And For Off the Block podcast: Lloy Ball, Hawai’i and EIVA mascots

Off the Block has launched its new weekly college men’s volleyball podcast And For Off the Block. In this week’s episode, Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes interviews Lloy Ball about what makes a great setter. Plus, Brandon Johnson and Jonathan Bates join the podcast to breakdown the upcoming matches this weekend. Continue reading “And For Off the Block podcast: Lloy Ball, Hawai’i and EIVA mascots”

Recipients unveiled for Off the Block National Weekly Awards

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Off the Block announced on Monday the recipients of the National Position Player of the Week Awards and the National Freshman of the Week.

The National Position Player of the Week Awards recognize the libero, middle attacker, opposite, outside attacker and setter who had the best performances in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the week. In addition, the National Player of the Week is presented to the top freshman from the week in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. Continue reading “Recipients unveiled for Off the Block National Weekly Awards”

Olympic men’s volleyball tournament field and projected preliminary round pools

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The 12-team Olympic men’s volleyball tournament field is set.

While the United States was one of the first teams to earn a bid to the 2020 games, the final five bids were awarded this weekend at the continental Olympic qualification tournaments. Continue reading “Olympic men’s volleyball tournament field and projected preliminary round pools”