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Loyola wins men's volleyball title

Updated: May 4, 2014, 5:04 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Loyola of Chicago opposite hitter Joe Smalzer no longer has a chip on his shoulder about being an underdog.

California schools have long dominated men's volleyball while only a few other schools have won a national title. Top-seeded Loyola joined the elite group, beating third-seeded Stanford 3-1 on Saturday night for the Ramblers' first NCAA men's volleyball title.

For any doubters, Smalzer can point to Loyola's NCAA trophy.

"We show it by how we play," Smalzer ...

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