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One of the toughest road environments in college men’s volleyball awaits Ball State during the opening weeks of the upcoming season.
Ball State as part of releasing its 2019 schedule announced Tuesday that it will travel to Smith Fieldhouse for road non-conference against BYU on Jan. 12.
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Listen to Off the Block’s interview with King coach Ryan Booher about the Tornado attempting to repeat as ConfCarolinas champions with a revamped starting lineup, creating a challenging non-conference schedule and the growth of men’s volleyball in East Tennessee.
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The championship rematch is set.
Long Beach State after rallying to beat UCLA on its home court and win the 2018 NCAA championship will now play host to the Bruins during the upcoming season.
Continue reading “Finals rematch is on: UCLA, Long Beach State to play in 2019”
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Loyola isn’t wasting any time in the 2019 season playing a marquee non-conference match.
The defending co-MIVA regular season champions announced on Sunday that it will play UC Irvine in its season opener on Jan. 4 in Chicago.
Continue reading “Massive season opener set: Loyola to play host to UC Irvine”
Check out final scores from preseason matches involving NCAA Division I-II teams that took place on Saturday.
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The two teams that played in the 2018 NCAA Tournament finals will be coming to Lindenwood.
Lindenwood as part of recently unveiling its 2019 schedule announced it will play home non-conference against UCLA and Long Beach State.
Continue reading “Lindenwood to have home matches vs. UCLA, Long Beach in 2019”
Check out USC’s video interview with middle attacker Sam Lewis about him being an openly gay athlete and sharing his coming out story.
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Almost 40 years since starting its program and there is still a first with the lastest Purdue Fort Wayne schedule.
Purdue Fort Wayne for the first time in its program history will descend upon The Farm as it will play a two-match road non-conference against Stanford on Jan. 25-26.
Continue reading “Stanford, Purdue Fort Wayne agree to two-match series for 2019”
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Nine years later CSUN is returning to the site where it suffered one of its biggest upset losses in program history.
CSUN announced earlier this week that it will play a road non-conference match against Ball State on Jan. 19.
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[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. George Mason versus UC Irvine is ranked No. 2 on the list.]
George Mason will get a shot on its home court next season to end the 24-year drought against a likely preseason top-10 nationally ranked team.
Continue reading “George Mason schedules home match vs. UC Irvine for 2019”