In a quiet and stealthy fashion the NCAA Men's Volleyball Playoffs are upon us. Unlike other major sports, the NCAA Men's Playoffs combine Division 1 & 2 together in 3 separate conferences. Only 15 teams get ranked each week, and the majority of those teams come from the MPSF (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation).
I'll be honest when I say that the collegiate volleyball matches are some of the most exciting sports I've ever watched. In order to give others the opportunity to view and see what I'm talking about, here's this weekends playoff quarterfinals from the MPSF and MIVA.
The EIVA Playoffs don't begin until next week, with the semifinals and finals taking place at Penn State. I will publish another listing next week with the semifinals and championships. It should be noted that the games that don't have video or audio available do have live stats available. Please visit the MPSF or MIVA websites to get the stat links.
Friday, April 19
8 PM- MIVA Quarterfinal: Quincy at Loyola [IL]
Saturday, April 20
7 PM- MIVA Quarterfinal: Grand Canyon at Ohio State (Buckeye Vision)
7:30 PM- MIVA Quarterfinal: IPFW at Ball State (Ball State All Access will provide video and audio)
9 PM- MPSF Quarterfinal: Hawaii at BYU (BYUtv)
10 PM- MPSF Quarterfinal: Pepperdine at UCLA (Pac-12 Digital)- Audio available from MPSF Audio and UCLA on Stretch Internet
10 PM- MPSF Quarterfinal: Stanford at Long Beach State- Audio available from Stretch Internet
10 PM- MPSF Quarterfinal: UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine