MPSF, MIVA brackets open for Off the Block bracket challenge

Volleyball fans still have time fill out and submit their MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament brackets and win a chance to potentially see the United States clinch an Olympic berth.

The Kill on Two/Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge is a new contest that gives fans the opportunity to predict who will win matches in the upcoming MPSF, MIVA and EIVA conference tournaments and the four-team NCAA Tournament.
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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

USC will end the regular season as the unanimous No. 1 in the national rankings.

The Trojans after winning the MPSF regular season championship during the weekend received every first-place vote in the new national media poll released Tuesday.

Check out this week’s top 10 men’s volleyball media poll and my ballot with explanations on why I ranked each team where I did.
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Winners announced for EIVA, MIVA, MPSF Reporters of the Year

Daily Bruin reporter Chris Kalra, The Ball State Daily News reporter Andrew Mishler and The Daily Collegian reporter John Stuetz were selected as the 2012 Off the Block Men’s Volleyball Conference Reporters of the Year.

The Off the Block Men’s Volleyball Conference Reporters of the Year recognizes the best college newspaper reporters in the EIVA, MIVA and MPSF.
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Off the Block, Kill on Two launch new postseason bracket challenge

Volleyball fans can now fill out their brackets in the Kill on Two/Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge for a chance to potentially see the United States or Canada clinch an Olympic berth.

The Kill on Two/Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge is a new contest that gives fans the opportunity to predict who will win matches in the upcoming MPSF, MIVA and EIVA conference tournaments and the four-team NCAA Tournament.
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Winner, finalists announced for Best Men’s Volleyball Online Coverage of the Year

The Ball State Daily News is the winner of the second-annual Off the Block Best Men’s Volleyball Online Coverage of the Year.

Off the Block conducted a season-long analysis of the online coverage for NCAA men’s volleyball on college newspaper websites from around the nation.
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The top 5 men’s volleyball stories of the week

It’s your top five men’s volleyball story list, but with a twist.

Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball season Off the Block will post the top five best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court.
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Deeper look at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament selection criteria

Best of luck to the three-person NCAA Tournament selection committee trying to figure out this year’s field — it’s that close.

With the regular season over and the conference tournaments about to start, the race for the lone at-large bid and seeding for the NCAA Tournament remains tight among the nation’s top teams. In addition, a closer look at the criteria used by the selection committee shows because of the close race the conference tournament matches could have an increased significance in determining this year’s at-large bid.
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