Candidates to consider for new MIVA Hall of Fame

More than 50 years as a conference can create quite a pool of worthy candidates for a new Hall of Fame.

The MIVA recently announced that it established the MIVA Hall of Fame with the inaugural class scheduled to be inducted later this year. Below is a list of all the players, coaches and contributors who have a case for Hall of Fame consideration based on their multiple First-Team All-MIVA selections, MIVA Player of the Year honors or additional outstanding performances. Continue reading “Candidates to consider for new MIVA Hall of Fame”

8-team field unveiled for 2016 UCSB Asics Invitational

The MIVA and EIVA will be well-represented at one of the biggest annual college men’s volleyball non-conference events to open the upcoming season.

UC Santa Barbara unveiled to Off the Block the eight-team field for its home tournament the 2016 Asics Invitational that will feature a record four non-West Coast teams. Continue reading “8-team field unveiled for 2016 UCSB Asics Invitational”

Postmatch reaction: Quincy coach discusses upsetting No. 14 Ball State

It took five games and a combined 42 overtime points throughout the match but Quincy was able to upset a nationally ranked team for the first time since 2012.

Quincy had a match-high .467 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game as it beat No. 14 Ball State 29-27, 25-18, 35-37, 28-30, 15-9 on Saturday in Quincy, Illinois. Continue reading “Postmatch reaction: Quincy coach discusses upsetting No. 14 Ball State”

Off the Block releases watch list for inaugural Bryan Ivie Award

Twelve college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for a new national award this upcoming season.

Off the Block on Monday announced the watch list for the inaugural Bryan Ivie Award, which is presented to the best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Off the Block releases watch list for inaugural Bryan Ivie Award”