USC, Lindenwood to play in Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck

There is now even more on the line for the first meeting in four years between USC and Lindenwood.

The Grow the Game Challenge announced Sunday that the two teams will play in the Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Lebanon, Tennessee, as part of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “USC, Lindenwood to play in Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck”

Lewis picks up where it left off in Division II coaches poll

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

The top-two teams in the final 2018 Off the Block/Springbak Division II National Coaches Poll start atop of the poll that was released Tuesday evening. Lewis received all eight first-place votes and Concordia-Irvine received seven of eight second-place votes. Continue reading “Lewis picks up where it left off in Division II coaches poll”

First-year Pepperdine assistant coach talks about returning home

First-year assistant coach Kevin Endsley played as Pepperdine from 2002-05 and won a national title with that 2005 team. After graduating, Endsley worked in media relations while also coaching club and high school volleyball. During the summer, Pepperdine coach David Hunt named Endsley as his new assistant coach, replacing another playet from the 2005 national champion team, Andy Hein.

Check out special contributor Rae Loverde’s interview with Endsley, who talks about coming back home, transitioning from coaching club and high school volleyball, his favorite memory from winning the 2005 title and working under Hunt.

Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll

Photo courtesy of Long Beach State athletics

Everyone can at least agree about one thing — Long Beach State is the best team in college men’s volleyball.

The defending NCAA champions were the unanimous No. 1 team in the season’s first Off the Block National Media Poll that was released on Tuesday. Continue reading “Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll”

BYUtv releases home broadcast schedule

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Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

While No. 5 BYU opens its 2019 season with home matches versus No. 7 Ohio State and No. 14 Ball State – both on the theW.tv – the defending MPSF champions will have a bigger media platform later in the season.

BYUtv will be broadcasting eight of the Cougars’ 15 home matches this season. Continue reading “BYUtv releases home broadcast schedule”

Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards

Photo courtesy of Loyola athletics.

Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.

UC Irvine’s Dante Chakravorti and Joel Schneidmiller, Ohio State’s Jake Hanes, Loyola’s Paul Narup and UC Santa Barbara’s Hayden Boehle were selected for the Off the Block National Position Player of the Week Awards. Continue reading “Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards”

Video: Pepperdine opposite reacts to sweep over UC San Diego

No. 6 Pepperdine improved to 2-0 on season after defeating UC San Diego (0-1) in three games on Friday in Malibu, California.

The Waves used an efficient .425 attack led by opposite Michael Wexter’s 12 errorless-kills to dispatch the Tritons. UC San Diego was led by outsider attacker Xander Jimenez’s 10 kills. Continue reading “Video: Pepperdine opposite reacts to sweep over UC San Diego”