Quick hits: 5 things to take away from the weekend in college men’s volleyball

Another chaotic weekend is finished that featured four of the top 10 nationally ranked team losing matches.

Check out the five things to take away from this weekend’s college men’s volleyball matches. Continue reading

IPFW’s Sellan, BSU’s Witmer named Co-MVP of East vs. Midwest Challenge

An IPFW all-conference player and a four-year starter for Ball State will share the top individual honor at the inaugural Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge.

Off the Block announced Saturday night that IPFW opposite Andrew Sellan and Ball State outside attacker Shane Witmer were selected as the Co-Most Valuable Player at the East vs. Midwest Challenge. Continue reading

No. 13 IPFW smashes No. 10 Penn State in East vs. Midwest Challenge

Not a whole lot could slow down all-conference opposite Andrew Sellan and No. 13 IPFW’s offense at the Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge — little alone No. 10 Penn State.

Sellan had a match-high 19 kills on a .552 attack percentage as IPFW upset Penn State 24-26, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s been absolute chaos this weekend with four of the top 10 nationally ranked teams losing and even more top-ranked teams will be tested tonight.

No. 13 IPFW will look to extend No. 10 Penn State’s season-opening losing streak as the two teams meet in the Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge. In addition, No. 7 BYU with its retooled starting lineup will attempt to complete a series sweep against No. 4 UCLA. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Almost every possible type of marquee match-up is set to take place tonight.

Three matches that feature both teams in the top 10 of the nationally rankings highlight the start to the weekend in the MSPF. In addition, the newest non-conference event, the Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge, opens with IPFW playing host to St. Francis. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The season’s biggest weekend for non-conference matches has arrived in full force.

Three non-conference tournament all featuring nationally ranked teams will take place tonight, including the defending champions No. 2 Loyola playing No. 6 BYU at the AVCA Showcase. In addition, No. 10 Hawai’i will try to remain undefeated and upset No. 3 Penn State at the Outrigger Invitational. Continue reading

Season Preview: Dark horse teams that may crash 2015 NCAA Tournament

There are the preseason favorites, and then there are those teams that bust everyone’s bracket in the postseason.

Several teams enter the start of the college men’s volleyball season this weekend with little preseason fanfare but could crash the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season. Continue reading

Off the Block releases watch list for inaugural Bryan Ivie Award

Twelve college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for a new national award this upcoming season.

Off the Block on Monday announced the watch list for the inaugural Bryan Ivie Award, which is presented to the best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading