Video: Ball State player wins free tuition for making half-court shot

A Ball State men’s volleyball player is getting free tuition for a semester because of his basketball skills.

Ball State freshman outside attacker Lemuel Turner made a half-court shot to earn the free tuition prize at a contest during the school’s annual freshmen pep rally event on Thursday in Muncie, Indiana. Continue reading

Penn State schedules home matches vs. UCLA, USC to open 2016 season

The site of the 2016 NCAA Tournament will also be the location for one of the biggest non-conference events at the start of the upcoming season.

Penn State coach Mark Pavlik said in a recent with Off the Block that his team will open the season with a home non-conference showcase featuring Ohio State, UCLA and USC. Continue reading

Audio: Committee chair Shayka discusses future NCAA Tourney structure

Check out Off the Block’s interview with Ron Shayka, the NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairman and George Mason associate athletics director, as he discusses the recent NCAA annual meeting, possible changes to the upcoming NCAA Tournament and the coaching change at George Mason. Continue reading

AVCA unveils 2015 high school All-American Team

Seventeen incoming freshmen recruits for NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams have now ended their high school careers receiving All-American honors.

The AVCA announced Tuesday its ninth annual High School Senior All-American Team that recognizes some of the nation’s best boys’ volleyball players. Continue reading