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

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

Midseason front-runners for 2015 National Player of the Year

Halfway through the regular season and it remains a wide-open field for who will be the 2015 National Player of the Year at the end of the season.

While there is still a lot of volleyball remaining in the final two months of the season, several players have emerged as favorites for the top individual award in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading

UCLA’s Arnitz, Loyola’s Plaisted named Co-National Freshman of Week

Two freshmen after helping their teams win crucial matches during the weekend are now winning a share of a national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that both UCLA outside attacker Jake Arnitz and Loyola opposite Ben Plaisted were named the Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading