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DIII Dynamics 2/3/16

New Division III rankings are out as play continues in the largest section of men’s college volleyball. It should not surprise anyone that the Pride of Springfield College are at the top of the DIII rankings, with a 7-1 record. The Pride’s only loss was a five set nail biter to Division II Concordia-Irvine at […]

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NAIA Nuances and Rankings

New NAIA men’s volleyball rankings are out, as voted on by selected coaches of the NAIA Men’s Volleyball (NAIAMVB) Division. There aren’t any surprises here, as Missouri Baptist is clearly the best team in the NAIA right now.  Let’s review the top ten for the NAIA and then discuss the NAIA men’s volleyball program overall. […]

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Net Set Changes

Wow, it seems like ages since I wrote a post for this blog. A super intense work schedule and family responsibilities have pulled me away, but I’m back now with some exciting changes for the Net Set. We are changing our focus to NAIA and NCAA Division III volleyball. This redirection will allow us to […]

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NAIA Nuances

NAIA Preseason Rankings are out, and for the next three months, we’ll be following the nuances and intricacies of men’s volleyball in the NAIA. The Spartans of Missouri Baptist University are the defending NAIA national champion and also top the preseason poll. Here’s the NAIA top ten for the preseason poll.

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Early Events!

We actually have three significant early events in this young men’s volleyball season: 1) the continuing Canadian – US college exhibitions; 2) the UCSB trip to Chicago; and 3) the Ohio State versus McMaster matches in Columbus. Let’s look at all three tonight!

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US – Canadian Exhibitions!

Over the past four days there have been seven US-Canadian exhibition matches, with six US victories and one Canadian victory. Over the next six days we will see another nine exhibition matches, culminating with the UBC Thunderbirds versus the Pepperdine Waves match on Friday, January 8th, at Pepperdine. Although the Canadian men have been playing […]

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Changes at Loyola!

As you’ve probably heard by now, Loyola University has a new men’s volleyball coach – associate head coach Mark Hulse was promoted to head coach yesterday with the resignation of Shane Davis to become the women’s head volleyball coach at Northwestern.  All I can say is, WOW! Mark Hulse is an outstanding coach and I’m […]

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MPSF Preseason

Tonight let’s take a preseason look at men’s volleyball in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, better known to volleyball fans as the MPSF.  The MPSF is the volleyball powerhouse west of the Mississippi River, and its teams have won the vast majority of the national volleyball championships. However, the MIVA has challenged the MPSF for […]

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MIVA Preseason

Tonight let’s take a preseason look at the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, better known as the MIVA. The MIVA’s top teams are the major force in men’s volleyball in the Midwestern US, although the middle and lower ranking teams in the MIVA are often challenged by top NAIA men’s volleyball programs also from the Midwest.

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EIVA Preseason (+ PSA for the US-Canadian Exhibitions)

  Tonight let’s take a preseason look at the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, better known to Volleyball fans as the EIVA. The EIVA is the major force in men’s volleyball in the eastern US, followed by the DII Conference Carolinas and numerous DIII conferences. First, though, here’s a PSA for the US-Canadian exhibition matches, which […]

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Men’s Season Begins!

Men’s college volleyball in the USA begins soon after the women’s college Volleyball season ends. Although the Canadian men have been playing since October, they are officially on hiatus until January 8th. However, there will be several Canadian – US exhibition matches, as shown below.

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Nebraska Wins!

Nebraska won their fourth NCAA Women’s NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship (1995, 2000, 2006, and 2015) last night  in Omaha, Nebraska, as the Huskers took down the Texas Longhorns in straight sets, 25-23, 25-23, and 25- 21.

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DI Finals in Omaha!

    Women’s NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship finals occur tonight in a matchup between the # 3 seeded Texas Longhorns and the #4 seeded Nebraska Huskers in Omaha, Nebraska (almost a home match for the Huskers). I have a suspicion we will break the women’s volleyball attendance record tonight in this match.

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Semifinal Number 2 (NE – KS)

Tonight let’s talk about the second of the two semifinal matches in the Women’s DI National Volleyball Championship – the #4 Nebraska Huskers versus the #9 Kansas Jayhawks this Thursday, 12/17, at 9:30 PM Eastern Time.

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Semifinal Number 1 (MN-TX)

Tonight let’s talk about the first of the two semifinal matches in the Women’s DI National Volleyball Championship – the #2 Minnesota Golden Gophers versus the #4 Texas Longhorns this Thursday, 12/ 17, at 7 PM Eastern Time.

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