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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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s all about the surprise teams and players tonight in college men’s volleyball.

UC San Diego eyes another massive upset as it travels to play BYU, while the Cougars are playing to lock down the No. 1 ranking. In addition, outside attacker Greg Herceg will try to continue his breakout season as Ball State travels to Sacred Heart.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow this Saturday.
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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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The five teams that could surprise everyone in 2012

There are some teams that no one is talking about but could surprise people by the end of the season.

Whether it was UC Santa Barbara’s run to the NCAA championship match last season or Juniata reaching the EIVA championship match in 2009, there are always men’s volleyball teams each season that pleasantly surprise everyone in the nation.

Several teams last season that did not reach their conference tournament or finished outside of the national rankings could have a big season in 2012.
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Sacred Heart releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about the schedule

The first schedule for a team in the new-look EIVA is out as Sacred Heart announced its 2012 regular season schedule earlier this week.

Sacred Heart, along with the other seven EIVA teams, will play 14 conference matches — a four match increase from last season.

The Pioneers last season finished in third place in the EIVA Hay Division and failed to qualify for the EIVA Tournament. Sacred Heart have four starters returning, including outside attacker Enzo Mackenzie who was named to the Second-Team All-EIVA as a freshman.

Check out the five things to take away from Sacred Heart’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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NCAA penalizes Rutgers-Newark with scholarship reduction for low APR score

For the second conseuctive seaosn, Rutgers-Newark will lose almost half a scholarship because of its Academic Progress Rate score.

The Scarlet Raiders were penalized a 0.43 scholarship reduction after scoring a 892 out of a possible 1,000 points in the annual APR report that the NCAA released Tuesday.

The APR measures a team’s academic scholastic performance during a four-year period based on the retention and eligibility of each athlete on scholarship. Teams with less than 925 score have the potential to receive NCAA penalties ranging from losing scholarships to a reduction in practice time.
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