BYU’s Sander leads U.S. to near upset vs. Brazil

A tournament-best performance from BYU outside attacker Brenden Sander was not enough for the United States to overcome Brazil.

Sander had a match-high 12 kills as the United States lost to undefeated Brazil 25-23, 25-18, 13-25, 25-20 in group play at the Pan American Cup on Wednesday in Canada. Continue reading

Projected top 10 college men’s volleyball teams for 2016 season

The on-campus championship celebration for Loyola hasn’t even happened yet, but it’s time to start looking forward to the 2016 season.

Check out Off the Block’s early projections at what teams will be in the top top 10 of the preseason national rankings for the upcoming season that is eight months away from starting. Continue reading

Conference tournament quarterfinal matches to follow tonight

The busiest day in the college men’s volleyball postseason is here with the MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament getting underway.

Pepperdine playing host to UC Santa Barbara highlights the four MPSF Tournament quarterfinals tonight. In addition, BYU after pulling off two upsets last week will attempt to pull off another one as it travels to USC. Continue reading

Off the Block podcast: College men’s volleyball weekly

With The Net Live podcast on a break this week, Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes, Penn State assistant coach Jay Hosack and MPSF guru Rob Espero sat down to discuss the upcoming college men’s volleyball postseason.

Check out the first installment of the College Men’s Volleyball Weekly podcast. In addition, be sure to listen to the national award winning The Net Live and its college volleyball weekly segment airing most Mondays. Continue reading