Q&A with committee chairman Shayka on changes to NCAA Tournament

Proposed changes to the college men’s volleyball postseason were on the table during the recent NCAA annual summer meetings.

NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairman Ron Shayka said in an interview with Off the Block that the committee made several recommendations at the meeting to improve future NCAA Tournaments and the selection process.
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Committee to make NCAA Tournament selection process more transparent

In the aftermath of a controversial NCAA Tournament selection process, coaches and college men’s volleyball fans for the upcoming seasons will now have the opportunity to view the same data used by the selection committee.

Committee chairman Ron Shayka said in an interview earlier this week with Off the Block that the committee at its annual meeting recommended to make publicly available all the statistical analysis of teams the committee receives from the NCAA.

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Committee recommends playing 2015 NCAA play-in matches at Stanford

Stanford is not only getting to host the NCAA Tournament next season, but possibly both play-in matches.

The NCAA men’s volleyball committee at its annual meetings approved a recommendation to keep the play-in matches at the site of the NCAA Tournament, committee chairman Ron Shayka said in an interview with Off the Block on Thursday.
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Video: Stanford diehard fan excited for NCAA championship match

There has been one constant for Stanford during its postseason run: its diehard and loudest fan in the stands.

Check out Off the Block’s interview with Stanford’s loudest fan, Cliff, as talks about his passion for Stanford men’s volleyball and how he tries to distract opponents with his screaming during serves.

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Video: Princeton coach recaps season, predicts NCAA finals winner

Princeton did everything this season from upseting Penn State to reach the EIVA Tournament championship match for the first time in almost five years.

Check out Princeton coach Sam Shweisky discuss the Tigers’ season, his plans for the off-season and his prediction for the upcoming NCAA Tournament championship match between Stanford and Loyola. Continue reading