Year in Review: Off the Block top stories, videos in 2020

Photo courtesy of BYU athletics

Good riddance to 2020 — the year that can be describe in volleyball terms as a serve that doesn’t make it to the net and hits the middle attacker in the back of the head.

It was a year like no other with the entire college men’s volleyball shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic and now slowly gearing up for a possible 2021 season.

Through all the madness Off the Block was there to cover sport and was a news source for the men’s volleyball community with the website receiving more than 600,000 page views in 2020.

check the most viewed stories and videos on Off the Block from 2020.

Most viewed Off the Block stories of 2020

1. Enduring Racism: The Experiences for Black Ball State men’s volleyball players

2. Stanford to end men’s volleyball program following 2021 season

3. NCAA approves proposal to give men’s volleyball players more scholarship options


4. Thank you seniors: All of the players whose college careers ended today

5. AVCA, Beach Volleyball Consulting to develop plan for starting college men’s beach volleyball

6. Committee initial proposal calls for men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament contraction

7. Off the Block to coordinate combined coaches, media poll to decide 2020 national champion [Editor’s note: After feedback from coaches and the college men’s volleyball community, this championship poll was nixed.]

8. Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll (Jan. 7)

9. Match Guide: Matches to follow tonight (Jan. 10)

10. Match Guide: Matches to follow tonight (Jan. 17)

Most viewed Off the Block videos of 2020

1. King coach Booher mic’d up

2. Match-point: Lewis knocks off UC Irvine in fifth-game OT

3. Match-point: Penn State beats UCLA

4. 2020 Off the Block College Men’s Volleyball National Awards Presentation

5. Long Beach uses its block to survive in five against UCLA

Global reach of Off the Block in 2020

All the nations that visited Off the Block in 2020 are highlighted on the map.

People in 155 countries visited Off the Block in 2020. Below are the 10 nations that generated the most page views and web traffic to Off the Block.
1. United States
2. Bulgaria
3. Puerto Rico
4. Canada
5. India
6. Brazil
7. Germany
8. Poland
9. United Kingdom
10. Japan