Postmatch reaction: McKendree coach discusses upset win vs. No. 12 IPFW

McKendree for the first time in its program history beat a nationally ranked team as it upset No. 12 IPFW in four games on Saturday.

Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with McKendree coach Nickie Sanlin as the coach discusses the upset victory and growing the Bearcats program in their second season. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The top of the conference standings could get a significant shake-up by the end of the tonight.

No. 3 UC Irvine will have a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the MPSF if it can defeat No. 8 UC Santa Barbara. In addition, Penn State will try to keep its first-place lead in the EIVA as it travels to play Harvard. Continue reading

Video: Averill powers No. 6 Hawai’i past No. 10 Long Beach State

All-American middle attacker Tyler Averill had both a match-high 14 kills and nine blocks as No. 6 Hawai’i defeated No. 10 Long Beach State 25-22, 24-26, 25-14, 25-22 on Friday in Long Beach, California.

Averill in the conference victory led all players with a .545 attack percentage to help the Rainbow Warriors out-hit the 49ers .224 to .126. In addition, the win moves Hawai’i into a tie with No. 5 Pepperdine for third place in MPSF and a half-match out of first place. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The team match-ups don’t get much better than this during the regular season.

No. 5 BYU will play host to No. 13 Ball State in a showdown between two of the top blocking teams in the nation. In addition, No. 3 UC Irvine will look to continue its recent offensive dominance as it plays No. 9 UCLA. Continue reading