Loyola signs highly touted recruits from California, Wisconsin, Germany

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The Loyola recruiting footprint remains nationwide — and now even extends into Europe.

The Ramblers announced that high school seniors Colton Brooks, Colman Chadam, Taylan Cook, Anton Frank, Jake Maffett, Brian Voight and Jack Yentz have all committed to join Loyola for the 2020 season. Continue reading “Loyola signs highly touted recruits from California, Wisconsin, Germany”

Ball State signs Wisconsin Player of Year, USA Volleyball award winner

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Two recruits who have earned some of the nation’s highest accolades in high school and club volleyball are headed to one of the most storied Midwest college men’s volleyball programs.

Ball State announced that high school seniors Wil McPhillips and Bryce Behrendt have committed to join the Cardinals beginning in the 2020 season. Continue reading “Ball State signs Wisconsin Player of Year, USA Volleyball award winner”

Purdue Fort Wayne signs recruits with winning experience at club national championships

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It may have a new name, but the team formerly known as IPFW and Fort Wayne is continuing to bring in recruits with numerous accolades.

Purdue Fort Wayne in an offseason that feature university officially changing its name announced earlier this week that Sean Califf, Jon Diedrich, Ryan Lively and Rico Wardlow all committed to play for the Mastodons beginning in 2020. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne signs recruits with winning experience at club national championships”

Tickets, fan experiences on sale for 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

The time has come for the volleyball community to get their tickets and help support the largest annual college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament.

Tickets and fan experiences went on sale Thursday for the upcoming Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB that will take place Jan. 18-20 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Continue reading “Tickets, fan experiences on sale for 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Finalists unveiled for 2018 National Player of Offseason

One question remains after months of outstanding individual performances at international tournaments — what college men’s volleyball player was the best of this offseason.

Off the Block on Wednesday announced the 10 finalists for the annual Off the Block National Player of the Offseason, and it is now up to the fans to determine the winner. Continue reading “Finalists unveiled for 2018 National Player of Offseason”

Audio: Lewis coach discusses preseason, creating group to help premature babies

Listen to Off the Block’s interview with Lewis coach Dan Friend about the Flyers’ start to the preseason and creating the Rae Strong Foundation.

The non-profit organization provides financial and emotional support to families who have premature babies born 14 or more weeks before their due date. The group that Friend and his wife, the Lewis women’s volleyball head coach, founded during the offseason is name after their 1-year-old daughter who was born premature. Continue reading “Audio: Lewis coach discusses preseason, creating group to help premature babies”

BYU schedules home non-conference match vs. Ball State for 2019

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One of the toughest road environments in college men’s volleyball awaits Ball State during the opening weeks of the upcoming season.

Ball State as part of releasing its 2019 schedule announced Tuesday that it will travel to Smith Fieldhouse for road non-conference against BYU on Jan. 12. Continue reading “BYU schedules home non-conference match vs. Ball State for 2019”