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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Q&A with Grand Canyon coach Price on off-season adjustments

Coach Jeremy Price is the first admit last season for Grand Canyon was a disappointment but the Antelopes could be ready for a big bounce-back season.

Price in a recent interview with Off the Block said that several subtle adjustments within the program and a revamped training session should help Grand Canyon return to the top-half of the conference standings.

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Grand Canyon coach ready for home opener vs. powerhouse USC

Grand Canyon scheduling its upcoming home opener against the powerhouse USC is more than just a match — it’s a statement for the entire university.

Coach Jeremy Price said in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week that being able to get the program’s first non-conference home match against a likely nationally ranked team is a sign of growth for the emerging NCAA Division I school.
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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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Record number of teams earn national academic honor

A record five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned a national recognition for their success in the classroom.

The AVCA announced Monday afternoon that Grand Canyon, Harvard, NJIT, Lees-McRae and Lewis all received the volleyball organization’s annual Team Academic Award.

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Q&A with Ball State coach Walton on recruiting, growing his program

It’s not as big of a challenge any more for coach Joel Walton to recruit players to Ball State.

Walton said interview with Off the Block earlier this week that the university building a new training facility for the team and awarding additional men’s volleyball scholarships has significantly improved Ball State’s latest recruiting classes.

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