Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 10 Pepperdine

Pepperdine is projected by Off the Block to be No. 10 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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ESPN, NCAA reach TV deal that includes men’s volleyball Final Four

The men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament will air on the ESPN network for the foreseeable future.

The NCAA and ESPN announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement giving the network broadcasting rights to 24 NCAA championships, including men’s volleyball, through the 2023-24 school year.
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NCAA temporarily suspends new student-athlete stipend program

The NCAA has suspended its new initiative that would allow student-athletes to receive additional financial benefits from the school.

The NCAA announced Thursday that it has temporarily shelved its new policy that gave schools the option to give full-ride scholarship student-athletes up to a $2,000 stipend for cost-of-living expanses.
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Loyola promotes former high school All-American to starting setter

A year after graduating one of its top setters in program history, Loyola will start a former high school All-American at setter for the upcoming season.

Loyola coach Shane Davis said Wednesday that junior Matt Mirick will be the Ramblers’ starting setter when the team opens its season in January.
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