New college men’s volleyball award to be named after Kiraly

The National Outside Attacker of the Year award will be renamed to honor one of the best players in the history of college men’s volleyball and USA Volleyball.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that the newest college men’s volleyball national award will be named after former UCLA All-American outside attacker and Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly. 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

Video: No. 10 Long Beach out-lasts No. 9 UCLA to win in 5 games

It wasn’t pretty at times but No. 10 Long Beach State finished getting a critical conference road victory against a top-10 ranked team.

Long Beach State despite being out-hit .255 to .237 overcame a one-game deficit to defeat No. 9 UCLA 20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 23-25, 15-11 on Friday in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the start to the second half of the college men’s volleyball season — when the real March Madness begins.

No. 5 Hawai’i and No. 6 Pepperdine highlight the slate of matches tonight as both teams try to get a signature victory and remain in contention for a conference title. In addition, No. 9 UCLA will look to further solidify its chances at a postseason berth as it plays No. 10 Long Beach State. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The team match-ups don’t get much better than this during the regular season.

No. 5 BYU will play host to No. 13 Ball State in a showdown between two of the top blocking teams in the nation. In addition, No. 3 UC Irvine will look to continue its recent offensive dominance as it plays No. 9 UCLA. Continue reading