Winners announced for 2015 EIVA, MIVA, MPSF Reporter of Year

Five college-student journalists earned a national honor for their college men’s volleyball coverage this season.

Off the Block announced Sunday that The Daily Collegian reporters Matt Martell and Mark Puelo, Daily Bruin reporters Claire Fahy and Tanner Walters and Ball State SportsLink play-by-play announcer Cory Stace were selected as the 2015 Off the Block Men’s Volleyball Conference Reporters of the Year. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

With all the conference tournament quarterfinal matches finished, the bracketology continues to remain tight.

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

OTB, Springbak launch annual EIVA Tournament bracket challenge

The EIVA Tournament brackets can now be filled out for a chance to win $50 Starbucks gift card and a pirze-pack from Springbak, Inc. and Off the Block.

Off the Block announced last week that it will reward the gift card and prize-pack to the participant of the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Postseason Bracket Challenge who can successfully predict every match result from the four conference tournaments and the six-team NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

Initial look at upcoming conference tournament semifinals

It took until early Sunday morning but the semifinals are all set for the EIVA Tournament, MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament.

Check out the match-ups and the stats to know for the upcoming conference tournament semifinal matches. Continue reading

Conference tournament quarterfinal matches to follow tonight

The busiest day in the college men’s volleyball postseason is here with the MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament getting underway.

Pepperdine playing host to UC Santa Barbara highlights the four MPSF Tournament quarterfinals tonight. In addition, BYU after pulling off two upsets last week will attempt to pull off another one as it travels to USC. Continue reading