The Volleyball Debate now available for people to purchase

Readers can begin to purchase “The Volleyball Debate,” the newest ebook written by Off the Block editor and national award winning college men’s volleyball reporter Vinnie Lopes.

“The Volleyball Debate” focuses on the Ball State University men’s volleyball team and Hall of Fame coach Don Shondell overcame opposition from school officials in the 1960s to emerge as one of the first varsity college volleyball teams in the nation.
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New book about Shondell, Ball State volleyball to be released Monday

A new book will be released next week examining the controversial start to the Ball State University men’s volleyball team in the 1960s.

“The Volleyball Debate” focuses on how the Hall of Fame coach Don Shondell and his players almost 50 years ago overcame opposition from school officials to become one of the first varsity college volleyball teams in the nation.
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Men’s volleyball teams excel in academic ratings, avoid NCAA sanctions

For the second consecutive year, no college men’s volleyball teams will receive NCAA sanctions for poor academic performance.

All but two NCAA Division I men’s volleyball teams scored at least a 950 out of a possible 1,000 points on the latest Academic Progress Rate that the NCAA released Tuesday.
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Voting now open for 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year

College men’s volleyball players can now submit their vote for a new national award recognizing the nation’s best individual performance.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that it will present the inaugural Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Players’ Choice National Player of the Year. The award will honor the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player from the most recent season and will be solely determined through voting by current college men’s volleyball.
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Volleyball Magazine reveals 2013 Player of the Year, All-American teams

There is a split decision this year to the National Player of the Year.

BYU outside attacker Taylor Sander was named the 2013 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year — one month after the All-American junior lost the AVCA National Player of the Year honor to Long Beach State outside attacker Taylor Crabb. Continue reading “Volleyball Magazine reveals 2013 Player of the Year, All-American teams”

IPFW’s Rivera wins 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year

IPFW outside attacker Eddie Rivera received more than 1,000 votes in the championship round to win the 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year.

The Fan Choice Player of the Year is an annual 65-player bracket-style tournament that recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to decide the winner through online voting on Off the Block’s website. In addition, almost 20,000 votes were cast throughout the six-round tournament. Continue reading “IPFW’s Rivera wins 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year”

Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year: Championship voting

After five days and almost 10,000 online votes, the four-player field is set for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year Championship Round.

The Fan Choice Player of the Year is an annual 65-player bracket-style tournament recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.
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