Opposite Rado Parapnov responded in a big way following the first loss of the season for No. 2/1 Hawai’i.
The All-American senior had a season-high 30 kills on a .440 attack percentage as Hawai’i rallied from a two-game deficit to beat No. 1/2 BYU 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 19-17 in front of a sold-out crowd Friday in Honolulu. Continue reading “Big offensive surge leads to Hawai’i comeback victory against undefeated BYU”
Check out Off the Block’s interview with coach Shawn Olmstead as he discusses No. 2/2 BYU playing host to No. 3/3 UC Santa Barbara in a two-match series this weekend. Continue reading “Audio: BYU coach ready for big home series vs. UC Santa Barbara”
Check out all the college men’s volleyball matches to follow today and how to follow the matches live. Continue reading “College men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight”
Two of the top pin-hitters in college men’s volleyball will join Puerto Rico in its attempt to win a medal at the Pan American Games.
BYU opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez and Purdue Fort Wayne outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas were selected to the Puerto Rican roster for the men’s volleyball tournament that will begin on Tuesday at the international event in Peru. Continue reading “BYU, Purdue Fort Wayne players to compete with Puerto Rico at Pan Am Games”
So much for the notion that No. 2/2 Hawai’i can’t win on the road.
Middle attacker Patrick Gasman had 10 kills on a .909 attack percentage and a match-high five blocks as Hawai’i swept No. 7/8 BYU 25-20, 25-20, 25-14 to win the BYU Invitational on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: Hawai’i blows through BYU for 20th consecutive sweep”
One of the toughest road venues in college men’s volleyball is now the site of the biggest upset in McKendree’s program history.
McKendree rallied from an opening-game loss and a six-point deficit late in the second game to upset No. 8/7 BYU 19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 on Friday at the Smith Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Video: McKendree stuns BYU for program’s biggest upset victory”
There are plenty of compelling matches this weekend across all levels of college men’s volleyball.
Check out the Off the Block National Matches of the Weekend for NCAA Division I-II, NCAA Division III and NAIA men’s volleyball. Continue reading “Off the Block announces college men’s volleyball national matches of weekend”
Yes, Long Beach State and Hawai’i have likely locked-up the top-two seeds for the NCAA Tournament, but there are still plenty of tight races remaining one month before the bracket is unveiled.
Off the Block crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament positioning. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”
Check out Off the Block special contributor Rae Loverde’s postmatch interview with middle attackers Miki Jauhiainen and Felipe de Brito Ferreira after No. 8/7 BYU beat Princeton in five games on Thursday. Continue reading “Video: BYU middle attackers react to beating Princeton in five games”
All-American opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez finished with match-high 22 kills on a .439 attack percentage as No. 8/7 BYU rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Princeton 19-25, 25-14, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10 on Thursday in Provo, Utah. Continue reading “Video: Princeton pushes BYU to brink in near upset”