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

Q&A with NCAA Tournament selection committee chairman Ron Shayka

Chairman Ron Shayka is the first to admit his fellow selection committee members and him face unprecedented challenges in the sport’s history for the upcoming men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.

With a new postseason format, Shayka said in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week that the committee is having to figure out everything from difficult team travel logistics to awarding at-large bids in tight and large field of bubble teams.
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NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

With Selection Sunday almost a month away, the races for the at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding is getting tighter but the teams on the bubble still in contention remains unprecedentedly large.

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

Throwback Thursday: A look inside the college men’s volleyball vault

More than 40 seasons of college men’s volleyball has resulted in numerous memorable and interesting moments.

Off the Block on the final Thursday of each month during the college men’s volleyball regular season will showcase several match highlights and stories from the past in an effort to help preserve the sport’s history.

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UC Irvine associate AD added to NCAA Tourney selection committee

The deputy athletics director from UC Irvine will join the committee that determines the field for the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.

UC Irvine senior associate athletics director Paula Smith was selected as the West Coast representative for the three-person NCAA men’s volleyball committee.

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Off the Block launches NCAA Tourney field prediction Twitter challenge

Tweet your predictions of the teams to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament field for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card from Off the Block.

The Off the Block Pick-Six Twitter Challenge is a new social media contest where individuals before the start of the season can tweet the six teams they predict will make the upcoming Division I-II men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.
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Top 10 bold predictions for 2014 college men’s volleyball season

There’s always some safe preseason predictions to make every year — and than there’s the crazy, bold ones.

With the college men’s volleyball season less than two weeks away from starting, Off the Block is making its bold predictions on everything from conference championship races to what will happen in the NCAA championship match.

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Top 10 college men’s volleyball storylines from the off-season

A lot has happened in college men’s volleyball since UC Irvine won the NCAA championship in May.

The 2013 off-season has seen everything from major shake-ups to the NCAA Tournament and conference alignments to big non-conference matches being scheduled and new national awards added for the upcoming season. Check out the top 10 college men’s volleyball shorelines from the off-season.
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Video: Preview, analysis to selection of NCAA Tournament host sites

The future sites for the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament are about to be unveiled.

The NCAA will announce Wednesday morning the four schools from the seven finalists that will get to play host to a men’s volleyball Division I-II NCAA Tournament between 2015 to 2018.
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