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Rutgers-Newark hires NJIT assistant Trevino as new head coach

September 30, 2011

Pedro Trevino tenure has an assistant coach for a Division I-II team was short before he got a head coaching position.

The Rutgers-Newark athletics department announced Wednesday that Trevino was hired as its men’s volleyball head coach — less than two months after he was named an assistant coach at NJIT.

“I really appreciate [Rutgers-Newark athletics director Mark] Griffin giving me the opportunity to take over the program,” Trevino said in a statement. “My goal is to build off of what the team accomplished last year and maximize the team’s potential to get to the EIVA Finals.”
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Off the Block announces launch of new website, Facebook page, Twitter account

September 28, 2011

Off the Block will have a new home in the upcoming days.

Off the Block next week will launch its new website at offtheblockblog.com.

Readers of Off the Block now have the opportunity to get a sneak-peak at the new website before it officially launches later next week by clicking on this link.
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UC Irvine can’t finish off Japan pro team, drops pool-play match at tourney

September 28, 2011

UC Irvine was unable to close out its opponent and now its chances of making the semifinals at its preseason international tournament will come down to the pool-play finale.

UC Irvine blew a two-game lead and lost to the Toray Arrows, a professional team from Japan, 22-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-13 on Tuesday at the Irvine International Volleyball Tournament.

The Anteaters won the first two games with late-game kills from middle attacker Scott Kevorken and All-American outside attacker Carson Clark. Kevorken scored the final two points in the opening game on a kill and a block, while Clark had the game-winning in kill the second game.
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UC Irvine beats professional Chinese team to open international tourney

September 27, 2011

For the second time in the event’s three-year history, UC Irvine won a match at its preseason international tournament.

UC Irvine swept Beijing BAIC Motor 25-22, 25-15, 29-27 on Monday in its pool-play opener at the Irvine International Volleyball Tournament.

The Anteaters had aces late in the first and third games to close out Beijing. Setter Daniel Story had back-to-back aces in the opening game to give UC Irvine a 22-20 lead, while middle attacker Austin D’Amore had an ace in the third game to help force overtime.
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UC Irvine kicks off NCAA preseason with its international tournament

September 26, 2011

UC Irvine will open the college men’s volleyball preseason Monday at its annual international tournament.

UC Irvine will play Beijing BAIC Motor, a professional team from China, at 7 p.m. Monday in its pool-play opener at the 2011 Irvine International Volleyball Tournament.

The Irvine International Volleyball Tournament is a six-day tournament and is the only preseason tournament that features a college men’s volleyball team playing professional teams from around the world. Six of the eight teams participating in the preseason tournament are international squads.
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Rutgers-Newark releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about this schedule

September 22, 2011

Two matches against the defending EIVA champions Penn State and eight late-season conference matches highlights the 2012 Rutgers-Newark regular season schedule that the team released earlier this week.

Rutgers-Newark finished last season in fourth place in the EIVA and lost in the conference tournament semifinals. The Scarlet Raiders have six starters returning for the upcoming season, including All-EIVA outside attacker Austin Pappas.

Check out the five things to take away from Rutgers-Newark’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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BYU releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about this schedule

September 21, 2011

Opening conference play with six matches against three of the top MPSF teams and non-conference matches versus Penn State highlights the 2012 BYU regular season schedule that the team released Tuesday.

The Cougars ended the 2011 regular season No. 2 in the national rankings but were upset in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals and missed the Final Four. New BYU head coach Chris McGown has six starters returning for the upcoming season, including All-American outside attackers Robb Stowell and Taylor Sander and All-American middle attacker Futi Tavana.

Check out the five things to take away from BYU’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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