Coach John Speraw isn’t holding back with his expectations for the FIVB Volleyball Nations Finals.
Speraw in an interview with Off the Block said the Finals likely will be the highest level of volleyball played in the United States since 1996 Olympics men’s volleyball tournament that place in Atlanta.
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Check out Pepperdine’s postmatch news conference following its five-game victory against Princeton in the NCAA Tournament opening round on Tuesday.
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Check out Off the Block special contributor Kaitlyn Jasnica’s postmatch interviews with Lewis outside attackers Ryan Coenen and Julian Moses along with Loyola outside attacker Collin Mahan following the MIVA Tournament finals
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Despite all the injuries and having a starting lineup primarily of underclassmen, Penn State is one win away from a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Penn State will play the conference’s regular season champions Princeton in the EIVA Tournament finals at 7 p.m. in Princeton, New Jersey. Check out Off the Block’s prematch interview with coach Mark Pavlik.
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It didn’t come easy, but McKendree found a way to win the program’s inaugural home postseason match.
McKendree rallied from a 8-4 deficit in the decisive fifth game to beat Ball State 25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 27-29, 16-14 on Saturday in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals.
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No. 4/4 Pepperdine secured the No. 1 seed in the MPSF Tournament after sweeping No. 14 Concordia-Irvine on senior night Saturday.
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No. 5/5 UCLA swept No. 14 Concordia-Irvine on Thursday night in Westwood to keep its slim chances at a No. 1 seed in the MPSF Tournament alive.
The Bruins started off slow, but took control in the middle of the first game thanks to a 7-0 run with middle attacker Grant Maleski serving. Maleski also had a 6-0 run in the second game, and ended with a season-high three aces.
Watch associate editor Jonathan Bates’ interview with Maleski as he talks about the Bruins’ four graduating seniors and UCLA’s win over Concordia-Irvine.
Concordia-Irvine outside attackers Raymond Barsemian and Jordan Hoppe combined for 43 kills in a come-from-behind victory over No. 10/10 BYU on Thursday.
The Eagles attacked at a .444 clip in the last two games. However, BYU out-blocked Concordia-Irvine, 14 to 1.5, and opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez had a season-best 31 kills.
Check out special correspondent Rae Loverde’s post-match interview with Barsemian and Hoppe as they react to the upset victory.
Coach Rock Perrotte now holds an accomplishment that not even his Hall of Fame predecessor Arnie Ball was able to achieve.
No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne swept its in-state rival No. 13 Ball State 31-29, 25-22, 25-18 on Tuesday to complete the season series sweep and for the first time in program history win every regular-season set against the Cardinals.
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Check out Off the Block special contributor Rae Loverde’s postmatch interviews with coach Shawn Olmstead and opposite attacker Alex Ah Sue after No. 8/7 BYU lost to No. 2/2 Hawai’i in three games on Saturday.
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