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

Three finalists announced for annual Lloy Ball Award

A nationwide voting committee selected USC setter Micah Christenson, Loyola setter Peter Hutz and Pepperdine setter Matt West as finalists for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award is given to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Rivalries will be renewed with several critical late regular season matches.

No. 15 IPFW will play host to its in-state rival Ball State in the final regular season home match for Hall of Fame coach Arnie Ball. In addition, No. 8 USC and No. 14 Stanford will play each other in a match that has significant postseason seeding implications. Continue reading

Video: No. 9 USC beats rival No. 12 UCLA in marathon match

Middle attacker Andy Benesh had a team-high 13 kills on a .600 attack percentage to help No. 9 USC defeat its crosstown rival No. 12 UCLA 19-25, 25-22, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11 on Saturday in Los Angeles.

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