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

Penn State big block performance leads to EIVA title

In a season that at times seemed untypical for No. 7 Penn State it had a typical achievement: winning the EIVA regular season title.

Penn State remained undefeated in conference play as it swept Sacred Heart 25-15, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18 on Saturday in University Park, Pennsylvania, to win the program’s 31st EIVA regular season championship. Continue reading

Sacred Heart, emerging NCAA Division II team Emmanuel to play in 2015

Emmanuel in its inaugural season as a NCAA Division II provisional member will play its first match in program history against an EIVA opponent.

The newest Conference Carolinas school recently announced that it scheduled a non-conference match against Sacred Heart in the upcoming season.
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Men’s volleyball teams excel in academic ratings, avoid NCAA sanctions

For the second consecutive year, no college men’s volleyball teams will receive NCAA sanctions for poor academic performance.

All but two NCAA Division I men’s volleyball teams scored at least a 950 out of a possible 1,000 points on the latest Academic Progress Rate that the NCAA released Tuesday.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Who needs the nation’s top ranked team in action to have compelling matches.

No. 1 BYU is on a bye this weekend but there are several intriguing matches, including Long Beach State trying to show its critics that it is a top-five team in the nation. In addition, out on the East Coast Penn State looks to extend its historic conference winning streak, while two undefeated teams collide in North Carolina.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow this tonight.
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