Time to empty the notebook that is filled with college men’s volleyball news and notes. Check out some of the more interesting news tidbits and other notes involving college men’s volleyball. Continue reading “The Notebook Dump: News tidbits, notes from college men’s volleyball”
A member of the Australian Boys’ Youth National Team along with two players who had record-setting high school careers will join USC for the upcoming season.
USC announced Wednesday that Izac Carracher, Dylan Lange and Liam Schroeder have all committed to play for the Trojans beginning in 2019. Continue reading “USC adds highly touted Australian, all-conference recruits to 2019 roster”
USC lived up to its motto of Fight On.
USC became the first No. 6 seed in seven years to win a MPSF Tournament match as it upset the No. 3 seed Pepperdine 25-22, 19-25, 26-24, 25-18 on Saturday in Malibu, California. Continue reading “Audio: Coach Nygaard discusses USC postseason upset win vs. Pepperdine”
Postseason volleyball is coming back to Firestone Fieldhouse for the first time in three years.
All-conference outside attacker David Wieczorek had a match-high 15 kills as No. 5/6 Pepperdine swept USC 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 on Thursday in Los Angeles to clinch home court advantage for the opening round of the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading “Video: No. 5/6 Pepperdine sweeps USC to clinch MPSF Tournament home match”
UC Irvine in the process of getting a non-conference during the weekend dropped out of the top 10 in a selection committee criteria category.
The Anteaters fell two spots to No. 12 in the latest strength of schedule rankings that the NCAA released earlier this week. Continue reading “UC Irvine falls out of top 10 in new strength of schedule rankings”
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No. 1/1 Long Beach State and No. 2/2 UCLA will play each other on Saturday in the 10th match since 2012 between the top-two ranked teams in the nation.
In continuation of a story written by Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes in 2011, here’s an updated list of recent regular matches featuring the top two NCAA men’s volleyball teams in the nation. Continue reading “Series timeline: Recent No. 1 vs. No. 2 matches in NCAA men’s volleyball”
Two freshmen who led their teams to conference victories are now earning a share of a national award.
Off the Block announced Monday that USC setter Chris Hall and Charleston outside attacker Max Senica were selected as the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading “USC, Charleston players named Co-National Freshman of Week”
No. 12 USC opened the 2018 college men’s volleyball season with a non-conference victory against Princeton in four games on Tuesday.
Check out Off the Block senior correspondent’s postmatch interviews with USC coach Jeff Nygaard, Princeton coach Sam Shweisky and Princeton setter Joe Kelley. Continue reading “Video: Coaches, players react to No. 12 USC beating Princeton”
Middle attacker Sam Lewis made quite a first impression with USC.
The former member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team in his college debut finished with 11 kills and zero errors on a match-best .786 attack percentage as No. 12 USC beat Princeton 28-26, 25-22, 25-27, 25-22 on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Freshman sensation Lewis powers No. 12 USC past Princeton in season opener”
The waiting and waiting of an eight-month offseason is over and the college men’s volleyball season is beck.
Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live. Continue reading “Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight”