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

Penn State adds more height with newest recruiting class

A high school conference player of the year and a multiple high school state champion will be among newest recruits joining Penn State.

Penn State announced Thursday that high school seniors Luke Braswell, Jason Donorovich and Calvin Mende all signed national letters of intent to play for the Nittany Lions starting in 2016.
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Four teams selected for inaugural Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge

A new annual non-conference tournament is coming to college men’s volleyball that will have teams from the two oldest conferences playing each other.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that Ball State, IPFW, Penn State and St. Francis will be part of the inaugural Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge during the 2015 season.
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Top 25 reasons to be excited about 2015 NCAA volleyball season

It’s the start of October and that means three months remain before the start of the 2015 college men’s volleyball season.

With the regular season set to begin in less than 100 days, there are plenty of reasons to have excited anticipation. Check out 25 reasons to be excited about the 2015 season.

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Q&A with Penn State coach Pavlik on preparing for upcoming season

Four months until the start of the upcoming college men’s volleyball season and Penn State coach Mark Pavlik is already getting excited about all the possible line-up combinations he could use in 2015.

With all but one starter returning for the Nittany Lions, Pavlik said in a recent interview with Off the Block that Penn State’s depth could create several intriguing on-court possibilities next season.

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Penn State, USC agree to play non-conference match in 2015 season

Coach Mark Pavlik is making sure his Penn State team will be tested next season during its annual mid-season West Coast road trip.

Pavlik said in an interview with Off the Block on Monday that Penn State will play a road non-conference match against USC during the 2015 season.
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Team Comparison: Appearances in NCAA rally scoring era record book

The first-ever NCAA rally scoring era record book is out and several college men’s volleyball teams are prominently featured.

Penn State led all teams with its players appearing 12 times in the new NCAA Division I-II record book compiled and recently released by Off the Block.
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USC, Penn State All-Americans make roster for USA Volleyball Cup

Two current college men’s volleyball players will join the U.S. Men’s National Team for its upcoming series against Iran.

USA Volleyball announced earlier this week that USC setter Micah Christenson and Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell were among the 14 players named to the U.S. roster for the USA Volleyball Cup.

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Penn State’s Russell helps U.S. secure World Championship berth

The only current college player on the U.S. roster stepped up in a championship match to help the United States clinch a berth to the World Championship.

Penn State All-American outside attacker Aaron Russell had seven kills and a match-high two aces as the United States swept Guatemala 25-18, 25-22, 25-15 on Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colorado to win the gold medal at NORCECA World Championship Qualifier.

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