The Viral Volley Podcast
Episode 87: College Volleyball Weekly, Men’s D1-2 Volleyball, 3/16/21

Episode 87: College Volleyball Weekly, Men’s D1-2 Volleyball, 3/16/21

March 16, 2021

Today the CVW crew looks back at the NCAA D1-2 Men's Volleyball action in Week 9 as we officially move past the mid-point of the 2021 COVID season. 

The crew then runs through all the conferences analyzing the standings, top teams and news across the nation and addresses some of fan questions relevant to the game today!

Episode 86: College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition, 3/10/21: Viral Volley Podcast

Episode 86: College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Edition, 3/10/21: Viral Volley Podcast

March 11, 2021

It's a "Tree Takeover!" 

In the absence of Florida St.'s Mads Fitzpatrick, Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford Beach went to someone she could trust-- partner and defender, Sunny Villapondo!

The Stanford duo, along with Rob recap Week 2 of the Collegiate Beach season, pick out some top pairs and athletes and look forward to some big duals-- like the #2 FSU vs. #3 LSU at the "March to May" Tournament in Gulf Shores, AL. 

We meander into a few other topics and end with a few fan questions.

Episode 85: College Volleyball Weekly, Men’s D1-2 Volleyball, 3/9/21

Episode 85: College Volleyball Weekly, Men’s D1-2 Volleyball, 3/9/21

March 10, 2021

This week the Consortium of College Coaching Intelligence recap Week 8 of the NCAA D1-2 Men's Volleyball season as they talk break down their eye-catching matches, identify top performers of the week and tantalize you with the top matches they'll be watching in Week 9.

NOTE: Apologies from Rob. No "Fan Questions" this week. He dropped the ball and got benched.

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!"

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