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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Q&A with Penn State coach Pavlik on preparing for upcoming season

Four months until the start of the upcoming college men’s volleyball season and Penn State coach Mark Pavlik is already getting excited about all the possible line-up combinations he could use in 2015.

With all but one starter returning for the Nittany Lions, Pavlik said in a recent interview with Off the Block that Penn State’s depth could create several intriguing on-court possibilities next season.

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Harvard, Concordia among teams to compete in 2015 Morgan Classic

Concordia-Irvine in the midst of transitioning to NCAA Division II membership will have a chance to defend its title at one of the most prestigious annual college men’s volleyball tournaments.

The 2015 Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic field will feature the host school Springfield along with Concordia-Irvine, Harvard and Rivier, Springfield coach Charlie Sullivan said in a recent interview with Off the Block.

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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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