The top 5 men’s volleyball stories of the week

It’s your top five men’s volleyball story list, but with a twist.

Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball regular season, Off the Block will post the top five best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

BYU won the MPSF regular season title, but that’s about the only thing that’s been decided for conference tournament seeding with the regular season coming to an end.

Several teams will play in critical matches to determine the conference brackets highlighted by No. 4 Long Beach State traveling to play No. 5 Pepperdine. In addition, No. 1 BYU will return play No. 3 UCLA on the one-year anniversary of the servegate controversy.

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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

There aren’t as many Friday night matches as usual, but two conference championships can be decided tonight in college men’s volleyball.

No. 1 BYU eyes getting its first MPSF regular season title in nine years if it can defeat No. 7 UC Santa Barbara. In addition, Penn State plays a non-conference match but can clinch its 15th consecutive EIVA regular season title depending on the outcome of the Princeton-Harvard match tonight.

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Q&A with NCAA Tourney selection committee member Ron Shayka

It’s a busy time for the men’s volleyball NCAA committee members with Selection Sunday fast approaching.

Off the Block conducted an interview earlier this week with Ron Shayka, one of the three members on the selection committee that will decide the NCAA Tournament field. Shayka along with a committee member is the EIVA President and an assistant athletics director at George Mason.

Check out the interview below to get an inside look at the selection process, the selection committee and the growth of the EIVA.
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Top 10 non-conference matches to hope get scheduled for 2014

With the calendars turned to April, it not only means the conference tournaments ready to begin but college men’s volleyball coaches beginning to create their schedules for next season.

There are multiple factors that go into a coach creating their schedule and at times several factors that are out of a coach’s control. However, there are just some non-conference matches that volleyball fans are craving to get scheduled.

Check out the top 10 non-conference matches that would make for intriguing match-ups if they can get scheduled for the 2014 season.
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