United States rallies to beat Australia in World Games finale

The United States ended its World University Games with a victory and another big offensive performance from former Lewis All-American outside attacker Greg Petty.

Petty finished with a match-high 21 kills as the United States rallied to beat Australia 32-30, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11 on Saturday in South Korea to conclude the international tournament in 17th place. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Champioship round voting

After four rounds and more than 10,000 online votes, four players have reached the championship round of the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year is an annual 64-player bracket-style tournament that 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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Projected top 10 college men’s volleyball teams for 2016 season

The on-campus championship celebration for Loyola hasn’t even happened yet, but it’s time to start looking forward to the 2016 season.

Check out Off the Block’s early projections at what teams will be in the top top 10 of the preseason national rankings for the upcoming season that is eight months away from starting. Continue reading

The Buzz: Loyola beats UC Irvine in NCAA semifinals as told through Twitter

Twitter was buzzing Thursday night with the college men’s volleyball community plugged into the NCAA Tournament semifinals between the No. 2 seed UC Irvine and No. 3 Loyola.

Check out this look through social media at Loyola’s sweep against UC Irvine to reach the NCAA Tournament finals. Continue reading

Loyola pulls off shocking sweep vs. UC Irvine in semifinals

The blocking game for Loyola stepped up and its hopes at repeating as NCAA champions are still alive.

Middle attacker Nicholas Olson had a match-high seven blocks as the No. 3 seed Loyola swept the No. 2 seed UC Irvine 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 on Thursday in Palo Alto, California to advance to the NCAA Tournament finals. Continue reading

NCAA Tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

Two teams will remain in contention for the 2015 national championship by the end of the night.

The NCAA Tournament semifinals will get underway as the No. 2 seed UC Irvine will play the No. 3 seed Loyola. In addition, the No. 1 seed Lewis and the No. 4 seed Penn State will pay each other in the other semifinal. Continue reading

Inside the vault: A look back at past NCAA championships

For one of the first times in NCAA Tournament history, all four teams in upcoming semifinals previously have won a national championship.

Check out this Throwback Thursday looking back at the some of the national championship footage from the four remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading