Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll

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Everyone can at least agree about one thing — Long Beach State is the best team in college men’s volleyball.

The defending NCAA champions were the unanimous No. 1 team in the season’s first Off the Block National Media Poll that was released on Tuesday. Continue reading “Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll”

Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards

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Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.

UC Irvine’s Dante Chakravorti and Joel Schneidmiller, Ohio State’s Jake Hanes, Loyola’s Paul Narup and UC Santa Barbara’s Hayden Boehle were selected for the Off the Block National Position Player of the Week Awards. Continue reading “Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards”

Quick-hits: What to know about Big West teams for 2019 season

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every team in the Big West.]

Just how tough is the Big West — being No. 11 in the national coaches poll barely cracks the top five of the conference’s preseason poll. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about Big West teams for 2019 season”