2011 All-EIVA teams released

For the fourth consecutive season, a Penn State men’s volleyball player was the named the EIVA Player of the Year.

Outside attacker Joe Sunder was named the Uvaldo Acosta EIVA Player of the Year on Thursday after leading the conference and being third in the nation with a 4.63 kills per game average.

Sunder was also one of six Penn State players named an All-EIVA team, which were released along with the player of the year award.
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Penn State coach Pavlik says NCAA Tournament expansion would be good thing

NCAA Tournament expansion would happen if it was up to one national award winning coach.

Penn State coach Mark Pavlik said earlier this week that he would like for the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament to expand from four to eight teams in the upcoming seasons.

“I think that we have enough good teams that it wouldn’t harm the integrity of the NCAA championship,” Pavlik said at his weekly news conference Monday. “I think overall you’d see some surprises in an eight-team tournament.”
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Aguillard, Nelson, Tavana named finalists for Blocker of the Year

A nationwide voting committee selected Long Beach State middle attacker Antwain Aguillard, Ball State middle attacker Anders Nelson and BYU middle attacker Futi Tavana as finalists for the Off the Block Blocker of the Year.

The Off the Block Blocker of the Year award is given to the nation’s best front-row defensive men’s volleyball player during the regular season. To be eligible for this award, a player must be on the active roster of a Division I-II men’s volleyball team.
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Initial look at the EIVA, MIVA and MPSF quarterfinal matches

After four months of the regular season, the NCAA men’s volleyball postseason is final upon us.

The EIVA, MIVA and MPSF will all begin their conference tournaments Friday and Saturday. Here is the initial look and the historical information you need to know about every conference tournament quarterfinals match before you fill out your bracket.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It is the final day of the regular season and there is a sense of calmness to the brackets.

Unlike other seasons when teams were still battling to get into the postseason, all the teams in this year’s conference tournaments are known. However, there are a couple of matches tonight that will determine where teams are seeded and could play a vital role in any potential upsets in the conference tournaments.

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Live chat: No. 7 Penn State vs. Ball State

Off the Block will be in Muncie, Ind., tonight to give live coverage to the No. 7 Penn State versus Ball State non-conference match.

Penn State enters tonight on a six match winning streak and will likely need to win if it wants remain in consideration for the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Ball State clinched the No. 3 seed for its conference tournament next week and is looking to snap a 10 match losing streak to the Nittany Lions.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

With no MPSF matches tonight, the focus of men’s volleyball is solely on the EIVA and MIVA.

No. 7 Penn State and Ball State highlight the schedule tonight as they renew their non-conference rivalry that historically use to determine who was the best volleyball team east of the Mississippi River. In addition, Loyola is hoping to make history this weekend, while Princeton is looking to avoid history tonight.

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