Three new members to be inducted into EIVA Hall of Fame

Two former players who guided their teams to the NCAA Tournament and an international official will be among the newest class enshrined into the EIVA Hall of Fame.

The EIVA announced Friday that it selected Penn State’s Ramon Hernandez, Rutgers-Newark’s Nestor Paslawsky and official Don Kruger to be inducted into the conference Hall of Fame.

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Rutgers-Newark leaves EIVA for Division III conference beginning next season

A move that his been in the works for several years was finally made official today as the EIVA will lose one of its charter members.

The Continental Volleyball Conference announced Thursday that it voted unanimously in favor of adding Rutgers-Newark to the NCAA Division III men’s volleyball conference for the 2015 season.

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Conference tournament men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Consider tonight a small sampling of the postseason.

With most conference tournament quarterfinals matches scheduled for Saturday, Loyola and Quincy will open the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals in tonight’s only postseason match. In addition, Penn State looks to close out its regular season by capturing an out-right EIVA regular season title.

Check out the conference tournament matches and top regular season matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year: First Round

Off the Blocked selected and seeded the 65 players in a bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.

The Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.
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In a sentence or two about every NCAA men’s volleyball team

Most of the time all the preseason talk surrounding a team can be summed up in one or two sentences — and that’s what we did.

With the NCAA men’s volleyball season beginning in earnest this weekend, get a quick breakdown of every men’s volleyball team from around the nation as they enter the 2012 season.

Check out what to know about each Division I-II men’s volleyball team at the start of the 2012 season.
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Rutgers-Newark hires NJIT assistant Trevino as new head coach

Pedro Trevino tenure has an assistant coach for a Division I-II team was short before he got a head coaching position.

The Rutgers-Newark athletics department announced Wednesday that Trevino was hired as its men’s volleyball head coach — less than two months after he was named an assistant coach at NJIT.

“I really appreciate [Rutgers-Newark athletics director Mark] Griffin giving me the opportunity to take over the program,” Trevino said in a statement. “My goal is to build off of what the team accomplished last year and maximize the team’s potential to get to the EIVA Finals.”
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Rutgers-Newark releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about this schedule

Two matches against the defending EIVA champions Penn State and eight late-season conference matches highlights the 2012 Rutgers-Newark regular season schedule that the team released earlier this week.

Rutgers-Newark finished last season in fourth place in the EIVA and lost in the conference tournament semifinals. The Scarlet Raiders have six starters returning for the upcoming season, including All-EIVA outside attacker Austin Pappas.

Check out the five things to take away from Rutgers-Newark’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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NCAA raises APR benchmark, to ban poor academic performing teams from playoffs

The NCAA placing a greater emphasis on academic performance could make some men’s volleyball team in the future ineligible for the postseason.

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors unanimously voted Thursday to raise the Academic Progress Rate benchmark from 900 to 930 and would require teams to meet the new benchmark in order to participate in the postseason.

“This is about the academic performance of all of our students in all of our sports,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. “This is about the academic expectations we have for all of our student-athletes.”
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France leaves Rutgers-Newark, returns to NYU as assistant coach

After spending four years as the Rutgers-Newark head coach, Karl France is returning to NYU.

The Division III school announced Monday that it has hired France for the second time in his career to be an assistant coach on the NYU men’s volleyball team.

“I am very happy to be back working with Coach [Jose] Pina,” France said in a statement released Monday. “We work well together and have had success in the past. I feel that with the added excitement of a NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship and a solid nucleus returning, the sky is the limit for NYU men’s volleyball.”
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Stanford, Rutgers-Newark receive AVCA award for academic excellence

Two NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams received a team national academic honor.

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Thursday that Rutgers-Newark and Stanford earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 season.

To be eligible for this award a college or high school volleyball team must have at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or have a 4.10 GPA on a 5.0 scale.
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