Volleyball Video Vault: IPFW vs. Ball State 1994 MIVA Tournament finals

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

The match shown Monday will be the 1994 MIVA Tournament finals between in-state rivals Ball State and IPFW.

Check back at 9:15 p.m. (CST) Monday 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: IPFW vs. Ball State 1994 MIVA Tournament finals”

Off the Block to present Steve Shondell Award for best passer in college men’s volleyball

Photo courtesy of Ball State athletics

There will now be an annual college men’s volleyball award named in honor of a Hall of Famer to recognize the best at serve reception.

Off the Block announced Monday that it will present this season the inaugural Steve Shondell Award to the best passer in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. Continue reading “Off the Block to present Steve Shondell Award for best passer in college men’s volleyball”

Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Finals voting

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Off the Block selected the top seniors in college men’s volleyball and seeded them into a bracket, and it is up to the fans to determine who should win the 2020 Top of the Class Tournament.

The Top of the Class Tournament is a bracket-style, five-round event pairing the best seniors from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams against each other. The senior in each match-up who had the best college career as decided by the fans will advance to the next round. Continue reading “Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Finals voting”

Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Semifinals voting results

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The regional semifinal voting has ended and the surprise of this round of voting is that we will have a No. 1 versus No. 2 matchup. After a tournament filled with upsets in the first two three rounds, No. 1 seed Rado Parapunov of Hawai’i will take on No. 2 seed Evan Cory of Lincoln Memorial for the right to advance to the Final Four.

ConfCarolinas leads all conferences with three players advancing to the regional finals, led by two players from North Greenville. No. 9 seed Ben Hamsho had the most dominant performance of the Sweet 16, defeating his opponent, No. 13 seed Henrik Falck Lauten, by better than a 2 to 1 ratio.

Check out the full results from regional semifinal voting below:

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Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Semifinals voting

Photo courtesy of Hawai’i athletics

Off the Block selected the top seniors in college men’s volleyball and seeded them into a bracket, and it is up to the fans to determine who should win the 2020 Top of the Class Tournament.

The Top of the Class Tournament is a bracket-style, five-round event pairing the best seniors from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams against each other. The senior in each match-up who had the best college career as decided by the fans will advance to the next round. Continue reading “Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Semifinals voting”

Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Second Round voting results

The voting for the second round of the 2020 Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament is over, and only one top seed has advanced to the round of 16. In fact, only three top-four seeds have advanced to the round of the sixteen – the same amount of double-digit seeds to advance to the regional semifinals.

Continue reading “Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Second Round voting results”

Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Second Round voting

Photo courtesy of Hawai’i athletics

Off the Block selected the top seniors in college men’s volleyball and seeded them into a bracket, and it is up to the fans to determine who should win the 2020 Top of the Class Tournament.

The Top of the Class Tournament is a bracket-style, five-round event pairing the best seniors from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams against each other. The senior in each match-up who had the best college career as decided by the fans will advance to the next round. Continue reading “Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Second Round voting”

Top of the Class Tournament first round voting results

Photo courtesy of Ball State Athletics

The final day of the first round of voting in the 2020 Off the Block Top of the Class tournament is complete, and second day has provided quite a few more upsets than the first day of voting. The Carlos Moreno and Yuval Katz regions combined for one upset whereas the TJ DeFalco and Tom Bonynge regions combined for seven upsets. The biggest upset was No. 16 seed Blake Reardon of Ball State defeating No. 1 seed Ryan Coenen of Lewis. Check out the full first round voting results from the TJ DeFalco and Tom Bonynge regions below.

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