No. 6 UCLA beats Hawai’i to win fourth straight Outrigger Invitational title

The big block from UCLA was able to stifle Hawai’i’s explosive offense and give the Bruins another Outrigger Invitational championship.

Middle attacker Trent Kersten was one two Bruins with at least five blocks as No. 6 UCLA defeated Hawai’i 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 25-16 in the defacto tournament championship match on Saturday in Honolulu

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Five storylines to follow during the 2014 Outrigger Invitational

There are some big storylines that will played-out during one of college men’s volleyball’s biggest annual non-conference tournaments.

Everything from UCLA trying to accomplish a feat never achieved to all four teams attempting to pick-up signature non-conference victories highlight the storylines as the 20th annual Outrigger Invitational begins Thursday in Honolulu.

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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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UCLA, Penn State, Ohio State to return to Hawai’i for 2014 Outrigger Invitational

Hawai’i coach Charlie Wade is getting his ideal tournament field for the upcoming Outrigger Invitational.

Wade said Monday in an interview with Off the Block that for the second consecutive year Penn State, Ohio State and UCLA will participate along with Hawai’i at its annual home tournament during the 2014 season.
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Quick hits: 5 things to take away from this weekend’s matches

Everything from epic five-game matches at the Outrigger Invitational in Hawaii to massive upsets on the mainland highlighted this weekend in college men’s volleyball.

Check out the top five things to take away from this weekend’s action.
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Top 10 non-conference matches to follow in 2013 season

The 2013 college men’s volleyball season begins this week and there are plenty of intriguing non-conference matches to keep an eye on throughout entire regular season.

Everything from early season matches that could be previews of Final Four matches to underdog teams traveling out west looking for a signature victory highlights the non-conference lineup this year.

Off the Block dissected all the NCAA Division I-II teams’ non-conference schedules to come up with the top 10 non-conference matches for fans to follow during the 2013 season.
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Penn State, UCLA, Ohio State to play in 2013 Outrigger Invitational

Penn State after a one-year hiatus will return to Hawaii to open its season at the annual Outrigger Invitational.

The Nittany Lions return to the island was made official last week as Hawai’i unveiled its 2013 schedule and announced that Penn State, Ohio State and UCLA will play in the school’s home tournament in January 2013.
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Top 5 storylines to follow at the Outrigger Invitational

There are more than enough intriguing storylines this year for one of the oldest and most prestigious non-conference tournaments in NCAA men’s volleyball history.

Hawai’i, No. 9 Lewis, Springfield and No. 3 UCLA will begin play today at the three-day Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu. Each team will play each other once in tournament’s round-robin format and will conclude with a nationally televised match between UCLA and the host school Hawai’i.

Check out the top five storylines to follow during the Outrigger Invitational.
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Hawai’i releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about this schedule

A difficult six-week conference stretch and playing host to its annual Outrigger Invitational highlights the 2012 Hawai’i regular season schedule that the team released Monday.

Hawai’i finished last season in fifth place in the MPSF and lost in the first round of the conference tournament. The Warriors return four starters for the upcoming season and also have incoming freshman outside attacker JP Marks, who played for the Germany Junior and Youth National teams.

Check out the five things to take away from Hawai’i’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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Three Hawai’i matches to be nationally televised in upcoming season

Three Hawai’i home matches at the beginning of the 2012 season will be nationally televised.

The Hawai’i athletics department announced Tuesday that its men’s volleyball team’s matches against UC San Diego and UCLA in January will air live on Fox College Sports.

Hawai’i will open its season with a two-match series against UC San Diego on Jan. 5-6 with both matches being televised. In addition, Hawai’i will play UCLA to conclude its home non-conference tournament, the Outrigger Invitational, on Jan. 14.
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