New Lees-McRae coach Schmidlin adds old team IPFW to 2014 schedule

A former IPFW assistant coach will go up against his Hall of Fame mentor in non-conference play this upcoming season.

Lees-McRae with its new head coach Dave Schmidlin have agreed to play a road non-conference match against IPFW during the 2014 season.

Schmidlin spent 10 seasons as an assistant under AVCA Hall of Fame coach Arnie Ball and helped guide the Mastodons to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the 1990s. In addition, Schmidlin spent time as a head coach at Cardinal Stritch before being hired as Lees-McRae new head coach in April.

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IPFW releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about this schedule

A season opening trip to Puerto Rico and playing Long Beach State in a non-conference tournament highlights the IPFW 2012 regular season schedule that the team released earlier this week.

IPFW finished last season in fifth place in the MIVA and lost in the conference tournament quarterfinals. The Mastodons have five starters returning for the upcoming season, including All-MIVA outside attacker Eddie Rivera.

Check out the five things to take away from IPFW’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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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 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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