Long Beach signs 4 of nation’s top 25 ranked recruits

Long Beach State not only signed the most highly touted recuit in the nation but added three more of the nation’s top 25 high school players to its latest recruiting class.

The 49ers announced recently that high school seniors TJ DeFalco, Kyle Ensing, Kimball Leituala, Kysen Olsen and Josh Tuaniga all have committed to play for the 49ers beginning in 2016. Continue reading

2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams released

A nationwide voting committee selected 22 players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams recognizes the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players projected to be the best in the nation during the upcoming season. Continue reading

LBSU to install nation’s biggest video screen for college arena

Things will be a little bit bigger at Long Beach State compared to other college men’s volleyball venues starting next season.

Long Beach State announced Wednesday that it will begin installing in Walter Pyramid the nation’s largest wall-mounted video scoreboard for an on-campus college arena.

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Conference tournament quarterfinal matches to follow tonight

The most chaotic day of the postseason has arrived as five conference tournament quarterfinal matches take place tonight.

BYU playing host to USC in a match with significant ramifications to the NCAA Tournament seeding and at-large bid races highlights the four MPSF Tournament quarterfinal matches. In addition, IPFW and Ohio State meet in the final MIVA Tournament quarterfinals match.

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Bracketology: Who teams should root for in conference tournaments

The decision of what teams earn the two at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament could be greatly influenced by conference tournament matches not involving those teams or even their conference.

Of the all the pieces of criteria used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee the one with greatest fluidity is record against teams already qualified for the NCAA Tournament or under consideration for an at-large bid.

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Men’s volleyball national media poll ballot breakdown

Stanford was able to close the gap a little bit more but Loyola will remain at No. 1 entering the postseason in the college men’s volleyball national media poll.

Loyola received all but one first-place vote to beat-out No. 2 Stanford by 11 points and to finish the regular season atop the latest Volleyball Magazine media poll released Tuesday. Continue reading

Initial look at upcoming conference tournament matches

It took the final matches of a four-month regular season to determine all the seeds, but the postseason is now beginning in full force across the nation.

The Conference Carolinas will have its championship match on Wednesday, while MIVA and MPSF will have their conference tournaments quarterfinals starting Thursday. Here is the initial look and the historical information to know about every upcoming conference tournament match before you fill out your bracket.
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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the final day of the regular season and there is still plenty on the line.

No. 9 UCLA and No. 10 Hawai’i will both play in must-win matches as they try to clinch the final berth in the MPSF Tournament. In addition, three teams still have a shot at the No. 5 seed for the upcoming MPSF Tournament.

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Quick hits: What to know about the MPSF mayhem and postseason implications

To put it in the simplest terms possible, the MPSF standings is complete chaos.

There is a 2,048 possible outcomes to the 11 remaining MPSF matches in the final week of the regular season and each one of those outcomes could drastically affect seeding for the eight-team conference tournament.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Days away from the start of the postseason and the field is even tighter for a possible at-large bid 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