Off the Block for the second consecutive year is giving fans the opportunity to win a Volleyball Hall of Fame prize pack for simply tweeting their championship match predictions for upcoming the Morgan Classic.
The Off the Block Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic Twitter Challenge is a social media contest where individuals win for accurately predicting who will win one of the most prestigious men’s volleyball non-conference tournaments.
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Loyola for the first time in more than 10 years will return to one of the most historic NCAA volleyball non-conference tournaments.
The Volleyball Hall of Fame announced Monday that Loyola along with Juniata, Harvard and the host school Springfield will compete in the four-team 2013 Morgan Classic on Feb. 1-2 in Holyoke, Mass.
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Two matches in Hawaii and coach Jeremy Price returning to his former school highlights the 2012 Grand Canyon regular season schedule that the team released Thursday.
The Antelopes finished last season in last place in the MIVA and lost in the conference tournament quarterfinals. Grand Canyon has all seven starters returning for the upcoming season, including All-MIVA libero Trent Bruns
Check out the five things to know about Grand Canyon’s schedule for the upcoming season.
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Seven matches against MIVA teams to open the season and a 14-match conference season highlights St. Francis’ 2012 schedule as the team last week releases its regular season schedule for the upcoming season
The Red Flashes finished last season in fifth place in the EIVA Tait Division and lost in the opening round of the conference tournament. St. Francis coach Mike Rumbaugh has six starters returning for the upcoming season, including Second-Team All-EIVA libero John Wappler.
Check out the five things to take away from St. Francis’ schedule for the 2012 season.
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A former National Player of the Year winner will join the Grand Canyon coaching staff this upcoming season.
The Grand Canyon athletics department announced Wednesday that Matt Werle was hired as a men’s volleyball assistant coach for the 2012 season.
Werle as a junior was named the 2007 AVCA Division III National Player of the Year after helping lead Juniata to its fourth consecutive Molten Division III national championship, a non-sanctioned NCAA event. The setter was also a four-time All-American while at Juniata playing for current Grand Canyon coach Jeremy Price.
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With the start of the NCAA women’s volleyball season today, it means the men’s volleyball season is about four months away from beginning.
It’s still the offseason, but men’s and women’s volleyball do not exist completely separate of each other — and there are plenty of tie-ins for the college men’s volleyball fan to follow during the 2011 women’s volleyball season.
Check out the top five storylines for the college men’s volleyball fan to follow this women’s volleyball season.
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Twenty incoming freshmen were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association High School Senior All-American Team on Wednesday.
UC Irvine, Loyola and Pepperdine led all teams with two players selected as a First-Team All-American. Cal State Northridge also had a First-Team and Second-Team All-American selection, while UC San Diego had two players named Second-Team All-Americans.
USC, Ohio State, Lewis, BYU, Juniata and Princeton each had one incoming recruit selected as an All-American.
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Off the Block created the bracket and seeded 64 of the best college men’s volleyball players. Now it’s up to you determine who should be the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.
The Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year tournament is the only contest that allows the fans to completely determine who should be the national player of the year.
The online voting for the 32 first-round matches will end at 11 p.m. Wednesday. The winners will advance to the second round Thursday.
Check out the first-round online ballots below and vote for the players who you think should move to the next round.
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The Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year will begin Wednesday, giving fans from around the nation the opportunity to determine the best college men’s volleyball player during the 2011 season.
Off the Block has created a six-round 64-player bracket tournament matching up the best men’s volleyball players. Now it’s up to the fans through online voting to determine who should be the winner of each match-up.
Every round will last one day with the polls closing at 11 p.m. (EST). The player with the most votes when the polls close will advance to the next round.
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The madness of April is officially upon us.
Nine of the 10 conference tournament quarterfinal matches in the EIVA, MIVA and MPSF will be played tonight with the winners advancing to the semifinals while the losers’ seasons will likely be finished. These postseason matches to also feature eight of the top 10 ranked teams, including No. 2 BYU and No. 3 Stanford who are battling for the lone at-large bid to the Final Four.
Check out the conference tournament matches to follow tonight.
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