The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) sponsors 4,279 student-athletes competing in 16 sports. In the 2016-17 academic year, 66 percent of those athletes were white, according to the NCAA demographics database.
Student-athletes at Loyola have started a competition called the Rambler Cup, based on attendance at games, GPA and community service.
The Loyola men’s volleyball team was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the MIVA tournament for the first time since 2000. The Ramblers lost 3-1 to Ball State University.
The Loyola men’s volleyball team is currently tied for third in the MIVA rankings but its toughest tests are still ahead.
After an up and down 4-3 start in which the Ramblers didn’t win more than two games in a row, the Loyola men’s volleyball team is hoping its tough early stretch gave its young roster enough confidence and experience to compete against the tough MIVA competition.
Loyola’s men’s volleyball team started its season 3-2 with a tough stretch against four nationally ranked teams.
Lions, Mastodons, Hawks, oh my. The team names in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association sound formidable enough, but Loyola Men’s Volleyball hasn’t had all that hard of a time keeping its conference foes at bay. …
Fear. If you stand nearly 7 feet tall, you likely experience that feeling a lot less than most. But Joe Smalzer, a redshirt senior for Loyola Men’s Volleyball, has an intimate relationship with fear. …