Conference tournament quarterfinal matches to follow tonight

The busiest day in the college men’s volleyball postseason is here with the MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament getting underway.

Pepperdine playing host to UC Santa Barbara highlights the four MPSF Tournament quarterfinals tonight. In addition, BYU after pulling off two upsets last week will attempt to pull off another one as it travels to USC. Continue reading

2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team released

A nationwide voting committee selected eight players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. It is also the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading

Video: No. 9 UCSB, Donohue steam roll No. 14 Stanford

Outside attacker Kevin Donohue had a match-high 15 kills on a .536 attack percentage as No. 9 UC Santa Barbara swept No. 14 Stanford 25-17, 25-18, 25-14 in its regular season finale on Saturday.

Check out the video highlights of the match shot by Off the Block special contributor Ted Wang. Continue reading

Videos: USC completes comeback vs. UCSB in fifth game OT

Outside attacker Cristian Rivera had a match-high 20 kills and added 12 digs as No. 9 USC rallied from a two-game deficit to beat No. 7 UC Santa Barbara 23-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 16-14 on Friday in Los Angeles.

Check out the video highlights from the match shot by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s weeks before the conference tournament begins but several matches tonight could have a significant effect on the postseason seeding.

No. 2 Lewis faces a must-win match to remain in sole possession of first place in the MIVA as it travels to play No. 11 Ohio State. In addition, No. 9 UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 UCLA will play each other with both teams needing a win to move a step closer to solidify a berth in the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The top of the conference standings could get a significant shake-up by the end of the tonight.

No. 3 UC Irvine will have a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the MPSF if it can defeat No. 8 UC Santa Barbara. In addition, Penn State will try to keep its first-place lead in the EIVA as it travels to play Harvard. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

One month into the season and the matches only continue to get more critical each week.

No. 2 USC and No. 6 Hawai’i playing in the final of their two-match series highlights the slate of matches tonight. In addition, both Cal State Northridge and George Mason will attempt to pull off upsets against top-10 nationally ranked teams. Continue reading

Finalists announced for OTB/Springbak, Inc. National Player of Month

Off the Block selected the 15 finalists, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month award recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player. Continue reading