Saint Francis in 2020 to play Pepperdine for first time

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Saint Francis has fielded a varsity men’s volleyball program for over 35 seasons, and not once have they played the five-time national champion, Pepperdine Waves. That will no longer be the case as the Red Flash will travel to Malibu, California on Friday, March 6.

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Audio: Pepperdine coach previews U19 championship

Pepperdine coach David Hunt will be coaching the United States Boys Youth National Team at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship in Tunisia next week. Listen to his with interview Off the Block Associate Editor, Jonathan Bates, as he touches on such topics as preparation for the tournament, his coaching staff, student-athletes taking the first week of school off, and the opportunity to coach incoming Pepperdine men’s volleyball players.

Video: Kevin Burch discusses becoming new Ohio State head coach

Ohio State named former assistant Kevin Burch as the new head coach on Tuesday morning, taking over for Hall of Fame coach Pete Hanson.

Burch has a history of winning national titles with legendary coaches, such as Charlie Sullivan at Springfield, David Kniffin at UC Irvine, and Russ Rose at Penn State. The Buckeyes are currently moving into the Covelli Center, and will start play there during the 2020 season.

Listen to Burch’s interview with Off the Block Associate Editor Jonathan Bates as he discusses his reaction to being name the head coach, advice he will implement from former coaches, and what the future holds for him.

Also it wasn’t included in the video, but Burch wanted to thank his Athletic Director, Gene Smith, and Deputy Director of Athletics, Janine Oman, for their support.

2019 senior starter production lost (Big West edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position. Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (Big West edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (MPSF edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment. Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (MPSF edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (MIVA edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

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2019 senior starter production lost (Independent teams edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

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2019 senior starter production lost (ConfCarolinas edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (ConfCarolinas edition)”