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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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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