
There was plenty of drama in 2016 from an epic NCAA Tournament that ended with Ohio State winning the national title to an unprecedented off-season featuring conference realignment. It also was another record-setting year for Off the Block as the website had almost 600,000 page views this year and closes in on 2 million all-time views.
Relive the year that was and check out the most viewed stories and videos on Off the Block from 2016.
MOST VIEWED OFF THE BLOCK STORIES OF 2016
1. NCAA Tournament semifinals preview
2. Off the Block/Springbak unveils 2017 Preseason All-American Team
3. Conference tournament quarterfinal matches preview
4. Off the Block/Springbak releases 2016 Freshmen All-American Team
5. Stanford libero Enriques wins inaugural Erik Shoji Award
6. Bracketology: Latest NCAA Tournament projections on March 30
7. 2016 Season Preview: Every team in a sentence or two
8. Conference tournament championship matches preview
9. Preview of top matches to follow on Feb. 5
10. Preview of top matches to follow on Feb. 6
MOST VIEWED OFF THE BLOCK VIDEOS OF 2016
1. UCLA setter Smith gets unreal kill from kick
2. Szerszen nails NCAA semifinal winning ace for Ohio State
3. No. 3/3 BYU block too much for No. 1/1 UCLA
4. Bracketology breakdown following postseason upsets
5. Arnitz powers UCLA past Hawai’i in MPSF quarterfinals
MOST VIEWED OFF THE BLOCK INTERVIEWS OF 2016
1. St. Francis coach Rumbaugh discusses historic upset win vs. Penn State
2. UCLA coach Speraw discusses preseason with talent-loaded roster
3. Loyola coach Hulse reacts to beating rival Lewis
4. U.S. outside Jaeschke discusses prepping for first Olympics
5. Champion coach Kevin Burch talks recent titles with Ohio State, U.S.
COUNTRIES THAT VISIT OFF THE BLOCK THE MOST IN 2015
People from around the world in 160 nations visited Off the Block in 2016 — a single-year record for the website. Below are the 10 countries that generated the most page views and web traffic to Off the Block this year.
1. United States
4. Puerto Rico
7. Czech Republic
9. United Kingdom