2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team released

A nationwide voting committee selected eight players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. It is also the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading

Off the Block podcast: College men’s volleyball weekly

With The Net Live podcast on a break this week, Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes, Penn State assistant coach Jay Hosack and MPSF guru Rob Espero sat down to discuss the upcoming college men’s volleyball postseason.

Check out the first installment of the College Men’s Volleyball Weekly podcast. In addition, be sure to listen to the national award winning The Net Live and its college volleyball weekly segment airing most Mondays. Continue reading

Video: MIVA Tournament quarterfinals preview

Check out Off the editor Vinnie Lopes breakdown what to know about the upcoming MIVA Tournament quarterfinals. In addition, be sure to participate in the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Bracket Challenge and fill out your MIVA Tournament bracket. Continue reading

OTB, Springbak launch annual MIVA, MPSF bracket challenge

The MPSF Tournament and MIVA Tournament brackets can now be filled out for a chance to win $50 Starbucks gift card and a pirze-pack from Springbak, Inc. and Off the Block.

Off the Block announced earlier this week that it will reward the gift card and prize-pack to the participant of the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Postseason Bracket Challenge who can successfully predict every match result from the four conference tournaments and the six-team NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

Initial look at upcoming conference tournament matches

Four months of regular season matches and the brackets are finally settled for the MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament.

Check out the match-ups and historical information to know for the upcoming MIVA Tournament quarterfinals, MPSF Tournament quarterfinals and Conference Carolinas semifinals. Continue reading

Lewis stuffs Ohio State to clinch MIVA regular season title

The big blocking game of No. 2 Lewis did its part to make sure the Flyers wouldn’t have to travel for the upcoming conference tournament.

Lewis had a conference season-high 18.5 blocks as it swept No. 10 Ohio State 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 on Friday in Romeoville, Illinois, to clinch the MIVA regular season title and home court advantage throughout the MIVA Tournament. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The postseason is not here yet, but several matches tonight will have a definite postseason feel.

No. 1 Hawai’i will attempt to maintain its hold on first place in the MPSF as it opens a two-match series against No. 6 BYU. In addition, No. 12 UCLA and No. 14 Stanford will play each other with a postseason berth on the line. Check out all the college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight. Continue reading