Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 16

For the first time in 2024, the roundup sees no changes from the previous week. Despite suffering its first loss of the season, Long Beach State earns 17 votes by AVCA to stay at No. 1 ahead of undefeated Grand Canyon. Meanwhile in DIII, Wentworth has secured 12 wins to start the year and holds a firm grip on the top spot. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 9

The roundup stays relatively calm at the top end of the DI/II rankings this week. The top-five sees one shift as UCLA and Stanford trade places. The roundup does have the potential for more shuffling next week after the top-5 matchup of No. 1 Long Beach State vs. No. 5 UCLA on Friday.

Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 2

For the third straight week, the college roundup has a new No. 1. Long Beach State earns 23 votes in the latest AVCA poll and is now top of the pack as one of the few remaining unbeaten teams in DI/II. In DIII, Wentworth remains atop the list for another week, while Cal Lutheran and Southern Virginia flip-flop at No. 3 and 4. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Remembering Coach Tom Tait

Tom Tait was an American professor, author and volleyball coach, who received his PhD from Penn State in 1969. He was serving as an assistant track and field coach at the university when he was asked to be the head coach of the Penn State women’s and men’s club volleyball teams in 1974.

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 26

A huge shift hits the roundup this week after Ohio State stuns UCLA. The Buckeyes defeated the defending champion Bruins and No. 13 USC at the First Point Challenge in Austin, Texas last week to vault into the number one spot in the rankings. However, The Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of No. 9 Penn State on Thursday night.

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 19

A big shakeup hits the DI/II and DIII rankings in the college roundup. Hawaii and Ohio State move up as UC Irvine is bounced to No. 6 and Grand Canyon makes its first appearance in the top-5. In DIII, two new schools crack the top-5, including Wentworth storming onto the scene to take ahold of the No. 2 spot. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 12

The first reshuffle of the top-five sees Hawaii and UC Irvine swap places after the Rainbow Warriors drop the first match of the season. We have another week to go before all of Division III is in action, but we still check in on those rankings as well in week two with the season slowly ramping up. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 5

The college roundup returns for the first time in the new year! As the season begins, we look at the first AVCA poll of 2024 and give you the early look at your projected front-runners this season. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Nebraska Defeats Pitt for a Spot in 2023 NCAA Final

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are returning to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship match after sweeping Pitt 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-17) Thursday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Huskers were last in the final in 2021, losing to Wisconsin in five sets.

Badger Region Hosts First Regional Instructor Training Summit

The Badger Region of USA Volleyball hosted the first Regional Instructor Training Summit on Aug. 10-11 in Wisconsin. Sixteen coaches,  USA Volleyball National Faculty, volunteers and region staff from four regions (Badger, North Country, Iowa and Great Lakes) participated.