VIDEO: Penn State coach Pavlik discusses upcoming EIVA season

The EIVA season is about to begin for the team with the greatest conference dynasty in NCAA volleyball history.

No. 5 Penn State will begin its attempt to win its 14th consecutive EIVA regular season title as it opens the conference season against Rutgers-Newark on Friday and NJIT on Saturday.

Check out this video interview with coach Mark Pavlik as he discusses the upcoming EIVA season.
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The Legacy of Al Scates: UCLA Volleyball Wizard of Westwood

[EDITOR’S NOTE: With UCLA coach Al Scates retiring at the end of the 2012 season, Off the Block is encouraging members of the volleyball community to send us their recollections and thoughts about what the Hall of Fame coach has meant to the sport. Below is an article written by Alfred Agcaoili]

For all the national championship banners that adorn the rafters of venerable Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA, it can be said that one of its noteworthy alums made quite a contribution.
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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

For the third time this season, there is a new No. 1 in the national media poll.

UCLA received eight first-place votes to move up one spot and finish atop this week’s media poll that was released Tuesday night

Along with UCLA moving to No. 1, Stanford jumped four spots to No. 3 following its two road victories against then-No. 1 BYU. The Cougars dropped three spots to No. 4.
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Off the Block launches Morgan Classic Twitter Challenge

Volleyball fans can now Tweet their championship match predictions for the Off the Block Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic Twitter Challenge.

The Off the Block Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic Twitter Challenge is a contest that gives fans the opportunity to win a Volleyball Hall of Fame prize pack for predicting who will win one of the most prestigious tournaments.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

After the chaoticness of three top-10 teams getting upset on Friday, college men’s volleyball is entering a slight doldrum for Saturday.

No. 7 Stanford attempting to upset No. 1 BYU on back-to-back nights highlights all the matches, while on the East Coast No. 5 Penn State and No. 9 Ohio State look to close out the Penn State Invitational undefeated.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Nine of the top 10 ranked teams are in action tonight, including two matches pitting these top teams against each other.

No. 1 BYU coming off a bye week will play host to No. 7 Stanford and will attempt to extend its six-match winning streak, while No. 2 UCLA will play its crosstown rival No. 4 USC in another Battle Los Angeles rivalry match.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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