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

Former IPFW great Ball selected to Volleyball Hall of Fame

One of the top setters in both college men’s volleyball and USA Volleyball history will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame announced Friday morning that former IPFW All-American setter Lloy Ball will be part of the 2015 class inducted into the Hall of Fame. Continue reading

Jaeschke leaves Loyola early, signs with Polish pro team

The reigning National Player of the Year will not be part of Loyola’s attempt next season at pulling off a national championship three-peat.

All-American outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke announced Tuesday that he will forego his senior season and play professionally in the Polish Volleyball League. 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

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Champioship round voting

After four rounds and more than 10,000 online votes, four players have reached the championship round of the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year is an annual 64-player bracket-style tournament that recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.

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OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Regional finals voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with the regional finals. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Regional semifinals voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with the regional semifinals. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Second-round voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with the regional quarterfinals. Continue reading

Numerous teams continue to earn high NCAA academic rating

A majority of college men’s volleyball teams exceeded the overall NCAA national average for academic success.

Fifteen of the 22 NCAA Division I men’s volleyball teams finished above the national average of a 978 Academic Progress Rate score, according to the annual report the NCAA released Wednesday. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: First-round voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with first-round matches in the Jay Golsteyn and Victor Rivera regions. Continue reading