Video: McKendree stuns BYU for program’s biggest upset victory

One of the toughest road venues in college men’s volleyball is now the site of the biggest upset in McKendree’s program history.

McKendree rallied from an opening-game loss and a six-point deficit late in the second game to upset No. 8/7 BYU 19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 on Friday at the Smith Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Video: McKendree stuns BYU for program’s biggest upset victory”

Audio: McKendree coach reacts to first win in program history over Ohio State

McKendree needed five games but on Sunday it pulled off its first victory against Ohio State in program history.

The Bearcats were led by middle attacker Lucas Galifos’s 10 kills (.600 attack percentage) and his career-high seven blocks. Outside attacker Brendan Dunn chipped in with a double-double (12 kills and 10 digs). Continue reading “Audio: McKendree coach reacts to first win in program history over Ohio State”

Quick-hits: What to know about MIVA teams for 2019 season

Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University athletics.

[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every team in the MIVA.]

The MIVA has all the makings this season for the most chaotic conference in college men’s volleyball.

Four teams received at least one first-place vote in the MIVA Preseason Poll that was released earlier this month. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about MIVA teams for 2019 season”