Top 25 reasons to be excited about 2015 NCAA volleyball season

It’s the start of October and that means three months remain before the start of the 2015 college men’s volleyball season.

With the regular season set to begin in less than 100 days, there are plenty of reasons to have excited anticipation. Check out 25 reasons to be excited about the 2015 season.

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Stanford adds Concordia, Holy Names to 2015 schedule

The team that was one match away from winning the national championship last year will play three non-conference matches against emerging NCAA Division I-II programs next season.

Stanford as part of unveiling its 2015 regular season announced that it will have a home match versus Holy Names and play a home-and-home series against Concordia-Irvine.

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UC Irvine, Lewis to meet for second straight year in season opener

Coach Dan Friend has once again made Lewis’ non-conference schedule challenging right from the start of the season.

For the second consecutive year, Lewis and UC Irvine will play in the nation’s first college men’s volleyball non-conference match of the season as the Flyers will play a road match against the Anteaters.

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Pepperdine’s Dunphy to help coach U.S. at World Championships

A coach with multiple NCAA championships and an Olympic gold medal will be on the sidelines for the U.S. Women’s National Team during its biggest international tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball recently announced that Pepperdine coach Marv Dunphy will serve as an assistant coach for the upcoming FIVB Women’s World Championships.
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Q&A with UC San Diego coach Ring on improvements to his program

Coach Kevin Ring is well aware of the challenges of playing in the MPSF but for the UC San Diego there is a reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season.

Ring said in a recent interview with Off the Block that UC San Diego will be a young team next season but is capable of being in the contention for conference tournament berth.
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UC Irvine to make Outrigger Invitational debut in 2015

There will be a new team at one of the most prestigious non-conference tournaments in college men’s volleyball next season.

UC Irvine will make its first appearance in program history at the upcoming Outrigger Invitational, which had its four-team tournament field unveiled earlier this week.

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Ohio State, Cal Baptist to meet in opening week of 2015 season

For the first time in its program history, Ohio State will be on the road for a non-conference match against Cal Baptist.

Ohio State as part of unveiling its 2015 regular season schedule earlier this week announced that the two teams have agreed to play each other during the open week of the upcoming season.

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