Loyola shocks another top ranked team, sweeps No. 3 BYU

Outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke showed why he was a Preseason All-American and in the process lead No. 7 Loyola to knock off another top-five nationally ranked team.

Jaeschke had a match-high 18 kills as Loyola swept No. 3 BYU 28-26, 25-23, 25-22 on Friday in Chicago for the Ramblers’ second win against a top nationally ranked team in as many nights.
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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

After an eight-month wait, the first weekend to the college men’s volleyball season is finally here.

The first weekend of the regular season begins with a marquee match-up as No. 3 BYU travels to take on No. 7 Loyola. In addition, out in the West Coast the UC Santa Barbara Invitational starts with exhibition pool-play matches.

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Season Preview: Contenders for the 2014 National Player of Year award

Good luck trying to predict who will win the biggest individual award in college men’s volleyball for the upcoming season.

The two National Player of the Year winners from last year, BYU outside attacker Taylor Sander and Long Beach State outside attacker Taylor Crabb, return for their senior seasons. However, the field remains wide open in the race for 2014 National Player of the Year.
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Top 10 most viewed stories on Off the Block during 2013

With the year coming to a close, there is plenty that people will remember about college men’s volleyball in 2013.

From the high points of NCAA Tournament expansion and national champions being crowned to the low points of a university ending its men’s volleyball program, there were tons newsworthy items during the year. In addition, it was a memorable year for Off the Block as the website picked up its first national award for volleyball coverage and set a personal record for most online page views in a single-year.

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