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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Cal Baptist will enter its first year at the Division II level without the head coach who helped build the program into a NAIA powerhouse.
The Lancers athletics department announced Tuesday that coach Ryan McGuyre has resigned effective immediately as head coach of the Cal Baptist men’s volleyball and women’s volleyball teams.
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Grand Canyon received a commitment from a high school middle attacker who will become the tallest player in its program history.
Grand Canyon announced Thursday that high school senior Christian Ward had signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Antelopes beginning in the 2013 season.
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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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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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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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A top national high school recruit will be Pepperdine’s starting setter as a true freshman for the upcoming season.
Pepperdine Hall of Fame coach Marv Dunphy said Tuesday that Matt West will be the Waves’ starting setter for the team’s season-opener in January.
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The defending-EIVA champions Penn State was picked to win its 14th consecutive conference title in the upcoming season.
The Nittany Lions received all but one first-place vote and finished atop the EIVA Preseason Coaches Poll that the conference released Monday.
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Tickets are now on sale for the biggest non-conference tournament of the upcoming season.
The UC Santa Barbara athletics department announced earlier this week that tickets can be purchased for the UC Santa Barbara/ASICS Invitational on Jan. 6-7.
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BYU one year after finishing in second place in the MPSF is now projected to win the conference this upcoming season.
The Cougars received six of 12 first-place votes and finished in first place in the MPSF Preseason Coaches’ Poll that was released Wednesday.
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