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

Committee chair: Penn State to be site for 2016 NCAA play-in matches

The NCAA Tournament play-in matches are coming to Penn State for the upcoming season.

NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairman Ron Shayka said in a recent interview with Off the Block that it will keep the current NCAA Tournament format and have the play-in matches, semifinals and finals all take place at the same location. 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

The Buzz: Lewis beats Penn State in NCAA semifinals as told through Twitter

Twitter was buzzing Thursday night with the college men’s volleyball community plugged into the NCAA Tournament semifinals between the No. 1 seed Lewis and No. 4 seed Penn State.

Check out this look through social media at Lewis’ four-game victory against Penn State to reach the NCAA Tournament finals. Continue reading

Lewis block too much for Penn State in NCAA semifinals

Middle attacker Bobby Walsh in his team’s biggest match of the year showed why he was the National Blocker of the Year.

Walsh had a match-high 11 blocks as the No. 1 seed Lewis swept the No. 5 seed Penn State 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 25-20 in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday in Palo Alto, California. Continue reading

NCAA Tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

Two teams will remain in contention for the 2015 national championship by the end of the night.

The NCAA Tournament semifinals will get underway as the No. 2 seed UC Irvine will play the No. 3 seed Loyola. In addition, the No. 1 seed Lewis and the No. 4 seed Penn State will pay each other in the other semifinal. Continue reading