Off the Block releases watch list for 2015 Lloy Ball Award

Fourteen college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

Off the Block on Tuesday unveiled the watch list for the national award that is presented to the best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Pepperdine tops Loyola for No. 1 ranking in preseason coaches poll

Pepperdine may have missed the NCAA Tournament last season, but it beat out the defending NCAA champions Loyola for the top spot in the preseason national coaches poll.

The Waves received 10 of 18 first-place votes to finish six points ahead of the Ramblers to secure the No. 1 ranking in the AVCA preseason coaches poll released Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

Pepperdine to open season on road vs. new program North Greenville

No one will accuse North Greenville coach Fred Battenfield of creating an easy start to the season for his first-year program.

North Greenville announced Wednesday that it will open its inaugural season with back-to-back non-conference matches against the NCAA championship contenders Pepperdine.

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Top 25 reasons to be excited about 2015 NCAA volleyball season

It’s the start of October and that means three months remain before the start of the 2015 college men’s volleyball season.

With the regular season set to begin in less than 100 days, there are plenty of reasons to have excited anticipation. Check out 25 reasons to be excited about the 2015 season.

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State of the Game: Q&A with AVCA executive director DeBoer

With the school year starting and the second half of the college men’s volleyball off-season here, Off the Block in a new series is examining the successes and challenges currently facing the sport.

Off the Block during the summer conducted a series of interviews with various leaders in the volleyball community to discuss the current state of college men’s volleyball.

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St. Francis, Lees-McRae to continue non-conference series in 2015

One of the most competitive non-conference series between the EIVA and Conference Carolinas will be renewed in the upcoming season.

Lees-McRae as part of recently unveiling its 2015 schedule announced that it would play a non-conference road match against St. Francis in February.

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Sacred Heart, emerging NCAA Division II team Emmanuel to play in 2015

Emmanuel in its inaugural season as a NCAA Division II provisional member will play its first match in program history against an EIVA opponent.

The newest Conference Carolinas school recently announced that it scheduled a non-conference match against Sacred Heart in the upcoming season.
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Erskine tabs former conference title winner as new head coach

The head coach who led Mount Olive to its first two conference titles will be back on the Conference Carolinas sidelines.

The defending-conference champions Erskine announced Friday afternoon that it hired Cole Tallman to be its new head coach for the 2015 season.

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Team Comparison: Appearances in NCAA rally scoring era record book

The first-ever NCAA rally scoring era record book is out and several college men’s volleyball teams are prominently featured.

Penn State led all teams with its players appearing 12 times in the new NCAA Division I-II record book compiled and recently released by Off the Block.
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