What we’re thankful for in college men’s volleyball this year

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

There are plenty of developments that have made 2020 a year to forget, the least not being the men’s volleyball season being cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was some positive news that came out of 2020.

With it being the season of giving thanks, Off the Block has come up with a list of the top 10 things to be thankful for in 2020 in the world of collegiate men’s volleyball. Continue reading “What we’re thankful for in college men’s volleyball this year”

Cardinal Coaching Tree: List of college coaches with Ball State ties

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Ball State will have plenty of options if it wants to hire someone with ties to the men’s volleyball program to be next head coach.

Coach Joel Walton announced earlier this week that he will retire following the 2021 season — his 23rd season as head of the program. This will be the second time since the program started in 1960 that Ball State will have an open search for a new head coach. Continue reading “Cardinal Coaching Tree: List of college coaches with Ball State ties”

Limestone to compete in IVA Championships at end of 2021 season

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The Independent Volleyball Association Championships will have a new team in its tournament field.

Limestone as part of unveiling its 2021 schedule earlier this week announced it will play in the end of the season tournament for independent NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams. Continue reading “Limestone to compete in IVA Championships at end of 2021 season”

All-American opposite transfers from Barton to Ball State for 2021 season

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The reigning three-time ConfCarolinas Offensive Player of the Year will be changing conferences.

Ball State as part of recently releasing its latest roster revealed that All-American opposite Angelos Mandilaris will join the team for the upcoming season. Continue reading “All-American opposite transfers from Barton to Ball State for 2021 season”

Recruits with numerous high school accolades sign with Penn State

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A pin hitter who set high school records and two players in the USA Volleyball pipeline will join Penn State.

Penn State announced on its social media account during the weekend that high school seniors Matt Cosgrove, Ryan Merk and Cole Ignaszak have all committed to join the Nittany Lions starting in the 2022 season. Continue reading “Recruits with numerous high school accolades sign with Penn State”