BYU, Fort Wayne, Hawai’i, NJIT players compete in European League

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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. Continue reading “BYU, Fort Wayne, Hawai’i, NJIT players compete in European League”

Long Beach State dominates All-American honors with four selections

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Long Beach State along with the No. 1 overall seed will now enter the upcoming VolleyFour with the most All-Americans.

The 49ers led all schools with four players earning All-American honors as the AVCA unveiled the 20 recipients of the national honor on Monday. Continue reading “Long Beach State dominates All-American honors with four selections”

Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids

Off the Block conducted an interview with Janine Oman, NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairperson and Ohio State executive associate athletic director, after the seven-team NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday.

Among the highlights of the NCAA Tournament field included UC Irvine edging out Hawai’i for the final at-large bid and King traveling to Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament play-in match. Continue reading “Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

All the matches are done, and now it’s up left to the NCAA men’s volleyball committee to determine the NCAA Tournament field.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”

Long Beach State dominates from service line to win inaugural Big West championship

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Long Beach State had best serving performances of the season to win inaugural Big West Tournament championship.

Long Beach State had a season-high 10 aces as it swept Hawai’i 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 in the Big West Tournament finals on Saturday in Long Beach, California. Continue reading “Long Beach State dominates from service line to win inaugural Big West championship”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Two days until Selection Sunday and bracketology numbers remain close among teams vying for the final spots to the NCAA Tournament.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”