No. 5/5 BYU and No. 7/7 Ohio State after playing each other in two of the last three NCAA Tournament finals will now have their annual rematch in the opening weeks of the season.
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[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. Penn State versus BYU is ranked No. 1 on the list.]
No travel will be required for Penn State to play a marquee non-conference match in the upcoming season.
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One of the toughest road environments in college men’s volleyball awaits Ball State during the opening weeks of the upcoming season.
Ball State as part of releasing its 2019 schedule announced Tuesday that it will travel to Smith Fieldhouse for road non-conference against BYU on Jan. 12.
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[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. St. Francis vs. BYU is ranked No. 6 on the list.]
One of the biggest non-conference home matches in St. Francis program history is set for the opening weeks of the 2019 season.
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A European Championship is on the line for two NCAA men’s volleyball incoming freshman recruits.
BYU outside attacker Davide Gardini and Hawai’i outside attacker Filip Humler will represent their home nations at the U20 European Championship Final Round that began this weekend.
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Four college men’s volleyball players are spending this summer competing in one of the most prestigious European international tournaments.
NJIT’s Alvaro Gimeno, BYU’s Miki Jauhianien, Fort Wayne’s Frederico Santos and Hawai’i’s Stijn van Tilburg are all on their nations’ rosters for the 2018 Golden European League.
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After splitting the first two games of its VolleyFour match on Thursday, BYU and UCLA found themselves tied at 23 in the pivotal third game. In a match that featured nine 2018 AVCA All-Americans, UCLA coach John Speraw scanned his bench for a serving sub, and it was unheralded true freshman Grant Maleski that got the call.
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UCLA avenged its MPSF Tournament finals loss as in the rematch it beat UCLA in the VolleyFour on Thursday to reach the NCAA Tournament finals.
Check out the video highlights of this match filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates.
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Watch the BYU postmatch news conference following its four-game loss to UCLA in the VolleyFour on Thursday in Los Angeles.
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For as good as BYU had been defensively throughout the season, it just could not find a way to stop UCLA All-American middle attacker Daenan Gyimah.
Gyimah had 13 kills and hit a match-best .750 as UCLA defeated BYU 25-22, 24-26, 29-27, 25-19 on Thursday in Los Angeles to advance to the NCAA Tournament finals.
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