Fairleigh Dickinson to face Queens in program’s inaugural match

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The inaugural match for Fairleigh Dickinson will be against one of the top independent teams in the nation.

The first-year program as part of revealing its 2022 schedule announced it will play Queens in its season opener on Jan. 21 at the Harvard Invitational. Continue reading “Fairleigh Dickinson to face Queens in program’s inaugural match”

Harvard to open 2022 season with three-match California road trip

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There is no easing into the regular season for Harvard following a 22-months layoff.

Harvard as part of recently unveiling its 2022 schedule announced it will open the season with a West Coast road trip against UC Irvine, UC San Diego and Long Beach — three Big West teams that were all nationally ranked throughout the 2021 season. Continue reading “Harvard to open 2022 season with three-match California road trip”

Pepperdine, Lewis to meet for non-conference match in 2022

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Two teams that reached the 2021 NCAA Tournament will meet in the first weeks of the upcoming season.

Pepperdine as part of releasing its 2022 regular season schedule announced it will have a non-conference home match against the defending MIVA champions Lewis on Jan. 28. Continue reading “Pepperdine, Lewis to meet for non-conference match in 2022”

Hawai’i, Stanford, Queens, Kentucky State to play in inaugural Texas non-conference event

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College men’s volleyball is going to mess with Texas.

Off the Block was informed this week that the defending NCAA champions Hawai’i along with Stanford, Queens and Kentucky State will compete in the inaugural First Point Collegiate Challenge on Feb. 4-5 in Austin, Texas. Continue reading “Hawai’i, Stanford, Queens, Kentucky State to play in inaugural Texas non-conference event”

Ball State through the years: Volleyball coverage in The Ball State Daily News

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Ball State has a legacy of men’s volleyball excellence — and having student-journalists covering the school’s most championship laden program.

With The Ball State Daily News celebrating its 100-year anniversary, Off the Block has compiled some of the most memorable men’s volleyball pages in the campus student-newspaper’s history. Continue reading “Ball State through the years: Volleyball coverage in The Ball State Daily News”

Audio: Saint Francis coach discusses joining newest men’s volleyball conference

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The 35th season in the EIVA for Saint Francis will be its last.

Saint Francis will depart EIVA at the end of the upcoming season after the school’s primary league the Northeast Conference announced it would add men’s volleyball beginning in 2023. Continue reading “Audio: Saint Francis coach discusses joining newest men’s volleyball conference”

Lewis adds opposite transfer from St. Francis Brooklyn to 2022 roster

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Lewis will have even more depth at the pins thanks to the transfer of one of St. Francis Brooklyn’s top offensive players.

The Flyers as part of unveiling its 2022 roster announced that opposite Christian Prayer will join the team for the upcoming season. Continue reading “Lewis adds opposite transfer from St. Francis Brooklyn to 2022 roster”

Northeast Conference to sponsor men’s volleyball in 2023

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

The Northeast Conference announced today they will be sponsoring men’s volleyball as their 25th championship sport, effective 2023 season. The NEC will be the fourth NCAA multi-sport conference to sponsor men’s volleyball as a championship sport (ConfCarolinas, Big West, SIAC), and the second NCAA Division I conference to sponsor it.

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