Conference tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

The postseason spotlight is shining on the Midwest tonight as the MIVA Tournament continues.

No. 1 Loyola and IPFW will play each other in the conference tournament semifinals with the Mastodons eyeing to pull off one of its biggest upsets in program history. In addition, Lewis in the other semifinal will play its rival Ball State and try to make its case for a possible at-large bid. Continue reading

Pacific’s Carmody wins Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year

A nationwide voting committee selected Pacific middle attacker Tommy Carmody as the 2014 recipient of the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year is annually awarded to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player with the best front-row defensive performance during the regular season.
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EIVA brackets can now be submitted for $50 perfect bracket challenge

The EIVA Tournament brackets can now be filled out for a chance to win $50 and $25 Starbucks gift cards.

Off the Block announced at the start of the postseason it would reward the $50 gift card to any participant of its annual bracket challenge who can successfully predict every match result from the four conference tournaments and the six-team NCAA Tournament.

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Initial look at the conference tournament semifinal matches

The conference tournament quarterfinals have wrapped-up and only 12 teams remain in control their own fate to reach the NCAA Tournament.

The postseason continue later this week with the EIVA, MIVA and MPSF Tournament semifinal matches. Check out the initial look and the historical stats to know about every conference tournament semifinal match.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

One week away from Selection Sunday and there is now more clarity to the at-large race but it’s still incredibly tight.

Off the Block throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.

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Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

The opening round of the conference tournaments has dramatically changed the at-large bid and seeding races for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading