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Episode 84: College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition; 3/2/21

Episode 84: College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition; 3/2/21

March 2, 2021

The 2021 NCAA Collegiate Beach season is in full gear after the first week of competitive action. Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford, Mads Fitzpatrick of Florida St. and Rob Espero (aka "Rob-on-the-Mic") discuss the week 1 highlights, top teams/athletes and the AVCA Top 20 poll released today. The crew then takes a look at top week 2 matches with the top teams and address fan questions regarding Collegiate Beach Volleyball!

Episode 83: College Volleyball Weekly, NCAA Men’s D1-2 Report; 3/2/21

Episode 83: College Volleyball Weekly, NCAA Men’s D1-2 Report; 3/2/21

March 2, 2021

It’s the weekly chat about NCAA men’s Division I-II volleyball with George Mason coach Jay Hosack, whose Patriots play in the EIVA; David Hunt of Pepperdine, whose Waves are in the MPSF; and Dan Friend of Lewis, whose Flyers are in the MIVA:

The guys discuss the happenings in the Coastal Carolinas, EIVA, MIVA, MPSF and the Big West! The Consortium of Collegiate Coaching Intelligence, Dan, Jay and David tackle some fan-user questions!

Episode 82: College Volleyball Weekly, NCAA D1-2 Men’s VB 2/23/21

Episode 82: College Volleyball Weekly, NCAA D1-2 Men’s VB 2/23/21

February 24, 2021

This week the "Consortium of Collegiate Coaching Intelligence" weighs in on the Week 6 results and checks in with the top-20 Men's D1-2 indoor teams now all playing in the 2021 season. UMO loses, the MIVA is stacking up, the EIVA is a tight race, the MPSF is a one-pony show-- at the moment, and the Big West is heavily favored by the crew!

We close out the episode with a "lightning round" of user solicited questions! You don't want to miss this one!

Episode 81: College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition, 2/23/21

Episode 81: College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition, 2/23/21

February 23, 2021

It is an exciting week for Collegiate Beach Volleyball because the season is officially ON!

Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford and Mads Fitzpatrick of Florida St. throw down their thoughts on the CollegeBeachVB.com preseason awards and discuss the upcoming "matches of interest of the first week of the 2021 season of the top 20 teams!

Episode 80: College Volleyball Weekly, D1-2 Men’s Volleyball, 2/15/21

Episode 80: College Volleyball Weekly, D1-2 Men’s Volleyball, 2/15/21

February 17, 2021

The College Volleyball Weekly (CVW) crew discuss the news, names, teams and topics of Week 5 of the NCAA D1-2 season across the nation.

COVID cancelled matches still occurring in all the conferences while the Big West Conferences top teams drop their schedules. USC, NJIT and McKendree letting teams know that they're cracking the top 15 in the AVCA poll by taking down top teams, as we conclude the episode with an around-the-nation rundown.

Episode 79: College Volleyball Weekly, Men’s D1-2 Volleyball 2/9/2021

Episode 79: College Volleyball Weekly, Men’s D1-2 Volleyball 2/9/2021

February 9, 2021

The CVW crew discusses the some of the top D1-2 news of the week like the upset of both #1 BYU and #3 Lewis by #8 UCLA and NR Ohio St. this last week. The guys talk about the effects of COVID affecting game readiness as well as the impacts on lineups. And yes, the Big West is still undefeated, along with Pepperdine and Loyola.

Jay discusses the "Sports Illustrated Curse" as his #1 picks in the AVCA poll the last 2 weeks have been upset. Is it good for Jay to deem you with the #1 ranking? We find out here on the show!

Episode 78: College Volleyball Weekly, D1-2 Men’s Volleyball, Week 4, 2/2/21

Episode 78: College Volleyball Weekly, D1-2 Men’s Volleyball, Week 4, 2/2/21

February 2, 2021

This week the Consortium of Collegiate Coaching Intelligence (C3I) go head on to the NVA/AVCA D1-2 Men's Coaches' Poll #2 breaking down who belongs where, whether teams are playing or not, and Jay's rationale for voting Lewis as #1 in our young, post-COVID-Cancelled season. We then look into a week of 5-set thrillers, extended sets and the "Beast of the East," NJIT and how Dan and his Flyers got out of PA with an unblemished record. 

 

Additionally, we discuss the Big West Conference news and what the schedule is looking like and why. And of course we end with some fan questions gathered from the "inquiry minds who want to know!"

Episode 77, College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition on the Viral Volley Podcast, 1/29/21

Episode 77, College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition on the Viral Volley Podcast, 1/29/21

January 29, 2021

As we stand approximately 1 month out for the 2021 Collegiate Beach season to kick into gear there is no doubt there is great excitement and anticipation. Adding to that is the AVCA Preseason Coaches' Poll which came out January 27th. With that, it was time to bring together the CVW Beach Crew of Mads Fitzpatrick of Florida St. and Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford to break down the top 20.

Tap or click into this Episode as our student-athletes break down the poll, teams and individual athletes on the Viral Volley Podcast!

Episode 76: College Volleyball Weekly, 1/25/21

Episode 76: College Volleyball Weekly, 1/25/21

January 26, 2021

As NCAA Men's D1-2 Volleyball enters Week 3 after 300+ days without competition the "Consortium of Collegiate Coaching Intelligence," Pepperdine Head Coach David Hunt,  Lewis Head Coach Dan Friend and George Mason Head Coach Jay Hosack discuss the top 15 teams of the NCAA D1-2 Men's Volleyball season.

This week's topics include teams' adaptations to lineups with additions, returning players, absent players and adjustments due to COVID. The crew also discusses the darkhorse "Beast of the East," NJIT and what the status is of the Big West Men's Volleyball season and schedule.

From there we jump into the top matches and performers of Week 2, and what the guys will be watching in Week 3. 

Episode 75, CVW: Mark Presho, UCI Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach, 1/19/21: Viral Volley Podcast

Episode 75, CVW: Mark Presho, UCI Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach, 1/19/21: Viral Volley Podcast

January 19, 2021

After 16 years UC Irvine Assistant Coach Mark Presho is retiring from NCAA Men's Volleyball. In those years UCI has become known as a volleyball powerhouse with 4 National Championships, 24 All-Americans, 35 and All-Conference honorees-- all under Coach Presho's watch.

In this episode, "Presh" discusses his reason for retiring now, the impacts he has had on the UCI program and his ability to do well in a significantly lesser amount of time from a traditional assistant. Even after a head coaching change in 2012, he stayed on board to add the 4th National Championship in 2013. To close out the episode we look at some of his memorable players,  what others who know "Presh" have said on social media and a mashup of former coaching staff members' well wishes and/or memories with Presh. 

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