Conference coaches and officials are considering changing the MPSF schedule for future seasons following the elimination of the Pacific men’s volleyball team.
Stanford coach John Kosty at a recent MPSF league meeting proposed that the conference create a new three-year rotating schedule format for matches involving Stanford, BYU, UC San Diego and Cal Baptist.
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After more than 20 seasons and multiple postseason appearances, the Pacific men’s volleyball program will come to an end.
Pacific, according to an email obtained by Off the Block, informed the players and coaching staff Wednesday that the school president approved a cost-cutting proposal to eliminate the team following the 2014 season.
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Pacific men’s volleyball is the latest causality in the series of university-wide budget cuts.
Pacific athletics director Ted Leland informed the Tigers’ coaching staff and players Wednesday afternoon that the school president has approved an athletics department proposal to eliminate the team following the 2014 season, according to an email obtain by Off the Block.
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The bids are officially all in from schools vying to host the men’s volleyball Division I-II NCAA Tournament in upcoming years.
NCAA officials informed Off the Block via email Tuesday that 21 bids were submitted to the league office requesting the right to host a college men’s volleyball national championship during the next five years.
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For the first time in its program history, Lindenwood will play a match against an EIVA school
Lindenwood announced Friday its 2014 regular season schedule that begins with the team on a two-match East Coast road trip against Sacred Heart and NJIT.
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The two schools from the East Coast that won conference regular season championships last year will continue their non-conference series in 2014.
Mount Olive recently released its schedule for the upcoming season that was highlighted with a road match against Penn State on Jan. 31.
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Pacific men’s volleyball players have taken the fight to save their team from being cut by the university to whole new production level.
Members of the embattled team released an online video Monday that showcased the players’ desire and campus-wide support for Pacific to spare the program following a recommendation from the athletics department to eliminate the sport for financial reasons.
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St. Francis for just the third time in its program’s history will travel to the West Coast.
The Red Flashes last week released their 2014 regular season that is highlighted with a non-conference match against Cal Baptist during a mid-season West Coast road trip.
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USC setter Micah Christenson made the most of his debut with the U.S. Men’s National Team and is returning home with a championship.
Christenson guided the offense to a .460 attack percentage as the United States sweep Canada 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 to win the NORCECA Continental Championship on Saturday in Langley, Canada.
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For the second time in almost 20 years, Ohio State will return to Long Beach State to play a non-conference match.
Long Beach State earlier this week unveiled its 2014 regular season schedule that included the team playing Ohio State as part of the 49ers’ annual home tournament the Active Ankle Tournament.
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