Field unveiled for inaugural Off the Block, TallSlim Tees College Men’s Volleyball Mascot Challenge

The field is set for the tournament to determine the best mascot in college men’s volleyball.

Off the Block announced Friday that the mascots for BYU, Grand Canyon, King, Lewis, Lincoln Memorial, NJIT, Penn State, Tusculum, UC San Diego, USC were all selected to compete in the inaugural Off the Block/TallSlim Tees College Men’s Volleyball Mascot Challenge. Continue reading “Field unveiled for inaugural Off the Block, TallSlim Tees College Men’s Volleyball Mascot Challenge”

USA Volleyball nixes Boys’ Junior National Championship amid coronavirus pandemic

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The nation’s most prestigious annual boys’ youth volleyball tournament is the latest volleyball cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic.

USA Volleyball announced Wednesday that it canceled the 2020 Boys’ Junior National Championships, which was slated to take place starting in late June in Reno, Nevada. Continue reading “USA Volleyball nixes Boys’ Junior National Championship amid coronavirus pandemic”

NCAA reduces match minimums for Division II teams in 2021 season

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The minimum amount of matches that NCAA Division II men’s volleyball teams will have to play next season has decreased because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The NCAA Division II Presidents Council voted on Tuesday to reduce the minimum number of matches from nine to six for the 2021 season. Continue reading “NCAA reduces match minimums for Division II teams in 2021 season”

Roster announced for U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team

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There will be no matches for the U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team to play this year, but that did not stop USA Volleyball from formally unveiling a roster.

Sixteen players were selected on Tuesday to the team that will be prevented from playing together because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Roster announced for U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team”

Volleyball Video Vault: Long Beach State vs. IPFW 1993

Off the Block on select nights will provide the archived game footage from a college men’s volleyball match.

The match shown Tuesday will be Long Beach State versus IPFW in 1993.

Check back at 9:30 p.m. (CST) Tuesday for the start of the video stream. In addition, as you watching you can engage with Off the Block and the volleyball community via social media by using the hashtag #WatchPartyMVB. Continue reading “Volleyball Video Vault: Long Beach State vs. IPFW 1993”

Multiple national champion recruits commit to Harvard for 2021 season

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Three high school seniors who led their club teams to the medal podium at the top national events will join Harvard next season.

The Crimson announced earlier this week that James Bardin, Jeffrey Kwan and Trevor Schultz have all committed to play for the EIVA school starting in 2021. Continue reading “Multiple national champion recruits commit to Harvard for 2021 season”

10 men’s volleyball coaches who deserve consideration for AVCA Hall of Fame

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By Jonathan Bates and Brandon Johnson

Plenty of college men’s volleyball coaches have a case to be a part of the next class inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame.

The AVCA is accepting Hall of Fame nominations through May 22. Anyone can nominate a coach, administrator or organization to be considered for the annual induction process. Continue reading “10 men’s volleyball coaches who deserve consideration for AVCA Hall of Fame”