Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Conference play is underway across the entire nation with several critical match-ups.

No. 5 Pepperdine traveling to No. 8 UC Santa Barbara in a battle between two of the conference’s preseason favorites highlights the slate of matches. In addition, No. 4 UC Irvine will conclude their two-match home series against No. 6 Hawai’i. Continue reading

Analysis: Losing streaks common among NCAA championship teams

The chances of Penn State winning the NCAA championship this season aren’t done but the would set a new precedent if it wins the national title in May.

No college men’s volleyball team during the rally scoring era has won the NCAA championship in the same season that it had longer than a three-match losing streak. Continue reading

Postmatch recap: Penn State coach discusses loss to No. 2 Lewis

A match-high 23 kills from All-American outside attacker Aaron Russell was not enough to end No. 15 Penn State’s season-opening losing streak.

No. 2 Lewis defeated Penn State 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20 on Saturday in University Park, Pennsylvania, to extend the Nittany Lions’ losing streak to six matches. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Everything including rematches from last year’s postseason to near must-win matches for several teams is on the college men’s volleyball slate tonight.

No. 2 Lewis will attempt to add to winless No. 15 Penn State’s early-season woes as both teams meet in a critical non-conference match. In addition, out on West Coast No. 8 UC Santa Barbara will play No. 4 BYU with a chance to pull off a program first in the rally scoring era. Continue reading