Quick hits: 5 things to take away from the weekend in college men’s volleyball

The opening weekend of the college men’s volleyball season has come and gone — leaving an intriguing start to the year.

Check out the five things to take away from this weekend’s matches. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

For anyone ever wanting the MPSF to travel more and play more non-conference matches, that wish is coming true tonight.

No. 1 Pepperdine will open its season with a rare East Coast road trip as it begins a two-match series against first-year program North Greenville. In addition, No. 10 Hawai’i will make its season debut playing a non-conference match against Stevens Tech. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The college men’s volleyball season is finally here.

No. 14 Ohio State playing host to new MIVA member McKendree will officially open the 2015 season. In addition, Stanford in only other regular season match tonight will play NCAA Division III opponent UC Santa Cruz. Continue reading

Season Preview: Dark horse teams that may crash 2015 NCAA Tournament

There are the preseason favorites, and then there are those teams that bust everyone’s bracket in the postseason.

Several teams enter the start of the college men’s volleyball season this weekend with little preseason fanfare but could crash the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season. Continue reading

BYU, UCLA, Stanford top preseason social media rankings

BYU will once again enter the college men’s volleyball season leading the social media rankings and by a sizable margin.

A recent Off the Block analysis of NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team Twitter accounts showed that BYU has more than double the amount of followers compared to any other team in the nation. Continue reading

Off the Block releases watch list for inaugural Bryan Ivie Award

Twelve college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for a new national award this upcoming season.

Off the Block on Monday announced the watch list for the inaugural Bryan Ivie Award, which is presented to the best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Off the Block releases watch list for 2015 Lloy Ball Award

Fourteen college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

Off the Block on Tuesday unveiled the watch list for the national award that is presented to the best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. 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