Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Everything from streaks to first place in the conference standings is on the line tonight.

No. 5 UC Irvine will attempt to become the first team in almost two years to win a road match against No. 6 BYU as the two teams open a two-match series in Provo, Utah. In addition, No. 8 Penn State and Princeton will meet each other in a rematch of the 2014 EIVA Tournament championship match. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

With about a month until Selection Saturday, the bracketology season is officially upon us.

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

Penn State, USC outside attackers named Co-National Freshman of Week

Two freshmen will earn a share of a national award after helping lead their teams to victories against top-10 nationally ranked teams during the weekend.

Off the Block announced Monday that Penn State outside attacker Jalen Penrose and USC outside attacker Larry Tuileta were selected as the Off the Block Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Bring on all the rematches with this slate of matches.

No. 4 Pepperdine attempting to complete the two-match series sweep against No. 6 BYU highlights the matches. In addition, No. 10 Penn State will play host to No. 10 Ohio State in a critical non-conference match. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Before any postseason brackets can get busted in April there are several matches tonight that could go a long way to determining the teams and match-ups in those brackets.

No. 4 Pepperdine playing host to No. 6 BYU highlights the slate of matches with both teams need a win to move up in the conference standings. In addition, No. 7 USC will attempt to bounce-back from an upset loss earlier in the week as travels to No. 9 Long Beach State. Continue reading

Multiple former All-Americans selected to EIVA Hall of Fame

Three former All-American players will receive the EIVA’s top individual honor.

The EIVA announced earlier this week that Penn State’s Javier Gaspar, Princeton’s Marin Gjaja and East Stroudsburg’s Santiago Restrepo were all selected to be inducted into the EIVA Hall of Fame. Continue reading