EIVA commissioner requests group delays any recommendations to NCAA Tournament

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The EIVA would like the NCAA to wait two more years before considering any changes to the Division I-II men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.

Commissioner Russ Yurk in a letter to the Championships Finance Review Working Group requested it postpone making recommendations to change the national championship format until the end of the 2022 season because of the expected growth of the sport. Continue reading “EIVA commissioner requests group delays any recommendations to NCAA Tournament”

D’Youville to begin NCAA transition from Division III to Division II membership

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A program that has been ranked more than 100 times in the NCAA Division III national coaches poll will start the transition to become a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team.

D’Youville announced earlier this month that the NCAA approved the school’s application for the entire athletics department to be reclassified as a Division II member. Continue reading “D’Youville to begin NCAA transition from Division III to Division II membership”

Field unveiled for inaugural Off the Block, Frisco Mo NAIA Men’s Volleyball Mascot Challenge

The field is set for the tournament to determine the best mascot among NAIA men’s volleyball teams.

Off the Block announced Saturday that the mascots from Benedictine-Mesa, Campbellsville, Cumberland, Graceland, Indiana Tech, Jamestown, Menlo, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Xavier, Trinity Christian, Vanguard and Viterbo were all selected to compete in the inaugural Off the Block/Frisco Mo NAIA Men’s Volleyball Mascot Challenge. Continue reading “Field unveiled for inaugural Off the Block, Frisco Mo NAIA Men’s Volleyball Mascot Challenge”

NCAA approves proposal to give men’s volleyball players more scholarship options

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NCAA men’s volleyball players will now have the opportunity to receive more financial aid and scholarship money.

The Division I Council approved legislation Wednesday that allows players in partial scholarship sports like men’s volleyball to receive need-based and non-athletic merit-based financial aid from their school without it counting towards the team’s scholarship limit. Continue reading “NCAA approves proposal to give men’s volleyball players more scholarship options”