Friday Scores Update

Friday’s Volleyball Scores!  See how your favorite team did Friday night.  The match scores are divided by conference and then by date. 

Grand View tops Park

Third ranked Grand View Vikings upset the top ranked Park Pirates on Park’s home court by a score of 25 – 23, 25 – 19, 17 – 25, and 26 -24.  Grand View sophomore Felipe Nogueira led all hitters with a match high 18 kills while Victor Gonzalez and Pedro Cardoso added 14 kills each.

Canadian VB Update

Canadian men’s Volleyball has resumed and there are some major changes in the poll for the university division, CIS. As we know, there are two components to Canadian men’s Volleyball – the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sports for universities or large schools) and the CCAA (Canadian College Athletic Association for colleges or small schools). Each division […]

Just when they thought it was safe to go back ….

As we all know, Taylor Sander has graduated from BYU and moved on to professional Volleyball in Europe. I suspect that the other eleven coaches in the MPSF breathed a collective sigh of relief when he graduated, because Taylor Sander was the most potent offensive weapon in college Volleyball, regularly wreaking havoc on his opponents. […]

New Polls (and some firsts , too)

New polls for NAIA and D1-D2 are out. Some real surprises are found in the D1-D2 poll and there are a couple of firsts for men’s college Volleyball in these polls.  No new D3 poll until January 27, so we’ll talk more about D3 next week. Before we venture into the world of the polls, […]

Weekend Roundup 1/19/2015

Here are the abbreviated match scores from the weekend (Friday 1/16, Saturday 1/17, and Sunday 1/18) divided by conference and then further subdivided by date. This analysis allows a clear picture of how the conferences fare against one another as well as their relative standing and position within their own conference.

Penn State Struggles

Penn State men’s Volleyball has its hands full right now.  They are off to an unprecedented 0 – 4 start, with #1 Loyola up next on Friday, 1/24/2015 and # 5 Lewis the next night, Saturday, 1/25/2015.  In Volleyball terms, Penn State is stuck in a bad rotation and needs to side out.

Weekend Preview

Let’s take a quick look at men’s college Volleyball for the weekend.  There are some really good match ups for this early in the season.  Try to watch if you can. You’ll like it.

Canadian Men’s VB Returns

Canadian men’s Volleyball resumed play on January 9th after a month long hiatus and break from school.  As we know, there are two components to Canadian men’s Volleyball – the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sports for universities or large schools) and the CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association for colleges or small schools). Each division is a […]

Weekend Roundup 1/12/2015

Here are the abbreviated match scores from the weekend analyzed by conference rather than date. This break down allows a clear picture of how the conferences fare against one another. There were some very interesting and some surprising match results in these contests.

DII Review

DII men’s Volleyball exists in an enigmatic, almost problematic, environment.  With 24 DII programs, DII is larger than DI, which has 22 programs, in size but much smaller in terms of recognition and prestige.  DII is actually growing, although the “growth spurt” caused by the Conference Carolinas addition of men’s Volleyball has now slowed. DII, […]

NAIA Review

NAIA men’s Volleyball is still relatively unknown when compared to the NCAA.  And, that’ a shame for Volleyball, because the quality of men’s Volleyball found in NAIA is easily equivalent to the Volleyball found in NCAA DII and many DI programs.  NAIA teams, however, get little recognition when compared to their NCAA counterparts.  

DI Review

DI is still the image most people have when they think of men’s college Volleyball. UCLA, Penn State, Ohio State, and Loyola, – need I go on?  These names and the other 16 teams which make up DI are the “rock stars” of the men’s College Volleyball world.  Let’s do a quick review of DI, […]

DIII Review

DIII is the largest of the five divisions of men’s college Volleyball. With 70 teams active and six more slated to join the fray in 2016, the DIII total of 76 teams is 47% – nearly half – of the 163 US men’s college Volleyball programs in existence. DIII clearly dominates size-wise in relation to […]

Only 2 More Exhibitions

Only two More Canadian versus US college exhibition matches are scheduled, one for Monday, January 5th, and one for Tuesday January 6th.  In matches Universite’ Laval from Quebec City takes on a pair of MPSF teams from Los Angeles, first UCLA and then CSU – Northridge (CSUN).    Laval has a 7 – 3 record […]

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