2014 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team released

A nationwide voting committee selected nine players to the inaugural 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.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Don’t let the lack match-ups between top 10 nationally ranked teams fool anyone, this is a big night in college men’s volleyball.

First-place in the EIVA will be on the line as Princeton and Harvard renew their rivalry in a critical conference match. In addition, out in the West Coast No. 2 BYU, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 Pepperdine will each attempt to bounce back from conference losses earlier this week.

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Ohio State, Pacific players win Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week

Freshmen from Ohio State and Pacific following career performances have now each earned a share to one of the biggest college men’s volleyball individual weekly awards.

Off the Block announced Monday that Ohio State setter Christy Blough and Pacific opposite Thomas Hodges were selected as the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Five of the top 10 nationally ranked teams have already lost this week and there is a chance more could go down tonight.

No. 10 UC Irvine and No. 5 UC Santa Barbara highlights tonight’s matches with both teams looking to get a rebound victory. In addition, Grand Canyon will try to continue its best start to a season in program history as it plays host to George Mason in a non-conference match.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s all about the rematch tonight in college men’s volleyball.

No. 8 BYU and No. 7 UC Irvine will play each other for the first time since their meeting in the 2013 NCAA finals. In addition, No. 1 Stanford will travel to play No. 6 UCLA in a rematch of the two teams’ season-opener earlier this month

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s a huge slate of marquee non-conference matches tonight in college men’s volleyball.

A defacto championship match at the Outrigger Invitational between UCLA and Hawai’i highlights the non-conference matches. However, not to be a overlooked by the non-conference matches is a rematch of the 2013 MPSF championship as No. 1 Long Beach State and BYU met in conference play.
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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

After an eight-month wait, the first weekend to the college men’s volleyball season is finally here.

The first weekend of the regular season begins with a marquee match-up as No. 3 BYU travels to take on No. 7 Loyola. In addition, out in the West Coast the UC Santa Barbara Invitational starts with exhibition pool-play matches.

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Season Preview: 5 teams that may surprise everyone in 2014

There are teams that have high preseason expectations and than there are those teams that enter a season will little fanfare but become the biggest surprises of the year.

Whether it’s Long Beach State last year overcoming little preseason hype to almost reach the NCAA Tournament or UC Santa Barbara’s postseason run to the 2011 NCAA finals, each season tends to feature teams that surprise everyone.

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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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