USA Volleyball unveils final roster for upcoming World Championship

Twelve current college men’s volleyball players will represent the United Sates at two international tournaments later this summer.

USA Volleyball announced earlier this week its final roster for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that will compete at the FIVB Junior Men’s World Championship and the U-21 Pan American Cup.
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Long Beach State’s Crabb wins Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year

A nationwide voting committee comprised entirely of college men’s volleyball players selected Long Beach State outside attacker Taylor Crabb as the 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year is a new award presented to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player with the nation’s best individual performance during the most recent season.
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EIVA, Conference Carolinas champions to meet in 2014 NCAA play-in match

The pairings for the inaugural NCAA men’s volleyball play-in match in 2014 is set.

NCAA committee member Ron Shayka confirmed to Off the Block via email Monday that the 2014 conference champions from the EIVA and Conference Carolinas will play each other for the final spot in the four-team NCAA Tournament.
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The Volleyball Debate now available for people to purchase

Readers can begin to purchase “The Volleyball Debate,” the newest ebook written by Off the Block editor and national award winning college men’s volleyball reporter Vinnie Lopes.

“The Volleyball Debate” focuses on the Ball State University men’s volleyball team and Hall of Fame coach Don Shondell overcame opposition from school officials in the 1960s to emerge as one of the first varsity college volleyball teams in the nation.
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New book about Shondell, Ball State volleyball to be released Monday

A new book will be released next week examining the controversial start to the Ball State University men’s volleyball team in the 1960s.

“The Volleyball Debate” focuses on how the Hall of Fame coach Don Shondell and his players almost 50 years ago overcame opposition from school officials to become one of the first varsity college volleyball teams in the nation.
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Men’s volleyball teams excel in academic ratings, avoid NCAA sanctions

For the second consecutive year, no college men’s volleyball teams will receive NCAA sanctions for poor academic performance.

All but two NCAA Division I men’s volleyball teams scored at least a 950 out of a possible 1,000 points on the latest Academic Progress Rate that the NCAA released Tuesday.
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Voting now open for 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year

College men’s volleyball players can now submit their vote for a new national award recognizing the nation’s best individual performance.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that it will present the inaugural Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year. The award will honor the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player from the most recent season and will be solely determined through voting by current college men’s volleyball.
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