Off the Block, Molten announce college men’s volleyball National Matches of Weekend

There are plenty of compelling matches this weekend across all levels of college men’s volleyball.

Off the Block announced Thursday the Molten/Off the Block National Matches of the Weekend. Check out the top college men’s volleyball matches this weekend in NCAA Division I-II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. Continue reading “Off the Block, Molten announce college men’s volleyball National Matches of Weekend”

Video highlights: UC Santa Barbara uses strong passing to sweep Pepperdine

No. 3/3 UC Santa Barbara held No. 9/10 Pepperdine to a season-low .143 attack percentage en route to a second consecutive sweep of its Pacific Coast neighbor on Wednesday.

The Gauchos’ strong passing also prevented the Waves from registering an ace in a match for the first time this season. UC Santa Barbara also sided-out at a 79 percent clip in the 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 non-conference victory. Check out the highlights as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading “Video highlights: UC Santa Barbara uses strong passing to sweep Pepperdine”

Video : UC Santa Barbara outside attacker reacts to sweep of Pepperdine

No. 3/3 UC Santa Barbara is tops in the nation with a 10.74 digs per game average, and it improved that average in a sweep of No. 9/10 Pepperdine on Wednesday with 44 digs.

The Waves hit a season-low .143 in the match. The Gauchos were led by outside attacker Roy McFarland’s 12 kills. Check out his postmatch interview with associate editor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading “Video : UC Santa Barbara outside attacker reacts to sweep of Pepperdine”

AVCA, Beach Volleyball Consulting to develop plan for starting college men’s beach volleyball

Photo courtesy of USA Volleyball

A strategic plan to start college beach men’s volleyball is slated to be unveiled in the upcoming months.

The AVCA announced recently that it partnered with Beach Volleyball Consulting to establish a working group that will examine the issue of growing men’s beach volleyball at the college level. Continue reading “AVCA, Beach Volleyball Consulting to develop plan for starting college men’s beach volleyball”

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

Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon athletics

Grand Canyon for the first time in its program history is ranked in the Off the Block National Media Poll.

The Antelopes following back-to-back victories against top-10 ranked teams jumped to No. 7 in the newest media poll that Off the Block released on Tuesday. Continue reading “Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll”