Penn State schedules home matches vs. UCLA, USC to open 2016 season

The site of the 2016 NCAA Tournament will also be the location for one of the biggest non-conference events at the start of the upcoming season.

Penn State coach Mark Pavlik said in a recent with Off the Block that his team will open the season with a home non-conference showcase featuring Ohio State, UCLA and USC. Continue reading

Projected top 10 college men’s volleyball teams for 2016 season

The on-campus championship celebration for Loyola hasn’t even happened yet, but it’s time to start looking forward to the 2016 season.

Check out Off the Block’s early projections at what teams will be in the top top 10 of the preseason national rankings for the upcoming season that is eight months away from starting. Continue reading

Conference tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

Three more spots to Conference Championship Friday will be decided tonight.

The MIVA Tournament semifinals continue as Loyola plays host to Ohio State with a chance to reach the conference finals for the third straight year. In addition, the EIVA Tournament gets underway with both semifinal matches. Continue reading

Conference tournament quarterfinal matches to follow tonight

The oldest conference tournament in college volleyball will get underway tonight with three quarterfinal matches.

No. 10 Ohio State and Ball State renewing their rivalry highlights the slate of MIVA Tournament quarterfinal matches. In addition, No. 15 IPFW will try to get coach Arnie Ball one more home victory as it plays host to Lindenwood. Continue reading

2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team released

A nationwide voting committee selected eight players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. It is also the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading